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Case Study: Payments Company Lands Major Client with Help of Plum

One of Plum’s clients is a major payment aggregation (MPA) company based in Seattle, Washington. The company offers customers a platform to pay bills and manage important documents, securely, in one place. The problem that led MPA to Plum began with a client request. One of the company’s major clients offered the company exclusive handling of all their accounts–which would… Read More

Solving the Alpha-Numeric Quandary for IVR

One of the best features of the telephone is its simplicity. You have ten digits to work with (plus the star and pound keys) and pretty much anyone over the age of four can make sense of basic phone concepts. While those ten digits make phone interactions simple, they also make it difficult to enter letter-based data. Sure, most of… Read More

Case Study: When A 400% Increase In Payment Processing Doesn’t Affect Efficiency

Growth is a great thing for any business. But growth that doesn’t bring with it a parallel increase in overhead? Well that can’t be beat! Payment Service Network, a company that handles the remittance process for a wide array of companies, hit a major period of growth. Their process for taking customer inquiries and payments was a manual one, and… Read More

Personalization Basics in Voice-Based Customer Service

One of the appealing aspects of the bar Cheers was that it was a place where everyone knew your name. A friendly face that knows your preferences doesn’t just make you feel appreciated, it’s also more efficient. Forget the formality, this type of personal attention lets you cut right to the heart of the matter and get things done quickly…. Read More

SMS – Tap into Communications that Customers Actually Engage With

You want to make sure that your most important communications actually make it to your customers and that they engage with them, right? That’s a pretty basic desire no matter what business or industry a company is in. Nowadays there are so many different communications channels it can be difficult to know which one is right for your customers. Of… Read More

Why Your Surveys Should Be Multimodal

Today we communicate through a variety of channels, some of which didn’t even exist a few years ago. We don’t talk on the phone like we used to—we text. We don’t call customer service to complain—we tweet. The only way to reach everyone today is through a variety of channels. Surveys limited to phone or mail can’t reach people everywhere… Read More