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From Puppet to Puppet-Master: Regain Control of the Customer Service Experience with IVR

Control can be an elusive thing. Like a handful of sand, the tighter you grip it the faster you lose it. This idea has a practical application when it comes to voice-based customer service, especially for large insurance and financial services that use call centers. Insurance and financial services companies, especially, have a vested interest …

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Case Study: How to Use IVR as a Hub for All Your Voice-Based Customer Service Needs

There’s something to be said for organization, and the more pieces that are in play the greater need to keep everything orderly. When we’re talking about managing high volume phone calls interactive voice response is the manna for your trek through the desert. One of the great things about using an IVR to centralize incoming …

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Just Say No to Resets: Seamless Customer Experience in Omni-Channel Communications

Omni-channel communications appeal to a lot of companies. And it makes sense that they do. Having that type of power at your disposal allows businesses to meet customers on their turf. While this means there are more channels to manage, when done right, the benefit is that omni-channel communications create a better customer experience. Omni-Channel …

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Natural Language Processing: A Financial and Technological Perspective

With the rise of virtual personal assistants, like Siri and Cortana, the way in which they “just work” has started to create a perception that this type of technology should be ubiquitous in all voice applications. This is kind of like how crime procedural TV shows have led to juries expecting “CSI-like” evidence at trials. …

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A Holistic Approach to Customer Satisfaction

The Buyer’s Journey In marketing there is a lot of talk about the “buyer’s journey.” This is a not-so-fancy way to describe the process by which a person discovers and purchases a product or service. So if we’re talking about buying a car, the journey isn’t the picture on Instagram of someone standing next to …

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Solutions to 7 Communications Problems Affecting Hospital Re-Admission Rates

Going Home Isn’t The End When a patient leaves the hospital the last thing they want to do is go back. Yet, re-admission happens all of the time. Studies show that one of the most common reasons for this is insufficient communication between healthcare providers and patients. In a pressure-cooker work environment like a hospital it’s …

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How to Reduce Customer Frustration with an Optimized IVR

Recently I called my local hardware store with a question about a scheduled door installation. The phone menu had an option for the windows and doors department, but it was about the twelfth option on what one would consider the second “page” of the menu. The store created even more confusion when an employee answered …

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14 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your IVR Survey

In an era of digital communication and vast social media influence, it has become incredibly easy for consumers to voice their opinions about the companies they frequent, support, or vilify. One disgruntled customer can rally thousands in a matter of hours with nothing more than a 140-character blurb gone viral. Every individual has potential access …

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4 Ways IVR Survey Technology Helps Companies Hear The Voice of the Customer

No matter what business you’re in, it’s important to remember that customers don’t buy from companies, they buy from people. Your customer support team acts as a critical human face for your company; they are the people that your customers buy from, the team that troubleshoots their problems, and the ones who can make or …

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Respond to Customer Complaints in Real Time

It’s about time. Customers, like everyone else, have a different notion of time than they used to. The internet and mobile devices have done that—we can access the whole world of knowledge with our fingertips, instantly. This also applies to customer complaints. More quickly than ever, customers can lodge complaints against our companies—so fast, in …

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