Keith Dawson's Analyst Perspectives

Why Intelligent Self-Service Is the Tip of the Spear for CX

Posted by Keith Dawson on Mar 29, 2023 3:00:00 AM

Organizations looking to improve the customer experience and contact center operations should closely examine the processes at work in the front-end self-service environment. Technology advancements are converging at this gateway, including artificial intelligence, chatbots and knowledge management. The front end of the customer interaction offers a greater opportunity for customer engagement than most organizations realize.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Self-service, Contact Center, Knowledge Management, Chatbots, agent management, Intelligent Self-Service, Conversational AI

Making Automation Easier for Contact Centers

Posted by Keith Dawson on Mar 2, 2023 3:15:00 AM

Contact centers are very often keen on optimizing their costs through automation. Technology vendors supplying this market have recognized this need, and in the past few years, they have been putting workflow and automation tools front and center in their offerings. This has raised some questions among practitioners about the most effective strategies for implementing automated processes.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Contact Center, agent management, Intelligent Self-Service

IoT Will Enhance Customer Experiences with Field Service

Posted by Keith Dawson on Feb 2, 2023 3:00:00 AM

The Internet of Things describes machines and objects that are enhanced with sensors and communication connections, enabling them to report on their operational status, including outages, faults or threshold conditions that require attention. The technology has gradually made its way into business and consumer systems over the past decade. Today, these connected devices are playing an important role in customer experience processes such as field service.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Field Service, Intelligent Self-Service

Verint Bets Big on Engagement Automation and Intelligence

Posted by Keith Dawson on Jan 11, 2023 3:00:00 AM

Since 2021, Verint’s message to the customer experience community has focused on the “engagement capacity gap,” a way of describing how the available resources for CX clash with the high level of customer expectations. The argument is that efforts to close that gap require a rethink of how contact centers (and their parent organizations) operate and plan.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Voice of the Customer, Contact Center, agent management, Customer Experience Management, Intelligent Self-Service