Customers have caught on that support interactions are getting better. When they reach out, they’ve come to expect an instant response that says “we’re here for you”. When they want information, it’s expected to be accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible. Essentially, they come to expect efficiency during support interactions.
As a result, businesses are becoming more cognizant of their self- service offerings. Customers want to be left feeling empowered; it’s even better when they can do so on their own. Self-service saves time for agents, cuts down on organizational costs, and leaves the customer with a positive outlook of a brand.
This eBook delves into how AI can enhance your customer self-service offerings with automatically-generated knowledge bases, content cues for your service agents, and chatbots.
As companies increasingly look to provide a better experience for customers, offering support across multiple channels is becoming more popular than ever. According to the Aberdeen Group, companies doubled the number of channels they use to interact with customers between 2012 and 2017.
But there’s a difference between providing support on a few channels and delivering a truly integrated omnichannel solution. Using the Zendesk Benchmark, our crowd-sourced index of customer service interactions from 45,000 participating organizations across 140 countries, we examined why companies are going omnichannel and what sets the companies using Zendesk for omnichannel support apart from everyone else.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. In fact, there's a good chance that just your marketing department alone is using over 10 SaaS products.
According to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was $33.4 billion, with projections to double to $67.2 billion by 2019. Integration needs are changing, with SaaS applications, as well as mobile traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels all new integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
Read “Five Principles for Integrating Software as a Service Applications” to learn:
Key principles for successful hybrid integrations
New integration use cases to grow your business upward and outward
The why and how of integration as both an enabler and a differentiator
Benefits of the TIBCO integration platform and its various offerings
Get higher quality, more accurate location data – and a safer, more profitable fleet – by choosing the right location services provider. The true value of a location platform comes from bringing together multiple data sources and presenting them in a meaningful way. Using a platform approach, you can help customers differentiate their service, increase margins and increase safety. So, in this guide, we cover the four key considerations for choosing a mapping and location service platform to ensure a high quality, accurate mapping service for you and your customers.
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If there’s one thing that stands out about central government, it’s the appetite for digital transformation. Whether delivering new customer-facing websites to drive better engagement with services or establishing a centre of excellence to accelerate the take-up of robotic process automation (RPA), UK government is embracing opportunities to modernise with new technologies.
But despite the great strides made in the last few years, the UK is slipping backwards in E-Government development terms – down from #1 in 2016 to #4 in 2018, according to the UN E-Government Survey 2018. Some argue this is due to the government having tackled the more straightforward digitisation opportunities and because it is now facing the bigger, more complex systems that need modernising. Our research shows that there are also wider challenges, including uncertainty around the impact of Brexit, budgetary pressures and emerging technologies, coming into play.
So what needs to happen to overcome our challenges
Even with the rise of digital payments, cash is still a popular form of payment. According to the Federal Reserve, consumers use cash to pay for nearly one-third of all retail transactions.
For many retailers, a completely "cashless society" is nowhere in sight. Cash management remains one of the most important aspects of managing a retail operation, particularly at quick service restaurants (QSRs) and convenience stores, where transactions are smaller and cash is a preferred method of payment. This white paper, Boost Profitability by Automating Cash, sponsored by Fiserv and Fast Casual, details the steps to manage cash properly and boost profit for your business.
Uncover the top reasons and flexible options to automate your cash management.
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• Theft deterrence
• Higher accuracy
• Better customer service
• Real-time data
As customers demand and expect more of a digitized experience, the scale and volume of secure data that’s being transmitted across the network is increasing exponentially. At the same time, across the APAC region high digital connectivity, contrasted with low cybersecurity awareness, growing cross-border data transfers and weak regulations have made this data a global target.
The growth in the “as-a-service” nature of the cybercrime marketplace is also fueling an increase in the number of traditional crime groups and individuals drawn into cyber offending. New sources of vulnerability from mobile, BYOD, CYOD, web-services and IoT devices are further broadening the cyber threat landscape with ever-more sophisticated forms of malware and DDoS attacks.
Download the IDC Report to get some tips on how to stay protected against cybercrime.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
Customer insight professionals won’t want to miss this Forrester report on professional services automation (PSA) tools. See how Workday and other vendors perform when it comes to functionality, vertical market focus, and more. Read the report to get an overview of 17 PSA providers, along with recommendations to help you find a vendor that fits your firm's needs.
As technology improves, retailers are relying more and more on their customer service to gain an advantage and differentiate themselves from the competition. Providing a pleasant customer experience can turn a first-time shopper into a lifelong buyer.
By reading this Epicor eBook, you’ll discover the important role mobile technology plays in delivering faster, service. Retailers everywhere are implementing mobile tools to empower their employees to support customers—from stock and pricing information to mobile checkout.
Epicor Eagle N Series is a fully integrated retail management system that offers a whole host of mobile tools to help you service your customers, stay informed, and make decisions from anywhere. Read the eBook and learn how the mobility of Epicor Eagle N Series can provide your retail business with a competitive advantage.
Today’s financial services organizations recognize that success starts with strong relationships built on trust and transparency. In a competitive market, a company’s employees can make or break these crucial relationships through their interactions with customers. That’s why businesses — from wealth management and insurance firms to banks and credit unions — are investing in automated workforce solutions to help them attract, engage, and retain top talent while controlling costs and driving exceptional service.
Managing a diverse workforce of exempt and nonexempt employees across back-office, contact center, and frontline operations is no easy feat. Finding and keeping best-fit employees is challenging enough, but you also need to optimize day-to-day functions like time and attendance, scheduling, payroll, labor cost and productivity tracking, and compliance management to stay competitive and profitable. Given this complexity, it is not surprising that management teams are not alway
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Oct 08, 2018
One of the great advantages of the digital age is the vast amount of information and opinions that consumers are exposed to when making a buying decision. This gives enormous exposure to businesses, whether in a positive or negative way. With this significant increase in information, unbiased and authentic customer reviews become increasingly important to both consumers and businesses. There is a wide choice of rating portals and review platforms, that specialize in all types of industries and services.
Live Chat software can help you to increase online sales conversions and customer service productivity - if you use it correctly. To maximize your live chat ROI it's important to select the right live chat vendor. This PDF provides some essential tips that you should consider in making the best selection.
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Safeguarding your data is more important than ever.
In today’s data-driven business landscape, companies are using their data to innovate, inform product improvements, and personalize services for their customers. The sheer volume of data collected for these purposes keeps growing, but the solutions available to organizations for processing and analyzing it become more efficient and intuitive every day. Reaching the right customers at the right time with the right offers has never been easier. With this newfound agility, however, comes new opportunities for vulnerability.
With so much riding on the integrity of your data and the services that make it secure and available, it’s crucial to have a plan in place for unexpected events that can wipe out your physical IT environment or otherwise compromise data access. The potential for natural disasters, malicious software attacks, and other unforeseen events necessitates that companies implement a robust disaster recovery (DR) strategy to
Business Intelligence helps retailers, warehouse staff, customer services agents, and your value chain realize new innovations, improve margins, and propel profits to new heights. Learn how Ace Hardware, Food Lion, and others leverage our software.
Published By: Verisign
Published Date: May 31, 2017
Verisign has a unique view into distributed denial of service (DDos) attack trends, including attack statistics, behavioral trends and future outlook. The below data contains observations and insights about attack frequency and size derived from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services from January through March 2017.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
Supporting the Buyer Journey with Customer Service, which discusses the opportunity for customer service and support teams to improve the entire buyer experience through continuous pre and post-purchase engagement
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
This assessment shows that enterprises adopt Red Hat Fuse because they believe in a community-based open source approach to integration for modernizing their integration infrastructure that delivers strong ROI. For these organizations, Fuse was part of a larger digital transformation initiative and was also used to modernize integration.
IDC interviewed organizations using Fuse to integrate important business applications across their heterogeneous IT environments. These Red Hat customers reported that Fuse has enabled them to complete substantially more integrations at a higher quality level, thereby supporting their efforts to deliver timely and functional applications and digital services. Efficiencies in application integration with Fuse have generated significant value for study participants, which IDC quantifies at an average value of $75,453 per application integrated per year ($985,600 per organization). They have attained this value by: » Enabling more efficient and effectiv
The consumer products industry is changing slower than it ever will and faster than it ever has. And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the perfect blend of art and science, is more than achievable, but only if you have the right partner. Which is why we want you to meet Leonardo, by SAP. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that enables organizations of all sizes to transform at scale with minimal risk and disruption. SAP Leonardo brings new technologies and services together to help businesses power their digital transformation. SAP Leonardo proves that truly transformative and sustainable innovation happens when technology, people, and data are combined
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