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Is the Chief Marketing Officer Becoming the Chief Transformation Officer?

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Kathy Sobus

Consumers are more informed than ever before, and their preferences and behaviors are constantly changing. They have dramatically higher expectations, demanding personalized service, more options, faster resolution, and a consistent experience across all channels of communication with a company. Customer loyalty is largely a prehistoric notion, given the ability for consumers to leverage and provide information and reviews online. In fact, according to LeadGenius, a customer’s first contact with a company is roughly 60% of the way through his decision timeline. As a result, companies are increasingly focused on syncing their brand pledge with the experience they deliver.

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Omnichannel vs. Multichannel: What's the Difference?

Posted on April 2, 2019 by David Lover

Omnichannel is a big buzzword when it comes to one of the latest trends in contact centers and customer experience. I’m hearing a lot of vendors, partners, and even customers initiating the discussion. I get really excited when people bring it up, but sadly, I very quickly get deflated once I realize everything they’re talking about is actually just multichannel. So, I thought I’d take a look at some of the big differences between the two.

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Providing a Secure and Efficient Customer Experience with Voice Biometrics

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Kathy Sobus

This blog was co-authored by Windsor Tanner, Vice President Solution Sales, Americas, NICE.

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Putting an Airline’s Customer Experience to the Test

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rox Burkey

As a customer experience professional, I find myself more attuned to experiences I receive as a consumer. One of my favorite stories, which occurred to me and 200 of my now-closest friends, involves airline travel. Traveling today can be filled with a number of pitfalls: everything from weather, overbooking issues, and poor communications to outdated tools left in the hands of inexperienced gate agents. My experience unfortunately brought all of these elements together for the perfect storm in passenger delay.

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A Roadmap for Getting AI into Your Organization [Part 2]

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Kathy Sobus

In the first part of this blog series, we explored the reasons why many companies are slow to adopt artificial intelligence. We also discussed how the contact center can be a natural place to consider an augmented intelligence/augmented experience deployment, which can serve as a precursor to artificial intelligence or stand on its own. In this post, we will look at AI in action to discover how it can help transform enterprises.

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A Roadmap for Getting AI into Your Organization [Part 1]

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Kathy Sobus

If you use Siri on your mobile device or Alexa or Google at home, you know that artificial intelligence (AI) is a fast-growing component of the consumer world. Six billion devices are going to begin proactively asking for support in the near future, according to Gartner. Voice-enabled AI applications like these and others are making life more convenient for millions of people around the world.

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ConvergeOne Thought Leaders Share What You Can Expect at Avaya ENGAGE 2019

Posted on January 8, 2019 by ConvergeOne

With Avaya ENGAGE quickly approaching, we decided to check in with ConvergeOne thought leaders—who will be presenting at 27 sessions during the event—to get a sense of what we can expect. These are the primary themes that emerged.

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ConvergeOne's Net Promoter Score Enters "Excellent" Status at 70

Posted on January 3, 2019 by ConvergeOne

ConvergeOne prides itself on providing an exceptional customer experience. We team with our customers to develop innovative solutions and deliver consistent services that propel them to the forefront of their industries and position them to be their customers’ champions. By doing so, we hope to become their trusted partner and advisor. One way of measuring whether or not we're succeeding in this effort is to calculate our Net Promoter Score (NPS).

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Match Evolving Expectations With An Evolving Customer Experience

Posted on December 4, 2018 by Kathy Sobus

Customer experience is perhaps the greatest source of competitive advantage available to your company. According to Forrester, companies with superior customer experience grow revenue more than three times faster than companies with inferior customer experience. Greater customer loyalty also abounds, as these satisfied customers will stay with you longer, spend more with you, and recommend you to others.

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Addressing Top Business Priorities for the New Year

Posted on November 15, 2018 by John Norton

The new year is quickly approaching, so there is no better time than now to determine your top business priorities for 2019. Need some help determining what these priorities should be? When a previous year’s Computerworld Tech Forecast survey asked IT executives about their upcoming priorities, the respondents’ top priorities included “improving employee productivity/efficiency” (47%), “improving customer satisfaction/experience” (46%), and “containing costs” (44%). These are all important priorities that will greatly impact the success your business finds in the coming year. However, a difficult question emerges: What steps can your business take to fulfill all of these top priorities?

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