Of course you want to ensure your customers have a good experience, that
you’re creating brand loyalists and building a positive reputation along the
way, but most importantly, you want to impact your bottom line.
That’s where advocacy marketing comes in. Advocacy marketing is
harnessing the voices of your brand’s fans and leveraging them to increase
sales. Also known as word-of-mouth marketing, advocacy marketing is
using happy customers to promote your business — and sell more
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
Video collaboration opens up opportunities for greater interaction and innovation, regardless of industry. Everyone benefits. For example, in healthcare, video is dramatically changing the way institutions interact with customers and professionals. In recent years, a number of hospitals across the United States have been subscribing to video and voice call centers that enable them to share language interpretation services, psychiatric care services and other developing capabilities. In the process, video collaboration is affecting business outcomes, changing business processes and helping healthcare facilities achieve scale, cost and efficiency not seen before.
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
"Mobile. It’s where things are going in life and in business. Your coworkers and customers are 2-5 times more likely to access information on their phone than their PC.*
This ebook explores the mobile trends that are transforming how business gets done. Plus, it offers real-world examples of how companies like yours are using the new accessibility to their advantage.
Get those forms and approvals on those phones and tablets! Imagine NDAs, invoices, project proposals, purchase orders, time sheets, RFPs, permissions, reviews, signoffs – you know, those tiresome paper pushing processes – all accessible, transferable, reviewable, approvable, and actionable via any digital device."
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights1, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the potential to:
• Improve productivity of internal applications
• Increase revenue through enhanced customer interacton and improved customer acquisiiton
• Reduce costs by optimizing operations
• Enhance products and services with "smart" functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control
This paper provided by Dell and Intel® gives executi
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
To successfully meet customer demands for more immediate, personalized attention, companies are leveraging new technologies that go beyond traditional voice and email. By implementing such channels as live chat, social media, mobile apps, SMS/text messages, self-help solutions, and more, companies can now be ready wherever and however the customer wants.
The following report, sponsored by Zendesk, is based on an online survey of 1,044 U.S. consumers who have received online or phone customer service. The research goal was to better understand present customer expectations and to quantify the impact of customer service on business results. Questions were asked about past experiences with customer service, as well as preferences and opinions. Certain questions were repeated from a similar 2013 survey to enable trend analysis.
"Ecommerce industry leaders reveal how to provide a superior shopping experience, win over customers, and maximize ROI.
Digital commerce is getting harder. As the pace of change grows faster, the divide between commerce leaders and the competition grows wider. Staying ahead requires resources like The Executive's Handbook to Modern Digital Commerce that contains expertise from the industry's top players
- Unleash digital commerce innovation
- Learn trends in mobile and consumer shopping
- See what's possible with modern digital commerce technology
- Hear from top industry voices about what’s next in commerce
In a changing business climate, you're only productive as the technology that supports you. In fact, having the right services can mean the difference between one more happy sale or one less customer. Don’t settle for "one less" - get the right solution for your business with RCN Business Services.
RCN Business Services offers a full suite of communications products and services to businesses of all sizes, including Internet, voice, video and network solutions.
We are a facilities-based provider that offers extensive fiber density with redundancy and superior performance. Spanning over 6,000 miles, the advanced fiber-rich network is completely diverse from other communications providers, enabling businesses to experience exceptional customer service, quicker installation and issue resolution.
RCN Business operates on three fundamental tenets: Partnership, Choice and Technology. These fundamental tenets guide how RCN Business approaches the sales process, addresses its customers, and supports its products and services.
Partnership: The process starts with a dedicated RCN Business account representative actively listening and learning the needs, goals and challenges of a business. The trained and experienced RCN Business staff then delivers a customized solution.
Choice: RCN Business understands that one size does not fit all. The goal is to create a reliable, customized technology solution that contributes to a business’s success and growth.
Technology: Technology and customer support are critical to any business. With RCN Business owning and having full control of its network, businesses get local U.S. based operations, faster response times and a continuous monitoring for superior uptime.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
The existing upgrade paths from legacy PBX and ACD suppliers make it difficult for contact center executives to contemplate the future of customer service on their own terms. If your ACD-based contact center has become a road block for adding capacity or adding channels such as social media and mobile, you might want to think about making the switch to a SIP-based contact center solution.
SIP delivers two important advantages over legacy switching:
1. SIP is based on open standards, so you can choose hardware and software that is best suited for your environment.
2. SIP’s capability extends beyond voice to new media types such as mobile, social media and video.
SIP-based contact centers provide a roadmap to sophisticated features without the complexity and expense of traditional proprietary ACDs.
Learn more about how to build the next-generation customer service platform.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Nov 22, 2016
CXM is the process of providing unforgettable experiences to your customers at every touchpoint – online, on the phone, on social, and in person. It’s the future of every business operating in a networked world. So where do you begin?
As customer care channels continue to evolve and
expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels
customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Many
reports say that millennials prefer digital channels—like web
chat or texting—while older generations still prefer voice
channels. Previous Interactions research has shown that
this isn’t necessarily the case, and that the issue of channel
choice is often far more complex—depending on factors
such as the company consumers are trying to contact,
and the complexity of the issue the consumer is trying to
The lifeblood of discrete organizational inputs—customer phone numbers, invoices, marketing prospect lists, inventory calculations, employee job descriptions—once existed in disconnected silos, typically transcribed on carefully guarded pieces of paper, limited in lifespan and scope to the department or person carefully guarding it. Now, the modern organization both enjoys, and drowns in, a proliferation of business data both ripe for strategic possibilities and staggering in complexity. Few are the companies who feel they’ve totally tapped into its power to supercharge their growth efforts.
Download this white paper to find out how your company can cultivate key relationships.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Oct 17, 2016
When migrating to Office 365 cloud voice, customers should evaluate whether their existing audio devices are compatible or whether new technology will be needed. If you’re thinking about making the switch to cloud voice, make sure to download this white paper.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: May 14, 2013
Today, the gap between a customer’s expecta-tions and the service they receive is huge. Customers are increasingly knowledgeable about the products they use, and demand value-added, personalized customer service in real-time, using voice, text-based media types like email and chat, and social media.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
The right contact center is a business advantage, because delivering exceptional service to your customers improves their satisfaction and loyalty, and results in increased revenues. The right contact center can also reduce TCO by reducing the need for IT support and replacing inflexible voice-only ACDs that have become expensive to maintain across one or many sites.
In order to give their commercial customers the best prices and most flexible purchasing options possible, Floor & Decor offers lines of credit through their preferred credit provider, CIT. To fully leverage and scale this partnership, Floor & Decor needed a way to quickly check credit availability in their retail stores on demand. It also needed to generate invoices to send to their commercial customers while providing assignment notices to CIT.
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