John Connors, AI pioneer and Senior Director of Digital Transformation at eGain, discusses how embedded Artificial Intelligence is in our lives.
Some technologies improve customer service on the margins, some enable incremental improvement, and only a handful actually transform it—you could call them silver, golden, and platinum bullets. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-infused knowledge is truly a platinum bullet that can simultaneously improve multiple customer service metrics.
Trick question: Who work 24×7, engage customers and answer questions in a smart and fun way, give website tours, show relevant web pages, and never call in sick?
Answer: Virtual assistants (VAs).
Also called chatbots, avatars, and concierges, VAs help businesses “wow” customers with distinctive self-service, increase brand equity, and cut costs. eGain’s award-winning virtual assistants are even multilingual and, unlike other alternatives, integrate with human-assisted interaction channels for a seamless customer journey! As a pioneer in this domain, eGain has compiled best practices in VA deployment over the years. Here are some popular virtual assistant deployment tips.
Whether your agents come in sober or hungover, Artificial Intelligence, combined with knowledge, can make them deliver customer service, as effectively as the best agent! Linda Yeardley narrates this hilarious incident from the field.
European Tax Agency Goes Digital with eGain Virtual Assistant, Chat, and OffersThis organization is the tax authority of one of the major economies in Europe. It runs what is possibly the largest virtual contact center in the world with 22,000 staff and handles 70% of the national government’s transactions. In 2014/15 alone, they handled 50 M calls, 16 M inbound letters, 220 M outbound letters and 1,040 M online transactions. Ambitiously, the organization aims to become “one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world” while reducing costs by 15%. Read how eGain’s digital customer engagement solutions, powered by AI-enabled knowledge, helped achieve the goals.
Leading Manufacturer of Doors and Windows Designs Exceptional Customer and Agent Experiences With eGain KnowledgeThe century old manufacturer of windows and patio doors has a product lineup that runs into several thousand items. Getting agents trained on them took years. The company realized that eGain’s AI-based case-based reasoning capability was essential for solving issues related to its multiple vintage products. The case study shows the innovations the company used to overcome its problems and provide the right spare parts and an experience that delighted customers.
UK Telecom Transforms Customer Service with
Knowledge+AI“We hope you find this interesting. It’s the story of our journey of knowledge transformation with eGain in EE.”
Head of Customer Technology and Innovation
Knowledge base success: Barclays ABSA storyThe bank had a simple goal: To become the #1 bank in customer satisfaction surveys in 18 months, even as it completed its expansion across 11 countries within a year. But how was it going to operationalize the customer service transformation when 80% of its staff were new and inexperienced? How could it make any agent any call a reality? That, too, in 18 months? The answer lay in eGain AI and knowledge base.