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of web and telephony systems are not integrated which result in fragmented customer experiences


more trust earned from citizens when they are satisfied by the customer service offered by a government agency



more citizen interaction is conducted online when the citizen finds the customer service satisfying

Government and public sector organizations around the world are looking to make information more readily available to citizens, to make sure that citizens can understand their rights and responsibilities and that inquires can be escalated to the appropriate department or group. The web is accelerating the need for change and citizen’s expectations of service.

These government and public sector organizations face all the customer services challenges of commercial organizations, but with additional layers of complexity. Inquiries can be wider ranging and more complex, and the consequences of inaccurate information more serious.

Industry challenges and eGain solutions

Access to information

Public sector organizations are increasingly turning to contact centers and “one-stop shops” as a means of providing greater access to information and services.

  • eGain has worked with many such organizations to provide web self help solutions and knowledge bases to support front-line enquiries.


Breaking down silos of information 

Public sector organizations face challenges in overcoming silos of expertise and ensuring that citizens are put in contact with all relevant parts of the organization.

  • eGain has worked with government organizations to enable enquiry handlers to give appropriate help and advice for enquires from a wide range of enquiry types.

Supporting complex entitlement processes

Public sector agencies may need to undertake complex entitlement or assessment processes.

  • eGain has worked with them to enable consistent application of complex assessment processes and ensure rapid availability of appropriate services.

Increasing email volumes 

Government agencies need to be able to offer greater access to information through email, web self-service, etc.

  • eGain has helped them cope with widely changing enquiry volumes of email inquiries.

eGain solutions deliver the impossible in citizen service

This US federal agency had to modernize its customer service organization, improve citizen experiences across touchpoints, fast track issue resolution and benefit claims, and yet somehow contain costs. This they managed with the help of eGain’s knowledge-guided customer engagement solutions. The project’s Lead Business Owner says about the implementation, “This is a phenomenal success.”