Artificial Intelligence

The Case for Case-Based Reasoning

AI Reasoning Guides Customer Service When it comes to knowledge technologies for customer engagement, Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) tops the list in guiding not only search but also decisions and process. The results? Transformational change in customer experiences, engagement ROI, service productivity, and sales conversion. Here are some examples: Premier home appliance manufacturer: $50M in average annual…

Cloud

Elevate customer engagement to the cloud 2

What to look for in solutions Does the vendor know cloud? Many vendors have been “on-again, off-again” cloud providers, repeatedly failing to deliver their applications in the cloud. This is mainly due to the fact that their solutions had not been architected for the cloud to begin with. A key question therefore is how long…

Cloud

Elevate customer engagement to the cloud 1

Why cloud? Cloud-based technologies are experiencing rapid adoption in businesses of all sizes. Although within the last few years the term has changed – from “hosted” to “on-demand” to “SaaS” and now “cloud” – one thing that has notchanged is the need; businesses want to deploy technologies quickly and easily whilst continuing to innovate rapidly,…

Knowledge management

Yes, equality is no myth and everyone can get into the top 1%!

No, we are not talking about socio-economics or politics! We are talking about how a modern knowledge management system can bring about performance equality among your agents, making all your agents as good as your best. It can also make the best agent better, starting a virtuous cycle of “upward mobility” for the entire contact…

Customer experience

A midautumn day’s dream

Imagine your prospects and customers engaged in meaningful conversations with you across channels of their convenience—Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Web, Email, Chat, Phone, or Face-to-face. Anytime, Anywhere, Anyway. Imagine all conversations powered by a rich knowledge base that finds the best process-compliant content to fit the conversation and informed by customer context drawn from across the…

Contact center customer service
Customer experience

Measure to manage customer experience

In many areas of management it is clear what to measure and what action to take when things go wrong. For example, if a product comes out of a manufacturing process too cold you need to increase the temperature. In contrast, customer satisfaction is very hard to measure. Customer service is subjective and is only…

Cloud-based customer engagement

Requiem to the vaunted innovation diffusion models of Rogers, Moore, et al!

Once upon a time, innovation diffusion models (customer engagement technology included) were based on frameworks from Everett Rogers, Geoffrey Moore, and others. Rogers’ model consisted of groups of adopters or buyers—innovators, early adopters, early majority, later majority, and laggards, based on characteristics such as financial resources, risk profiles, etc. Geoffrey Moore argued that there is…

Cloud-based customer engagement

Rumors of the demise of scheduled maintenance downtime are not exaggerated, thanks to eGain Cloud AlwaysOn™!

We just announced the immediate availability of the eGain Cloud AlwaysOn, an industry-first offering of its kind in the customer engagement applications space. It slays the scheduled maintenance downtime dragon, raising the bar on availability and disaster recovery.The Always-On Customer Age is already upon us. According to Pew Research, 77% of American adults go online…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Knowledge: The Platinum Bullet for Customer Service Transformation

Telco giant speeds up agent time to competency by 100%, First-Contact Resolution by 37%, NPS by 20%, while reducing advisor training time by 43% Communication service provider improves interaction compliance 30%, FCR by 19%, and agent satisfaction by 90% Global bank reduces agent training time by 50%, agent churn to <1%, unnecessary service processes by…