#contactcenterworld, @Verint, @ovum
Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) released the results of a global study it commissioned that highlights the rapidly evolving service expectations of consumers. The study provides new insights into what criteria customers find important and the ways in which businesses can respond.
The research - spanning nine countries - was conducted in partnership with analyst and consultancy firm Ovum and UK-based research company Opinium. The survey explores the importance of quick, easy and personalised service in securing customer trust. It also uncovers surprising divisions over attitudes on how personal data is used to deliver this service.
Globally, the research found that while almost nine in 10 respondents (89 percent) agreed good service makes them feel more positive about the brands they engage with, nearly half (48 percent) also said they are suspicious about how their data is used. Only one-fifth of respondents said they wanted companies to understand their mood and cater to them accordingly. However, 43 percent admitted that when companies make mistakes, they are more forgiving to those they believe understand them.
Key findings from Australian respondents include:
- Nearly three in five (59 percent) are more likely to tell friends and family if they receive good customer service, while almost one-third (30 percent) will leave a positive review, and 27 percent will sign up to a business’s loyalty program.
- When asked about the top drivers of loyalty, one in five (21 percent) of Australian respondents cited when they feel companies consistently show they understand their needs as an individual. This is in addition to the 20 percent who said loyalty comes down to loving a company’s products or services. Interestingly, just 18 percent said their decision is based on a company offering low prices.
- The survey found 58 percent regard customer service as a transaction, while 42 percent said the service should reflect them as a person.
- Just over half (51 percent) of Australian consumers appreciate it when service is personalised to them while just under half (49 percent) are suspicious of how their data is used.
- Australian consumers want companies to know their mood and respond accordingly (18 percent). Interestingly, however, is that 82 percent are more concerned about getting answers to their questions.
"This study is a wake-up call for brands looking to revamp their customer service to cater to today’s more demanding and better-informed customers," says Jeremy Cox, principal analyst, customer engagement, Ovum. "While brands have the ability to precision-target highly personalised communications for every single customer, the study shows what people around the world actually value most are the basics—questions answered with minimal effort on their part."
Adds Cox, "Brands, therefore, have a fine balance to strike between the customised and impersonal service they deliver. Customers expect to be recognised, but will have adverse reactions if they feel stalked."
The study also explored the factors that cause customers to switch between service providers. Among Australian respondents, 33 percent nominated finding a cheaper alternative, while 19 percent said too many mistakes or impolite staff would cause them move on.
When it comes to banks, customer service clearly plays a more important role with a quarter (23 percent) of those surveyed saying too many mistakes could cause them to shift. For retail stores, the key factor for changing is impolite, rude or disinterested staff (27 percent).
"The new rule book of customer service has less to do with personalisation at all costs, and everything to do with making life easier for people," comments Michael Stelzer, vice president, Australia and New Zealand for Verint Enterprise Intelligence Solutions™. "On the whole, consumers do not have a lot of patience with firms that don’t get the basics right. This is a challenge for providers and an opportunity to help ensure frontline staff have information at their fingertips to deliver a quick and seamless service relevant to each customer’s individual needs. Staff should be empowered to make decisions and ‘go the extra mile’."
About the Research
Interviews were conducted amongst 18,038 consumers in the following countries: Germany (2,006), France (2,001), Netherlands (2,002), Poland (2,001), UK (2,004), South Africa (2,010), USA (2,007), Australia (2,007) and New Zealand (2,000). The research was conducted online in the local language for each area, and respondents were incentivised to participate. The results outlined in this document were based on Australian consumer responses.
#contactcenterworld, @Verint, @ovum
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Monday, October 12, 2015
|1.)||Acqueon Technologies Inc.|
Acqueon's AI-driven conversational engagement software enables sales, marketing and service organizations to engage in emotionally connected dialogs with customers via their channel of choice for significantly improved results. The Acqueon suite adds multichannel campaign management, contact center analytics, desktop, and CRM connectors for your contact center software of choice, including Amazon Connect, Cisco, Nice inContact, and Twilio. Acqueon conversational engagement software leverages the Acqueon IQ platform to aggregate data from the various applications, assemble rich customer contexts, and drive next-best-action using powerful statistical and predictive models.
PH: +1 888-946-6878
|2.)||Call Center Studio|
Call Center Studio
Call Center Studio is the world’s first call center built on Google and is one of the most secure and stable systems with some of the industry’s best reporting. It is one of the most full-featured enterprise grade systems (with the most calling features, one of the best call distribution, outbound dialing features and integrations—including IVR, AI Speech Recognition, blended inbound/outbound calling and includes Google’s new Dialogflow and Speech API. Call Center Studio is the absolute easiest to use (with a 10 minute setup), and is the price performance leader with lower equipment cost and less setup time.
PH: +1 512-872-7565
|3.)||Cloud IT Services GmbH|
Dialfire offers you a complete call center solution that is simple and intuitive to use and adapts to your needs. It's completely cloud-based, saving you the hassle of setting up a phone system and installing software. In addition to predictive dialing and call blending of inbound calls, you can create personalized campaigns through an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Features include automated workflows and full control over the agent screen.
You can see the full list of features here:
CList for Outbound Campaigns Management
CList by Comsys is an application that helps contact centers enhance the performance of their outbound campaigns. It accomplishes that by enabling the planning and execution of sophisticated communication strategies. Additionally, the AI-powered module of CList extends the possibilities of outbound campaigns delivering unprecedented results.
Comsys is a provider of οmnichannel customer engagement solutions that assist companies around the world in delivering unique customer experiences. For the last 15 years, Comsys designs and implements complex projects for clients from the outsourcing, financial services, telecommunications, and retail sectors. Comsys enjoys strategic partnerships with t...
Dialer software that makes customer contact pain free, so your team aren’t worried about complex technology and can focus on what they do best. Dramatically increase agent productivity using a variety of dialers, combined with AI, leveraging data-driven contact strategies to ensure the right agent is contacting your customers at the right time.
Take control, and ensure your team are on-message by designing the perfect agent interface with a drag-n-drop visual WYSWYG editor.
Rotate CLIDs, and auto-wrap certain calls to ensure maximum agent productivity and performance.
|7.)||Cloud IT Services GmbH|
Companies of all sizes rely on the cloud-based call center platform Dialfire and its powerful predictive dialer. Dialfire is ready to use within minutes and easily personalizable. From small ad-hoc to large multi-step campaigns, Dialfire offers high scalability. Adapt customer masks and automate workflows per mouse click. Integrated scripting and APIs ensure a smooth connection with external systems.
PH: +49 351 44529800
With Megadialer you will get a customized call center software. With the creation of personalized questions, surveys and sales script you will have the information you need from your customers quickly and efficiently. Improve the performance of your agents with a 100% online contact center, real-time analytics and predictive dialer to optimize the time between one call and another.
All rates include:
Instant Call Reports
Call Layout after Completion
Your Own Caller ID
Automatic sending of Mails
Incoming Call Management
Real-time Activity Panels
Call Lists for Agents
Different Levels of Administration
PH: +34 952 667 511
Advanced outbound solution including predictive dialing, featuring patented technologies such as Live Person Detection (LPD™) and SNoDrop™ using Artificial Intelligence to deliver compliant & effective predictive dialing with 0% abandoned call rates. The solution includes its own CRM system as well as visual campaign creation and management as well as automated data import and export capabilities. The package comes with highly visual and open call scripting technology and an SDK (Software Development Kit) is also available for embedding the dialer into your own user front end.
PH: +44 345 0181 070
Reach more contacts, in less time with PhoneBurner. Powering thousands of client and millions of calls, our cloud-based software eliminate repetitive tasks so agents have up to 4x more live conversations. Unlike other dialers, PhoneBurner delivers 100% delay-free connections with no awkward pause. Conversations start off with promise, not hangups.
- Call 60-80 contacts per hour, per agent
- Instantly leave voicemails
- Send 1-touch emails
- Automate workflows and call logging
- Record and transfer calls
- Access reporting and analytics
- Intelligently distribute leads
- Dial from local Caller IDs
- Get free white-glove onboarding
Scales to any size team with no contracts, no setup fees, and no per minute charges. Start a free trial without a credit card.
A predictive dialler is an outbound call system that automatically dials from a list of telephone numbers. Also known as Power or Auto dialers it will automatically help agents make more calls, generate higher rates of connections, increase conversions, manage voicemail, no-answers and disconnected numbers.
We’ve made it easy to get started, we offer packages to best suit your needs and don't tie you into long term contracts. Don't take our word for it take out a no-commitment free trial!