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The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook For 2018

Transform The Contact Center For Customer Service Excellence

Customers increasingly demand effortless customer service. Customer service executives face the constant challenge of simultaneously meeting customer expectations and business cost goals....

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    Report The Best And Worst Of Customer Service Via Facebook Messenger

    A Forrester Digital UX Review
    November 15, 2017 | Laura Naparstek, Andrew Hogan, Ian Jacobs

    As a CX professional, you need to know which companies are enabling customer service effectively via Facebook Messenger and how. Why? Because the practice is spreading, so your executives are bound...

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    Report Predictions 2018: Blended AI Will Disrupt Your Customer Service And Sales Strategy

    Prepare For Dips In Customer Satisfaction And Service Levels
    November 9, 2017 | Daniel Hong, Nick Barber, Ian Jacobs

    Artificial intelligence. All the craze. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are on the frontline in learning how to use AI in customer service and sales. Whether that's...

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    Report Refine The Source Of Truth In Your Contact Center To Improve Performance

    Performance Management: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    October 30, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    To quote Yogi Berra, "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." Contact centers don't lack for performance data, especially now that many capture extensive customer...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Digital Experience Portals

    Ding-Dong! The Salesman's Dead — Long Live Self-Service
    October 13, 2017 | Mark Grannan

    Portal scenarios are critical to delivering secure web and mobile experiences on top of back-end and transaction systems of record. They must be part of your modern digital experience (DX) platform...

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    Report Vendors Battle For The Heart Of The Contact Center

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    September 29, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller, Ian Jacobs

    The heart of the contact center comprises a set of complex, unintegrated technologies, which firms must leverage to deliver quality service. But application development and delivery (AD&D) pros...

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    Report Choose The Right Customer Service Solution For Your Business

    Tools And Technology: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    September 19, 2017 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    Delivering a differentiated customer experience (CX) requires the right technologies, processes, and organizational structures. Therefore, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals...

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    Report Assess CRM Capabilities To Pinpoint Opportunities

    Assessment: The CRM Playbook
    September 12, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros who are looking to implement customer relationship management (CRM) strategies and solutions. The effects of automation and...

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    Report Engagement Costs Continue To Rise Even With Digital: Here's How To Fight It

    Five Steps To Reinvent Customer Service In A Post-Digital World
    September 7, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    Customers use a broad spectrum of channels to interact with a company. Often, they shift from one channel to another — or even use more than one simultaneously. As more channels and touchpoints...

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    Report Design Your Contact Center To Be Customer-Centric

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 31, 2017 | Art Schoeller, Randy Heffner

    As enterprises strive to offer better customer experiences, they must incorporate organizational and operational change into contact center architectural design. Companies must establish customer...

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    Report Quantify The Business Value Of CRM

    Business Case: The CRM Playbook
    August 30, 2017 | John Bruno, Kate Leggett

    CRM initiatives must not only be technically sound but must also answer the question "What will we get for our money?" This report describes how application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Assess Customer Service Capabilities To Pinpoint Opportunities For Better Service

    Assessment: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 28, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Ian Jacobs

    An explosion of channels, new technologies like artificial intelligence, and increasingly demanding consumers challenge organizations to reshape their service approach in the age of the customer....

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    Report Implement Effective Customer Service Metrics

    Benchmarks: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 23, 2017 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    Customer service managers can easily become distracted by the sheer volume of metrics available for tracking operational activities and fail to deliver on key business goals. To keep customer...

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    Report Atlassian Innovates Crisis Response With ChatOps

    An Automation And Human Collaboration Success Story
    August 8, 2017 | Dave Bartoletti, Elinor Klavens

    Technology outages are a fact of life, and no company can prevent them completely. Although most companies plan for failure, they typically focus on fast technology recovery only. Customer-obsessed...

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    Report Win Funding For Your Customer Service Project

    Business Case: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 2, 2017 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    In the age of the customer, customer service must be a cornerstone of a company's customer experience (CX) strategy. Customer service and application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must...

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    Report The Top 10 Chatbots For Enterprise Customer Service

    June 29, 2017 | Ian Jacobs

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for chatbots in customer service, we identified the10 most significant providers — [24]7, Artificial Solutions, Creative Virtual, Inbenta,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Midsize Teams, Q2 2017

    Rapid Time-To-Value Fuels Differentiation In Customer Service Solutions
    June 28, 2017 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    In our 34-criteria evaluation of customer service solution vendors for small and midsize teams, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Astute Solutions, bpm'online, eGain, Freshdesk,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise Organizations, Q2 2017

    Intelligence And Omnichannel Engagement Are Fueling Adoption Of Customer Service Solutions
    June 28, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Ian Jacobs

    In our 35-criteria evaluation of customer service solution vendors for enterprise organizations, we identified the nine most significant ones — eGain, Microsoft, Oracle, Pegasystems, Salesforce,...

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    Report TechRadar™: Automation Technologies, Robotics, And AI In The Workforce, Q2 2017

    As Physical And Software Robots Rise, You Need A Long-Term Strategic Plan For Your Workforce
    June 26, 2017 | J. P. Gownder

    Automation technologies — physical robots, software and artificial intelligence (AI), and customer self-service solutions — are reshaping the workplace and the way your business engages with its...

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    Report How AI Will Transform Customer Service

    The Present And Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Contact Centers
    June 16, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    Artificial intelligence (AI) helps customer service agents complete repetitive, predictable tasks — or takes them over. Instead of replacing agents, AI will enhance their skills and allow them to...

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    Report Amazon Connect: Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

    Take A Wait-And-See Approach Before Choosing Amazon's New Cloud Contact Center Offering

    Amazon aims to disrupt the contact center industry with Amazon Connect — a cloud-based addition to the company's growing product portfolio that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It attempts to...

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    Report Four Trends Are Shaping CRM Adoption In Indian Financial Services

    Prioritize Customer Experience When Selecting A CRM Solution
    May 23, 2017 | Somak Roy

    Indian financial services firms are overhauling their existing CRM systems, which were typically built for an earlier era. In the age of the customer, banks and insurance firms need a CRM portfolio...

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    Report Rethink Customer Service To Build Emotional Engagement

    Strategies For Building Customer Loyalty With Empathy And Human Interactions
    May 22, 2017 | Riccardo Pasto

    Service organizations aiming only to appeal to the rational side of customers' needs will have an increasingly difficult time maintaining loyalty. Companies with a reputation for great service...

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    Report Visual Engagement Drives Relationships And Revenue For Customer Service

    Use Video To Elevate Your Customer Service Experience
    May 5, 2017 | Nick Barber, Kate Leggett

    Companies increasingly leverage visual engagement — video, cobrowsing, screen sharing, and annotations — to cut through the customer conversation clutter, to be better understood, and to connect...

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    Report Transform The Contact Center For Customer Service Excellence

    Executive Overview: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    May 1, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    Customers increasingly demand effortless customer service. Customer service executives face the constant challenge of simultaneously meeting customer expectations and business cost goals....

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    Report Drive Revenue, Please Customers By Connecting Customer Journeys

    Use Contextual Data To Repair Broken Journeys Between Self-Service And Contact Center Agents
    April 19, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    In the old fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, the protagonists used bread crumbs to mark their trail home, but animals quickly ate them, leaving the pair lost in the wilderness. Customers who hop...

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