How AI is Changing the Customer Service Industry

It’s no surprise that AI (Artificial Intelligence) is really starting to make an impact in the customer service industry. How companies interact with customers is being strongly influenced by this emerging technology. Sure, the “chat bot” comes to mind immediately, but even that has taken a backseat to larger uses of AI which still involve (and improve upon) the human element.

Customers often seek out service because they have a problem and they want a person to empathize with them and make it right. Even with extremely sophisticated AI, a chat bot won’t be able to relate to a human experience, especially if it’s fueled by an emotional attachment.

So, how is AI changing the customer service industry to enable agents to make these human-to-human moments more impactful? Here are a few ways…

Why Customer Loyalty is Essential to SaaS Companies

It’s no secret that the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) industry is on fire right now. More businesses are moving their technology stack from silo'd, on premise software installs to cloud instances with improved accessibility and reliability. Given so many companies are making this switch, why should you care at all about customer loyalty? After all, so many businesses are evaluating SaaS options that even if they churn, there will be five more waiting and ready to sign up, right?

4 Ways Ticket Deflection and Routing Can Help Customer Service Teams

Even a fantastic customer service team can be plagued by poor ticket deflection and routing. Your stellar agents may be equipped to answer many customer questions, but if they need to sift through dozens of issues outside of their specialty then they aren’t maximizing the ways in which they can help customers. This is where ticket deflection and routing comes in to maximize the time and effort of your agents.

The Importance of Customer Success for SaaS Companies

One of the unique ways a SaaS company operates is that they exist in a constantly changing environment. New software versions are being pushed live, with innovative features rolling out the door on a regular basis. But, with all these changes, problems can and will arise that require the attention of your customer team.

5 Ways to Use Artificial Intelligence for Customer Support

It’s no secret that the customer experience (CX) has risen to the top priorities of most companies today. Businesses are putting a lot of effort into ensuring that their customers not only enjoy their experience with a company or service, but that they want to share that experience with others.

5 Changes You Can Make TODAY to Improve Customer Retention

While it’s fun to talk about customer support strategy and the future of the industry, sometimes all you need is that “extra little bit” to push your team over the edge and into greatness. Maybe it’s just a few more positive reviews to hit a milestone or one more contract renewal to break even! Whatever your goal is, here are a few simple changes you can make immediately to improve your customer retention rate…

5 Customer Health Metrics You Should Monitor

A new term, customer health, is all about monitoring the customer relationship to ensure it remains in a vibrant state. Because not all businesses are receptive to proactive support or additional conversations, the concept of customer health has evolved because it allows a business to further understand the impact of their interactions.

11 Signs You Need A New Help Desk Ticketing System

Choosing when to opt for a change in help desk technology isn’t easy. There are a lot of factors, but sometimes knowledge of whether you need to switch can be tough to find. So, based on many talks with leading industry experts, let’s look at some of the top signs businesses often notice when they need a new help desk ticketing system…

The Top 3 Most Misleading Customer Service Statistics

Living in an era where there’s seemingly a statistic for everything, it can be difficult to truly understand the real value of each data point. You may look at your email count for the day, see it’s in the triple digits, and say “wow, I’ve had a busy day”. But on closer examination, half of the emails are holiday junk and a quarter are from a vendor who can’t get meeting invites right, leaving only the usual amount of “real” emails in your inbox.

Live Chat Tips and Tricks to Increase Customer Satisfaction

Technological advancements have created new ways to optimize customer service and increase sales. One of the most exciting developments over the past decade has been the live chat feature that has become a staple for most websites. With this feature, customers can ask questions before buying or get assistance with a product without the frustration of long wait times.

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