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Customer What?!? Decoding Customer Support Terms for 2017 - ASP Report Summary

There are many terms in customer support that are used interchangeably, sound the same, or are just plain confusing! For example - help desk, customer support, and customer service - is there really a difference? That's another blog post, but today we want to talk about the latest buzz words in the industry and try to shed some light on the subtle, but important, differences between customer success, customer experience, customer satisfaction, and customer effort. Our good friends at the Association of Support Professionals (ASP) recently published a full report on this topic, and it inspired us to write this post!

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5 Help Desk Ticketing System Must-Have Features

To increase business efficiency you want the best help desk ticketing system possible. Not only will a great help desk solution eliminate confusion and enable your team to better help customers, it can streamline your entire customer service department.

In your search for the best help desk application for your business, look for the following 5 features that are a must-have for any business-to-business (B2B) customer support solution.
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How to Revitalize Your Custom Support Culture

A customer support culture is a delicate thing. One day morale can be great after an awesome company meeting or event, the next day it can be low when a mistake leads to a high volume of support tickets. Too many low days in a row can lead to a culture that’s headed in the wrong direction. But how can you revitalize your customer support culture to keep it fresh and make agents feel valued so they put their best foot forward with customers? Here are a few ways…

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Are You A Black Belt in Customer Support?

 

White Belt? Red Belt? Brown Belt? Like any topic, there are multiple levels of knowledge within the customer support industry. Our new quiz tests your knowledge to determine if you are a black belt and master of the customer support industry. Don't forget to share the belt you obtain with your friends and colleagues!

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5 Customer Support Trends to Watch in 2017

The customer support industry continues to change and evolve. It seems like only a few years ago technology like live chat and automated call-back solutions were all the rage and support professionals were trying to integrate these new technologies into their support solutions, and now they're everyday tools. But what are some customer support trends to keep an eye on in 2017? While they all may not rise to prominence immediately, here are five support trends to watch…

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