When evaluating software, it’s easy to fall back on what you’ve done in the past. Your work computer likely has Windows and the Office suite installed directly on the machine, so why shouldn’t you have software for sales, customer support, marketing, or other industries right alongside it?
There are A LOT of features available for companies to choose from when deciding what’s important in their Business to Business (B2B) customer support software solution. We made this list to help companies think about the key features these solutions offer and their value.
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.
The size of a business can be a defining characteristic for any interaction. When it comes to sales, they will approach and speak with you differently based on how many employees and offices you have. With this said, customer support interactions and expectations also vary based on what growth stage a company is currently in. So, how should your company approach customer support at each unique stage of growth and what’s the best technology for you (both now and in the future)? Let’s break down the different growth stages and what you should be looking for in your customer support software solution…
With more companies discovering the value of customer support, and how it’s now a profit center and no longer a cost center, company executives are placing a higher value on support metrics. Data is king in modern business, with more decisions being driven by analytics than ever before.
Like any business, we all have different customers with different needs. Some customers have basic issues, while others have highly complex problems that can’t be solved in a single response by even your best agents.
Throughout our personal and professional lives, we experience elements of personalization on a daily basis. “Have it Your Way” is now more than just a catchy fast food slogan, it’s a way of living as we’re able to customize both mundane and large events in our lives. From brushing your teeth every day with a customizable smart toothbrush to a car that programs seats and mirrors at the push of a button, placing yourself in situations created just for you has never been easier.
Now popular among businesses of all industries, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems are vital to the success of any business. Not only do they work well to keep current customers happy, but they also are frequently utilized to nurture relationships with prospective customers as they look to switch vendors. But what exactly is the relationship between a CRM and support software? How do the two systems work together and, more specifically, what can be done within the CRM to help solve customer issues faster?
Maintaining good habits can be tough and breaking bad ones can be even more difficult. From simply taking a few minutes each morning to brush your teeth to running three miles a day, habits come in all shapes and sizes. One specific area where we develop many habits is in the workplace. Maybe we’ve grown accustomed to putting off calls until the end of day, but habits at work can be subconscious and might even be hurting your business. Here are five good customer support habits to make sure your team follows so you can keep customers happy…
If you’re a relatively new company, growth and expansion is exciting. You’re getting new customers left and right which is creating exciting opportunities for your business. Maybe you’re finally able to afford a booth at that large tradeshow or even hire a few new employees. However, new customers also mean more customer relationships that need to be maintained and nurtured. Especially in the B2B (business to business) world, customer interactions are extremely important as many industries rely on customer advocacy and referrals for new business.
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