Senior executives ‘walk the walk’ in firms that are truly customer-centric. How can you make it happen?   Senior executive buy-in is high on the list of ingredients for successful customer experience (CX) programs. In a previous column, I wrote about how to achieve this when you’re starting a ...
Again, this month we hear of another data breach that will impact approximately 143 million Americans, exposing personal consumer Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. The major impact is that the security of customers’ accounts is at risk, in part because ...
Website design is something many companies wrestle with—if you ask ten people, you’ll get ten opinions. However, when you make it easy for your customers to offer their insights, you get the feedback you need the most. OpinionLab’s Tim Whiting shares some thoughts based on his experiences in this ...
In my last post, I reflected on my vacation to the Galapagos and my thoughts on how customer experience programs needed to evolve similarly to how various endemic species of the Galapagos were required to in order to survive. Building on that comparison, specifically with regard to the idea of ...
Recently, Aberdeen Group and Verint recorded a webcast on the Next-Generation Back Office: Satisfy Customers & Drive Efficiency.  Aberdeen research found that errors and delays in back-office processing were the number two cause of customer dissatisfaction.1 Omer Minkara, VP & Principal Analyst of ...
In my previous blog post, I discussed the rise to prominence of employee engagement in today’s contact center industry. As a reminder, 82 percent of participants in Saddletree Research’s recent survey of end-users ranked employee engagement as a highly important component of their contact center ...
In this fast-paced world we live in, it is becoming increasingly more important to be able to perform our jobs on-the-go or in less traditional settings. Advancements in technology have enabled us as a society to meet these demands, and in some cases, improve our job performance.
Despite always evolving customer preferences in how to share feedback with organizations, surveys continue to be valuable. However, they must keep up with the times. Verint recently conducted a global survey that took an intensive look at how consumers like to communicate with their preferred ...
In the customer service environment, knowledge management (KM) is the systematic management of an organization's information assets, including the efficient handling and distribution of information and data resources residing within, and often outside, an enterprise. The purpose of these efforts is ...
Bank branches have gradually evolved over the last decade. In lieu of the traditional brick-and-mortar design with designated teller lines, sales and lobby areas, many banks are transitioning their branches into newer formats to modernize and meet market demand. Today, there are six main categories ...
One of the leading industrial solutions providers in the United States and a longtime Verint customer, MSC Industrial Supply Co. was interested in how it could improve productivity, enhance the customer experience, and keep operating costs down through a single, unified workforce optimization ...

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