Articles in Customer Engagement

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Customers Explain Why Chatbots Matter for Contact Centers

  • Bernard Gutnick
  • March 28, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I recently attended Jeff Pulver’s 2017 MoNage conference to get the latest views on chatbot usage and expectations for serving customers. Jeff Pulver created the…
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Call it what you will: Multi-channel, Omnichannel—It isn’t about the Contact Center!

  • Karen Hardy
  • March 24, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • At this point, we know that most companies are competing exclusively on the customer experience (83%, according to Dimension Data). McKinsey Insights shows that effective…
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Get out of the Queue: Drive Your CX with Attribute Matching

  • Laura Bassett
  • March 23, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • At this point, nearly every company is working overtime to realign around two simple words: customer experience (CX). So much so that nearly 90% of…
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Hospitality Leaders: Don’t Put Front Office Innovation on the Back Burner

  • Robert K. Mitton
  • March 13, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • The statistics make it clear: consumers’ expectations for services are climbing year over year. Almost two-thirds have stopped doing business with a brand due to…
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As Avaya Stadium Turns Three, Avaya Kicks Up its Fantastic Fan Experience

  • Andy Steen
  • March 2, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • I’ve always liked things in threes. Three stooges, Charlie’s Angels, the rule of three (suggests that when things come in threes, they are inherently funnier,…
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Five Ways Hotels Can Build a Successful Digital Strategy for Improving Guest Experience

  • Robert K. Mitton
  • February 7, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • If research has shown us anything, it’s that companies across virtually every sector are realigning around digitization. So much so that 80% of companies identify…
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My Thank You Note for the Best Christmas Gift of All

  • Mike Runda
  • January 9, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • Every Christmas is special. But this Christmas was even more special, thanks to my experience with children young and old who eagerly awaited the arrival…
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Why Multi-Touch Matters more than Multi-Channel

  • Laura Bassett
  • January 3, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • When it comes to customer service, it seems that change is the only constant. I know you’ve heard it all before; how single channel service…
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Five magical facts about the NORAD Tracks Santa Program

  • Laura Bassett
  • December 21, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Illustrating the true magic of Christmas, this will be the 61st consecutive year that eager and anxious little boys and girls call the NORAD hotline…
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Leveraging Big Data to Fine Tune Customer Experiences

  • Laura Bassett
  • December 6, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • Whether you realize it or not, big data is at the heart of practically everything we do today. Billboard companies, for example, are now leveraging…
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Make or Break: The Customer Experience Imperative for Midsize Businesses

  • Karen Hardy
  • December 1, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, 2016 Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales have already accounted for more than $3 Billion in “desktop spending”—aka, e-commerce. While…
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Verbio Brings Voice Biometrics to Avaya Breeze™

  • Jon Alperin
  • November 8, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • If you’ve been following the Avaya Connected Blog in recent weeks, hopefully you’ve read about the changes Avaya expects to see in Customer Engagement as…
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Avaya Oceana: Riding the Next Wave in Customer Experience

  • Laura Bassett
  • October 27, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • Earlier this month, the CFI Group, which issues the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index, issued the Contact Center Satisfaction Index (CCSI). Here are some of…
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Finally… A Contact Center for the Digital Era

  • Gary E. Barnett
  • October 11, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Imagine interacting with a company—any company—via your preferred method whenever you want, whether making a phone call, using online chat, sending an SMS, or messaging…
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3 Predictions about The Future of Customer Experience

  • Laura Bassett
  • October 10, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Sometimes I know what the fictional Rip Van Winkle must have felt like when he woke up from his 20-year slumber. It seems like only…