How AI is Reducing Handle Time and Improving Customer Experience in 2019

Artificial intelligence is disrupting the traditional role of knowledge sharing in contact centers and reducing the burden on humans to make Knowledge Management Systems effective. It’s a well-known fact that customers hate to wait. In a recent survey on consumer attitudes, researchers discovered that 35% of the respondents stopped doing business with some of their favorite brands after just one episode of waiting too long for a customer service agent [...]

You Can Lower Call Handle Time by 25% With The Right Knowledge Management System

This post originally appeared on our partner, Genesys’ website. Despite advances in technology and management practices, customer service statistics haven’t improved over the last four decades. A recent study from Arizona State University found that, back in 1976, only 44% of respondents were happy with the resolutions after approaching customer service representatives. Fast-forward to 2012, and researchers got the same results. In a call center environment, average handle time (AHT) [...]

Next Gen Knowledge Management Systems: Opening The Black Box

The contact center of the past is filled with unnecessary friction around their knowledge management system because it’s been hard to know what’s working and what isn’t. This makes administering them a guessing game that is both time consuming and ineffective leading to inaccurate, out-of date content that hurts the customer experience. Deloitte found that 62% of surveyed businesses recognized that customers use their call center experiences to determine which [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Knowledge Management|Tags: |

Shelf Product Update – All-new Insights Platform

This product update covers a significant new product feature that takes the Shelf Analytics functionality to a whole new level. But before diving into the new Shelf Insights Platform, there are a couple of additional recent enhancements that are worth taking a quick look at. […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Product Update, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Biggest Contact Center Challenges and Priorities for 2019

The new year is a great time to set goals for the upcoming year. But what is the most important thing to work on, especially when it comes to managing a contact center? While some issues are constant, each year brings with it a new set of priorities to consider, and the biggest contact center challenges and priorities for 2019 are no different. […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Information Overload, Productivity|

Shelf Product Update – Revamped Tag Library

Our first product update for 2019 includes improvements to finding content, easier access to meta information for individual pieces of content on the Gem Page as well as a brand-new tag library. […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Product Update|Tags: , , , |

How AI Can Help Call Centers Meet Evolving Customer Demand in 2019

While call centers made significant strides in 2018, many are struggling to keep up with rapidly evolving demand for advanced technologies, improved agent experiences and enhanced customer journeys at the frontline. […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge Management|

The Impact of Next Generation KM on the Contact Center

New Technology Solves an Old ProblemBy Lori Bocklund, President, Strategic Contact, Inc. Knowledge Management (KM) may be the single most impactful technology to help centers address key goals: Reduce workload through greater self-service and shorter handle timesImprove First Contact Resolution (FCR) rate, and with it, the customer experienceEnable agents to handle increasingly diverse and complex contacts without extensive training and specialization […]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Knowledge Management|

Industry Trends Highlight the Cloud KM Opportunity

New Technology Solves an Old ProblemBy Lori Bocklund, President, Strategic Contact, Inc. In spite of rumors to the contrary, the need for agents is as strong as ever. Contact Centers are planning for growth (agents!), even as the Artificial Intelligence hype train rambles on. Strategic Contact’s technology survey[1] shows growth as a top driver for acquiring technology for 40% of participants. In addition, 58% seek to fill feature/function gaps – and [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge Management|
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