Author: Robin Gareiss

Digital Customer Experience (DCX) efforts enables organizations to provide new means of engagement including via mobile apps, chat, virtual and augmented reality, and by using AI to improve engagement routing and response. As organizations invest heavily into DCX strategies, they are bolstering their contact center...

IT staffs have an incredible responsibility to implement and support enabling technologies to transform their companies. In fact, more than 70% of companies have digital transformation initiatives underway or planned, involving numerous technology deployments to drive business value. Before jumping into a technologically advanced digital transformation...

We measure success for Digital Customer Experience (DCX) initiatives in many ways – revenue generated, cost reduction ratings, or churn reduction, to name a few. But ultimately, we want customers to walk away elated from any interaction. A satisfied customer might say: “OK, that went well. I got...

The focus on customers is more intense than ever—and for good reason. External customers (consumers of products, patients, students, investors, etc.) can wield more influence than any advertising campaign or marketing program, thanks to social media, mobile messaging, and Web-based ratings. Happy customers can make a...

I have talked to many friends and colleagues who complain about people who don’t return calls, emails, and texts—either at all, or when they say they will. These are typically business-to-business or business-to-consumer interactions (vs. personal calls), where the supplier tells a customer: “Let me check...

Companies invest heavily in sales and marketing to grow their customer bases. What they do next to nurture those relationships—especially digital-only customers—leaves much to be desired. The good news is that’s changing as companies hire Chief Customer Officers who are increasing focus on Customer Engagement Management...

I’ll forgo the drama momentarily and get to the important part: Yes, you can get a U.S. passport for your business or personal travel in one day (in fact, in a few hours) at one of the 30 U.S. Passport Agencies. So, if it's a nice,...

I attended the Mitel Next conference in Phoenix last week. Though no big announcements came out of the conference, there were some key takeways. Mitel executives conveyed the message to customers and partners that they’re not abandoning on-premises Unified Communications (UC) or contact center customers. Unlike...

Customer ratings are the top metric companies use to track for success or failure in their efforts to improve customer experience, according to Nemertes' 2018-2019 Digital Customer Experience (DCX) research study of nearly 700 global companies. There is no shortage in the types of customer success...

Nemertes recently completed an extensive research project evaluating how companies are transforming their customer experience. All the rage these days is about AI, or artificial intelligence. Enterprise and business leaders do not rate AI as the most transformative technology for their Digital Customer Experience (DCX) strategies,...

An age-old problem in contact centers is high turnover rates among agents. But contact-center leaders are starting to see improvements through various digital customer experience initiatives. Overall, organizations reduced their annual turnover rate from 24.2% to 16.8%, following their digital transformation initiative. The success was even...

The more advanced analytics that enterprises can continue to add to their contact centers, the better. Agent analytics is starting to get the attention it deserves. It's very closely tied to improving customer satisfaction and success, as well as reducing agent turnover. And as a result,...