It’s the existential dispute in customer service; live agents versus automation with a smart IVR. Customer service is the new differentiator for consumers who generally see parity from one product to another. Poor experiences can turn customers into non-customers, or worse, vocal detractors. It’s essential to get it right. On one side, the argument is […]
Blog Posts About IVR and Automation
The latest insights showing gains in customer satisfaction through machine learning tied to natural language processing in customer service chatbots powered by artificial intelligence are now available in a new white paper that outlines the twelve steps for CX AI innovation. Don’t you love it when you see something like that advertised on LinkedIn or […]
Today, customers desire instant access and first-contact resolution to their needs. From the consumer’s standpoint, they’re continually seeking instant gratification, immediate delivery, instant service, and most importantly, instant satisfaction. This need for immediacy is impacting the traditional customer support model.
Throughout my career, I have picked up a few practices to help increase the success of my projects and improve my own software development abilities. I will frame these practices through the lens of IVR systems, but most of them can be applied to any software domain. 1. Understand the Problem Every software project is […]
“It is a profoundly erroneous truism… that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.” — Alfred North Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics (1911) What is an API? […]
Businesses today compete on attention. Specifically, they fight for the attention of customers and prospects. Your business can be creating and selling the thing, but it’s what you do to retain customer loyalty and gain your prospects attention.
Let’s start with the basics – IVR stands for Interactive Voice Response and in a nutshell, these systems can range from custom call flow trees you dial into, all the way to the sports updates that are sent right to your phone.
IVR’s have had a negative aura around them, primarily because like anything else, not caring about the user experience leads to terrible outcomes. Every channel, including IVR, has inherent drawbacks and limitations.
Voice broadcasting is a mass communication technique that started in the 1990’s. Its purpose is to broadcast telephone messages to hundreds or thousands of call recipients at once.
IVR systems allows for insurance companies to reduce expenses without sacrificing quality. If you’re looking to cut operating costs, and improve customer satisfaction, you should really consider implementing an IVR into your insurance company.
IVR Software enables callers to get information about their account at any time, contact customer service, or even make a payment. Because customers will come calling, this is usually a staple for the phone line of most businesses.
Most customers want to be able to find their own solutions. When it comes to self-service, an IVR can help. Yet, some IVRs have too many options or put people on hold for more than they would like. Take self-service to the next level with VIVR.