The Connected Spine And the Internet of Doctors

By Ben Noble, Content Marketing Manager

This was originally posted on the Salesforce blog, here.

Dan Noble, my father, was 27 years old when he was medically discharged from the Army.

Years of physical training, running with a 50lb rucksack on his back, and the slow erosion of his spinal disks from Degenerative Disc Disease finally took their toll. Continue reading

How AI Could Get It Wrong for CX

Guest post by Colin Shaw, CEO of Beyond Philosophy

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of customer experience (CX). Having machines that predict what customers do can only help CX, right? On the face of it, yes. However, more goes into predicting the realities of customer behavior. Unfortunately, history shows we are not good at that. Continue reading

Exceed Customers’ Expectations or Risk Being Left Behind

By Dan Burkland, EVP Global Sales and Services

Today, more than ever, consumers are demanding more from the companies they interact with on a regular basis. While companies scurry to implement machine learning and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and bots to deliver answers to basic questions, there is no question that, when human interaction is desired – expectations of the consumer have been raised to new levels. Continue reading

Yes, Good CX is Tied to Revenue Gains

Guest post by Jeanne Bliss

A question I get sometimes: “Of course we want to value customers, but is doing so definitely tied to revenue?” The answer is unequivocally yes. I’ve been talking about this for years, as have many of my colleagues, professional acquaintances, and friends. If you boost customer experience, you boost revenue. Yes, yes, and yes. But it’s still a question out there to many people. Continue reading

Leading Online English Language School Gives Five9 an A+

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

Founded in 1996, Englishtown is the world’s leading online English language school that provides courses to 20 million students in 80 countries. The company’s 300 seat contact center located in Monterrey, Mexico handles more than 500,000 inbound/outbound calls per month. Continue reading

The Future of Smart Enhancements for Omnichannel Engagement Experiences

By Danny Wang, Senior Product Manager

I recently attended Cisco’s API IPA MeetUp featuring Hop Dogma Brewery & Amazon Alexa. My primary interest was learning more about Amazon’s artificial intelligence (AI) for Alexa. I was looking for inspiration and creative use cases on how we can continue to innovate our omnichannel engagement model leveraging end consumer technologies. The IPAs I tasted also aided in that discovery process. Continue reading

Why Customer Analytics is the Key to a Better Customer Experience

By Todd Marthaler, Contact Center Analytics Consultant, Calabrio

Your customers have more power than ever. With smartphone in hand, consumers expect anytime, anywhere access to your business. Whether they’re reaching out via a mobile app, your website, the phone or in person, your customers want a consistent, effortless experience every time. And if they don’t get this, consumers are more willing – and more able – than ever to switch.

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Predictive, Proactive and Personalized: The Must-Haves for Innovative Customer Service

By Kevin Gavin, CMO

Traditionally, customer service departments have been slower to adopt change than other areas of business – but today’s empowered consumers have higher expectations and businesses need to adopt new technologies and solutions that are readily accessible in order to satisfy modern consumers. It’s critical that brands regularly seek innovation and embrace new ideas in order to be cutting edge in the ways they offer service. Continue reading

5 Ways To Show Customers Love This Valentine’s Day (And All Year Long)

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

When I started my career back in 1988, contact centers were very different. Dialers were a box nailed under our desks, scripts were pages stapled in a folder and we didn’t have computers. But one thing has remained the same, the customer has always been the top priority. With Valentine’s Day celebrated this month I wanted to share five ways to show customers love this Valentine’s Day and all year long. Continue reading