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Is Your Omnichannel Strategy Customer-Centric or Self-Centric?

How committed are you to engaging with customers? Leading organizations share a commitment to engaging with customers—capturing their feedback across all channels and then tailoring their omnichannel approach to their customers’ individual needs and preferences. Have you considered if your omnichannel strategy is customer-centric or self-centric? If you’re not capturing feedback from customers across all […]

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Employee Engagement Does Not Equal Employee Effectiveness

We hear a lot today about employee engagement. But according to the Hay Group, “engagement alone does not drive employee effectiveness.” Employees also need to be enabled. In other words, employees need to be in the right role and given a supportive environment with no significant barriers to performance.”1 To measure and manage employee effectiveness, […]

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VWR International Puts Verint Enterprise Feedback Management to Work

As a global laboratory supply and distribution company, VWR needed a platform to capture, collect and analyze customer feedback. To better capture the voice of the customer, the company selected Verint Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM)—through which the company has been able to identify areas of improvement, assess training needs, and hold agents responsible to a […]

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Connected, Contextual, Consistent—Intelligent Customer Service

I recently shared my thoughts with the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) about how a connected, contextual and consistent approach to customer service helps customers do business efficiently—and then get back to their busy lives. Moreover, employees benefit too, because a central set of cross-channel tools gives them the unified customer history, joined up processes […]

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2017: Transforming Government Perspectives

Toward the end of 2016 I had the opportunity to hear the perspectives of many people who worked at city, state and national government and who participated in the first few Citizen2020 ‘Conversations Workshops.’ Our most recent workshop was held in San Francisco just a few weeks after Donald Trump was elected President. Many of […]

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The Surprising Answer to the FinTech Threat

While the world has embraced digital for both their entertainment and business purposes, something has emerged recently that may surprise a few people. The human element of customer service is not going anywhere—in fact, it may be more important than ever. A Verint survey of more than 24,000 customers across 12 countries, in collaboration with […]

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Organizational Agility Hampered by Data Quality

A recent Insurance Networking News article by Nathan Golia (@NathanGolia) references a West Monroe Partners’ study on data analytics in insurance companies that found “Two-thirds of the 122 respondents to the survey said data quality and accuracy was the greatest challenge to advanced analytics.” But when done right, the use of quality data analytics can […]

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A Tool For Positive Change: Five Tips for Building a Customer Journey Map

Building a great journey map is not easy. In our experience, the best approach is to make the initial investment in a holistic map and its supporting customer data, and then drill down to solve transactional issues in the next phase. Holistic maps help us take the customer’s view—and that’s not always easy for a […]

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What’s in Store at the Verint Engage Global Customer Conference?

These days, organizations across all industries need to make good use of their time and resources—and discover ways to strengthen customer relationships. Verint customers have the opportunity to do all three in sunny Orlando, Florida, May 22-25 at the Verint Engage Global Customer Conference. Our agenda is packed with opportunities to learn from experts, share […]

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Why Speech Analytics Is a Must Have

Speech Analytics (SA) was introduced to the call or contact center a decade or so ago. SA transcribes and analyzes audio in every phone call to discover powerful, rich actionable insights. It has now reached a stage akin to how other contact center technologies such as Quality Management (QM) and Workforce Management (WFM) are viewed […]

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