Customer experience (CX) is now the top brand differentiator and outweighs price, product quality and all other factors. An interesting data point from ZK Research is that last year two-thirds of millennials changed loyalties to a brand because of a single bad experience.
Dialpad Inc. Monday announced several new artificial intelligence capabilities for its contact center solution.
The new features fall under the suite name of “Agent Empowerment” designed to make contact center supervisors, managers and agents more productive by equipping them with tools that directly lead to better customer experience. CX improvement has been a top initiative for contact centers, since customer experience is now the top brand differentiator and many customer interactions begin in the contact center.
Arizona-based Liveops is a contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) provider that provides agent services for several industries, including insurance, retail and health services. The company was launched 20 years ago in the gig economy and maintains a large work-from-home workforce with more than 25,000 independent agents who provide contact center services to businesses of all sizes. The company has grown rapidly and provides services to many name brand companies across the US.
It’s been nearly three years since cloud titan, Amazon Web Services (AWS) jumped into the contact center space when it announced its Amazon Connect cloud contact center solution. The company is a late entrant in the space, which normally spells doom for any company because once a market is mature, it’s hard to disrupt. AWS promised to be different and use artificial intelligence (AI) to take contact centers in an entirely different direction.
COVID-19 accelerated a buy-from-home economy, expanding the role of the contact center beyond customer support to building customer relationships. According to a new report released by Talkdesk, the majority of customer experience (CX) professionals believe their contact center is a main driver of customer loyalty.