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SugarCRM Launches New Cloud-Based Omnichannel Customer Service to Help Companies Deliver High-Definition CX

SugarCRM Inc., the innovator of time-aware CX, announced the launch of SugarLive, a new integration with Amazon Connect voice, chat and text messaging for omnichannel customer service and support. SugarLive seamlessly embeds Amazon Connect’s advanced, omnichannel contact center capabilities into Sugar Serve’s intuitive Service Console, empowering teams with powerful tools for routing, tracking, prioritizing and solving customer service interactions. The increase of distributed workforces and reliance on digital channels…

Invoca Study Finds Increased Role of Website Experience and Customer Service in Big-Ticket Purchases During COVID-19

8 in 10 consumers felt more confident making high-stakes purchases online when given a clear option to speak with a live agent; 1 in 3 will find a new brand when they run into website trouble There's no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives: it is changing the way we work, how we interact with family and friends, and the way we shop. A new report from Invoca, "High-Stakes Purchases and Consumer Confidence in the COVID Era," highlights data from a survey of 500 U.S. adults to understand specifically how…

Oracle and Sprinklr Help Organizations Enhance Marketing and Customer Service

New integrations between Oracle Cloud CX and Sprinklr help marketing and customer service professionals make every customer interaction matter Sprinklr, the Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform for modern enterprises, announced a new integration with Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX) that will help organizations deliver personalized and connected experiences for customers. The new integrations help marketers reach audiences on social media and other messaging channels at any point in the customer…

Q-nomy Announces MS Teams Integration Now Available for Its Omnichannel Customer Service Solution

Q-nomy's software, a complete omnichannel system enabling customer journey management across both physical and digital channels, becomes the first solution of its kind to support B2C video calls using Microsoft's Teams. Q-nomy Inc., a leading global provider of omnichannel customer journey and customer experience optimization solutions, announced the addition of MS Teams to the list of video management channels supported by its software. Marketing Technology News: Blue Hat Announces Favorable Results from Streaming…

PagerDuty Introduces Customer Service Solution Enabling Agents to Solve Issues and Collaborate with Technical Teams in Real-Time

PagerDuty, Inc., a global leader in digital operations management, announced a new customer service solution, built specifically for teams responsible for ensuring great customer experiences. This is the first DigitalOps solution for customer service agents on the frontline who need to proactively and automatically initiate response processes to resolve cases faster. By collaborating directly with Dev and ITOps teams, while keeping customers informed, customer service teams can both improve productivity, and protect their…

Gartner Says Customer Service And Support Technology Investments Must Be Scrutinized For Their Ability To Deliver On Customer Experience…

Customer Engagement Hubs, Customer Service Analytics, Voice of the Customer, Chatbots and Virtual Customer Assistants are Gaining Significant Attention in Optimizing the Service Experience Customer service and support leaders must scrutinize all technology investments for their ability to deliver on customer experience (CX) goals, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner identified 33 must-watch technologies on the Hype Cycle for Customer Service and Support Technologies, 2020. “Organizations’ customer experience priorities…

Glia and MeridianLink Partner to Improve Loan Origination with Digital Customer Service

Glia, a leading provider of Digital Customer Service, announced that it has joined forces with MeridianLink, a developer of multi-channel account opening and loan origination platforms, to bring Digital Customer Service to MeridianLink's bank and credit union clients. By incorporating Glia's modern communications and collaboration platform into the loan origination process, customers can communicate with their institutions through their channel of choice, whether that's voice, messaging, video, or a combination of all…

Talkdesk CX Cloud to Enhance HyreCar’s Customer Service Outcomes

Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced HyreCar selected Talkdesk CX Cloud, an end-to-end solution on a single platform, to drive its customer service and sales operations. HyreCar, the industry-leading car sharing platform for rideshare and delivery drivers, chose Talkdesk to consolidate multiple systems into one unified contact center solution. By moving to Talkdesk CX Cloud, HyreCar’s customer support will have a dependable and scalable solution to support its growth in an…

Gartner Reveals Two Actions Customer Service Leaders Must Prioritize To Increase Customer Loyalty And Mitigate Disloyalty

New Research Shows How Customer Service Can Now Drive Both Customer Loyalty and Retention In today’s uncertain and volatile environment, customer service must play a larger role in driving both customer retention and also growing customer loyalty, according to Gartner, Inc. However, most customer service organizations attempt to do so by leaning heavily on initiatives to improve service experience quality. Gartner research reveals this long-held belief is wrong, as a good service experience is not enough to make customers…

Verint Wins 2020 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Recognition Highlights Verint’s Customer Experience Program and its Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions, Also Being Deployed to Navigate and Thrive in the Current Crisis Verint Systems Inc., The Customer Engagement Company, announced that it has been named a winner of the 2020 Stevie Awards. The company was recognized as one of the few winners chosen from thousands of submissions in the "Best Customer Engagement Initiative" and the "Sales or Customer Service Solutions Technology Partner of the Year" categories.* The…

CXInfinity To Take A Leap In Redesigning Businesses Digital Customer Service Strategy

In 2020, customer service is drifting from calls to digital engagement. CXInfinity is here with its customer engagement solution targeting digital transformation. Their powerful solution is designed for businesses to engage with customers when and where it matters Digital customer service creates highly engaged customers who are likely to buy 90% more frequently and spend 60% more on every purchase. There’s more to it. Digital customer service helps in creating an emotional connection with customers, removing chances of…

LiveChat Adds Text Messages Integration to Its Customer Service Platform

LiveChat Software, a provider of a SaaS-based suite of products for managing business communication, now allows brands to send and receive text messages while contacting their customers through its chat software. The new solution combines LiveChat’s technology with the features of Twilio. Although people have different preferences when it comes to communication with businesses, the trend for using messaging platforms within customer service has increased over recent years. In addition to popular applications like Facebook…

Sabre and Mindsay Partner to Create Chatbot to Automate and Enhance Customer Service for Travel Brands

Mindsay's conversational automation platform combined with Sabre's industry-leading GDS technology allows travel brands to automate and enhance customer service Mindsay, the leader in conversational AI for the travel industry, and Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, announced the official launch of a customer service automation solution for airlines, online travel agencies (OTAs) and travel management companies (TMCs). As the only conversational AI…

Agility Logistics Brings More Efficiency and Sustainability to Processes and Customer Service with OpenText Content Services

OpenText empowers world-leading shipping company to streamline operations and be more resilient OpenText announced Agility Logistics, one of the world's largest integrated logistics providers, has deployed OpenText Content Services to streamline global operations, including freight and shipping via land, air and sea for more than 60,000 customers in 100 countries. Agility Logistics works with companies to move, manage and distribute the goods that underpin global commerce. Every shipment produces a physical paper trail…

Kustomer Selected As Enterprise Customer Service CRM Available In Shopify Plus Certified App Program

Kustomer's Integration With Shopify Plus Will Help Brands and Customer Service Agents Optimize and Personalize Customer Experiences Kustomer, the omnichannel SaaS platform reimagining enterprise customer service to deliver standout experiences,  announced that it has been selected as an enterprise customer service CRM platform in the Shopify Plus Certified App Program. Kustomer's seamless integration with the Shopify App creates contextualized, actionable customer profiles so that merchants and agents can build and drive…

Kustomer Releases Report On The Growing Need For Efficiency In Customer Service

Survey of Customer Service Professionals Identified Limited Staff, Budget and Access to Technology as Major Impediments to Efficiency Mandate Kustomer, the omnichannel SaaS platform reimagining enterprise customer service to deliver standout experiences, today announced new data on the state of the customer service industry which underscores the need for greater efficiency, particularly in today's rapidly shifting business environment. The survey of over 120 customer service professionals, across a variety of industries,…

New Optimal IdM Logo Testifies To Growth and Customer Service Commitment

New logo represents the Optimal IdM customer commitment to remain innovative and nimble through technology development and value-added partnership growth Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, has unveiled a new logo designed to reflect the company’s growth, strengths and rich heritage. “Over the past nineteen years, we have seen the Identity and Access Management (IAM) space evolve into four key business areas: authorization, assurance administration, and analytics,” said Larry…

MetTel Wins Customer Service Team of the Year in 2020 American Business Awards

MetTel, a digital transformation and communications leader, was named the winner of Customer Service Team of Year in the 18th Annual American Business Awards today. MetTel's CX (Customer Experience) team led the client-focused efforts that earned this customer service award. MetTel is known for its industry-leading team, tools and procedures to understand and anticipate customer needs by methodically capturing and analyzing customer insights and ensuring continuous improvement in how clients are serviced. Marketing…

Astute Introduces Email Virtual Assistant, EVA, to Automate Customer Service Emails

New inbound email processing solution uses natural language processing and machine learning to instantly craft responses to customers Astute is announcing the release of Email Virtual Assistant, or EVA, a new automated customer service tool that processes inbound emails and writes highly accurate responses, drastically reducing the time and cost associated with customer email management. By learning from how human customer service agents respond to customer issues, EVA replies to customers quickly and accurately while…

Uniphore Named in the 2020 Gartner Cool Vendors in CRM Customer Service and Support Report

Seven years after being recognized as a Cool Vendor in Human-Machine Interfaces1, Gartner revisits Uniphore and writes about “Where are they Now” Uniphore, an early conversation service automation category leader, today announced that Gartner has written up additional information on the company within the “Where Are They Now?” section of the 2020 Cool Vendors in CRM Customer Service and Support2 report. Gartner states in the report, “This research does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology…