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YJFX Adopts Red Hat OpenStack Platform to Build Out Customer Service Infrastructure

Migrating to a Private Cloud Built on Hat OpenStack Platform helps YJFX Bring New Applications Online Faster and Reduce Operating Costs Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that YJFX, Inc., a financial subsidiary of Yahoo Group focused on foreign exchange services, has adopted Red Hat OpenStack Platform to build out the company’s private cloud infrastructure. Red Hat’s massively scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering, Red Hat OpenStack Platform offers YJFX…

Incorporating Human Touchpoints Alongside Technology to Improve Customer Service

There’s no doubt technology has streamlined how businesses interact with customers, leading to reduced labor costs and increased efficiency across the board. Unfortunately, implementing technology can be a double-edged sword. Rely on it too much, and a business risks losing any semblance of a personal touch with its customer base, resulting in minimal brand loyalty and high attrition rates. This, in turn, puts more pressure on Sales and Marketing to attract higher numbers of new customers and convert more leads. What’s a…

Genesys Survey Shows U.S. Consumers Are Warming up to AI: Nearly 70% Describe Past Experiences With Customer Service Bots as Positive

Chatbots Are Also More Polite Than Humans, Say Nearly 40% of Genesys Survey Respondents As organizations increasingly look to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automate their customer support processes, consumers are coming around to engaging with chatbots. A new U.S. nationwide survey of 800 consumers over the age of 18 finds that more than two-thirds (68%) have positive interactions with customer service bots when they require support. While 21% say they can "almost always" resolve their issue…

Technology Services Industry Association Recognizes Fuze for Customer Service Excellence

Fuze Receives Support Staff Center Excellence Award for Third Year in a Row Fuze, the leading cloud communications platform provider for the modern global enterprise, announced it has achieved its status as a Certified Support Staff Excellence Center by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), meeting its rigorous standards for the third year in a row. This year, Fuze demonstrated measurable improvements to the customer support experience, including a 60% improvement in overall initial response time and a…

Gladly Introduces In-App Chat, JetBlue Among First to Launch New Customer Service Contact Channel

With In-App Chat, the Airline Enables Customers to Reach Them Right Where They Are and Anticipates 20% Shift from Phone Conversations to Digital Channels Gladly, the company making customer service radically personal, today announced a new capability that allows companies to offer live chat from within their branded mobile applications. With this feature, consumers can now chat with customer support teams right from within a company’s native mobile app, without having to go to other places to get help. JetBlue, an early…

IBM Watson Helps Lufthansa Group Optimize Its Customer Service

Lufthansa and IBM collaborate in the field of artificial intelligence (AI); new AI Studio leverages IBM Garage method IBM and the Lufthansa Group have joined forces to establish the Lufthansa AI Studio, a collaboration that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to help address the airline's business challenges, such as improving customer service. Leveraging the IBM Garage method, the Lufthansa AI Studio's interdisciplinary team consists of IBM Services professionals with diverse expertise working side by side with…

XMReality Launches Version of Its Remote Guidance Customer Service Offering Online for Small-, Medium-Sized Businesses in the US

Enables Support Teams to Communicate Remotely with Gestures, Speech, Chat and Pointers to Save Time, Expense of Onsite Visits, Improve Customer Experience XMReality, Inc. announced XMReality Business, a SaaS customer service offering sold online primarily to small- and medium-sized companies. XMReality, Inc. announced XMReality Business, a SaaS customer service offering sold online primarily to small- and medium-sized companies. XMReality Business Using XMReality Business, staff can remotely guide consumers via any…

Rapiscan Systems Recognized for Excellence in Customer Service

Customer Experience Efforts Recognized by Industry for Exceptional Customer Support Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection technology, today announced that its Customer Experience team has been recognized for excellence in service by the Customer Relationship Management Institute (CRMI) with a prestigious Certified CEM Professional (CEMPRO) Award. Achievement of this award certifies that Rapiscan Systems has met rigorous employee-customer relationship training requirements and has…

Kustomer Introduces KustomerIQ, Bringing AI and Machine Learning to Enterprise Customer Service

Kustomer, the SaaS platform that is reimagining enterprise customer service, introduced KustomerIQ, embedding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning across the Kustomer platform to enhance the customer service experience of companies competing in today’s on-demand world. KustomerIQ uniquely integrates Machine Learning models and other advanced AI capabilities with the Kustomer platform’s powerful data, workflow, and rules engines to enable companies to provide smarter, automated customer experiences that are more…

TechSee Survey: Customer Service Major Contributor to Churn

39 percent of consumers left for a competitor because of customer service interactions  TechSee, a global leader in visual customer assistance powered by AI and Augmented Reality, released the results of a wide-ranging survey examining the top reasons for customer churn. The data revealed that 39 percent of those who canceled a contract with a company over the past 24 months did so because of the level of customer service they received. And the problem appears to be endemic, with 61% of these customers canceling after an…

AXA Insurance Revolutionises Digital Customer Service with RingCentral Engage Digital

A Single Dashboard, Managing a 50% Month-On-Month Increase in Digital Interactions, with a 10x Increase in Case Resolution RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact centre solutions, announced that, AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance providers, is using RingCentral Engage Digital, a platform that manages every digital interaction with customers, to revolutionise its digital customer service offering. The new platform and approach has led to: A…

New PagerDuty Solution Lets Companies Get Ahead of Customer Issues by Unifying Customer Service, Engineering and IT Teams

New partnerships and integrations with Zendesk and Salesforce enable companies to automatically coordinate response between traditionally siloed teams to deliver better customer experiences PagerDuty, Inc., a global leader in digital operations management, announced PagerDuty for Customer Service to empower front-line customer service agents to solve issues faster and deliver better experiences to their customers. The solution, which consists of new partnerships and two-way integrations with Zendesk and Salesforce…

CSS Corp Wins NASSCOM’s Customer Service Excellence Award 2019

Recognized for Its Transformative Approach to Drive Customer Experience Operations CSS Corp, a new-age IT services and technology support company, has won NASSCOM’s prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award 2019 in the ‘Transformation’ category. The company was chosen for its innovative approach to transform customer experience operations and create new revenue streams. The award was presented at NASSCOM’s BPM Strategy Summit 2019, which was held in Bengaluru on 5th September 2019. CSS Corp has been recognized for…

Halfords Partners with 8×8 to Deliver Superior Customer Service

Leading British Retailer Selects 8x8 X Series to Streamline Operations and Intelligently Support More Than 4,000 Customer Service Agents and Employees 8x8, Inc., a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, announced its partnership with Halfords, the leading British retailer of car parts, bicycles, e-bikes, and bike and vehicle services and accessories. Until now, Halfords had multiple legacy…

City of Barrie Automates Customer Service Operations with Verint Solutions and Expands Digital Services

Invests in Improving Self-Service and Contact Center Automation Solutions for Engaging Citizens, Reducing Costs and Offering More Interaction Opportunities across Channels Verint Systems Inc., The Customer Engagement Company, announced that the City of Barrie, Ontario, is partnering with Verint to simplify, modernize and automate its customer service operations for improved overall customer experience and employee satisfaction. Using Verint’s Engagement Management offerings for government and public sector,* Barrie aims…

3CLogic Named to Constellation ShortList for Cloud Customer Service and Contact Center Software in Q3 2019

The Report Marks the Company’s Fourth Consecutive Appearance on a Constellation ShortList Since 2018 3CLogic announced it was named to the Constellation ShortList for Cloud Customer Service and Contact Center Software in Q3 2019. The technology vendors and service providers included in the Constellation ShortList offer the key requirements for early adopters pursuing digital transformation initiatives. “This approach is validated both from the outcomes we see in our customers’ successes and our inclusion in the…

NICE Wins Two Consumidor Moderno Awards for Continued Customer Service Leadership Throughout Latin America

Top Scores in Customer Satisfaction, Continuity of Use and Recommendations by Third Party Indicators Drive Accolades NICE announced that it has received two Consumidor Moderno (Modern Consumer) awards. NICE Nexidia and NICE Real-Time Authentication each scored the highest average ratings from customers and users on three key indicators evaluated and were therefore presented with the awards. The indicators were customer satisfaction, continuity of use and recommendations by third parties. NICE Wins Two Consumidor Moderno…

Belgian Telecom Provider Speeds Delivery of Customer Services with Oracle

Proximus taps virtualized Oracle SBC Solution to boost deployment versatility, cut costs, and speed deployment Proximus, a leading international communications service provider, has chosen Oracle Communications virtualized Oracle Session Border Controller as a core network component to enable the delivery of its residential and enterprise communications cloud-based solutions for voice. As such, Proximus will be able to deploy its internet communications offerings faster, while decreasing operational expenses and increasing…

AnsweriQ Unveils New Single-Click Automation for Customer Service Teams

AnsweriQ’s Robo Assist Enables Freshly to Reduce Customer Service Response Times by 90% Utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) AnsweriQ, a leading provider of intelligent automation for customer service, announced the availability of its product, Robo Assist, which enables single-click automation for agents – a new offering that uses AI and RPA to resolve cases. Single-click automation empowers the agent to automate mundane and repetitive scenarios like refund processing, account…

Gladly Named a 2019 Cool Vendor in CRM Customer Service and Support by Gartner

Gladly Helps Brands Build Empathetic Conversations By Putting the Customer at the Center of Every Interaction Gladly, a company that’s reinventing customer service for B2C brands, has been named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s May 17, 2019 Cool Vendors in CRM Customer Service and Support report. At Gladly, we believe that we are helping brands communicate with their customers seamlessly across all channels, from voice to email and SMS, as well as chat and social messaging. Gladly is designed to look and feel like modern-day…