NelsonHall and NASSCOM have launched a new study titled Digital Customer Experience Services: How India Can Lead the World which reveals that, despite suggestions that the rise of digital channels will lead to reduced outsourcing and a shift away from offshore service delivery, the opposite is the case – and India is set to benefit.
As organizations transform to ‘digital customer experience’, they will increasingly implement new digital customer service process models, combining:
- High customer-centricity led by customer journey mapping and improved UX design
- Increased emphasis on customer retention and sales
- New technologies such as cloud-based platforms, NLP, analytics, RPA and machine learning, and new channels such as cognitive chatbots
- Improved knowledge base, analytics and insights
- Upskilling of agents to multi-channel with focus on digital channels and proactive support.
However, while it has been widely suggested that the rise in the use of digital channels and the decline in voice-based customer service will lead to reduced outsourcing and the transition of services to onshore, the study has found the opposite. Indeed, digital channels will lead to greater adoption of customer service outsourcing with:
- Shoring largely unaffected by the introduction of next-generation customer service models.
- Increased automation/digitalization leading to increased activity in India, especially in areas such as analytics.
The reasons are that customer service organizations will increasingly seek help in designing new digital services, in implementing digital channels & technologies, and in applying analytics. And India excels in these areas, with agents who are highly technically savvy.
Hence, India’s CX value proposition will increase, from one based on agent availability and scalability to one of being a high-skill digital CX center of excellence.
While traditional customer service was largely transactional with limited multi and omnichannel provision, India’s advantages were based on the availability of a large, willing and capable talent pool, ease and speed of scalability, and competitive costs. However, in the emerging world of digital CX, India’s service delivery will become consultancy/digital transformation-led and provide full digital omnichannel service.
The report Digital Customer Experience Services: How India Can Lead the World analyses and provides guidance on:
- Changing client requirements and expectations from next-generation CX services
- Use of new business models & technologies, and best practice frameworks
- The level of benefit from new business models & technologies
- Case studies of customer service innovation
- A roadmap for achieving leadership in next-generation digital CX services.
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