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TechBytes with Shawna Wolverton, EVP at Zendesk

Customer engagement tactics and targeting activities have changed completely in the last 3 months. How much has contextual agent communication evolved in these months? We’re seeing what were once primarily offline businesses pivot to totally online, and shifting large support teams to remote working. Agents need virtual access to the people, information and tools that give them the ability to collaborate seamlessly and efficiently in order to make sure they keep giving customers the same level of service they need and…

Independent Study Finds Businesses Achieve 462% ROI with Freshdesk Omnichannel

By automating processes and reducing ticket handling time, Freshworks' customer support platform provides a payback in less than three months Freshworks Inc., the customer engagement software company, announced a new commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting which found Freshworks' customer support offering, Freshdesk Omnichannel, provides a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 462% for midmarket customers. The study shows that Freshdesk Omnichannel meets the needs of…

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,…

cloudHQ Launches Free Polls and Surveys for Gmail

cloudHQ, an email management company based out of San Francisco, California, just launched a new product called Gmail Free Online Polls & Surveys by cloudHQ. This new service lets anyone using Gmail embed a poll or a survey directly in their email—which, according to their latest study, increases email response rates by 32%. We asked cloudHQ's CEO, Senad Dizdar, what made him want to take this direction. He responded: "We noticed a need for customer feedback. And whether that feedback is needed by customer service…

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…

Sprinklr Announces Integration with Google’s Business Messages

Brands can transform customer care by routing phone calls to messaging conversations that agents can manage on Sprinklr’s unified platform  Sprinklr, the leading Customer Experience Management platform (CXM), announced its integration with Google’s Business Messages, making it even easier for brands to respond to messages from customers who find their business listing on Google. Mobile searchers simply message the brand directly from the listing, and brands can now capture, route, and resolve the message alongside…

An Unattractive Marketing Strategy That Matters The Most During the Pandemic

Ad spend is tumbling globally with advertisers pulling back on budgets since Coronavirus hit. In the UK, the majority of marketers (86%) were delaying or reviewing marketing campaigns at the start of April, which was an increase from just 55% three weeks earlier. A recent Nielsen study of the US market shows marked changes in consumer behavior, even before the official lockdown, with more going online to avoid shopping centers and malls. However, marketers must take steps now to ensure that they remain relevant…

Integrate WhatsApp With Cisco Finesse UCCX, UCCE, PCCE Contact Centers With CXInfinity

Boost your Cisco UCCE/X PCCE contact center performance with all new integration of WhatsApp. The advanced and integrated tool CXInfinity makes businesses engage with customers in real-time With 1.6 billion users across 180 countries, WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging platforms. And after the launch of WhatsApp Business in January 2018, the platform has grown immensely as a customer engagement channel. From start-up to an enterprise, from insurance to banking, WhatsApp has created a highly competitive…

Capture2Proposal Names Former Unanet Marketing Executive, Richard Hayden, as VP of Marketing

Capture2Proposal, GovCon's leading Market Intelligence & Pursuit Platform, welcomes Richard Hayden as its Marketing Vice President. With more than 25 years of experience leading marketing efforts at software companies located in the United States and Europe, Richard is well versed in accelerating B2B business growth. Most recently, Richard worked at Unanet, a leading provider of Cloud ERP solutions for government contractors, where he led the marketing and product management teams. Under his guidance, Unanet experienced…

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…

Zappix Launches Visual IVR Self-Service Solution For B2B Vendor in North America

The large business supplier has implemented Zappix Visual IVR customer self-service for its North American operation Zappix, the leading Visual IVR and Customer Self-Service provider, has launched its flagship Visual IVR solution for a B2B vendor operating across North America. The Zappix solution was chosen as a key piece of the B2B vendor’s digital transformation strategy. Zappix Visual IVR delivers automated responses to prospects and customers on-demand when they contact the B2B enterprise for various use cases…

Alyce Named 2020 Best Places to Work Company by The Boston Business Journal

Honor Marks Continued Recognition for Alyce’s Growth, Workplace Culture, and Investment in and Dedication to Its Amazing Employees Alyce, the Personal Experience (PX) platform that makes sales and marketing outreach personal at scale through one-to-one gifting, announces that The Boston Business Journal has named Alyce to its 2020 Best Places to Work — the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. The 79 companies honored in 2020 range in size and…

Three Dials Up Customer Experience with Yext Answers

Yext, Inc., the Search Experience Cloud company, and Three, one of the UK's leading mobile networks, announced significant improvements to Three's online customer experience since integrating Answers, Yext's revolutionary site search product. Three, one of the first UK brands to enhance its website experience with Yext Answers, set out to make it easier for customers to find answers to their questions via the website for improved customer service accessibility. In the first two weeks of implementing Yext Answers,…

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…

Zoomin Named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

Leading Analyst Firm Selects Innovative Companies in CRM Customer Service & Support Zoomin, a leading provider of knowledge orchestration technology backed by Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, today announced it was named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Cool Vendors in CRM Customer Service & Support report. The report evaluates interesting vendors that offer innovative uses of technology in a bid to create great customer service. As Gartner’s report points out, "The message is becoming clearer: to…

Talkdesk Propels Palmer Johnson Power Systems Customer Service With Cloud Contact Center Innovations

Palmer Johnson Power Systems moves from an inflexible, on-premises system to Talkdesk CX Cloud for agility, scalability and deep Salesforce integration Scalability of Talkdesk CX Cloud crucial for Palmer Johnson Power Systems to support its rapidly expanding customer service operations Talkdesk cloud flexibility to adjust service levels, reduces costs and improves contact center efficiency Seamless integration with Salesforce unifies contact center and CRM database, reducing average handle time, caller wait time…

Topbox Enterprise CX Analytics Unveils Alternative to NPS

Brand Experience Score measures organizational performance by analyzing everyday customer interactions Topbox, makers of enterprise customer experience analytics software, today announced Brand Experience Score (BXS)™, a new customer experience management metric that provides executives with enterprise-level visibility into the performance of customer-impacting areas of their business. BXS leverages Topbox’s core capabilities of aggregating and analyzing all voice and digital customer interactions to generate rolling,…

SocialSurvey Introduces Enterprise Grade Customer Experience Tools for Small Businesses

SocialSurvey, a leading provider of experience management software, announced that they have designed a program to help small businesses dominate their local market. This program includes: Reviews management,  business listings management to over 100 online directories/search engines, apps and websites, and reviews collection and distribution to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Zillow, LendingTree, Yelp, and many other sites. Marketing Technology News: Parks Associates Announces CONNECTIONS Community, a Virtual…

Kustomer Recognized in the June 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center

Evaluation based on ability to execute and for completeness of vision Kustomer,  the omnichannel SaaS platform reimagining enterprise customer service to deliver standout experiences, announces today that it has been named in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center report, published on June 4, 2020  by the research and advisory firm. This is the first time that Kustomer has been recognized in the report and we believe this recognition underscores the company's important role in the space, where…