We’ve all been this guy (see pic above)….that’s why the most successful companies make CX their top priority. They know that a poor experience can leave their consumers feeling undervalued and angry. They also know that any resulting damage to the relationship is not easily repaired.
VoiceWatch, Empirix’s proactive contact center performance monitoring solution, is quick to identify current and future issues and their unique causes. Using transactional call flows to navigate a customer’s end-to-end experience via automation, VoiceWatch measures the availability, accuracy, and performance of network components, voice solutions, and back-end database systems. This empowers users to identify and fix problems before they impact customers.
With customers at the heart of every company, organizations who align their business strategies with the evolving demands of their customer base have an advantage. Nowhere is this more true than in contact center environments, which carry the burden of providing a quality customer experience when it is most needed. Automated end-to-end testing and monitoring detects and prevents issues across your contact center IVR applications, infrastructure and networks before your customers are affected. Why put customer experience at risk?
Empirix, Inc., the recognized leader in contact center assurance and end-to-end network performance visibility, today announced that its VoiceWatch cloud-based monitoring service detected a service disruption in one of the nation’s largest toll-free networks and notified affected Empirix customers within seconds of the disruption occurring.
Like end-to-end testing, monitoring can be grouped into key categories. This will enable you to better focus on issues to get them resolved quickly, with minimal impact to the customer experience.
I’d like to share the top 10 issues Empirix has discovered while working with clients in the past 45 days. Hopefully these insights will help you think about your own communications environment and how it effects the customer experience.
Obviously, the first step in all of this is to provide a positive customer experience. There are many ways to accomplish this. For example, be polite to your customers. Offer them products and services that make sense according to their previous purchase history. Ensure that when they call in with a question or issue, the technology involved to get them the right answer helps instead of hinders the experience. Help your customer get to the right person in a timely manner – try not to leave them hanging on hold or pressing a number via the IVR that takes them to the wrong person.
In one recent test Empirix was involved with, callers were complaining about long connection times and poor voice quality during a storm. The company involved conducted a test of its SBC to better understand the origin of the issue. During the test process, the organization discovered that, while having a registration flood of 10,000 concurrent SIP registrations, SIP call setup time doubled. Moreover, jitter increased on the SBC.
Now that you’ve completed infrastructure, SBC and IVR testing, let’s take a look at the last segments of the end-to-end test best practice: CTI Data and Routing testing, and Agent Desktop Integration. CTI Data and Routing Testing CTI Data and Routing testing measures the capabilities and accuracy of the link between your IVR system and […]
The basic procedure is accomplished in a similar way to that of testing Applications and Voice Quality. You need to automate actual calls into the voice portal/IVR in a controlled way and measure the results at every stage. This is especially important in Unified Communications and Contact Center installations, where the structures are quite complex. Isolating performance issues at each layer enables you to speed the discovery of the source of any problem that might crop up.