Almost everyone would rather talk to a real person than automated communications when they call a company, according to a new study by B2B research firm Clutch. Of 501 people surveyed, 88% said they preferred speaking to humans and 72% said they usually speak to a human after encountering an IVR menu.
Developers will always be biased toward code, and operations will always be more concerned with troubleshooting and and recovery procedures. And that’s OK. But you should know not to get too code focused or you’ll find yourself in a “Worked Fine in Dev” situation.
Many contact centers are cutting-edge technology adopters, so why has the migration to agile and DevOps practices not been fully embraced by some organizations?
Even with careful planning, technology failures or disruptions can occur and negatively impact customer experience. So how can you minimize risk, accelerate release cycles, reduce costs and consistently deliver a quality customer experience?
The reality of conducting business in the digital world is that technology is more in control of customer experience than we humans are. Consumers have high expectations. When things don’t go well, unmet expectations can devastate a company’s reputation and even negatively affect market share.
The latest version of VoiceWatch offers a simple, drag-and-drop diagramming tool to rapidly develop ad hoc scripts with the CallMaster GO interface, making VoiceWatch and the Hammer Cloud Platform truly self-service, 24×7. Saved schedules offer more flexibility in monitoring and better control of test execution on holidays and off hours, while enhanced speech recognition capabilities ensure complete and accurate monitoring of today’s dynamic and personalized voice interfaces.
Violent storms will likely become more common—as will, unfortunately, power outages. Utility companies are being more proactive about staging assets to be able to respond to outages when there is time to prepare, moving trucks, people and equipment into strategic locations to respond to reported outages. But what is being done to validate that their customers can call in when these outages occur?
Projections made in early 2016 predicted soft spending in the telecommunications service provider space. Empirix’s innovative solutions and ability to show clear value with an immediate, strong return on investment helped the company overcome these headwinds and achieve its best fourth quarter bookings in its history.
Empirix, Inc. has released a new version of its Hammer Test System for end-to-end call center customer experience IVR and Virtual Agent test automation.
We’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading service providers not only for service assurance, but for contact center assurance testing and test automation as well. Making the business case for SIP Trunking in 2016 seemed akin to making the business case for combustion engines.