Conversations with Your Customers: Tone is Everything!

“Use your voice.” “Watch your tone.” “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” Sounds like a conversation a parent has with a teenager, right? But if you want more satisfied customers, more engaged employees and a team that is working together for the good of your business, it’s a conversation you might want to […]

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Q&A on Best Practices and Guidelines for Purchasing Speech Analytics Webinar

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking on a webinar, Best Practices and Guidelines Purchasing Speech Analytics with Colin Taylor, CEO & Chief Chaos Officer of The Taylor Reach Group on guidelines to follow when purchasing speech analytics. Participants learned the importance of a request for proposal (RFP), what to include, the proper way to […]

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Contact Center Efficiency & CX: A Delicate Balance

It is no secret that delivering a positive and enjoyable customer experience is crucial these days. In fact, experts predict that customer experience will become the sole differentiator that customers use when making decisions by 2020. With so much focus on creating the perfect customer experience, many contact centers find themselves struggling with operational efficiency […]

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See You At Customer Contact Week For Discussions, Demos, and Copper Mules

Customer Contact Week (CCW), June 18-22, 2018, is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before and CallMiner is excited to be a part of multiple activities during the event including hosting a Master Class Workshop, a Meet the Customer event, and Demo Theater Presentations, as well as the always popular CallMiner Moscow […]

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The Machine Learning “Okey Dokey” Hypothesis

We’re always looking for new ways to incorporate machine learning into speech analytics. While experimenting with some from scikit-learn, an open-sourced python toolkit, my observation was that some models worked particularly well on our speech data. With successful models for distinguishing sales calls from service calls and the agent half of a transcript from the […]

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Analyze Customer Churn with Speech Analytics

In today’s business environment, high customer expectations leave many contact centers struggling to understand why customers leave their service or churn. More often than not, these businesses focus their time and energy on acquiring new customers rather than trying to retain existing ones. A decision that costs them significantly since attracting new customers costs seven […]

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The Role of AI in Customer Experience [Infographic]

It seems like everyone is talking about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is effecting our lives at home, at work, as well as how we communicate, shop and consume media. And AI is changing the customer experience!  With the capability to not only process data, but predict insights and drive business decisions, AI will […]

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Interaction Analytics Can Help Turn Your Call Centre Into A Predictions Centre

Technology developments move so quickly that it’s easy to miss out on improvements that could make a real difference to business performance. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) probably fall into this category. The recent CallMiner and IPI Contact Centre Performance Summit highlighted that contact centres could be missing out on these valuable uses […]

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Yanny vs. Laurel: Speech Analytics AI Weighs In

The CallMiner team has been watching the Yanny-Laurel debate with great excitement. It is not every day that speech captures the world’s attention! After tirelessly polling our friends and family about what they hear, we decided: why ask your friends when you can ask a speech recognizer? Without further ado, here is what Eureka thinks: […]

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6 Ways to Reduce Call-backs with the Right Language

A significant goal for your call center is how to improve first call resolution (FCR) rates and reduce call-backs from customers. First call resolution is arguably one of the most important key performance indicators (KPI’s) because it shows how effective your agents are during conversations with customers. It also measures how satisfied customers are with […]

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Welcome To AI For Better Customer Engagement

Welcome to AI. Let me introduce myself: My name is Rick, and I’m the new VP of Artificial Intelligence or AI here at CallMiner. Now that is out of the way, what the heck is AI. Actually, I’m not sure I can accurately answer that question, basically because in its current form it’s been around […]

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50 Debt Revenue Recovery Tips: Developing a Debt Revenue Recovery Strategy, Tools & Technology, and More

There are several reasons for clients and customers to become delinquent in their accounts. Whether clients fail to pay because of poor health, lost employment, or a poor customer service experience, they can fall behind with payments and prevent you from collecting revenue. In fact, billions of dollars are owed to governments, healthcare providers, utility […]

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Growth of Conversational Commerce

Conversational commerce is changing the way customers interact with brands and companies. Younger generations, like millennials, look at the transition as a valuable one because it utilizes technology they rely on every day, their smartphones. Overall, customer culture is evolving, and consumers have a desire for more accessible communication methods that let them interact with […]

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Getting to the Root of Displeasure

As a business, you expect to hear from your customers, and you probably welcome their calls because they give you valuable insight into their perception of your company. The last thing you or your call center agents want is to continually be handling upset customers or worse, repeat callers. Managing a large number of complaints […]

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What is Hosted Call Center Software? A Definition of Hosted Call Center Software, Advantages, and Best Practices for Choosing the Right Delivery Model

Hosted call center software is a delivery model that differs from on-premise software and shares some characteristics with cloud-based software. Here’s a look at hosted call center software, its advantages, and best practices for choosing the right delivery model for your call center. A Definition of Hosted Call Center Software When software is hosted, it […]

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Do you know how to turn your contact centre from a cost to profit centre?

During our recent CallMiner and IPI Contact Centre Performance Summit, it became clear that when it comes to getting a great ROI from Interaction (or Speech) Analytics, many businesses struggle to identify the right KPIs for their contact centre and the business. They also often fail to measure the ROI against the most important KPIs […]

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5 Times When Voice Wins Over Customer Self-Service

As the post-Christmas trading analysis shows there are some significant challenges at play in the retail sector and 2018 will most likely continue in the same vein with cost pressures intensifying. Several of our most recent assignments have allowed both customer and operational improvements in parallel with cost reduction – combining these views can magnify […]

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7 Tips for Keeping Agents Happy

No matter what industry you serve, one thing is certain; call centers can’t deliver a positive customer experience without the right agents in place. Hiring the right team can make or break any call center, but it takes more than just reviewing qualifications during the hiring process. Leadership and management teams have a responsibility to […]

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Contact Center Customer Experience Best Practices

Customer experience (CX) is evolving. Change isn’t necessarily bad, but it certainly is confusing when you have to cut through the noise and determine which best practices and trends will launch your contact center ahead of the competition. As a CX leader, you also need to know which technologies will help you achieve your core […]

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16 Examples of Artificial Intelligence Across 6 Industries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is about to transform every segment of our economy by bringing human intelligence into computing and allowing machines to learn from experience and make human-like decisions. AI helps businesses automate routine tasks, better understand their customers by analyzing their behavior, reduce operational costs, and personalize experiences. After discussing the overall benefits and […]

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