Consumer Empathy: 5 Tips for Deepening Customer Empathy

What’s the one skill that every customer support agent should have? Ask this question to anyone who has served in customer support, and they will have customer empathy high on their list. Customer empathy – an idea that might have seemed like a lip-service or buzzword in the past, is now proving to be a […]

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Data Analytics Tools: Tips, Best Practices & Buyer’s Guide

In today’s data-driven world, data analytics tools are more important than ever. Enabling businesses to analyze raw data from multiple data sources, identify correlations and trends, and even make predictions about the future, data is a key driver of strategic decision-making for companies of all sizes. Data analytics tools are more accessible today, as well, […]

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Anatomy of a Successful Call Center Agent: 25 Tips & Characteristics

There are many characteristics that successful call center agents share, some being more important than others. Additionally, there are some characteristics that will be more important based on the needs and functions of a particular call center, although many traits are universal to all who work in a call center setting. Things like showing up […]

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Data Mining: Definition, Techniques, Tools & Tips

Data mining is the process of collecting, assimilating and utilizing information for anomalies and/or benefits. The data is typically collected from large databases and processed to determine patterns and other correlations. These patterns can be statistical; an example is that the unemployment rate can be derived and predicted using data mining. Correlations can also be […]

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Business Intelligence Software: How to Choose the Best Software

Analytics, from speech analytics to web analytics and beyond, are a part of your business. Not just the “backend,” either. Data is a part of every aspect of the buyer journey, inventory, and managing your employees. While this is a fact, there are a large percentage of businesses who aren’t using their business intelligence. The […]

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What is First Call Resolution? Benefits, Challenges, Examples, & Best Practices for Improving FCR

Definition of First Call Resolution First-call resolution (FCR) is an important contact center metric and element of customer relationship management (CRM). The term is self-explanatory: a contact center’s ability to resolve customer problems, questions or needs the first time they call, with no follow-up required. FCR not only helps gauge customer satisfaction – the higher […]

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Join Us at UK Customer Forum

We are excited to host our first UK Customer Forum 25 September in London, bringing together our analyst community from our UK customers base. Besides enjoying the sights and sounds of London and spending time in the amiable company of the CallMiner Business Analysts team, what is it about this gathering that makes it so […]

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What is After-Call Work (ACW) or Post-Call Processing? Tips, Industry Standards & More

After call work includes all tasks which require completion once your contact center’s agents phone conversations with customers are finished. While there are a number of things that take place outside of phone calls in a call center, “after call work” refers to the specific things completed by the reps and customer service agents who […]

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5 Standards of Excellent Customer Listening

In the last decade I’ve seen and run a lot of Customer Listening programs. Here’s the one thing I know for sure: high quality Customer Listening programs always meets the same 5 standards. Meeting these standards achieves dependable, high-insight data. Failing to meet these standards often steers companies off course. These 5 standards are not […]

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What is NPS? Definition, Techniques, Tools and Tips from Experts

A Net Promoter Score® (NPS) is one of several scoring methods companies use to measure the customer experience and gauge customer satisfaction. Specifically, NPS is a value or metric used to gauge how happy and loyal customers are to a brand or organization. Customers and clients with a higher NPS are more likely to tell […]

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What is Business Intelligence? Definition, Techniques, Tools and Tips from Experts

Business intelligence (BI) is a collection of tools and strategies that analyze and convert raw data into actionable and coherent information for use in business analysis to help in decision making. Every business has powerful transaction-oriented systems that store all data gathered from daily operations into repositories. To remain competitive, businesses must rediscover and utilize […]

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Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions: Tips, Examples & Best Practices

There are hundreds of potential questions you might ask on a customer satisfaction survey, but the best questions for any particular survey depend on your goals, your audience, your industry, and other factors. In other words, there are many things to consider when developing a customer satisfaction survey. For instance: Customers may get fatigued and […]

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Want to Improve the Patient Experience? Stop Sending Bad Surveys

In the United States, healthcare is a $3.5 trillion a year market and employs 1 in 8 Americans. For a market with huge impact and under tremendous scrutiny, you would expect medical organizations to take an interested, data-driven approach to measuring the patient experience (PX). In other words, you would expect their patient surveys to be […]

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Partnership News: DataRobot and CallMiner to Accelerate AI Capabilities

We are excited to announce that CallMiner has announced a partnership with DataRobot designed to accelerate AI capabilities within the contact and customer experience center.  DataRobot will tap into CallMiner’s extensive conversation analytics capabilities that drive better outcomes, such as improving agent effectiveness, increasing customer satisfaction, or even recommending the next best sales action to […]

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The Can’t-Miss Workshops, Exchanges and Activities for LISTEN 2019

If you’ve been ‘listening’ to our latest announcements, then you know that our annual industry-leading event, LISTEN 2019, will be taking place November 4 – 6 at Margaritaville in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Apart from bringing you the latest on our technologies, services, and best practices for achieving ‘velocity to vision’ with AI-fueled speech analytics, you’ll […]

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Under Redaction! Why Companies Can’t Seem To Get It Right When It Comes To Recorded Data

Another day, another enterprise giant being forced to admit that sensitive customer data may have been improperly monitored or used without consent. In this latest instance, it was a case of outside contractors listening to user recordings without their knowledge. Yet, this is far from a standalone event when it comes to the privacy of […]

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Customer Experience Analytics: 25 Expert Tips & Best Practices

Customer experience analytics describes a means to find and collect information about prospects and customers, and how that data is analyzed. Using customer experience (CX) analytics properly can yield a range of benefits, including: Highlighting problem areas within the sales and marketing procedures Finding ways to better serve customers (product updates, new features, etc.) Improve […]

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Don’t Miss Listen 2019 Award Nominations!

Got a superstar in your organization who has gone above and beyond with their use of CallMiner and our suite of products to achieve great results and improve outcomes? Then now is your chance to honor that rockstar who is creating great results and positive change for your organization by nominating them for the prestigious […]

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Call Center Software: How to Choose the Best Software (Tips & Best Practices)

There are a number of call center software solutions on the market, comprising more than half a dozen types of these tools. That’s not to mention the number of software tools that integrate with the various call center software solutions. With many potential combinations, picking the right call center tool software is no easy feat. […]

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What is a Customer Experience Map? How to Create an Effective Customer Experience Map

A customer experience map is made up of all of the touchpoints a customer could or does have with your organization as well as the interactions that take place at each touchpoint. Similar to customer journey maps, customer experience maps go one beyond simply mapping the touchpoints, also analyzing customer behavior and customer-brand interactions across […]

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