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May 12 2018 Aspect Ace 2017 – Faster Forward

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After attending the Aspect ACE event and speaking to hundreds of the attendees, I thought I would share my perspective on the event. In full disclosure, MicroAutomation has a product – OmniEngage – that Aspect cloud and premise customers using Aspect CXP leverage to power customer engagement across any channel. That said, we maintain a vendor agnostic approach to […]

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Oct 14 2017 Increase Customer Engagement With Automated Reminders

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The past several years have brought many developments in client contact automation. One that stands out is the appointment reminder. I get a phone call, email, and/or text that is reminding me of my upcoming appointment. This is great, since I have often scheduled these weeks or months in advance. Sometimes I’m given the simple […]

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Sep 17 2017 Why You (And Your Agents) Need Natural Language IVR

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Traditional interactive voice response (IVR) systems have many flaws. First, callers are restricted to selecting from the choices the system gives them, which are necessarily limited. In order to interact with a traditional IVR system, customers must work through a series of menus, which many of them find frustrating. In fact, many callers fail to find the […]

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Aug 25 2017 If You’re Using Traditional IVR, You’re Driving Your Customers Crazy

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Think about the last time you had to make a call to customer service. “Please listen carefully, as our options have recently changed,” the voice tells you. You make your initial selection, thinking you’ll be taken where you need to go – but wait, you pick another option. Then another. And another. It’s an all […]

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May 25 2017 ACE 2016: Customer Service Texting Is Getting Real

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I spent last week in Las Vegas at Aspect’s annual ACE conference. Of course, today I’ll only be discussing the conference here. Because, as we all know, everything else “stays in Vegas.” But I will say I got enough time to place third in a poker tournament. I digress. Customer service via messaging applications was a central theme […]

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