At Interactions, we’ve been talking a lot recently about how the ability to deliver a superior customer care experiences is becoming an increasingly important factor in determining business success. And it’s clear that we aren’t the only ones noticing this shift.
Did you know that the majority of consumers contact companies on multiple channels just to resolve a single issue? This means that your customers are browsing, typing and calling just to get something done – which can make the customer care journey feel more like a hike.
Last month, I participated in the 2015 Intelligent Assistants Conference in New York, which focused on topics related to improving customer experience and self-service efficiency. During the conference, I took part in a panel that discussed the importance of balancing technology and human touch to provide a robust customer experience.
Picture this common scenario: It’s 2:00 PM and the patient who was supposed to be in your office at 1:45 p.m. still hasn’t shown up. Your staff has been working the phones trying to get someone to take the slot, but with no luck. So instead of working toward meeting your daily production goals, you’re sitting around hoping your next patient is more reliable.
Recently, the team from Interactions attended SpeechTEK 2015, the annual conference focusing on speech recognition, natural language understanding, and customer interaction technology, which we always walk away from with tremendous insight and excitement over the future of our industry.
We are happy to announce that we’ve been named a finalist in the Most Innovative Tech Company category in The 2015 American Business Awards and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program! The 2015 American Business Awards represents Interactions’ fourth Stevie® award in four consecutive years.
In 2004, futurist Erwin Van Lun, CEO and founder of Chatbot.org, predicted that all Fortune 1000 Business-2-Consumer companies would employ speaking artificial characters in 2015, in order to automate their conversations with consumers in an interactive spoken dialogue.