Today’s customers are more demanding than ever and they want to engage with a brand how and when on their own terms. This means that for businesses to succeed they need to step up their digital engagement strategies.
COVID threw the world for a loop. Thousands of folks have been forced into remote work. It can be hard and not everybody is built for it. But if you’ve been forced into remote work, how can you get the most out of it?
This is normally the time of year that the halls at Five9 are packed with our summer interns. And while a lot of other companies have done away with the summer intern program all together, here at Five9, we couldn’t possibly just not have our summer interns.
Walt Rossi, Five9VP of Business Development, knows that it’s easy to say you’re in a working agreement with another company, but to combine your products into a solution that actually works for the customer is a whole other ballgame.
Are you still working from home? Before COVID-19 swept across the United States, less than 20% of contact center agents were being supported by a cloud-based solution. Those 20% had an easy time making the switch to a WFH model.
The gig economy is really intriguing to me. Being able to turn work on and off at my leisure. Working when I feel the most creative or productive. One positive thing about the pandemic is that it’s accelerated telecommunication solutions - making it possible for many people to work when they weren’t able to before.
I don’t know what I’d do if my company wasn’t based in the cloud. I’m not even sure if I’d still have a job. I can tell you now that the cloud has quite literally saved companies from going under during this pandemic.
It’s a little creepy when I consider how much information different companies have on me. But, when an agent from one of those companies uses the provided info to craft a unique experience for me… I have to admit it’s kind of nice.
Back in December, Zoom had 10 million active users. In March, when they launched their Master Agent program? They had 300 million. In 3 months, they ended up with 30 times as many users as they had before Christmas.
Imagine playing in a basketball game with no scoreboard, no clock. Maybe you’d work really hard at first to beat the other team, but there’s no way of knowing how your hard work is paying off. You know you’ve made some baskets… but how many? How much time is left? Are you even winning? Are your plays working?
Customer service has come a long way. It used to be that if a customer needed help, they had to either make a phone call, or come into your physical building. Customers are leery of coming into contact with anybody if they don’t have to.
Are you working on initiatives to make sure that you’re accessible and easy to do business with? Jake Butterbaugh says if you meet these three needs, you’ll be well on your way to delivering great customer service.
There’s been a resurgence in the focus on CX in recent years. A lot of businesses contribute it to millennials. But, in reality, good CX transcends generations. Turns out, everybody wants a better customer journey.
Once upon a time, people worried that ATMs would eliminate the need for human tellers. Well, there are still like 300,000 bank tellers today. So, why do people worry that AIs are going to eliminate call centers?
Everyone’s got that buzz-term that they’re sick of. That they’d be fine if they never heard again. On a recent episode of the That’s Genius! podcast, Brian Atkinson talked about his role in the EMEA marketplace, partner ecosystems, and shared his least favorite buzz term. What was it?
With our modern on-demand mentality, it’s sometimes difficult for travel websites or apps to give us exactly what we want. As travel service providers, we want to customize the user’s experience as much as possible, but also keep the cost down.
Latin American countries tend to be 4 or 5 years behind developed regions in adopting new technology. Nonetheless, there is a growing interest in improving customer experience through cloud services. Raphael Spinelli, CEO of Optimi Solutions, fills us in on the current landscape of cloud tech in Latin American countries.
“What was true six months ago, is no longer true today.” Isn’t that the truth. Modern marketers can no longer depend on specializing in one discipline. You have to understand every touchpoint in the customer’s journey to be really successful.
What’s your most standout “customer experience” experience? Maybe you think of a fantastic interaction you had with a company. One where they went above and beyond. But more than likely, you think of a time when you were drug over the coals. Given the runaround.
Deep in the trenches of getting their degrees, and ready to prove themselves, today’s interns run the gamut when it comes to backgrounds and roles. While I can’t speak to what intern life is like at Dunder Mifflin, or any other company, our most recent episode of the That’s Genius! podcast features 3 of our summer interns.
Rowan Trollope, our CEO at Five9, and Jonathan Rosenberg, CTO and Head of AI, came on this week’s episode of That’s Genius!, and here’s what they said: Think about how you can strategically place AI to be helpful instead of just inaccurate.
On today’s episode of That’s Genius! podcast, Michael Rose continues his interview with Five9 CEO, Rowan Trollope, as they discuss what the future holds for the contact center in an increasingly automated world.