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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Asking the 5 'Whys'

Root Cause Analysis Asking the 5 Whys

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What's causing the recent influx of service tickets at your organization? Why are customers complaining about long wait times for a reply? Why are your customer service staff resigning regularly? Sometimes, persistent issues can be related to a product or service you offer. If you find yourself asking questions like this or fielding inquiries about faulty products with regularity, it might be time to conduct a root cause analysis. We'll dive deeper into what this process entails below, but it is important to determine problems beyond what they appear to be on the surface. 

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How to Reduce IT Help Desk Costs

Ways to Cut Help Desk Costs

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From fuel at the pumps to food at the grocery store, everything costs more these days. The reason? Inflation. According to data from the U.S. Labor Department and shared via the U.S. Inflation calculator, the country is experiencing an annual inflation rate of 8.3% for the 12 months leading up to April 2022. That is an astoundingly high number in comparison to previous years. In fact, it is the highest rate of inflation since 1982. The result? A trickle-down effect, meaning companies are incurring greater costs to bring in products, with these additional costs passed down to the consumer. 

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What Is Collaborative Email? Pros and Cons of Shared Inboxes, and Alternatives

Collaborative Email & Shared Inboxes

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When customer service or success teams are managing hundreds or thousands of customer queries every day, a collaborative inbox can be an advantage.

Instead of emails going to individual customer service agents and managers, everyone shares the same inbox. Working together collaborating to solve customer problems is a big advantage.

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6 Solutions to Challenging Customer Service Issues

6 Solutions to Challenging Customer Service Issues

Customer service, or customer support, is often seen as a cost center. Keeping your current customers happy costs money. But the cost of poor customer service impacts churn rates and reduces revenue. 

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Recommended Best Books for DevOps, SaaS, ITIL and Other Tech and Leadership Enthusiasts

Best Tech Books Recommendations

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One of the top ways to promote self-improvement is through reading books. Often written by experts or those with knowledge in a particular field, they can be great resources when looking for fresh perspectives on existing or emerging technologies and trends. So, whether you're at work, at your local cafe, or home after a long day, kick back and relax by adding these technology-related books to your 2022 reading list.

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How Your Customer Support Help Desk Feeds Your Knowledge Base

Build Knowledge Base from Help Desk Customer Support

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In a competitive business environment, it's more important than ever to keep customers happy. You need a proactive, customer-centric help desk and an in-depth and helpful knowledge base sitting alongside that.

Not only does this help customers when things go wrong, but it also makes it easier for them to use a product. Customers are happier when they can access everything they need without requiring assistance from a help desk.

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Striving for Excellence? These are the Customer Service Soft Skills You Need

Customer Service Soft Skills

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The most important pillar in building a successful business is providing excellent customer service. A customer service representative (CSR) is the face of a company and can make or break a deal in most cases. However, providing perfect customer service is difficult, and it is even more difficult to find an ideal candidate with customer service skills for your company. While the demand for a candidate with good customer service skills has increased, many company CEOs have pointed out that finding their ideal CSR is as difficult as searching for a needle in a haystack. 

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Call Center Best Practices and Innovation Ideas for the 2020s

Call Cdnter Best Practices and Innovations

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Whenever we think of a call center, what comes to our mind can be the image of a warehouse-sized room packed with desks and air conditioners where you can hear phones ringing continuously and agents working tirelessly answering the phone queries. However, such visuals are rare these days.

A contact center is an essential part of a company as it provides customer support and generates leads, and the latest call center innovation ideas have made them economical and scalable for companies. If you are planning to start one for your company, below is everything you need to know about the innovations and best practices for a call center which are essential for its effectiveness. But before exploring call center best practices and innovations, we first need to understand a few foundational ideas about call centers.

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Customer Service Loving Their Haters: How to Respond to Negative Reviews Plus Examples

Handling Negative Customer Reviews

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The major obsession of companies using social media in the past was to make every customer or visitor fall in love with their company or their products. Because of this, companies used to panic whenever they received any negative reviews on their social media pages and did not know how to respond to them. Some of these reviews were genuine, and some were fabricated by their competitors. It is easy to fake a review to malign a company's reputation, thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet. People these days conveniently post a negative review without hesitation, remorse, and without even thinking how much damage a casual negative review can do to a company's position if a company does not know how to respond to a negative review.

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Chatbot Uses and Statistics: How Does Your Customer Really Feel?

Chatbot Uses Statistics How Do Your Customers Really Feel

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Chatbots for business is a major requirement today, as they save time, money and are effective for a company. They are automated customer support services, used to carry out simple and repetitive tasks that help to address common customer questions. They have proved to boost productivity, improve customer retention and increase referrals for organizations. 

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