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What's in a Health Score?

By Mary Cleary

If you’re reading this, you probably know that a customer health score is a composite data point assigned to individual customers to summarize relationship health. It should enable you to understand how your customer relationships are likely to evolve in the future and know which accounts need attention at any given time. It needs to consider and weigh a variety of factors, and it’s only as good as the signals that feed it. 

Topics: Customer Success Customer Experience
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Join Us at CCW's New Standards for Customer Contact Performance 5/25-5/27

By Mary Cleary

Topics: Customer Support Customer Experience Events
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7 Things You Need To Know About Sentiment Analysis

By Mary Cleary

Sentiment analysis has become quite the buzzword in the CX community, and with good reason. It’s never been more important to understand customer sentiment, and failing to do so brings unfortunate consequences.

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer AI
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Tackling the Three-Headed CX Monster

By Mary Cleary

The three-headed CX monster plagues CX leaders with three core problems — siloes, dark data, and the “too-hard” pile. According to Deloitte, customer feedback, both organic and unsolicited, is often spread across as many as 23 different channels, leading to a siloed view of your customer experience. Dark data is typically unstructured data that is impossible to understand without a significant data science effort or tons of manual analysis, which often happens late or never. Unfortunately, this is the common fate of 90% of your customer feedback.  Because of siloes and dark data, some of the most brilliant CX insights are cast aside onto the “too-hard” pile. If it’s too complicated for any stakeholder to understand the impact of customer feedback and to execute on it, it stays stranded on the “too-hard” pile. Most customer feedback has a short time window to make an impact on any given customer’s experience — allowing it to linger here translates to failure to act, and failing to act in a timely fashion opens the floodgates to unfortunate consequences, from churn to a tarnished reputation. 

Topics: Customer Experience
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The Customer Feedback Stack: Part III

By Mary Cleary

This is the final post in a three-part series about assembling your customer feedback stack so that you can take action faster and more effectively than ever before. In case you missed it, catch up on part I here and part II here

Topics: Customer Success Customer Support Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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The Customer Feedback Stack: Part II

By Mary Cleary

This post is the second in a three-part series about assembling your customer feedback stack so that you can take action faster and more effectively than ever before. In case you missed it, catch up on the first post here.

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer NLP
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The Customer Feedback Stack: Part I

By Mary Cleary

This post is the first in a three-part series about assembling your customer feedback stack so that you can take action faster and more effectively than ever before. 

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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Five Steps To Get Started With Customer Experience Ops

By Mary Cleary

Too often, when organizations think about getting started with a traditional CX program, things generally go one of two ways: 

Topics: Customer Support Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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Why Support Interactions Aren't Created Equal

By Mary Cleary

Topics: Customer Support Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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20 Reasons to Prioritize Customer Experience Ops

By Mary Cleary

You’d be hard pressed to find an executive at any company billing itself as customer-centric who will say that listening to customer feedback isn’t important. So it’s quite possible that a customer experience program has been on your mind for some time, but it’s also quite possible that your version still exists as a quarterly survey program, or maybe as an aspirational bullet point in an internal strategy deck. Unfortunately, CX initiatives have long been easy to cast aside in favor of priorities perceived as lower effort and higher impact. But CX programs have come a long way — it’s never been more important to have a sound strategy in place, nor has it ever been more achievable to drive and measure positive outcomes for your customers and your organization. Best-in-class CX organizations are trading old-school CX programs for CX Ops, a new-action-oriented approach that unifies customer feedback and measures every interaction from every channel to help CX teams turn insight into action. 

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer