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Busy Santa Looks to Live Chat and Chatbots for Better Customer Service

With Black Friday arriving a month ahead of Christmas, and with retail industry analysts saying that UK consumers are expected to spend £2.5bn online, Santa Claus is looking closely at the trends and planning ahead to ensure that he can meet customer demand during the December festive season. Black Friday is in effect an American import, and it marks the end of the Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States, while acting as a huge retail sales opportunity for retailers. By Graham Jarvis, Bu...

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Robotic Process Automation: The most common pitfalls of which to be aware

Imagine this. You come up with an exciting, new and innovative idea for your business and you’re excited to see it come to life. But, when you actually get the ball rolling, the process is longer than anticipated. This means more time is wasted and the team can often become demotivated. There’s nothing worse than timelines taking longer than anticipated. By Joanne Taylor, Director of Digital Innovation at Software AG.

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How to Ensure Your Chatbot Will Make and Not Break Your CX

With voice technology becoming more and more mainstream, an increasing number of businesses are turning to chatbots to streamline their customer services and decrease costs. While chatbots as customer service agents are gaining ground, businesses still need to overcome a series of challenges when deploying this technology, mainly due to the way that chatbots have been designed to operate up to now. By Progress.

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Is your automated technology a threat to customer relationships?

We’ve all been there: trying to call our bank, GP, or utility provider, and having to press an infinite number of keys to get through to an automated voice that will make us wait on the line while letting us know that we’re number 20 in the queue. Companies claim that automating communication with the customer is making their journey much more efficient and streamlined. But is that really the case or are companies just putting a barrier between them and their customers? By Neil Hammerton, CEO,...

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