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Look for the Helpers: Technology's Role in Keeping Us Connected in Times of Crisis

In this moment of crisis, when the majority of the population is self-isolating at home, technology is an even more vital tool for streamlining crisis communications between companies, their teams and their customers. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, IDG's 2019 Digital Business reported 91% of...


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How A Customer Service Chatbot Could Really Help Your Business Right Now

Increasingly, brands are looking for innovative ways to meet rising customer expectations and remain relevant in a digital-first world. One such tactic is to use chatbots and automation to streamline manual and time-consuming processes and to improve the customer experience. Customer service...


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Coronavirus and Contact Centers: Practical Solutions for Business Continuity

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, increases across the United States and around the world, businesses are expressing valid concern around how their staff, customers, and day-to-day captive centers and BPO operations will be affected. To maintain employee safety as...


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The Weatherman Effect: Using Data to Improve the Customer Experience

Data is key to understanding customers and predicting behavior, intent and outcomes. But can customer experience analysts replicate the modern success of meteorology? Tornadoes, or as we call them here, twisters, are a common sight in Texas. 100 years ago, when we wanted to find out if a...


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KPIs for Digital Customer Support: New and Improved Ways to Measure Success

Digital customer support is new and exciting – bringing a world of possibilities for boosting customer loyalty and lifetime value (LTV). But how do you measure results? Key performance indicators (KPIs) can help prove your success in digital customer support and can also help you continuously...


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Fully Automated Customer Service: The Myth and the Reality

37 percent of customers say they would prefer to get immediate assistance from a chatbot over waiting just three minutes for a human. We’re all becoming used to interacting with automation. In fact, we often prefer it. From Siri to Alexa to automatic bill payment, automation has become an...


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How a Difference in Approach to AI + Bots Impacts Business Outcomes

By Allison O'Holleran, Product Marketing Manager at Helpshift Many AI + Chatbot providers in recent years have convinced brands that deploying their technologies will result in an improved customer experience while reducing operational inefficiencies and associated costs. Yet many of those...


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3 Reasons Intelligent Automation Is the Future of Digital Finance

Where a finance and accounting (F&A) department sits in terms of digital maturity often reflects where an organization sits as a whole. As Sutherland’s SVP of Business Process Automation, Timothy Leger, previously explained , that’s because the modern-day Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is...


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Demystifying Customer Service Channels: How to Choose the Best Ones for Your Business

The word channels once meant something very simple. When I was a kid, it literally referred to the four television channels in existence: ABC, CBS, NBC and, of course, PBS — home of Mister Rogers and Sesame Street. Today, in the business world at least, the word channels has a...


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3 Awesome Benefits of the Amazon Connect + Helpshift Integration

We’ve got big news today at Helpshift! We just launched a new integration between Amazon Connect and our own digital customer support platform that you all know and love. We’re pretty excited about it, and we want you to be too, so we’ve put together a brief explainer to show you everything...