Explore ways to build a better customer experience with conversational AI

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Common questions when
automating and scaling
customer support

Virtual agents are changing the customer experience. As advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies enable virtual agents to perform transactions that were once only addressable by a team of live customer service agents, financial services, healthcare and other industries are realizing the dramatic impact virtual agents can have on contact center operations and customer interactions…. Read more
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Put me in, coach!

The escalating use of digital channels, coupled with consumer behavior shift resulting from the pandemic, have put new stressors on contact center agents and challenged them to provide a positive customer experience. With contact center turnover already between 30–45%,1 it’s no wonder that 75% of agents say managing case volume has become more challenging during… Read more
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Putting the quality back
into contact center QA

Quality assurance (QA) isn’t new, but it is integral to ensuring the performance and compliance of contact center agents. Unfortunately, QA tools and processes haven’t changed much since the introduction of contact centers, even as the role they play in servicing customers has increased and the customer experience has become a key driver to growth… Read more
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Don’t settle for average
when it comes to
average handle time

Average handle time (AHT), or the average length of time a contact center agent spends on a call from start to finish, has been the standard bearer of customer service metrics. After all, it stands to reason that the shorter the length of time an agent spends on a call with a customer, the better…. Read more
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Identifying opportunity at the speed of sound

By the time AT&T formed its Opportunity Discovery Department (ODD) inside of Bell Labs in 1995 to assess the impact of market trends, chat technology was already hitting the mainstream. ODD informed senior AT&T executives the company was missing out. Newcomer AOL had taken only two years to reach 50MM users. By comparison, it had… Read more
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The long-distance call turns 101 years old

In 1915, it took five operators and 23 minutes to connect the first transcontinental call between New York and San Francisco. Today, more than a century later, phone calls are more reliable and less expensive, but no more dynamic than they were in 1915. The dial tone is still dumb—and what used to pass for… Read more
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Close clinical trial DEI
gaps and improve patient
engagement via virtual agents

Stakeholders across the clinical trial ecosystem have committed to addressing healthcare disparities and working together to increase diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts for clinical trials. In 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued finalized guidance to enhance the diversity of clinical trial populations. Other industry organizations are also putting forth programs and… Read More
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Proactively engage patients
with automation that improves
the clinical trial experience

Patient recruitment is both critical to ensure qualified enrollment in clinical trials and a huge investment for companies. Fully one-quarter of the cost of a clinical trial is assigned to patient recruitment. With so much invested in recruitment, patient retention is critical to managing costs and obtaining the data needed for regulatory submission. The failure… Read More
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DEI in clinical trials

Health equity demands that clinical trial participants include a wide range of patients from diverse communities. This not only helps to reduce biases, it also contributes to more innovative science. Because people often experience disease differently, clinical trial enrollment needs to reflect diversity in race, ethnicity, sex and, often, age, in order to ensure that… Read More
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Clinical trial patient retention

While patient recruitment receives a lot of attention due to the significant investment required to ensure enrollment, patient retention in clinical trials is essential for both economic and scientific reasons. With patient recruitment accounting for nearly 25% of overall trial costs, retention becomes critical to managing costs and obtaining the data needed for regulatory submission…. Read More
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Enrolling clinical trial patients

Clinical trials are vital to supporting the development pipeline for drugs, biologics and medical devices. They also make up a significant portion of research and development costs—in the US alone, clinical trials account for nearly 40% of pharmaceutical research budgets. Patient recruitment accounts for nearly 25% of overall trial costs. Engaging patients throughout the enrollment… Read More
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Screening clinical trial patients for eligibility

While individual clinical research trials are unique in pursuit of better ways to treat, diagnose, prevent or screen for disease, they all share a common challenge—pre-screening and screening potential trial participants for enrollment. Most often a manual process, screening participants for eligibility in a trial has typically included answering a set of questions via a… Read More
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Proactively engage clinical
trial participants to
reduce enrollment attrition

With patient recruitment costs accounting for nearly 25% of all clinical trial costs, engaging patients throughout the enrollment process is critical to managing the costs of trials. The expectations of trial participants are often not understood upfront, however; as patients move from pre-screening to screening and physical screening and beyond, demands on patient time and… Read More
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Automated patient screening
improves clinical trial
efficiency and helps speed
time to enrollment

Clinical trials account for nearly 40% of the US pharma research budget. Just under half of that budget is the costs associated with patient recruitment. The pre-screening and screening process greatly impacts participant recruitment, and that directly affects the cost of a trial. According to one study, it costs $6,533 on average to recruit one… Read More
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KYC and AML checks:
Alleviate the need for in-person
trained staff and improve
regulatory compliance

Globally, banking regulators are initiating or strengthening compliance requirements to shore up weaknesses in customer due diligence and to identify risks associated with money laundering and terrorism. The cost of compliance for banks is twofold: first, the cost of implementing systems to ensure that know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) processes are in… Read More
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Accelerate service for
policyholders and alleviate
the need for in-person
trained staff

Recent research shows that consumers’ insurance priorities evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to consumers growing increasingly concerned about their financial security, their expectations of insurance packages changed as they sought out new types of products and offerings. The days of one-size-fits-all policies are gone; in its place is interest in policies that are… Read More
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Accelerate the customer
credit card application
process and improve the
customer experience

For credit card issuers, time is money. Lengthy, time-consuming application processes can discourage consumers from successfully completing applications, and that has a direct impact on the bottom line by driving up acquisition costs—which already average $200 per customer. The competition for credit card customers is intense, and issuers are investing more than ever to acquire… Read more
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There’s no time to waste when
it comes to customer care

Waiting on hold to speak with a service agent just doesn’t cut it these days. Speed and convenience matter to customers more than ever. And by “speed,” we’re talking five minutes max for a reply online, or for an agent to pick up a call and initiate the response. That’s certainly the view taken in… Read more