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Solving Customer Service Issues Efficiently

There are many steps you must take in customer service when solving an issue. You need to be efficient and precise. Here are just a few steps to take when solving a customer service issue efficiently.

Posted by Erik Lopez on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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10 Buying Tips for Issue Tracking Software

Your issue tracking software is the primary platform through which your customers will interface with your organization, and it is important that you choose a robust and professional issue tracking solution. Strong issue tracking software can help your customers have a more positive experience interacting with your organization, and will help your company or service team better incorporate customer feedback for product, service and process improvements. Here are several factors to consider when buying issue tracking software:

Posted by Erik Lopez on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 01:50 AM
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Must-Have Incident Management Features

A successful B2B customer support system relies heavily on the management of tickets and the efficiency of your support agents to use that same system to resolve customer issues. Your support agents could lose track of their daily tasks if they experience higher than usual workloads, if the current ticket management system does a poor job of organizing the tickets, or if communication gets lost between the ticket management system and email communication.

Posted by Erik Lopez on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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Three Styles of Phone-Based Support

A call center requires a certain level of preparation and organization in order to function effectively and get your customers into the hands of the right experts. Here are three popular methods for phone-based support as suggested by Kristin Robertson in her book, Spectacular Support Centers.

Posted by Hallie Dunn on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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Team Preparation – Training and Equipping the WorkForce

The best way to improve upon your customer service skills and performance is to plan properly, and keep that plan changing as the market and consumers demand. This sort of informed, active policy is the only way to ensure that you’re meeting the needs of the customers on a day-to-day basis. Staying informed requires a lot of attention to detail and open-mindedness, along with one key factor of business: utilizing your reporting and analytics capabilities properly.

Posted by Hallie Dunn on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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Customer Service: What’s the Point?

Traditionally speaking, customer service has been used to resolve customer concerns that come up after the initial interaction of purchasing a company’s product has already taken place. It was used as a backdrop, which was not always necessary and had no real impact on the front end of business such as sales numbers or the longevity of the company.

Posted by Hallie Dunn on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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