Advantage Communications has used its world-class AI-powered speech analytics technology, and live call guidance software for agents, to dramatically improve customer service results for a national distributor of home devices and appliances - herein named ‘The Client’.
The Client, which is a world leader in the production of vacuum and kitchen appliances, partnered with Advantage Communications (ACI) in September 2020 with a focus on using ACI’s unique and innovative data analytics and speech analytics technologies to dramatically improve its customer service offering.
To achieve this, ACI built a customer service plan that focused on decreasing average handle time (AHT) and improving customer satisfaction rating scores.
This customer service program centered around two primary technologies:
These technologies have given The Client unique data-driven insights into how their customer service agents are performing and visibility into the topics associated with its most common customer service queries.
The software uses contact center artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to record and analyze 100 percent of customer interactions across all of The Client’s customer service channels - including voice, website and social.
Through the use of speech analytics technology, ACI was able to pinpoint a wide range of actionable insights that helped The Client not only make customer service improvements, but also product improvements. These insights included:
For example, the AI-powered speech analytics software was used to pick up when a customer would mention specific product names. ACI then took the time associated with these calls to get unique insights into AHT on a product-by-product level.
This data was used by ACI to make enhancements that lead to improved customer service results and a seamless customer experience, as well as by The Client to make product improvements to reduce customer queries in the first place.
Improving the customer experience also came down to gaining insightful data into the performance of customer service agents. That’s why ACI introduced the ‘Agent Empowerment Index’ to uncover agent performance, based on four important KPIs:
By identifying language associated with each of those categories, the speech analytics software ran in the background of all customer-agent interactions, using AI and machine learning to uncover insights such as the satisfaction level of the call, AHT, what the reason for the call was and much more.
Speech analytics used innovative AI technology to understand words said by the customer, giving each call a satisfaction ranking.
Using the data gained from the Agent Empowerment Index and the innovative speech analytics software, ACI was then able to introduce a world-class coaching and agent management program to enhance customer service performance.
Speech analytics was combined with ACI’s innovative live call guidance technology to vastly improve agent performance through training, in-the-moment agent prompts and the swift communication of script and strategy changes to front line agents.
Through this data-driven approach to customer service, ACI was able to dramatically improve The Client’s customer satisfaction levels and build a seamless customer experience across all interactions.