Introducing Answer Bot

Customer should have the chance to choose the easiest path to whatever their goal is. Usually this means solving their problem quickly and on their own. According to Zendesk, 76 percent of customers prefer to find an answer to their question alone, as opposed to speaking with a customer support agent. One way for this, is through AI chatbots. One such tool is the the Zendesk Guide Answer Bot! It’s a great tool for customers to find an answer to their question even faster. Answer Bot uses machine learning to respond to questions with content from your knowledge base. Answer...

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How to support your robot coworker

When does artificial intelligence stop being more of a tool and become more like a coworker? Machines can already drive, hold conversations and even give witty answers, like Apple’s Siri for example. A majority of mature organisations have invested, or plan to invest in artificial intelligence in the near future, so it’s a matter of time before robots become our work buddies. AI will help make workflows more reliable, giving people more time to focus on human-centric tasks, and put the organization on the forefront of innovation. In order to learn to work alongside robot co-workers, both sides are...

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Why chatbots won’t fully replace humans

These days AI is changing the customer experience in many ways. AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants can answer questions that could only be answered by a human in the past. Personalized customer experience can now be offered without adding more people and processes. This type of technology will play a huge role in customer interactions in the upcoming years, but this doesn’t mean that the human aspect will be eliminated. Humans will still be involved in up to half of customer interactions, but their role will lean heavily on utilising technology. Here is how customer support agents and intelligent...

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What is a chatbot?

An AI chatbot is a computer program than can have a conversation with a human by text or audibly. An effective chatbot can simulate how a person would behave during a conversation. They are best used in simple practical purposes like customer service and information request. One such chatbot is the Zendesk Guide Answer Bot. The Zendesk Guide Answer Bot is designed to give agents a helping hand to reduce their work and allow them to focus on more complicated work, which requires a human touch. The Answer Bot can, for example, resolve tickets by suggesting relevant articles to...

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Abilities and limitations of Chatbots

These days, chatbots are automating customer service around the world. Bots are on the customer service front lines more often than before. These bots vary from simple scripted bots answering FAQs to AI-backed bots programmed to make product recommendations. Even so, the humans engineering these bots and writing their scripts are the ones who hold the keys to customer service. Here are three things to help understand bot abilities and their limitations. Humanlike AI is a world away When AI first came out in the mid 1950s, the computer science community had high hopes for its evolution. AI was initially...

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How to make your help center stand out

It is well known that investing in self-service can help improve a company’s customer experience. According to Zendesk, tickets with links to knowledge articles have a 23% lower resolution time, 20% fewer reopens, and an average CSAT rating of 2%. Here are some shared tips to ensure your knowledge base content meets the need of your customer Start with the top five articles in your help center According to Zendesk, the top five articles of your help center account for about 40% of all daily views. To create an effective help center, you should start with answering the most...

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Zendesk pricing

Zendesk offers different pricing plans for its various modules. Plans are month-to-month or annual. Annually billed options are always little bit cheaper than monthly billed. With five different Zendesk Support plans and plenty of add-ons available, it’s easy to get what you need from Zendesk for a price you can afford. Pricing plans are so customizable that virtually any company can find one that fits their needs and budget. You just need to figure out which perks and modules you really need and which ones aren’t essential for your business. You also can start, stop or make changes to...

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Providing 24/7 customer support

Nowadays customers are becoming more and more demanding. Making business is also becoming increasingly international. It is not unusual that even a small company has customers all around the world. For example due to these factors it isn’t anymore enough to provide great customer service and support within business hours. What truly matters these days is your ability to offer 24/7 service and support to your customers. 24/7 support means a support service that is provided 24 hours a day and 7 days a week all year round. Businesses should ensure that they don’t allow geographical boundaries or time...

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How SEO can benefit your customer service

SEO, Search engine optimization,  isn’t it something your marketing department is always interested in? For long time that have been the case. New growing trend is to break walls between different departments. It has been noticed that collaboration between many kinds of teams is often very beneficial. Customer support team have a lot to give other teams and also the other way around. Example, customer support team can learn on marketing department how to advantage SEO better on customer servicing. People tend to prefer searching for solutions to their problems on Google or a company’s website first, before contacting...

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