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Is it a good thing if customers need support or is this a problem? The need for support is inevitable and communicating with your customers is always a good thing. What distinguishes support as good or bad is based on how you respond and what you learn from each customer interaction.
Technical Support Excellence is the achievement of the maximum positive impact on profitability and reputation of the company, product or brand being supported through the efficient and effective delivery of support. Consider the following 10 practices in your pursuit of technical support excellence.
When customers buy or subscribe to your product, they have expectations about how the product will help them with their business. This article examines the customer view of what customers need to be successful.
The way we interact with customers directly affects the way they perceive us. When we are responsive, attentive, willing, and able to provide the information or assistance they need, we increase the likelihood of providing a positive experience. When we are difficult to do business with, unable or unwilling to satisfy customers’ needs, indifferent, inept, or rude, chances are the customer will have a bad experience. A satisfying customer experience is critical if we want to positively influence the way customers behave.
The ability for a service organization to maintain an acceptable level of customer satisfaction and deliver a reasonable customer experience begins with a company’s understanding of what its customers need, want, and expect. When customer expectations are not well known or more importantly not managed – the instances of dissatisfaction will rise.
This article describes the factors that affect customer satisfaction and experience levels.
There are a plethora of industry awards and recognition opportunities to provide a means to get recognized for your service initiatives. Is it worth your effort to pursue industry recognition though these awards – here are some of the pros and cons.
Why aren’t you renewing more of your service contracts. The most common reasons for non-renewal are: Lack of perceived value; a customer stops using your product; a product reaches maturity; or poor service quality. Non-renewal is also caused by poor renewal practices. This article introduces the top reasons for non-renewal and offers practical advice for how to improve renewal rates.
Customers indicate that nearly a third of support requests are due to product defects, yet vendors classify only a small percent of cases as bugs. Customer perception is a reality you need to understand and manage.