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Access4 elevates customer experience with latest release
Fri, 8th Apr 2022
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Access4 has strengthened its SASBOSS provisioning and management platform with the latest iCall Suite call analytics powered by Tollring.

Access4's SASBOSS platform is designed to eliminate the operational and strategic costs of implementing carrier grade unified communications, giving MSPs access to best of breed software providers, such as Tollring.

The company states its partners can now offer businesses the ability to measure and analyse call performance from across an entire enterprise, multiple teams and individuals.

Access4 managing director Tim Jackson says, “Customer experience analytics are a major opportunity for MSPs as businesses prioritise customer experience at the forefront of their organisations.

"Businesses are looking for embedded analytics like iCall Suite that are more digestible and don't require them to learn new skills or invest additional time.

"The ability to gather, monitor and act on insights from customer interactions is a great addition to our portfolio and will help our partners and their customers drive better decision-making, business productivity and success.

A recent report from Zendesk shows that customer experience is becoming a priority both for businesses and their customers. More than half of customers believe that customer experience is more important to them now compared to a year ago (pre-pandemic).

Additionally, more than 50% of customers will switch to a competitor after one bad experience, with more than 80% switching to a competitor after more than one bad experience.

With iCall Suite call reporting, MSPs can give their customers insights into every call, better understand customer experience, identify issues, and boost team performance.

Businesses can identify if calls are handled within specified service levels using live wallboards, dashboards and reporting. Users can then understand if calls are answered on time, or not answered, how long callers are willing to wait, assess if staff spend the right amount of time on each call and if they respond to customers appropriately across the business, the company states.

Ratings are available on the overall call journey experience including multiple call journeys over a selected period of time together with daily trends and sentiment analysis. In addition, managers can also measure and compare the effectiveness of call groups and queues, then structure teams to ensure the right people are available when needed to deliver a resolution on first contact.

New supervisor and agent consoles are optimised for customer facing teams and empower supervisors to make real time data-driven decisions and drive the highest performance from agents.

Call journey analysis can be further enhanced via integrations with CRM platforms such as Salesforce, Hubspot, Zoho, Zendesk, Workbooks, Nimble, FreshSales, Agile or MS Dynamics 365.

Tollring CEO Tony Martino comments, “In our new hybrid working world, there is a greater need to gain a more rounded view of customer experience. The shorter and more efficient a customer's call journey, the better their experience and good experiences lead to greater loyalty and retention.

"Businesses need complete flexibility and control to ensure call analytics reflect their unique operation and enable them to monitor every call journey in line with their customer service level requirements.

"Throughout our partnership with Access4 it's been clear that they really understand customer experience, as we are delighted to assist them in making best practice CX a reality for businesses across Australia and New Zealand.