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Employee Experience
Zendesk launches customer service and employee experience offering
"Zendesk is helping businesses embrace this new generation of conversational customer relationship management and turn customer service into growth.”
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Contact Centre
8x8 and Genesys partner with product integration for CX
Unified cloud communications platform Campell and Genesys have announced a product integration of 8x8 Work with Genesys Cloud CX. 
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Esker
Esker named Challenger in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Esker has been named a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications.
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eCommerce
Aussies vote on the toughest jobs in online shopping
Shoppers have revealed how much, or how little, they know about what goes into the online shopping process in a new survey by CouriersPlease. 
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Techday
Techday introduces new IT Reports section across all sites
Techday is once again striving to provide the best experience for our clients, and we are pleased to announce a new section dedicated to asset promotion.
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Contact Centre
8x8 release blends contact centre and unified comms solutions
"8x8 Agent Workspace makes it easier than ever for contact centre agents to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness."
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SaaS
Zebra Technologies launches Reflexis solutions in A/NZ
According to the company, this launch is a key milestone in Zebra’s vision to have every asset and worker on the edge visible, connected and fully optimised.
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Data analytics
How leveraging AI-driven analytics can increase customer satisfaction in the contact centre
Failing to provide competitive, high-quality customer service at every touchpoint can lead to low levels of customer satisfaction, which can have detrimental impacts on a business.
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Manufacturing
Midsized B2B manufacturers becoming customer-focused
SAP explains how midsized B2B manufacturers are becoming more customer focused.
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Artificial Intelligence
70% of Australian companies report increased turnover
A new study has found that 70% of Australian sales and marketing leaders report increased customer turnover, up from 52% in a survey conducted last year.
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Artificial Intelligence
VIS Global and Uniphore form strategic partnership
VIS Global announced today that it has entered into a multi-country strategic partnership with Conversational Automation company Uniphore.
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Manhattan Associates
Orders with multiple shipments causing customer dissatisfaction
76% of Australian shoppers indicate that they have experienced unusual delays in receiving goods they ordered online in the last three months.
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Qualtrics
Broken brand promises cost businesses customers in ANZ
New research by Qualtrics shows making sure the customer experience matches consumer expectations will be vital to retaining customers in 2022.
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Contact Centre
Access4 announces strategic global partnership with UJET
Access4 will now offer UJET's cloud contact centre solutions to assist in unifying and enhancing the customer experience.
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Pegasystems
Organisations fail to deliver on growing customer demands
"Over the last two years, customer expectations have skyrocketed to the point where exceptional service is now demanded as standard across every interaction.”
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Forrester
Forrester uncovers top upcoming payments innovations
"Now’s the time to step off that proverbial hamster wheel and assess the many technological innovations that will shape the next decade."
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SugarCRM
SugarCRM introduces playbook functionality thanks to AddOptify acquisition
“Sugar customers can now leverage proven playbook capabilities within the Sugar platform to streamline sales processes, improve marketing operations and optimise customer service execution."
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Customer service
Advantage: Why the gold standard of customer service matters
As a business, it is crucial to evolve and adapt IT operations to survive, innovate and compete - even more so during a global pandemic.
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Attain
Keeping automation human centric
No matter where businesses are in their digital transformation, sooner or later, implementing automation processes will become a daily activity. 
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Techday
Techday introduces brand new advertising concept for clients
In line with an extensive redesign of our sites, SuperLinks will allow clients to have full-scale access to a variety of advertising capabilities along with our unmatched customer service.
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Customer experience
Research finds more than half of APAC consumers think customer service is an afterthought
Zendesk's annual research has uncovered a gap between consumer expectations and company actions regarding customer service. 
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Artificial Intelligence
Verloop.io and Vonage partner to deliver conversational AI
AI company Verloop.io has announced a partnership with Vonage to enable Verloop.io customers to deploy their conversational AI applications into new channels by leveraging Vonage's communications APIs. 
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Digital Transformation
BHG shifts to new business model in 2022
BHG has announced transformation plans as it moves into the next phase of its three-year digitalisation journey.
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Microsoft
Soul Machines and Microsoft partner to enhance AI solutions
AI humanisation company Soul Machines has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft, utilising Azure technology and further creating growth opportunities in the service AI field.