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How to Integrate AI into Your Customer Service Plan

Gone are the days when you would have to wait for hours on the phone to talk to a customer service representative or spend half an hour in line at your favorite fast food restaurant in order to wait for a new employee to learn how to correctly manage the cash register. Artificial intelligence solutions are dramatically and fundamentally changing the customer service industry, and companies that want to offer efficient services to their clients should consider implement AI technology and software into their customer service plan.

WorkFusion is a leader in the intelligent automation industry. They offer several digital operation services to a wide range of businesses and industries. For example, banking and financial services can manage cost and risk assessments of their customers through agile and efficient operations. Insurance companies can more efficiently manage claims and policy operations in order to stay ahead of the industry.

The main benefit that artificial intelligence technologies and software offer to companies is through the automation of repetitive services that used to be fulfilled by humans. Today, for example, customers of pizza restaurants can order their favorite pizza with nothing more than a push of their button (even an emoji works now) on their smartphone. You can also reserve a hotel room (or AirBnb room) for your next business trip or schedule as doctor’s appointment with automated solutions.

Efficiency, however, is only one benefit that comes with integrating AI into your customer service plan. Since so much business and shopping is done online today, AI software allows your company to improve your online customer service interactions through bots that interact with customers, recommend items, and track client interaction with your products. This software can even help to bolster brand reputation and thus generate greater revenue streams.

One thing that almost all consumers hate is waiting for customer service. AI technologies allow for real-time interaction with clients who have questions and don’t want to wait in line or be put on hold. Furthermore, a wide variety of self-service solutions (think the self-checkout lines at the supermarket) are another aspect of AI-integrated customer satisfaction plans.

While some customers and clients will always prefer face-to-face interaction with human agents, customer service AI software is continuing to advance in sophistication. Machine learning capabilities and natural language processing (NLP) are two technologies that will continue to transform how customer service is handled by computers and robots.

Machine learning allows computers and systems to learn from large amounts of data that they process (kind of like the spam folder in your inbox). This obviously will allow computers and AI software to follow patterns of client demands and preferences. Similarly, natural language processing abilities allows computers to understand and interact with both spoken and written languages (like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, etc.).

As these two revolutionary technologies continue to develop and emerge, companies from across the industry spectrum will find new and innovative ways to implement AI into their wider customer service plan. Not only will this help you keep your clients happy, but it will also reveal new business strategies to develop, innovate, and expand into new markets.

Aimee Lee Webber

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Reporter at CEOWORLD Magazine
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.
Aimee Lee Webber

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