Using analytics and automation to improve customer experience

Mar 28, 2023

3 minutes, 15 seconds

To remain competitive and customer-focused in the current business environment, your advantage can come from being agile and efficient. Automation offers the tools to align operations with these objectives, but to make it work efficiently, it relies heavily on data-driven insights. With the exponential growth of data, analytics provides a way to contextualize data and truly unlock the potential of automation.

By combining analytics with automation, businesses can gain a wealth of information to improve operations and customer experience (CX).

Automated fraud alerts

The ever-present threat of fraudulent activity in various industries, particularly in financial services, poses a challenge to businesses and their customers. To mitigate these risks, businesses have turned to analytics-driven automation, particularly using automated fraud alerts.

Automated fraud alerts are generated quickly and accurately through advanced analytics technologies, allowing for real-time detection of suspicious activity. These alerts can be communicated to customers via email, SMS, or push notification, enabling them to respond rapidly and prevent further fraud.

Leveraging analytics for customized retail experiences

Delivering a personalized experience to customers is crucial for building trust and loyalty. By leveraging analytics, businesses can gain insights into customers’ preferences, interests, and behavior patterns, allowing them to create customized promotions, recommendations, and content. These insights are essential in defining automation strategies and customer interactions. Analytics save time for conducting surveys or trial-and-error approaches by giving real insights. When used appropriately, analytics align personalization with client needs, save resources, and drive sales.

Enhancing customer satisfaction across multiple touchpoints

Customers expect seamless communication across multiple channels like phone, email, chat, and social media. To provide a consistent CX, businesses need to establish omnichannel communications, which should be based on analytics. Analytics can show what customers want and why they interact with a website or purchase a product. Traditional analytics tools provide only a snapshot of a single metric, whereas omnichannel analytics provides a 360-degree view of customers.

This is immensely powerful as a means of getting insights from customers because 80% of customers use both online and offline channels to shop for products and make purchases. Analytics help businesses understand the impact of each channel on customer behavior and conversion, which helps guide communication strategies and product development decisions. 

Improving efficiency and satisfaction for retail customers 

Consumers demand quick and easy access to information. Businesses need to provide self-service tools to meet this expectation. Analytics can help identify the most common customer inquiries, track customer satisfaction, and provide insights into customer behavior. By automating self-service tools, businesses can reduce the workload on their customer service teams, improve customer satisfaction, and save costs.

Improving the overall CX 

Incorporating customer data touchpoints and analytics into your automation strategies helps to improve the overall CX and create differentiation. CX analytics require data collection and analysis for the benefit of both customers and businesses. When well executed, this will inspire hyper-personalized experiences for each customer and higher satisfaction levels.

Analytics can help businesses choose better CX tools, identify popular and unpopular features, and streamline customer acquisition costs. You may also identify critical moments in the customer journey and create meaningful experiences to communicate effectively with consumers. This requires everyone from the marketing, analytics, UX/UI, and IT teams to work together and utilize data analytics tools to their fullest potential.

While customer acquisition costs have grown 25% per year over the last two decades, proper CX management can increase customer lifetime value and free up resources to invest in customer acquisition, leading to growth and greater market share. By investing in delighting customers and creating frictionless, helpful experiences, companies can pull away from the competition with a lasting market advantage.

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IntelePeer delivers SmartAnalytics via our Communications Automation Platform (CAP). With IntelePeer’s expertise, businesses can exceed customer expectations and stay ahead of the curve. Connect with us today to explore how our solutions can benefit your business.

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