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The Digital Strategy Sit Rep

The following is a guest blog written by Reagan Miller, Vice President of Chat Agent Services at [24]7. Learn more about [24]7 by visiting their website.

I was never an actual member of the armed forces, but my Father was a Lt. Colonel in the Army, so I was “sort of” in the Army too; let’s just say that by the age of 3, in knew what the words “attention” and “at ease” meant. Among the many colorful words and acronyms I needed to understand in order to survive, there was one in particular that proved to be highly valuable, it was “sit rep”. No, that’s not a description of an ab work out, it’s short for Situational Report. When my Dad asked for a sit rep, it meant I needed to state my objective, observe my surroundings, assess my location, determine my operational status, assess any threats, determine a recommended course of action, and communicate all of this as accurately and concisely as possible to my commander. This was particularly useful for a 3 year old when crossing the street.

But the idea of the sit rep is also useful for the savvy business person. In fact it’s something we do rather instinctively, although we sometimes do not deploy a disciplined approach to the task, and for my military Dad, that’s just not up to spec (specifications for you non-military types) and is likely to leave us with a “soup-sandwich”.

So how does all of this relate to my organization’s digital interaction strategy? Well, let’s take a moment and “sit rep” it. Before you start to conduct such an analysis, you’ll need a way to gauge your surroundings and look into the future, and for this purpose I’d like to propose a Digital Channels Maturity Framework.

Using this framework you can:

– understand the current consumer digital interactions landscape

– assess your current state relative to a defined maturity model

– gain insight into what the future holds for digital channels and how you can adapt, or perhaps lead among your competitors

– develop a forward looking capability roadmap

– build a business plan for future investment

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NEW WEBINAR: If it’s Broken, fix it. Mending Broken Customer Journeys Through Digital Transformation

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Thursday, March 19th at 12:00 PM CDT. 

Experiences are connected.
Conversations are continuous.
Context must be persistent.

In a world where 90% of interactions cross devices during a single journey, and 81% use three channels to engage with customer service, how do we ensure our customers are experiencing a seamless transaction? In this session, we will explore how to identify and mend broken customer journeys, often caused by automation, escalation, and channel crossing.

Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers, will give insight into their strategic vision for digital customer engagement. You will learn how partnering with customer engagement software and services provider, [24]7 Inc., allowed them to optimize their customer journey, improve customer loyalty, increase customer satisfaction, and gain a competitive advantage.

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– Next generation customer journeys
– Digital engagement solution technologies
– Virtual agents
– Intelligent chat
– Visual IVR
– Customer Effort
– Tracking Metrics & Analytics
– Deployment Models

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