Sound Communication: The Holdcom Blog

Holiday Call Center- 5 Best Practices

Holidays are the busiest time of the year. Not only for personal reasons, but many industries see increased traffic and sales due to "the most wonderful time of the year."  Most businesses cannot afford to lose sales during the holidays, making every interaction vital to a companies' success. In...

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Message on Hold & IVR: Small Business Phone System Fix

Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, knowledge, and effort, there is no simple answer to a problem. Take matching a phone system to a business’s needs. There is no simple answer, because first you need to ask important questions. What features do you need?  How many lines do you have? Have...

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IVR: 4 Uses in Healthcare

August 16, 2016 Sioban Schmeding healthcare, IVR

The Healthcare industry has changed drastically within the last decade. There are constantly new regulations created to provide safety and security to all patients.  With these changes, a new set of needs for the industry such as: accurately collecting information, providing support, and staying...

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Voice Assistant Technology and it's Part in Customer Service

Once relegated to the realms of sci-fi and seemingly far-fetched movie plots, voice assistant technology is now a huge part of the customer service experience. It works inconjunction with your Interactive Voice Response, known as IVR, to increase efficiency in your company's communication,...

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IVR Monitoring Improving the Healthcare Experience

In a recent article written by Mary Thomson and published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences,  she discusses how using an automated IVR system to monitor patients within a healthcare facility can identify patients at risk for prehospitalization. According to the article patients typically do not...

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Why Custom Audio is Important to Your Phone System

So you want to know why custom audio is important to your phone system? Your phone system is the first impression many customers receive.  It's the "front door" to your business and it needs a professional image. It's one of the easiest ways to improve customer experience. In addition to ...

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Live Agents Or Automated Attendant?

The term 'Live Agents' has replaced the traditional "receptionist".  Not too long ago most businesses answered calls live during "normal" business hours. So much has changed in how we work and live and communicate, I’m not sure what is considered normal.  Today customers expect 24/7, 365 support...

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5 Ways Auto Attendant Can Increase Efficiency in Your Business

Every business owner knows the importance of accurate and timely communications to keep the company running smoothly. A missed call or message can mean a significant loss of revenue and possibly a lost client. The auto attendant on your phone system can help to solve this issue. The obvious...

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3 Reasons IVRs Can Make or Break Your Brand

IVR systems. We've all used it and we've all had experiences where we were trapped in a routing loop unable to reach a human being and stuck yelling at a "robot" we can barely understand. 

When was the last time you've had an experience like that? How did it make you feel about the brand who...

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Voice Assistant Technology & Customer Experience

As technology changes, the customer experience and human interaction changes as well. We have become reliant on the use of cellphones and the convenience of information at our fingertips. Technology advancements have caused such disorders as Nomophobia or the fear of being out of mobile phone...

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