CustomerCountSM CEP PACE Member Award Nominations Open February 1, 2016

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CustomerCountSM CEP PACE Member Award Nominations Open February 1, 2016

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

To Nominate now http://pace.cccepaward.com

INDIANAPOLIS, IN January 20, 2016 – CustomerCount℠ has announced it will sponsor and present an award recognizing outstanding members of the customer engagement profession.

This award recognizes an outstanding Customer Engagement Professional (CEP) and the Professional Association of Customer Engagement (PACE) Member company for the individual’s performance during the 2015 calendar year. Two trophies will be presented.  One for the company and one for the individual CEP.

Nominations should focus on the performance of team members who have contributed to the success of the company in an exceptional manner. Areas of contribution can be multi-channel including phone, email, and click to chat, and/or any customer contact. This includes all customer engagement professionals. (Examples: supervisors, CSRs, TSRs, team leaders or any customer-facing professional) and is particularly geared toward frontline staff members.

According to Robert Kobek, President of CustomerCount, the nomination process will include completing an online nomination survey to compile the nominee’s qualifications and qualities.  “Our online feedback system measures and reports customer feedback through branded, customized online surveys, and this system can be utilized in numerous ways–including an efficient method in determining a winner for this new award.”

Included in the survey format for entry, nominators must also provide detailed insight regarding the team member’s performance and contribution showing how the nominee’s efforts and achievements have impacted the team, company, and/or community.

“We know Customer Engagement is a part of the corporate culture and requires the skill and talent that many strive for, and few master.  At CustomerCount we want to honor an individual who has shown exceptional performance in an area which frequently goes unrecognized,” said Kobek.

Nomination forms will be available on February 1, 2016 and be accessed by visiting http://pace.cccepaward.com. All nominations must be received by close of business, EST, Friday, March 18, 2016. The CustomerCount CEP PACE Member Award will be presented at the 2016 PACE Convention and Expo in Orlando Florida, April 3-6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. A representative of the nominating company must be registered and in attendance to accept the award.

For more information about how to submit a nomination for the CEP Award contact Tom Chandler at: tomchandler@customercount.com

About CustomerCountSM  

CustomerCount is a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution providing intuitive real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty and improve your bottom line. Developed and managed by Mobius Vendor Partners, CustomerCount was initially designed for the timeshare and contact center industries and is now used by organizations across numerous different vertical markets and industries.  For more information, visit www.customercount.com or call 317-816-6000.  Follow them at http://www.customercount.com/blog/ on Twitter @CustomerCount or facebook.com/CustomerCount.   

About PACE

PACE (Professional Association for Customer Engagement) is the only non-profit trade organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of companies that use a multi-channel approach to engaging their customers, both business to business and business to consumer. These channels include contact centers, email, chat, social media, web and text.

 

Contact: Bob Kobek
317.816.6000 extension 100

Media Contact: Georgi Bohrod
619-255-1661


CRM Integration Solution Improves Customer Engagement

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

CustomerCountSM   Adds Significant Feature to Online Enterprise Customer Feedback Management System

CRM Integration Solution Improves Customer Engagement

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 6, 2016) – CustomerCount, the online customer feedback management system has introduced a CRM Integration Solution designed to increase customer engagement options easily utilized in numerous industries.  The Indianapolis-based company has recently developed the process necessary to integrate survey data with various Customer Relationship Management systems, including Salesforce.

Robert Kobek, RRP, President of CustomerCount, says the CustomerCount / Salesforce integration uses the Salesforce Lightening Integration tool and came as a result of the focus on staying ahead of the needs of clients.  “As a company which promotes listening to client feedback, we are proud to pay attention to the ever changing landscape of customer engagement best practices by offering CRM integration that measures the customer’s journey at each point of engagement.”

“Now as soon as a respondent submits a survey, feedback is updated in a Salesforce Contact record,” explains Kobek. ” The update can immediately trigger a Workflow rule to assign a follow up task, send a follow up email or reopen a case in Salesforce, or any other CRM platform.”

Linking Salesforce and CustomerCount is one more step in creating deeper relationships between customers and services.  Kobek says that the integration between the two platforms makes managing the customer engagement and experience in fast, efficient and seamless.

“Each time we add a feature to CustomerCount and expand its capabilities, we find the customer experience is improved exponentially,” says Kobek. “And that’s what we are all after; a fully engaged customer who is satisfied and loyal to a product or service.”

About CustomerCountSM  

CustomerCount is a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution providing intuitive real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty and improve your bottom line. Developed and managed by Mobius Vendor Partners, CustomerCount was initially designed for the timeshare and contact center industries and is now used by organizations across numerous different vertical markets and industries.  For more information, visit www.customercount.com or call 317-816-6000.  Follow at http://www.customercount.com/blog/ on Twitter @CustomerCount or facebook.com/CustomerCount.

Contact: Bob Kobek
317.816.6000 extension 100

Media Contact: Georgi Bohrod
619-255-1661


CustomerCount’s Lisa Kobek Elected to TherAplay Board of Directors

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

December 21, 2015 – CustomerCount℠ online enterprise customer feedback management system announces that its Executive VP Lisa Kobek has been named to the Board of Directors of The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. (TherAplay) effective 2016. Prior to joining CustomerCount, Lisa was Executive Director of TherAplay for nearly four years.

TherAplay is a not for profit outpatient pediatric rehabilitation clinic providing physical and occupational therapy for special needs children. The talented team of licensed therapists incorporate the movement of horses, through an innovative therapy called Hippotherapy, into therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are one-on-one and include treatment time in the child-focused clinic as well as on horseback.

Lisa’s career experience has spanned the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, with a primary focus in the areas of leadership, client service/donor relations, strategic and tactical planning, process improvement and operations. Her role for CustomerCount is to manage the day to day operations related to the company’s online enterprise customer feedback management system. She also heads up customer service and client relations for the popular survey system.

As a board member of TherAplay, Lisa looks forward to continuing her involvement with the organization. She says “TherAplay and the families it serves have a very special place in my heart. I am honored to serve on its board and have the opportunity to help support its extraordinary mission.”

About CustomerCount
CustomerCount is a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution providing intuitive real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty and improve your bottom line. Developed and managed by Mobius Vendor Partners, CustomerCount was initially designed for the timeshare and contact center industries and is now used by organizations across numerous different vertical markets and industries. For more information, visit www.customercount.com or call 317-816-6000. Follow them at http://www.customercount.com/blog/ on Twitter @CustomerCount or facebook.com/CustomerCount.

About TherAplay
Founded in 2001, The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to provide children with special needs a foundation for developing life skills through innovative therapies in a safe and caring environment, including equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies. Located in Carmel, Indiana, TherAplay is privileged to serve more than 100 children ages 18 months to 13 years each week. For more information, visit www.childrenstheraplay.org.


Driving them crazy: Americans’ top customer service complaints

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

While scrolling through the plethora of yahoo articles that normally are a waste of time I came upon one that was extremely relevant today.  We always hear how people experience horrible customer service for one reason or another.  Turns out that this is happening way too often and Consumer Reports has done a study to identify the top reasons for horrible customer service.  Click the link below and ask yourself if you or your company have ever been tagged with one of these.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/driving-them-crazy-americans-top-150000325.html

-Matt


SACRIFICING FEEDBACK FOR SOCIAL MEDIA RATINGS IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

SACRIFICING FEEDBACK FOR SOCIAL MEDIA RATINGS IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA

BY: Robert A. Kobek. RRP
President, CustomerCount

It is very important to note that I am a fan of social media rating services. Like many travelers and diners when I am looking for an out of town place to stay or maybe a new place to dine I now check the scores on any one of the hundreds of rating sites, the most prominent of which are Yelp! www.yelp.com and TripAdvisor www.tripadvisor.com .

Well, I have been duped too many times. In my rush to find the 4-5 star ratings (actually, sometimes I will settle for 3) I have actually been led to a few places that somehow must have gamed the system. But, both TripAdvisor and Yelp! have processes in place to make certain that it is very difficult to game the system and they can hurt your reputation if you don’t play by the rules.

Additionally, I am exposed to various organizations that “push” to a rating site and completely ignore measuring critical elements in a customer experience. The belief is that lots of ratings is the primary driver. So 1,000 ratings of 2.5 is better than 400 at 4.0? I know, I get it, but sacrificing customer feedback data for online reviews is just not a good practice.

There is one constant that I find is a part of the process for the 4-5 star consumer rated businesses: they all place significant emphasis on customer feedback. There is a paper comment card or a QR code strategically placed throughout the venue or there is the possibility of gathering an email, essentially an online comment card. The really big companies actually survey customer service calls to measure Key Performance Indicators that positively impact ROI and profitability of service. They not only collect feedback, they act upon it by building upon what works and improving those areas that don’t.

If you don’t care why should your customers? They don’t have to come back and if the service you provided was bad enough, you are almost certain to see it in the social media world, without your prompting somewhere, I promise.

Measure to manage is our moniker! It’s very basic but the fewer the indicators that need attention, the better the ratings. It is as simple as that.