Communications between companies and their customers are crucial when defining business relationships. One of the unspoken goals of customer service is for companies to be able to get into the minds of customers, and this is something that can be accomplished through the customer journey. It is important to understand that all customers have goals; while some goals can be implied, others must be determined by companies. A customer journey map is a visual representation of the steps taken by customers to achieve their goals.
Let’s say a Victorville law firm wishes to increase website conversion rates from blog posts and other content marketing efforts. This strategy will require a call-to-action in every piece of content posted or shared on social networks. With a VoIP system that runs on a Unified Communications platform, the customer journey can start from the website, from LinkedIn, from a guest post, or from a social media posting. To ensure that prospective customers can contact the law firm through their preferred methods, the call-to-action message can be configured to originate a voice call when the content is being viewed from a smartphone, but it can also offer an option to send an email or engage in an internet chat session; a chatbot can even be programmed for immediate contact if the matter is urgent, thus reaching a paralegal or an attorney at home or on their smartphones.
With a hosted UC solution, business continuity can be assured because you do not even have to worry about on-premise network issues. Everything runs from the cloud, not just your voice calls but also your email, faxes, internet chat, office documents, and even voice mail. Online collaboration is enabled, and staff members can even use smartphones or tablets whenever they cannot use a workstation or a laptop.