Digital-first, unified engagement hub
Samsung Benelux wanted to build something that didn’t exist yet: they wanted to transform their traditional contact center into a digital-first, data-driven contact center. They started building their vision with their previous vendor, but that vendor didn’t have the infrastructure Samsung Benelux needed to make the leap into the digital era. When Samsung Benelux decided to partner with Khoros and Teleperformance for digital customer service and an online brand community, they began their digital-first transformation.
The goal for Samsung Benelux was to empower agents to communicate with customers as they communicate with friends. But customers weren’t happy with the traditional channels Samsung Benelux offered. So, with support from Khoros, Samsung Benelux built an online response team to respond to customers on three branded channels (community, members app, and social media) WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. With the Khoros Community plus the Khoros Care integration, Samsung Benelux can now do everything from one screen, a single UI. For example, the social team can work with the Facebook public while also handling private community conversations.
Automation and chatbots were the other keys to Samsung Benelux’s success. Their messaging channels were so popular that inbound volumes greatly increased, so Samsung Benelux adopted both front-end and back-end automation to help manage all of the conversations. Samsung’s customer-facing bots automate quick answers to predictable questions, while their agents also have access to specific process automation bots that they can introduce into the conversation to automate longer, routine tasks like troubleshooting or collecting information. This frees up agents for more complex, higher-value tasks that are best suited for human problem-solving skills.
The next step for Samsung Benelux is optimization and direct integrations within their channels. They want to help their customers select the best product using a consolidated digital-first approach across their site, community, and messaging. Samsung Benelux wants to build a virtual marketplace with a personal touch that utilizes current channels and makes it easy to add future channels as they’re released. Also on the horizon is Samsung Benelux’s work building towards their vision of a fully automated shopping experience that connects product web pages, messaging channels, chatbots, and human sales staff. So far they’ve seen an increase in conversations and high first-call resolution. They now have everything in place to make the transformation from a contact center handling customers to substantially contributing to sales and lifetime customer value. Their fully automated shopping experience is the first tangible result of this transformation, and it’s digital-first.
efficiency by structuring and training the response team around digital channels and adopting automation and bots, including a chatbot, naturally named, Sam.
an onboarding and enablement process to make sure that all agents know their roles and the right workflow and SLAs for responding on each channel.
agent effort and increased customer satisfaction by using their community to track and surface previously answered questions.
Care and community under one view and used links to community content to resolve customer inquiries from social media, driving higher traffic and engagement within the community.
Our agents are involved in innovation at every level, like refining our bot dialogs and enhancing our analytics and KPIs. Empowering them is one of our most important jobs, and our agents love Khoros Care and Community.
of customer inquiries managed by bots
point NPS improvement after switching from email to messaging
minute response time for 80% of inquiries