Winning in a commoditized market

Realizing the need to differentiate and stand out in a commoditized market, ATB Financial was compelled to replace its expensive legacy on-premises contact center system. To enhance its customer experience, the company adopted the cloud-based Genesys Engage™ solution. Now, it can provide a seamless customer experience with omnichannel capability, has the flexibility to add new features and functionality easily, and has seen an increase in productivity.

Better productivity and service efficiency

300% increase in customer survey responses

Greater insight into customer experience drivers

Faster responses for corrective action

Flexibility to easily add new features and functionality

Strongly positioned for growth

We wanted to work with Genesys because we wanted to be in the cloud. But more than that, we wanted a partner — not a vendor.

David Bradshaw

Vice President, ATB Client Care

ATB Financial

Differentiating with great customer experience

ATB Financial has put people first for more than 80 years, having grown from a small treasury branch to Alberta’s largest regional bank with over 5,500 employees and 770,000 customers. Innovation is important in an industry that’s being commoditized and disrupted. Success comes from making banking simple with effortless service and the best information.

“Mortgages, credit cards and savings accounts alone aren’t going to win the day anymore,” said David Bradshaw, Vice President ATB Client Care. “The way banks are going to differentiate is through the customer experience. We wanted to work with Genesys because we wanted to be in the cloud. But more than that, we wanted a partner — not a vendor.”

Building user advocacy

ATB used to put significant resources and funding into keeping its on-premises contact center technology running. Siloed communication channels churned out data that didn’t agree. And all of this made it impossible to map customer journeys and provide consistently great experiences. Eliminating downtime and pain for customers was front of mind, so ATB decided to transform with the cloud-based Genesys Engage™ solution.

“Genesys was doing cool things in areas like workforce management. It was obvious from the get-go that they had done their research and were right there with us,” said Erin Ramcoomar, Director, Technology Enablement for ATB. “It wasn’t a hard sell to our teams because our clunky legacy systems weren’t helpful and didn’t talk to each other. On the other hand, we were still proposing to completely change the way they did their jobs.”

One of the first things ATB did was to recruit team members familiar with handling frontline interactions to help test and refine the new solution. “They found gaps we would never have spotted,” added Ramcoomar. “It helped spread excitement and secure buy-in from their peers.”

Making data-driven decisions

ATB went live six months after receiving the Genesys proposal. Now, the Genesys Engage solution gathers all tasks and interactions into a single queue and continually reprioritizes them. It then pushes the most important work to the correct experts automatically.

Team members share information and manage inbound, email and web chat from one easy-to-use omnichannel desktop. There’s no need to log onto different systems, which saves time and speeds up service. With a single click, agents can see the customer’s full contact history and what was discussed previously.

Another success driver was improved reporting and analytics. “We’re able to manage and measure our business on a whole different level,” said Dwayne Calder, Managing Director, Insight and Enablement for ATB. “We’ve got more insight at our fingertips than we could ever thought of having before.”

The experiences our customers have with us are not being compared to traditional financial institutions — they’re being compared to leading brands like Starbucks and Amazon.

Dwayne Calder

Managing Director, Insight and Enablement

ATB Financial

Striving toward hyper-personalization

Customers opting to self-serve are invited to complete a short survey at the end of their interactions, something that wasn’t possible before because of a lack of integration with the IVR system. This simple change has resulted in a 300% increase in responses. Moreover, team leaders can intercept negative feedback, call the customer back and put matters right on the spot.

Higher customer satisfaction, reduced transfers and better first-call resolution are just some of the benefits ATB expects to see.

“The experiences our customers have with us are not being compared to traditional financial institutions — they’re being compared to leading brands like Starbucks and Amazon,” concluded Calder. “Having a way to keep up with their ever-changing world is vital because, in a few years, banking’s role is going to look very different.”

At a glance

Customer: ATB Financial

Industry: Banking and financial services

Location: Canada

Company size: Over 5,500 team members, including approximately 400 agents (280 concurrent)

Challenges

  • Legacy on-premise solutions were siloed and supplied unreliable data
  • Unable to map customer journeys
  • Lack of omnichannel customer experience
  • Rigid work scheduling with no scope for agent multitasking

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