SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesys®, a global cloud leader in customer experience orchestration, announced the winners of its 16th annual Customer Innovation Awards, including transformative companies like Company Nurse, Woolworths, Xerox and more.
This year's Genesys Customer Innovation Awards recognizes eight companies of varying sizes and industries that leverage a range of technologies – such as cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) – to orchestrate exceptional customer experiences. A panel of judges, including industry analysts and consultants from Omdia, McGee-Smith Analytics and Efficio, as well as representatives from Customer Innovation Award-winning customers and Genesys executives, evaluated the finalists.
"We received the highest-ever volume of nominations for this year's Customer Innovation Awards, making this select group the most committed to transforming transactional consumer touchpoints into orchestrated customer experiences," said Scott Cravotta, Executive Vice President of Customer Success and Services at Genesys. "This award highlights how some of our most innovative customers are realizing the business value of Experience as a ServiceSM, driving empathy at scale, and transforming digital experiences to stay competitive. Seventy percent1 of consumers believing that a business is only as good as its customer service, and these brands understand how to stand out in a world of standout experiences."
The 2021 winners include:
Company Nurse & Lintelio — CX Creator (Best use of customization)
Company Nurse used the Genesys Cloud CX™ platform to develop Lintelio, an innovative COVID-19 digital screening and triage guidance solution to help organizations maintain healthy work environments. Lintelio has evolved into a new business venture that allows organizations to proactively manage the health and safety of their employees. In less than a year, it has added 33,000 active users and is completing 100,000 weekly health transactions for more than 100 organizations in 700 locations.
Service NSW — CX Empathy (Best use of empathy in customer experience)
Whether its aiding Australians who have been impacted by devastating wildfires, flooding or the COVID-19 pandemic, the Service NSW team handles each interaction with empathy and understanding. Genesys Cloud CX gives Service NSW a unified communication and collaboration platform so it can meet continuously changing needs within the organization and its contact center. It has also helped Service NSW redefine its recruitment and streamline onboarding to rapidly hire and train new staff with specialty skills to support customers in crisis.
Woolworths — CX Innovator (Most successful innovation)
The Woolworths Retail Customer Service team created a Smart IVR using Google Dialogflow integrated with the Genesys Multicloud CXTM solution. Launched in January 2021, Woolworths customer agents use the conversational AI capabilities in Smart IVR to help thousands of customers each week answer simple queries, including order tracking, FAQs and refunds. In addition, Woolworths Finance Shared Services integrated robotic process automation (RPA) technologies with Genesys Cloud CX to provide faster customer responses while relieving team members from dealing with repetitive, manual tasks. The result was a 28% increase in employee satisfaction, significant efficiency gains and exceptional levels of customer service — with quite complicated supplier queries resolved within minutes.
Rochester Regional Health — CX Mover (Self implementation – Best cloud implementation)
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Rochester Regional Health set off on a path to consolidate systems and move its contact center to the cloud. By implementing Genesys Cloud CX, Rochester Regional Health was able to shift hundreds of support staff almost overnight to remote working as demand for telehealth skyrocketed. Genesys Cloud CX also enabled Rochester Regional Health to establish several COVID-19 focused phone lines, including an employee hotline for symptom self-reporting.
Kiwibank & Spark — CX Mover (Partner implementation – Best cloud implementation)
Working with Spark, Kiwibank rapidly deployed the Genesys Cloud CX solution within five weeks as part of its business continuity plan. With this implementation, it eliminated five legacy systems — reducing platform costs by 50%. To date, Kiwibank has added nearly 600 active users (including over 300 concurrent users) and helped customers avoid more than 2.9 million minutes waiting on hold.
Xerox — CX Mover (PS implementation – Best cloud implementation)
With the help of Genesys Professional Services, Xerox migrated nearly 3,600 agents across multiple time zones, business units and 14 languages in just nine months to Genesys Cloud CX. In the process, seven legacy platforms were retired, allowing Xerox to unify its customer journey.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services — CX Team Mobilizer (Best example of team productivity)
Presbyterian Healthcare Services has used Genesys Multicloud CX for many years to enhance the experience of patients, members and the communities it serves. To improve operational efficiency, Presbyterian Healthcare Services worked with Genesys to optimize its Genesys Workforce Engagement Management solution. This has been instrumental in helping Presbyterian achieve a 33% improvement in agent utilization, providing schedule flexibility for agents, decreasing total abandoned calls, and avoiding financial penalties of nearly $73 million each year.
Every year, Genesys orchestrates more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in more than 100 countries. Through the power of our cloud, digital and AI technologies, organizations can realize Experience as a Service SM, our vision for empathetic customer experiences at scale. With Genesys, organizations have the power to deliver proactive, predictive, and hyper personalized experiences to deepen their customer connection across every marketing, sales, and service moment on any channel, while also improving employee productivity and engagement. By transforming back-office technology to a modern revenue velocity engine Genesys enables true intimacy at scale to foster customer trust and loyalty. Visit www.genesys.com.
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