What We Do
DB Kay & Associates provides KCS consulting and KCS training for technical support organizations looking to launch, improve, or re-energize their knowledge management, Knowledge-Centered Service and self-service programs. At DB Kay & Associates, we give you the knowledge and confidence you need to do KCS right.
NEW OFFERING: Maximize the Value of Your Knowledge Base in Two or Three Weeks
Knowledge is the key asset of the support organization. Without effective knowledge
- Case handling is inefficient
- Newly-remote workers fumble in the dark
- Self-service isn’t effective and we miss deflection opportunities
We can help you make the most of the knowledge you have, right now.
DB Kay & Associates is the leading provider of training and consulting for Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS®) best practices for knowledge management, as well as customer experience practices including customer journey mapping, voice of the customer, and self-service experience design. DB Kay staff are KCS v6 Trainer and KCS v6 Practices certified by the KCS Academy. DB Kay’s Principal, David Kay, has been recognized as an Innovator by the Consortium for Service Innovation, is co-author of Collective Wisdom: Transforming Support with Knowledge, and holds five patents in knowledge management technology. READ MORE
KCS is a registered service mark of the Consortium for Service Innovation.
FROM THE BLOG
The Consortium for Service Innovation released its Knowledge Domain Expert guide for members. Also, Jennifer and I are now certified to facilitate the associated workshop. We’re extremely excited about the benefits that Evolve Loop knowledge work can bring to a KCS program. We share why we’re so jazzed, and how you can get these benefits […]
Should we approach KCS in a more positive way? For me, personally, the answer is yes. Service and support people thrive on finding problems and fixing them. That’s how we’re wired. We often approach KCS the same way—as a series of problems to be solved: Middle managers are undermining the program! Everyone says they’re too […]
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Measuring call deflection is the elephant that simply won’t leave the room. It’s not possible to measure precisely, but executives want credible numbers anyhow. This article presents a few practical techniques for estimating a call deflection number that passes the sniff test. As a side note, we write “call deflection” because it’s the phrase that is most often used, but there’s nothing telephone-specific about it. For the purposes of this article, call deflection also means avoided chat sessions, emails, online case submissions—any contact that requires human attention.