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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.
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
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FROM THE BLOG
VoC to the Rescue One of our clients does a fantastic job supporting a critical and complex hardware, software, and wireless networking solution. But, they faced a familiar challenge: since customer satisfaction was so high, the C-suite wondered aloud if they were overinvesting in Support. Support budgets came under increasing scrutiny. Fortunately, this company has […]
We’re covering a big topic, so this is a longer post than usual. TL;DR: Apply KCS principles to Content Management, too. We’ve written before about the differences between KM and CM (see Knowledge Management vs. Content Management). Briefly, KM focuses on short structured articles that are about one thing, while CM focuses on longer-form content […]
The Association of Support Professionals (ASP) recently published a report entitled The Changing Expectations of Support (membership required, and I encourage you to join if you haven’t!). It’s eye-opening. The clear message is, what was good enough no longer is. Here are some of the thoughts I shared with Al when he interviewed me for […]
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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.