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.
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.
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We were at an industry conference a couple of weeks ago where we saw a lot of dashboards. Dashboards were in every presentation. Every vendor demo featured at least one. There was enough red, yellow, and green all around it sometimes felt like midtown Manhattan at rush hour. This bothered me, and I wasn’t sure […]
We’re doing a webinar with the KCS Academy called KCS in Action: Coaching and Licensing on October 2. In this blog post, we’re providing a sneak preview of one of the topics we’ll be covering: picking KCS coaches. We have never been part of a successful KCS implementation that didn’t also have a healthy coaching […]
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