How Samsung Improves the Customer Journey
Samsung Benelux, together with Teleperformance and Flow.ai, has developed a chatbot that goes beyond the automation of frequently asked questions.
Research showed that Samsung customers spend a lot of time on Facebook and Facebook Messenger. From this insight and Samsung’s ambition to optimize several processes within customer service, Samsung decided to run a pilot using Facebook Messenger.
The main goals were:
- Allow customers to easily register products promotions
- Receive assistance if a product does not work properly
- Request repairs
- Answer frequently asked questions
In cooperation with Samsung and Flow.ai, TP (Teleperformance Benelux), developed the chatbot based on existing conversation data.
Using the Flow.ai platform, the team was able to launch a production version of the bot in just 3 weeks.
A new Colleague
The chatbot works seamlessly with the customer service staff. For that reason, Samsung also decided to name their chatbot Sam.
As soon as the chatbot does not have an answer ready, the system automatically continues the call. This way no question remains unanswered!
When users submit a repair, the chatbot handles the entire flow of the repair process. From returning and repairing to returning the device to the user. During the process, the chatbot provides updates on its progress.
One of the key findings during the pilot was that having a governance model in place is key for success.
Creating and running a bot is similar to maintaining a website or mobile app. It requires new content, updates and a dedicated team to do that.
More messages, fewer agents
After 3 months of running the pilot Samsung was able to reduce the number of human agents by 25% while the number of handled messages grew by 20%.
The agents can now handle more conversations that are complex, specific cases or require a human touch.