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Transforming Customer Insights: How ALT Kodo Uses AI to Unearth Sentiments for Small Businesses

For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), understanding customer sentiment often relies on manual processes like surveys or reviews, which do not always paint a complete picture. Add to this the challenge of resource constraints, and it becomes difficult for SMBs to deeply understand their customer base.


Why Sentiment Matters

Understanding sentiment gives businesses a lens into consumer psychology, helping them to make informed decisions. Whether it’s refining a marketing campaign or improving customer service, sentiment data provides invaluable insights that numbers alone cannot offer.

How We Use AI to Crack the Sentiment Code

ALT Kodo employs machine learning algorithms to analyze data from various customer touch points, social media comments, reviews, customer service interactions, and more. We don't just stop at identifying whether the sentiment is positive, negative, or neutral; our algorithms dig deeper to understand the intensity and context of these sentiments. The resulting data set is then made accessible to businesses in a user-friendly format.


Case Study: Turning Sentiments Into Solutions

One of our most impactful collaborations has been with a small business that was witnessing a decline in users and an increase in negative customer experiences. They reached out to ALT Kodo to identify the root cause of the issue. Here is our approach to how we created meaningful Data for our client that they could use to help improve their service.

Data Collection:

Firstly, we collected data from the business's customer service interactions. This included chat transcripts, emails, and phone call summaries. Many small businesses underestimate the goldmine of data they sit on, and in this case, these interactions were a treasure trove of customer sentiment.

AI Analysis:

We then applied our machine learning algorithms to this data, aiming to unearth the prevalent sentiments and their triggers. It was not just about tallying the number of negative comments; it was about understanding the 'why' behind them. What we discovered was eye-opening. While customers loved the options made available to them, they were overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the customer service experience.

The Problem and Solution:

One of the fascinating outcomes of our sentiment analysis was the discovery of significant negative sentiment surrounding the customer service experience.

It wasn't merely the delay or absence of communication that was causing the issue. By deep-diving into the context and emotional tone of these customer interactions, we uncovered that customers felt a lack of 'care' in the process. They didn't just want quicker service; they wanted to feel respected.

Our client didn't stop there. Empowered by this newfound understanding, they created a plan to retrain their customer service representatives to proactively update customers with personalized messages, thereby maintaining a continuous sentiment-positive experience from order to delivery.

The Anticipated Outcome:

While it's too early to provide concrete metrics, the client is optimistic about the potential impact of the changes. Addressing customer sentiment at such a granular level is an approach that has historically led to significant improvements in customer satisfaction and business growth. The client is in the early stages of implementing the real-time tracking feature and retraining their customer service team. They are eager to see how these changes will transform the customer experience, build trust, and potentially improve their Net Promoter Score (NPS). The ultimate goal is to elevate customer sentiments from frustration to satisfaction, thereby solidifying long-term relationships.


Bridging the Gap Between Businesses and Customers

Through AI-driven sentiment analysis, we are offering SMBs a chance to get closer to their customers than ever before. We take great pride in levelling the playing field, and enabling small businesses to utilize technology that was once only accessible to larger corporations.

In the competitive world of business, the voice of the customer can no longer be an enigma. ALT Kodo is excited to bring AI-driven sentiment analysis to small businesses, helping them to better understand their customers and make data-driven decisions that actually resonate. After all, in a world rich in data, insight is the real currency.


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