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2019 Top Ten Best Support Websites Competition Is Finishing Up. Winners Will Be Announced soon.

This is the 21st year that we have held this competition. We have accepted entries and the the judging of sites is finishing up for this year. Each entry is judged by at least five independent judges. Every company that enters receives a confidential custom report detailing their average scores in all 25 categories that are judged, compared with average scores for their size company. Judges comments are particularly valuable as they help explain their scores. They also tell companies the top three things that they need to do to improve their site. This is a very inexpensive way to get site audits and advice. Prices to enter are $700 for a small company, $900 for medium sized company, and $1,100 for a large company. When the competition is over an approximately 140 pages report will be published with essays from the winners, average scores, a list of judges, a trends analysis, and more. Go to AWARDS above and use the pull down menu for more information.

ASP Partners With Coveo to Expand Newsletters

We have partnered with Coveo to expand our newsletter content and circulation. Starting this January we have added more articles and will continue adding content. This is part of our efforts to expand ASP that was requested by our Member’s Advisory Board.


ASP Policy on Sponsors and Partners

ASP regards companies that sell products and services to support organizations as important parts of our community. We need and use tools to do our jobs. ASP uses the money that is generated by sponsorships and partnering to deliver ASP services to our members and keep our fees low. We try to pick sponsors and partners that are responsible community members. We avoid companies that just want to sell and don’t deliver much value. We never sell or rent our member’s list. We do share email addresses of those who register for webinars and events such as conferences with the sponsors of those activities. Our Top Ten competition sponsors are not allowed to enter the competition and their companies have no involvement or influence on the scores of individual companies or the winners of the competition.

New Report On Advanced Artificial Intelligence Tools for Support is Online Now

The new generation of AI tools is going to revolutionize support. It is not just bots, but Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, and Predictive Analytics. These and more AI techniques will change the way that we deliver support and those changes are already underway. Our report has interviews with 13 different companies, including:

Red Hat
Grazitti Interactive
Republic Wireless.

Some made their own tools and others bought tools. All of them have information to share with you. Many of the individuals interviewed will be presenting at our conference on AI tools in San Diego next March, hosted by ServiceNow. Members can just login and the report will be right there to download. You can purchase it for $360, but membership for a year only costs $180 and you get all of our reports.

Report on 2018 Top Ten Competition Available Now

This report on our twentieth annual competition features essays from all ten companies that were this year’s winners. It also has a trends analysis, average scores in all 25 categories that were scored, a list of judges, and much more. It can be purchased for $360 or you can become a member for a year for only $180 and get this report plus all of our other reports. To get it, just login and it will be right there.

2018 Top Ten Support Websites Announced

This is the 20th year that ASP has held a competition for the Top Ten Best Support Websites. Each site is judged by at least five independent judges, who are vetted for competency and conflict of interest with the site that they are judging. They score the sites in 25 different categories. Every entrant receives a custom individual report detailing their average scores versus the average score for their size company. Judges also provide comments that are priceless in determining how to improve the sites. ASP publishes an approximately 140 page report with essays for each TopTen site, trends in the year’s competition, average scores for each category and size company and more. This year’s report should be available by the end of August. The report is free to members and available to others for purchase. Just login to get the latest report. This years Top Ten are listed below in alphabetical order for each group. ASP does not list rankings. Please note that Ivanti, with it’s fourth Top Ten, joins our Hall of Fame.

Large Companies

Red Hat

Medium Sized Companies

Ivanti (Joins Hall of Fame)
JDA Software

Small Companies

Republic Wireless

BLOGS From Al Hahn &
Other Industry Thought Leaders

How Machine Learning Might Offer Opportunities to Preempt Escalations

Project Perspective & Learnings Sameer Patkar, VP -Oracle Support Services Abstract: Traditional customer support escalation processes focus on mitigatingvs. avoidinguser dissatisfaction. This often adds to the customer’s already-present frustration; lowers service satisfaction ratings; and increases support costs by requiring intervention from senior staff and management. We believe thatMachine Learning (ML)

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Where is Support Going?

ASP’s conference March 27-28, hosted by ServiceNow in San Diego, is all about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in support. This, plus many conversations that I have had in the last year with support leaders has got me thinking about where support is going. This is, of course, the kind of thing

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