Founded in 2016 by Jinlin Wang, Amod Setlur and Feng Shao - Auryc aims to reimagine how data on a user’s digital experience is collected. The founders started Auryc with a goal to combine digital analytics, session replay and voice of customer data into one natively integrated solution.
As of 2022, Auryc was rated as a Leader in the Session Replay software category on G2 Crowd with notable customers like Cole-Haan, United Vacations and Carparts.com. In June 2022, Auryc was acquired by Heap Analytics - the leading Digital Insights platform in the world. Customer Success is one of the core tenets at Auryc as summarized nicely on their web-site:
With Slack being the de-facto platform of collaboration at both Auryc and many of their customers, it made sense to collaborate with customers using Slack Connect. Key team members at Auryc were literally like an extended part of their customer’s teams. According to co-founder and Head of Product, Amod Setlur:
“Customers today want partners and not vendors”
This close collaboration was difficult to scale though. While it was easy to answer 3-4 customers promptly on Slack during initial stages, it was quite a different matter to handle tens of customers. The team at Auryc saw the following issues:
Difficult to make sure that all customer requests were attended to. Every once in a while - the ball would get dropped.
Customer requests are hard to track in Ticketing/Issue-management systems. Customers often had wish lists that were important to keep track of in a system of record. Yet this was difficult to do easily and consistently, particularly when conversations were long and involved attachments.
Difficult to get an understanding of customer engagement level on Slack. Doing so required sifting through scores of channels by hand and that was just not practical at scale.
It was when Auryc was grappling with these issues that they found ClearFeed.
ClearFeed is able to detect pending requests from customers and is able to alert customer facing teams within a stipulated time period. This allows customer success and support teams to always be able to respond to customer requests in time.
ClearFeed brings Ticketing systems into Slack - allowing members to create tickets out of long conversations and multiple attachments, or to connect a Slack thread to a Ticket with bi-directional synchronization of comments and status updates.
ClearFeed provides comprehensive insights into service-metrics (like response times) and engagement levels (like number of discussions and messages) on customer Slack channels.
Installing ClearFeed Slack application to Auryc’s customer facing Slack workspace.
Adding the ClearFeed app to all the customer facing channels.
Configuring workflows in ClearFeed to send alerts if customer requests are not answered in a timely manner.
Authorizing ClearFeed to access Zendesk and mapping specific emoji reactions on Slack to filing ticket and establishing bi-directional sync to it.
Send notifications from one Slack workspace to another: ClearFeed is able to deliver alerts to any webhook. By creating a webhook in Slack and leveraging this ability in ClearFeed - Auryc was able to deliver alerts triggered from their external, customer Slack workspace - to their internal Slack workspace.
Apply different SLAs to different customers: Auryc was also able to group their customer channels into different Collections based on their business priority and set different SLA timeouts for each.
Implementing ClearFeed had a dramatic impact on the productivity of Auryc’s customer success and support teams and customer happiness. Some of the key changes are summarized below
An unexpected aspect of filing tickets directly from Slack was the resultant customer delight. As per Amod:
"The perception of customers of our responsiveness has seen a huge improvement"
A happy customer inevitably asks for more. Auryc has two items in the wishlist for ClearFeed:
“When are you supporting Microsoft Teams?” : Many of Auryc’s customers use Microsoft Teams exclusively and they expect the same sort of customer experience to be available over Teams as well. This is particularly important for Enterprise customers today.
“Can we collect customer feedback from Slack?”: As per Amod - the best time to ask for feedback is when we have resolved a customer issue. A simple thumbs up/down in Slack could provide a frictionless way for customers to give feedback on Slack.
Like Auryc, we also wish these wishlist items turn to reality soon!