How do you collect feedback from your customers currently? If you’re like most businesses, it’s probably through email surveys and other forced forms of solicitation. And while these methods sometimes work, there are better ways to determine how successful your mobile VoIP app is. Customers are always generating data by using your app; it’s time to put it to work.
Mobile analytics allow you to collect detailed information about how your users interact with your VoIP app. You can track everything from basic usage all the way down to how they use specific softphone features. Collecting this kind of feedback is crucial as it will help you prioritize changes, identify bugs and other problems, and improve your marketing efforts.
If your business wants to dominate in the competitive VoIP app space, you need to offer a user experience that caters to the needs of your customers.
Cloud Softphone enables businesses to build feature-rich white label VoIP softphone apps that come complete with advanced mobile analytics. We have over a decade of experience seeing what mobile analytics can do for your communications apps. We’ve compiled five key areas that we believe demonstrate why mobile analytics are essential to your VoIP app.
1. Track Which Features People Use
Offering numerous features is never a bad thing, but you should have a way to track how your customers use them. Mobile analytics is capable of showing you how users interact with your VoIP app.
In some cases, they can map out the specific steps a customer takes when using your app, and track events like call times, screen switches, app starts, and more.
Call logs directly demonstrate which features of your platform are being used by your customers. Unlike traditional call logs from a landline phone, call logs from a VoIP app will shed insight into the exact features your customers are using.
Different mobile analytics tools vary in their data collection methods, but generally, they’ll highlight your most popular and most overlooked features. This data is vital for SOC 2 reporting, quality assurance, and GDPR compliance. Both GDPR and SOC 2 require comprehensive records to maintain compliance, and the latest in mobile analytics will simplify data collection and analysis. What about product development? Understanding popular and underused capabilities can help guide your future roadmap. Popular features can undergo additional quality assurance to improve reliability, while less popular features might be worth removing entirely.
2. Collect Meaningful Feedback
We mentioned it above, but feedback is something that every business needs to get better at collecting. Feedback not only helps you improve your mobile VoIP app experience, but it gives you the edge you need to identify what is and isn’t working.
According to the Temkin Group, the average $1 billion company that invests in customer service can expect to gain $775 million over three years. Feedback is one of the easiest ways to improve the user experience. Mobile analytics can provide you with enough feedback to keep your development and marketing teams busy.
Mobile Analytics Data Gathering Tools
Cloud Softphone is compatible with industry-leading mobile analytics platforms. Adding mobile analytics to the app that you develop through our platform is easy. Some of the top mobile analytics data-gathering tools include:
• Firebase (Google)
• Apple Analytics
These tools can be easily integrated with your mobile phone VoIP services for streamlined data collection and reporting.
A Closer Look at the Most Popular Analytics Tools
We briefly touched on a few options for mobile analytics, but let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular options:
• Firebase: As the leading platform backed by Google, Firebase collects a wealth of data related to your mobile app that can help identify issues, prove compliance, and drive additional development. Firebase can be configured to collect usage analytics, databases, messaging, and crash reporting. All data is sent to a central dashboard so anyone who needs it can view this data on demand.
• Nextiva: As a leader in the telecommunications industry, Nextiva offers a wide range of tools for business ranging from complete UCaaS solutions to niche products like its Business Intelligence Analytics tool. Its call reporting, monitoring, and analysis capabilities might be just right for your company, but they also run the risk of offering features you might not need.
• Fabric: The Fabric business model has changed since the early days, but it was once a leader in mobile analytics. Now, Fabric has expanded to collecting data from entire industries and applying them to use cases beyond mobile platforms. It might still be worth exploring, but its lack of focus can also be a detriment depending on your needs.
3. Boost Your Marketing Efforts
Marketing is more than just an advertising tool for your business. You can also leverage your marketing campaigns to nurture, educate, and inform your users. By identifying which features your users enjoy, you can strategize and create content around this information.
Here are a few simple ways mobile analytics can improve your marketing campaigns:
Validate your popularity. You can market in-app statistics, social proof, and other validators to showcase the success of your app to current and future customers.
Ease customer friction. The information you gather can be used to develop content around common customer problems. If users are confused with a certain feature or don’t know how to configure their settings, you can create content that solves these problems. Not only will it be relevant right now, but it will offer future value as well.
Improve marketing efficiency. Mobile analytics also provide data for new account registrations, the total number of app opens, and other data that is useful in determining your ROI.
4. Improve Development Efforts
Your mobile softphone app needs to support 34 iPhone models and more than 24,000 Android models. That’s a lot of mobile real estate to cover. Mobile analytics help solve this problem by showing you which devices are using your app.
Maybe a large portion of your user base is using a phone that contains a known defect. Having that knowledge alone is extremely important. It can save you time and money that you may have wasted trying to troubleshoot it.
Any mobile communication apps made through Cloud Softphone will automatically support all of these devices and more. And in most cases, we will provide same-day updates when new versions of iOS and Android are released.
5. Better Customer Segmentation
You don’t market the same way to all of your customers. A successful marketing strategy must focus on a specific target audience and their pain points and offer something of value to that segment.
Mobile analytics make it easy for you to create targeted marketing campaigns that appeal to a certain segment of your customer base.
You can sort your customers based on data like:
• Initial account creation date
• Total app usage, including specific features
• How often do they engage with promotions
Customer segmentation allows you to market with pinpoint accuracy, which is necessary if you want to increase marketing efficiency and reduce advertising waste.
Cloud Softphone – VoIP App Mobile Analytics, Rich Features, and More
Mobile analytics is something that every VoIP app should have. Your company relies on the data they provide to make improvements to your app, keep your customers happy, and troubleshoot common problems. VoIP apps created using Cloud Softphone can take advantage of both mobile analytics and premium functionality, offering you the best of both worlds.
Here are just a few reasons why Cloud Softphone is the right choice for your VoIP app:
We’ve enabled over 140 million endpoints
Save hundreds of thousands on development, support, and maintenance costs
Get access to the richest feature set on the market