Through the KCS v6 Aligned program, vendors demonstrate that their product or service supports an element of the KCS methodology or adoption process. To be KCS v6 Aligned the product or service must comply with the KCS v6 Aligned standards.
The KCS v6 Aligned designation is a sister to the comprehensive, more stringent KCS v6 Verified designation that is designed for larger product suites such as Customer Management, Knowledge Management, or Enterprise Content Management Systems.
KCS v6 Aligned Tools
Acrolinx is an AI-powered platform that helps you write better content, faster, and deliver strategy-aligned content at scale. Acrolinx encourages the adoption of KCS® by helping knowledge workers follow KCS content standards with real-time guidance while they’re writing. Boost customer self-service with knowledge articles that are findable, readable, and concise. With the option to automate article checking and scoring, you can implement KCS across your entire organization and watch how content evolves. Acrolinx connects teams across different departments to write knowledge articles that align with your organization’s content standards, including consistent use of tone, style, and terminology. Detailed Analytics Dashboards help you track the performance and health of your knowledge base and prioritize which articles to improve. Learn more.
Coveo for Salesforce addresses two common challenges customer focused organizations face in adopting KCS, integrating use of the knowledge base into the workflow and search analytics. With Coveo and Salesforce Service & Community Clouds, agents can search early and search often, since the search is integrated directly within their workspace. Analysts understand what content customers have already viewed via self-service portal which accelerates the problem solving process. They can quickly improve an existing article or create a new article and link it to a case. Managers leverage Coveo usage analytics to gain insight into how knowledge is being used by both customers and support agents. The analytics identify content gaps and enable continuous improvement in the search experience. Learn more.
Watch now: Optimize for Service Success presented by Coveo
SearchUnify is a KCS v6 Aligned, unified cognitive platform, built on the core of machine learning and an insights engine, that powers intelligent cognitive search and next-gen applications that help elevate customer support & self-service. Fueled by the underlying cognitive core, SearchUnify’s KCS Enabler promotes the continuous generation of demand-driven knowledge by leveraging ML-driven auto-population to help agents create a knowledge article in KCS recommended templates, as they’re responding to a case. This empowers support teams to capture their expertise on known issues. Fueled by an insights engine, KCS Enabler also comes with dedicated reports to help support managers measure content performance and quantify KCS success. SearchUnify has an in-house team of KCS experts and practitioners, accredited by the Consortium for Service Innovation. Learn more.
Watch now: Reducing Customer Time to Value presented by SearchUnify
Also see the KCS Certified Trainers page for a list of Academy certified trainers who offer KCS workshops based on the Consortium for Service Innovation materials.
Have a tool or service that complements or enables a KCS Practice? Consider getting KCS v6 Aligned.
The fact that the listed products have achieved the KCS v6 Aligned designation does not relieve the buyer of doing due diligence.