Fast-food giants McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King amongst others, have begun deploying self-order kiosks in their respective outlets. The burning question is: “Are self-order kiosks worth the hype and what is their potential return on investment?” While the hefty upfront investment might prove to be a determent for cost-conscious F&B establishments, the evidence has shown that the initial investments would more than pay off in the long run in the form of greater revenue, reduced waiting time and even an increase in both footfall and customer-satisfaction levels.
Download the whitepaper to learn how self-order kiosks—
• Can help chain restaurants enjoy huge revenue growth
• Can influence and alter the buying habits of consumers
• Can improve customer satisfaction levels and improve footfall by eliminating language barriers
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
Collaborative looks at how and why the onshore model has re-emerged as a solution-of-choice for many IT organizations. Today the advantages include lower costs, less travel, and the security and continuity provided by a more stable workforce. Even more important, moving “home” generates higher consumer satisfaction and new business opportunities.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to
become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these
concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the
way they engage with their business peers.
With today’s ‘touch of a button’, always-on lifestyles, consumers expect information to be quickly accessible to customer-facing staff. They expect the same efficiency they get from their own phones or devices. Yet all too often business data is mired in outdated, slow systems and applications. These systems are difficult to work with, making each call or transaction slow to process as a result. This impacts customer satisfaction and reduces throughput. It affects productivity.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
Customer service is at an inflection point, in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors. Costs continue to skyrocket as the volume of inquiries increases, even as customer service budgets remain flat. Customer expectations seem to increase by the hour. Make a mistake or fail to resolve an issue quickly, and businesses may quickly see a decline in customer satisfaction and revenue.
This slide version of a recorded event delivers key findings of an in-depth consumer survey studying travel Web site functionality and conversion rate satisfaction. Host Margaret Rivera of Akamai and presenter Caroll Rheem, Director of Research at PhoCus Wright, define best practices for fast, reliable travel Web sites.
Today’s tech savvy consumers are continually driving organizations to deliver a modernized shopping experience. To achieve this, retailers are pushing the edge on developing non-traditional ways in delivering sales messages. One of the best ways to engage shoppers with an in-store digital presence is through modern adaptive signages.
Modern signages enable two-way interaction between customers and businesses, tapping onto cutting-edge technologies such as sensors and analytics to respond to customer behavior—helping retailers customize content on the fly.
Find out how Giada Technology leveraged on Intel® processors to power up their cloud terminals to pre-process signage, sensor, and mobile data to efficiently exchange information with the cloud. Retailers are better positioned to present contextual promotions to the shoppers, delivering benefits of lesser wait-time and increased customer satisfaction.
Consumers have increasingly become more educated about their healthcare choices and economically vigilant about the costs.
In a HealthLeaders Media podcast, David Dyke, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Systems for RelayHealth, explains that when healthcare systems capitalize on patients' expectations, balance sheets and improve patient satisfaction scores.
Energy companies are being challenged on multiple fronts. Core expectations require the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Business models are being challenged by alternatives such as renewables and consumers demanding more sophisticated interactions through social and mobile.
Energy companies need to:
Disruptively innovate business processes through analytics driven operational excellence to increase agility and responsiveness, reduce operational costs and improve asset reliability
Assume the role of energy integrator to optimally balance supply and demand points
Deliver a 360-degree customer-of-one experience to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, reduce costs, and improve management of energy demand
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
Card members at this consumer retail bank, enjoy a large variety of products and services. The bank offers standard banking transactions, credit cards, insurance, and investment products. After the 2008 financial crisis, the bank experienced a sharp decline in overall customer satisfaction, and also learned that its customers were more empowered than before.
In order to adapt, the bank adopted a customer-centric approach by introducting:
• A new customer motto: “Know me, value me, make it easy for me, and protect me”
• A new core initiative is to always teach digital first
• An understanding that customers are serviced on the digital channels they prefer to use
SundaySky SmartVideo enables the bank to take a strategic approach to enhancing the customer engagement process with personalized video experiences that welcome new card members and assist them in fully understanding how to get the most out of their new product.
In our always-on, always-connected world, healthcare consumers expect instant access to customer service, not just from 9 AM to 5 PM. It’s often no longer good enough for health plans to staff call centers during standard business hours. Members today typically want to be able to log in and help themselves to the answers they need from self-service channels whenever they want — and they want the experience to be highly personal.
One contact center benchmark study (see next page) revealed self-service channels can be a win-win for both businesses and consumers.1 When done well, self-service solutions can help businesses improve customer satisfaction while reducing costs. And consumers appreciate the convenience of getting answers quickly and efficiently.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Today’s consumers are demanding: they have become more unforgiving of a poor customer experience and expect interactions on their desktop and mobile devices to be responsive, intuitive,
and easy to use. Marketers understand that delivering the most relevant experience is the key to gaining continued satisfaction and loyalty from their digital consumers. Oftentimes, however, when it comes to marketing to consumers there are two dynamics. On one hand you have what consumers say they want out of a customer experience. On the other hand, there is what they actually receive. What they want are experiences that are personalized, contextually relevant, and consistent— regardless of online or offline channel or lifecycle stage. What they too often get, however, are experiences that are disconnected, not contextually relevant, and inconsistent across channels and lifecycle stages.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Oct 18, 2017
Electronics manufacturers risk being left behind if they don’t stay current on the latest trends that promote greater efficiency and profitability, as well as consumer satisfaction. Get the details about a complete electronics solution that can help address these issues.
Consumers equipped with smartphones expect fast, convenient and uniquely relevant shopping experiences in store and online. As a result, one-third of shoppers are not satisfied with the in-store experience, turned off by everything from chronic out-of-stocks to cookie-cutter products and marketing messages that speak to the masses, as opposed to them as individuals.
In turn, retailers are empowering front-line associates with tools designed to add newfound conveniences, such as locating inventory without having to leave a shopper’s side, to texting them curated product offers based on in-store and online buying patterns and preferences
These are just a few of the insights found in Zebra’s 10th annual shopper study, which surveyed nearly 7,500 consumers from North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East to gain a deeper understanding of shopper satisfaction and retail technology trends that are reshaping brick-and-mortar and online stores.
Consumer engagement is always top of mind for retailers, however brands are learning the best way to engage omnichannel shoppers at store-level is through its most knowledgable, motivated employees. Taking a lesson from their own consumer engagement strategies, innovative brands are turning to employee engagement initiatives designed to motivate associates, drive productivity, cultivate career paths, and most importantly, create more committed employees eager to drive customer satisfaction.
Customer service is at an inflection point, in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors. Costs continue to skyrocket as the volume of inquiries increases, even as customer service budgets remain flat. Customer expectations seem to increase by the hour. Make a mistake or fail to resolve an issue quickly, and businesses may quickly see a decline in customer satisfaction and revenue. Download this whitepaper to learn more!
Managing a sophisticated commerce marketing program requires more than a simple email marketing platform. Say goodbye to batch and blast messages and hello to relevance. Today's commerce marketers use an average of 7.2 marketing tactics to grow their businesses to keep shoppers coming back for more. Are you ready to add a few to your toolbox?
In this e-book, we'll explore seven readily available commerce marketing tools and highlight the experiences of marketers using these tools to increase revenue and engagement.
In a rapidly advancing and changing market, retailers need to be prepared for the unexpected, from the impacts of new payment options, to the challenges of new entrants and innovations, increasingly complex global supply chains and digitally empowered customers looking to direct their own shopping experience.
While many retailers continue to keep in-store and on-line interactions separate, the leading retailers understand that all channels must be seamlessly integrated to help ensure success — including optimizing logistics for a smarter shopping experience, managing or sourcing on-line inventory to respond to consumer demand, striking the right balance between customer satisfaction and maximising return, and space optimization in the store itself.
Zebra Technologies analyzed the state of the hospitality industry and conducted two research studies. The first study focused on the hotel/resort industry and measured senior executives, IT leaders, guest services and marketing respondents’ views on guest needs, their strategic technology and service plans, and vision for the future.
The second consumer study measured travelers’ preferences, technology requirements and opinions on the factors influencing their overall satisfaction at hotels and resorts. The results of these studies are shared in this 2016 Hospitality Vision Study.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago—collecting data on everything we do and using it to streamline our daily activities. In doing so, IoT is changing the way that consumers think about service. Service organizations must be prepared to support these new customer expectations to ensure continued satisfaction to strengthen and foster loyalty.
Additionally, IoT is making its way into the enterprise, especially among organizations in industries like utilities, oil and gas, medical devices, manufacturing and telecommunications. Connected devices enable more efficient processes for maintenance and repair by constantly providing information on machines’ performance, environmental conditions, and possible failures. For example, a connected washing machine in a customer’s home could automatically send out an error report to the manufacturer when it experiences a failure. This is where field service management comes in.
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