Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
We live in an era of digital transformation.
Software is the backbone of this digital
transformation. Mobile, cloud, open
source, Internet of Things, microservices
and AI have made software more
complex. Over 80% of the code in
today’s software applications is open
source. Estimates show that there will
be 30 billion connected IOT devices by
2020. Furthermore, 85% of customer
interactions will be computer managed
by 2020. Software is everywhere. While
software has gotten more complex, timeto-market is the new name of the game
and enterprises can’t risk security slowing
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Customer interactions, across all channels, are of strategic importance in today’s world. Managing those interactions to assure the customer is seeing the best face of the company is vital. At the forefront is making sure you are providing useful, easy to navigate cloud-based Interactive Voice Response systems for your customers that places the emphasis on:
Meeting the customers’ needs
The increase in self service options
An intelligent, efficient way that drives costs down and satisfaction up.
Let Genesys help you meet these criteria and guide you to designing, developing and delivering a best-in-class IVR Platform that ensures a Great Customer Experience. Improve your game and score more wins across the business, with your customers. Achieve your IVR goals by downloading our IVR Playbook here.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Forrester Research has found that companies that prioritise their customer experience transformation perform better. Companies included in their report, “Drive Marketing and CX Convergence with Modern Technology,” experienced:
68% increase in revenue
67% improvement in market differentiation
72% acceleration of digital business
Delivering customer experiences that produce results like this requires a strategic approach across your company and the ability to turn disparate interactions into a consistent, personalised customer journey. Read this ebook for three strategies that get you started.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Customers are more technically savvy than everand have come to prefer the DIY approach to solving their issues and answering their own questions. Years of research by ICMI has confirmed that customers prefer to resolve issues themselves and within their channels of choice. Furthermore, customers onlyseek direct interactions when they unsuccessfully exhaust their self-service options. This is backed up by data from American Express, which found that 48% of consumers prefer to speak with a customer service rep when dealing with complex issues, but only16% prefer the same contact for simple issues. The goal
of this paper is simple: We want to help you build an all-in-one knowledge base, community, and customer portal. All of which can be accomplished with a help center like Zendesk Guide.
Leading companies and technology providers are rethinking the fundamental model of analytics, and the contours of a new paradigm are emerging. The new generation of analytics goes beyond Big Data (information that is too large and complex to manipulate without robust software), and the traditional narrow approach of analytics which was restricted to analysing customer and financial data collected from their interactions on social media. Today companies are embracing the social revolution, using real-time technologies to unlock deep insights about customers and others and enable better-informed decisions and richer collaboration in real-time.
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work are changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything from attracting and keeping the best talent to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people better and
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
Customers are more technically savvy than ever and have come to prefer the DIY approach to solving their issues and answering their own questions. Years of research by ICMI has confirmed that customers prefer to resolve issues themselves and within their channels of choice. Furthermore, customers only seek direct interactions when they unsuccessfully exhaust their self-service options. This is backed up by data from American Express, which found that 48% of consumers prefer to speak with a customer service rep when dealing with complex issues, but only 16% prefer the same contact for simple issues. The goal of this paper is simple: We want to help you build an all-in-one knowledge base, community, and customer portal. All of which can be accomplished with a help center like Zendesk Guide.
"Differentiate your organization through customer engagement
Improving customer experiences has replaced operational efficiency gains as the top objective in customer care executives’ agendas. This Aberdeen report details how “best-in-class” firms are achieving greater customer retention and annual growth as a result. Discover more in the report now >"
adsquare offers brands insights into customer behaviors and footfall to underpin digital marketing campaigns. Using a detailed brief of the audience the brand wishes to reach, adsquare gathers data from a range of mobile, online and offline sources. This rich data gives a brand a stronger opportunity to create relevant campaigns for their audiences.
It is critical to adsquare’s success that its data sources are reliable. As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE is building and sharing real-time location intelligence with adsquare which reveals patterns to show how and why customers make transactions in specific places.
How can brands make the most of the growing opportunities offered by location data? Understanding location and its connection to customer behavior is key to gaining full and reliable insights and making efficient change.
HERE is building and sharing real-time location intelligence which reveals why customers make transactions in specific places. HERE’s Open Location Platform contextualizes consumer motivations in the world around them. As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE also shares its own insights into the future of reaching customers on their mobile devices as they travel, including in-car advertising.
Consider the many ways that a customer encounters your brand – organic results on a search engine, display media campaigns, social media links, re-targeting on external sites, etc. One thing is certain – consumer journeys are far from linear. They can occur across multiple platforms, devices and browsers. The problem is that organizations are often constrained to channel-limiting decisions regarding their media investment allocations.
Marketing attribution helps you analyze the impact and business value of company-generated marketing interactions to help make the best marketing investment decisions. The challenge is to interpret the massive volumes of customer data that continues to expand day by day.
The digital marketplace presents new challenges for marketers, yet provides the perfect canvas for creating personalized, relevant communications and developing deep relationships with customers based on ongoing interactions.
This paper explores what customer “moments of truth” mean, and how understanding those moments of truth along the customer journey enables marketers to deliver the personalized, real-time responses that customers crave. You’ll also learn best practices on how customer experience optimization and digital marketing optimization can help marketers capitalize on moments of truth.
"Differentiate your organization through customer engagement Improving customer experiences has replaced operational efficiency gains as the top objective in customer care executives’ agendas. This Aberdeen report details how “best-in-class” firms are achieving greater customer retention and annual growth as a result. Discover more in the report now >"
Data is the fuel of all marketing activities. Customers and prospective buyers are savvy, empowered, and carry high expectations for personalization across all interactions. Without the right data—at the right time—as well as the most effective strategies in place to manage our data sources, our communications and offers are dead on arrival. A one-size-fits-all approach to marketing is not a sound tactic—it’s a marketing fruitcake that no one wants to receive. It’s time to get down with data to delight your audience and provide them with the personal experiences they deserve. Read the marketing essentials guide now.
Watch our webinar, 4 Steps to Building a Customer Satisfaction Engine. SurveyMonkey's Director of Customer Success, Jeffrey Coleman, will show you how to:
- Ask questions that yield actionable data
- Scale follow-up actions and improvements
- Analyze survey data and get key metrics
- Close the loop by turning data into action
Customer insights professionals face the challenging task of delivering contextually relevant experiences across the customer life cycle. They need to work with their business technology counterparts to integrate enterprise marketing technologies that manage customer data, provide real-time analytics and insights, and automate cross-channel interactions. Here is where Real-Time Interaction Management (RTIM) is critical, according to The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q3 2015 report, which identified the 11 most significant technology providers in this space across 35 criteria. Forrester defines RTIM as “Enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually relevant experiences, value, and utility at the appropriate moment in the customer life cycle via preferred customer touchpoints,” and identifies Pegasystems as one a leader in this very diversified pack.
Download this Forrester Wave report to
Published By: DataStax
Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Banks are at an inflection point. According to a recent research by Viacom, 1 in every 3 U.S. consumers are open to switching banks in the next 90 days. Financial services companies need to break through the competition to gain customer trust and loyalty. Building a 360° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions. However, this is no easy task as complexity increases when retail banks engage their customers across multiple channels and financial products.
Gaining visibility into every customer interaction, across your business silos, and with every engagement channel is critical to making the right decisions to deliver amazing customer experiences. This white paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a 360° view of the customer to transform their customer experience and how to overcome them.
Every day, companies generate mountains of data that are critical to their business. With that data comes
a clear challenge: How do you protect exabytes of data that's strewn across global data centers,
computer rooms, remote offices, laptops, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as hosted by many
different cloud providers, without choking business agility, employee productivity, and customer
experience? The solution lies not in throwing more technology at the network, but in taking specific steps
to identify malicious actions and respond to them in order to fix the issue, a process known as
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Using IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities, companies can quickly differentiate their customer service quality by being more pro active and responsive to customer needs. Simply put, chatbots and virtual agents are the future of customer interactions. Building apps from scratch that incorporate natural language processing, speech to text recognition, visual recognition, analytics, and artificial intelligence requires broad expertise in these disciplines, large staffs, and a huge financial commitment. Making use of IBM Watson cognitive services brings these capabilities in-house quickly and without the capital investment that would be needed to develop the technologies within an organization.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
To compete in this new multi-channel environment, we’ve seen in this guide how retailers have to adopt new and innovative strategies to attract and retain customers. Big data technologies, specifically Hadoop, enable retailers to connect with customers through multiple channels at an entirely new level by harnessing the vast volumes of new data available today. Hadoop helps retailers store, transform, integrate and analyze a wide variety of online and offline customer data—POS transactions, e-commerce transactions, clickstream data, email, social media, sensor data and call center records—all in one central repository.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
Customers have caught on that support interactions are getting better. When they reach out, they’ve come to expect an instant response that says “we’re here for you”. When they want information, it’s expected to be accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible. Essentially, they come to expect efficiency during support interactions.
As a result, businesses are becoming more cognizant of their self- service offerings. Customers want to be left feeling empowered; it’s even better when they can do so on their own. Self-service saves time for agents, cuts down on organizational costs, and leaves the customer with a positive outlook of a brand.
This eBook delves into how AI can enhance your customer self-service offerings with automatically-generated knowledge bases, content cues for your service agents, and chatbots.
As companies increasingly look to provide a better experience for customers, offering support across multiple channels is becoming more popular than ever. According to the Aberdeen Group, companies doubled the number of channels they use to interact with customers between 2012 and 2017.
But there’s a difference between providing support on a few channels and delivering a truly integrated omnichannel solution. Using the Zendesk Benchmark, our crowd-sourced index of customer service interactions from 45,000 participating organizations across 140 countries, we examined why companies are going omnichannel and what sets the companies using Zendesk for omnichannel support apart from everyone else.
Research in the SSL/TLS security market points to a growing need for securing web applications with high assurance certificates issued by a reputable Certification Authority (CA). Organizations want to avoid the negative publicity associated with security breaches and customers want to be assured of data protection when making online transactions.
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