In the age of the customer, businesses realize the need to take their big data insights further than they have before, in order to win, serve, and retain their customers. Today’s modern company has more data than ever before and is now looking to derive insights from the data that will help propel it forward. As firms move data analytics to the cloud, there is a new set of challenges and barriers to overcome, but with the help of insights-platforms-as-a-service, companies will be able to innovate with data and drive business forward.
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work is 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.
Effectively using and managing information has become critical to driving growth in areas such as pursuing new business opportunities, attracting and retaining customers, and streamlining operations. In the era of big data, you must accommodate a rapidly increasing volume, variety and velocity of data while extracting actionable business insight from that data, faster than ever before.
These needs create a daunting array of workload challenges and place tremendous demands on your underlying IT infrastructure and database systems. This e-book presents six reasons why you should consider a database change, including opinions from industry analysts and real-world customer experiences. Read on to learn more.
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving at a rising pace, now able to mine vast amounts of data and learn from experience, with the potential to reshape entire industries. One application of this technology is to streamline how businesses interact with their customers, through 'chatbots'.To look at how chatbots will change certain aspects of doing business, such as customer service, Ceylon FT also weighed in with Oracle's Vice President of Product Management, Suhas Uliyar, for his insight on the matter.
It always surprises me that as eCommerce marketers we give lip service to the importance of testing, buy many of us don't take the time to fine-tune our email programs. If you are able to identify a few elements through testing that resonate with your customers and then employ those insights in your ongoing program, the improvements may be sustainable over time.
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
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.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Every helpdesk agent at every customer support team, anywhere in the world, dreams about Inbox Zero. However as most businesses grows from just a handful of support queries to hundreds of customers chocking the support hotline, they make the mistake of going on a hiring binge to reach that elusive promised land.
The only problem? Hiring more support staff may not be the best way to scale up your customer support. This whitepaper talks about how you can scale your customer support without blindly scaling the team, with tips, ideas and insights like:
- How to puncture the customer support hot-air balloon
- Proactively identifying red flags and overloads
- Top 4 things to know before you hire
- Monitoring, understanding and reporting support trends
- Tips to streamline your support process
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Email is the backbone of today’s corporate business processes. It lives as the primary communication vehicle internally between employees and externally with customers, vendors, partners and investors. It is arguably today’s most pervasive and critical business application within which is stored the most valuable business content. To protect this vital information while working to eliminate risk, lower management costs and improve business insight, companies require a comprehensive email archiving solution. This solution should not only work to effectively retain email information in a searchable repository, the best email archiving solutions also provide a smarter approach to collecting, retaining and accessing data so that it can deliver true business value.
Businesses in virtually every industry are using location data to better understand their customers and users. By knowing how people move through and interact with a venue, businesses can gain valuable insights to optimize their locations and engage customers at the point of decision. However, contextual customer information is only as valuable as its accuracy. And when it comes to capitalizing on location data, a meter is worth more than a kilometer.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
Delivering exceptional customer experiences has become a key differentiator for top organizations today. Now you can see where your peers and competitors stand in the new Forbes Insights report Data Elevates the Customer Experience. This report is a comprehensive follow-up to an October 2015 preliminary pulse survey conducted among 105 executives of large global organizations. It identifies three categories of organizations – leaders, explorers and laggards – and measures the progress they have made with the data-driven customer experience based on three key pillars: organization (people), openness (data) and orchestration (processes). Read the results, find out where you stand and glean some new ideas from your peers about how to elevate the customer experience.
What do these market-defining trends have in common?
· Analytics for all
· Analytics as competitive differentiator
· Internet of Things
· Artificial intelligence/Machine learning/Cognitive computing
· Real-time analytics/event management
They all rely on data – timely, accurate data delivered within an insightful context – to deliver value. The question is: who in the enterprise is most qualified and prepared to help deliver on the vision and values of the data-driven enterprise?
It’s going to take a special type of professional to deliver that value to enterprises. Organizations are seeking professionals to step forward and take the lead, provide guidance and lend expertise to move into the brave new world of digital. The move to digital and all that it entails – sophisticated data analytics, online customer engagement and digital process efficiency – requires, above all, the skills and knowledge associated with handling data and turning it into insights. The move to digital i
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
Routing is a fundamental component of your customer experience strategy. True omnichannel routing breaks down channel silos and gathers intelligence upfront through context and data to deliver the personalized, seamless engagement your customers now expect.
Learn how you can move beyond single interactions with true omnichannel routing:
• Dynamically match customers from any touchpoint, over any channel, to the agent with the optimal insights, skill set and proficiency
• Enable seamless transitions between digital self-service and live employee contact
• Replace single, random interactions with thoughtfully designed and optimized customer journeys
The customer experience is critical in today’s fast-paced, demanding world. With so many options at the buyer’s fingertips and the rise of social sharing media, one bad customer experience can haunt an organization. According to” The Forrester Wave™: Dynamic Case Management, Q1 2016” report, in order to improve customer experience, firms must tackle the incident process through smart handling of exceptions, applying analytics for context, and offering real-time and mobile interaction. Here is where dynamic case management (DCM) can be a competitive advantage and Forrester identified 14 of the most significant vendors across 21 criteria in this space with Pegasystems among vendors who lead the pack.
Download this Forrester Wave report to see the full 21-criteria evaluation of the dynamic case
management (DCM) market and gain insight into the 14 most significant software vendors in order to help enterprise architecture (EA) professi
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.
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With global opportunities on the rise,. having a multilingual workforce has become a critical market success factor. Language proficiency and awareness of a market's culture, local customs, and business traditions conveys respect for customers and colleagues, which leads to greater trust and improved business results.
Businesses are providing language-learning resources that prepare employees to engage in these markets. Forbes Insights and Rosetta Stone surveyed 200+ executives globally to understand the impact of language training on companies and employees. Read this guide to learn the key themes and data from the report.
In our 26-criteria evaluation of digital intelligence
(DI) platform providers, we identified the 10 most
significant ones — Adobe, Cxense, Evergage,
Google, IBM, Localytics, Mixpanel, Optimizely,
SAS, and Webtrekk — and researched, analyzed,
and scored them. This report shows how each
provider measures up and helps customer
insights (CI) professionals make the right choice.
With new technologies, new opportunities often emerge, especially in business. The advent of innovations, such as social media and mobile devices, is changing the ways businesses interact with customers and the ways in which customers desire to be engaged. Opportunities arising from the benefits of salesforce automation, business intelligence (BI), and customer relationship management (CRM) applications are providing new levels of insight, helping businesses acquire customers more efficiently and retain those customers longer. As a direct result, organizations that invest in better understanding potential customers are likely to see higher returns than those organizations that possess a more limited understanding of their customer base. Seeking the competitive advantage resulting from improved customer focus, IT organizations have increased investment in business intelligence and analytics and the underlying infrastructure to support those applications.
Published By: Phunware
Published Date: May 22, 2014
Retailers and mall owners now have a major opportunity to differentiate their brands and locations, more deeply engage their customers, and jump ahead of competitors. Get insight on, gaining a competitive advantage with mobile, monetizing store traffic through mobile, the importance of the mobile shopper connection and engaging shoppers with location-aware mobile apps.
Customers are evolving. They are evolving in the way they get information about products, what goes into making their purchase decision and ultimately how they buy. Businesses need to evolve and adapt how they manage their customer relationships. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was supposed to improve front-end customer engagement across marketing, sales and service. Unfortunately, most systems have the opposite result. Companies spend too much time integrating and maintaining disconnected systems and too little time nurturing relationships. Organizations need to transform their organizations from the inside out—embracing new processes and technologies that gathers, stores and gives them access to customer data so they gain more insight into their customers and therefore create more effective marketing and service programs.
Download this Ebook and gain a better understanding of how a more robust CRM system can improve customer management.