The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Nov 08, 2017
Industry-leading organizations are now exploiting interoperable business process management (BPM) and mobile application platforms (MAPs) so that process-oriented mobile applications can help transform the way they do business. This paper examines the phenomena driving this trend, and the common approaches to digital transformation that contribute to the enterprise in motion. Read this analyst paper from 451 Research to learn more.
We work at home. We take conference calls in the backseat of a taxi. We even tap out emails from 30,000 feet. Mobility is radically redefining the way we work, because it’s redefining where and when we can work. It’s why Keith Perske, executive managing director of workplace innovation for Collier’s, thinks it’s time
to adopt a new description of the workplace: “Today’s workplace is an integrated set of locations, technology, programs and work practices that connect people and enable employees to contribute and be productive. That’s the new workplace definition.”
And with the emergence of this modern workplace, users are expecting a mobile experience that’s simple, convenient, and a boon to their productivity. In order to deliver on these expectations, IT organizations are making business mobility a
priority in their investment decisions. Which is why we’ve identified five potent mobility trends that warrant attention and also present opportunities to transform the enterprise
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Feb 26, 2016
This white paper features answers from Sitecore partner agencies to five questions about the mobile digital experience: challenges commonly faced; the best time for planning the mobile experience; what to look for in a dev partner, how to measure success from mobile, and what “mobile” most frequently means to Sitecore partner customers. With verbatim comments and analysis, it’s a helpful guide for IT and marketing leaders who want to mobilize their digital experience.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Mar 03, 2016
Studies show mobile consumers look at their phones an average of 1,500 times each week and spend 177 minutes on their phone each day. With every swipe, tap, and zoom, iCustomers are learning to expect that every business look, feel, and act just like their favorite mobile app. What’s a marketer to do?
Access this eBook, written by Brian Solis, globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in business innovation, to delve into mobile consumer behavior and how it requires a different approach.
Going mobile can be challenging. "Beyond Check-ins, Mobile Strategies for the Future of Retail" will give insight on how marketers can capture consumers' attention and loyalty using mobile engagement. Over 40% of shoppers carry a smartphone in retail environments, which offers brands the opportunity to interact with customers beyond their brick and mortar stores. Find out how brands, CPGs and retailers can add real value to their customers' retail shopping experience.
Ever since e-commerce became a significant part of consumer spending, retailers have worried about its impact on store traffic. While fears that e-commerce would mean the death of stores have been proven false, retailers continue to search for ways to engage with customers via both digital and physical channels.
One of the most valuable options available to retailers is a click and collect program, allowing shoppers who purchase an item online or via mobile device the option to retrieve their purchase at a brick-and-mortar store. Additional elements typically included in a click and collect experience include the option to return items that were purchased online to a physical store, or to pay for items in the store and have them shipped to a residence.
Published By: Webtrends
Published Date: Jun 02, 2010
To succeed in mobile marketing, analytics must play a crucial role in the development of strategy and prioritizations of marketing spend. But this rigor isn't being consistently applied to this rapidly growing, emerging channel.
"How do you make your brick-and-mortar stores as smart as your website – so when customers walk in the door, you recognize them and cater to their individual tastes? What’s the key to making in-store shopping as frictionless for your customer as online shopping? Read this research summary from the International Institute for Analytics to get started. You’ll learn how to use analytics to gain advanced insight from the Internet of Things: tracking chips, in-store infrared traffic monitors, interactive kiosks and customer mobile devices, to name a few. With analytics, you’ll identify who’s walking in your store, understand their behavior and preferences, and create engaging experiences for your connected customers at every turn.
With the growing number of channels for consumers to connect with your products from store kiosks to mobile devices and social networks, it is increasingly important that they are experiencing the the same consistent brand experience regardless of the channels they choose. This whitepaper describes 3 customer experience features to help guide your decisions about technology, organizational structure, and internal process.
This report, which is the vision report of the mobile app development playbook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, focuses on the changes application developers need to understand if they want to build modern applications that deliver contextual customer experiences.
By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken website or a screen-scraped application. Rather, mobile is the visible manifestation of a much broader shift to systems of engagement that marry physical context and digital intelligence to deliver service directly into a person's hands. This shift will add value and take cost out of every business service, workflow process, and business application. But mobile engagement will also require wholesale changes to your app design, service delivery, IT skills, technology assets, and even your business model. This report lays out a vision for mobile engagement and introduces the strategic elements developed further in The CIO's Mobile Engagement playbook.
Faced with trends like cloud and the rapid rise of mobile devices, IT needs a new, simpler model of building networks to support and optimize applications. In this Lippis Report, learn how the Cisco ISR Application Experience Router helps you improve application speed, security, and control.
We at Mobify want to help you further deepen your understanding of the mobile shopping landscape and the expectations of mobile consumers. In this white paper, you’ll discover:
- Why ‘omnichannel’ is not a buzzword, but the new retail reality
- What the key differences are between smartphone and tablet users and what this means for your bottom line
- Why Millennials are a market that you can’t afford to ignore
- How your mobile presence can make or break a customer’s in- store experience
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
With this Dimensional Research report, discover how mobile monitoring software can help you better understand users and their experience with your mobile application.
Users reach for mobile devices many times every day, specifically to use mobile apps. Mobile device users heavily rely on peer reviews and star ratings to help them choose their apps. Once a mobile app is installed, that app is judged for its speed, responsiveness and stability, which define the user experience and overall satisfaction.
There are plenty of statistics confirming that the user experience determines the success of mobile apps—and the success of the business. This paper explores the challenges of mobile app user experience measurement and a more intelligent approach to measuring what truly matters.
The early days of enterprise mobile app development focused on creating a functional experience and getting it out the door quickly, leaving “quality” as a problem for another day. As organizations mature their development and delivery of mobile applications, traditional software quality fundamentals settle back into the life cycle, with some key changes to testing processes and team structure. App performance is an example of how mobile changes quality assurance. Performance is a key pillar of quality that mobile shops often overlook in their race to market. This report dives into the problem areas that impede mobile performance, and provides guidance on this not-so-black-and-white area of quality.