The typical strategy for meeting sales targets is to set aggressive individual rep quotas, rely on your top reps to achieve them, and then hope to get enough from the rest of your team to get over the top. Find out how to make a major shift in your sales approach for the better in order to both increase individual sales rep effectiveness and improve collaborative team selling.
The last five years have fundamentally changed the way people interact with technology, leaving IT in a reactive mode. As business customers have rushed to “consumerized” services and experiences, IT is beginning to redefine its approach to offering IT services. In this eBook, explore the top trends driving the New IT for IT Service Management, and how leading organizations are evolving to focus on end-user experience.
Every day, technology plays a bigger and bigger role throughout corporate America, corporate success becomes increasingly dependent on productive use of information technology – and IT support grows more critical. But while excellent IT support rapidly returns users to productive work, the information necessary to that excellence is often fragmented in different parts of the IT organization. Effective knowledge management empowers service desks – and even users themselves – by enabling quick, accurate and consistent user solutions. That leads to measureable benefits for your business. This brief explores 20 metrics that measure those benefits – in other words, your “return on knowledge.”
Customer service for B2B is challenging: products and services can be complex and the knowledge needed to solve customer problems is often fragmented throughout an organization. But effective knowledge management empowers customer service reps – and even customers themselves – while providing measurable benefits to your business. It enables quick, accurate and consistent customer solutions. This brief explores 20 metrics that measure those benefits – in other words, your “return on knowledge.”
The role of customer service is one that is valued and well understood by many organizations. However, making the leap from correlating customer service activities with overall performance results to investing in strategies that deliver top-notch results is increasingly becoming a key differentiator. Top performing businesses have long understood the financial ramifications of a satisfied and engaged customer and continue to act on developing a profitable model to engage, interact, and win with their key customers. This document will highlight the financial link between better customer service and increased company profitability. It will also highlight several best practices that help organizations convert their service businesses from a cost center into a profit center.
Customer service has evolved from a reactive activity viewed largely as a cost center-based tactical necessity, to a proactive management task that can in many ways set a company apart from the competition. At the same time, the channels by which customers receive support are growing and fragmenting very rapidly. The telephone is still the primary mode of support, but is steadily declining as text, social media, chat, knowledge bases, email and online communities provide new avenues for customers to get the help they need. Some organizations are embracing this evolution by implementing technologies that enable them to interact with customers regardless of the channel or the device they’re using. This approach not only improves customer service, but also boosts the brand image and helps companies achieve broader business goals.
Nimble Storage’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the industry’s first flash-optimized storage designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency. In this product brief, you’ll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.
Web content management (WCM) isn’t new. But customer demands and expectations are changing. That’s why finding the right WCM solution that supports delivering better digital experiences is important. Forrester Research, Inc. evaluates 10 vendors and names Adobe a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015. Again.
There’s no doubt that your digital asset management system (DAM) can change everything when it comes to delivering the right customer experience at the right time. According to 78% of marketers, DAM is key to speed up time to market. It fast-tracks everything — from asset creation and management to campaign delivery. A next-generation DAM can turn your content marketing into compelling customer experiences. To learn more content marketing tips, read Breaking the DAM. ?
While having the right tech is key to delivering great experiences, an equally important part of the equation is having the right people, processes and org structures.
Three best practices to design your org for successful experience delivery:
1. Cultivate the right skills and find the right talent for customer obsession
2. Set up org structures that encourage cross channel collaboration
3. Embrace the possibility of using external support to address the challenges of change management
To achieve personalization at scale, brands need to develop a better understanding of each customer they interact with, and that’s all about combining all the data they collect from every available source into a single cohesive customer view. There is no way they can handle this task or manage all this data manually, which is why data management platforms (DMPs) rose to prominence. Today, companies are looking to build on this single customer view with a real-time understanding of their audience across every digital channel, marking the next phase on the maturity ramp for DMPs.
The fight for customer attention is a daily struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. With a data management platform (DMP), you can be confident that the experiences you deliver are the ones your customers want and expect.
o What a DMP can do for you
o The three functions of a DMP
o How Adobe Audience Manager can help
In the race to please customers and beat out the competition, there’s been a lot of talk about customer data platforms (CDPs). For marketers, a CDP is just what they’ve been looking for — a more comprehensive approach to unified customer data that lets you include raw personally identifiable information or sensitive data in your data pool.
But while IT teams see the ultimate value, they may question the idea introducing a new point solution that complicates their tech stack even more. The days of brute forcing customer experience with new technology are over. Today, IT teams need to make decisions about customer experience management that span the business and go beyond marketing. That requires a different approach to the customer data problem. To learn more about our solution to the customer data platform, read our article Real-time CPD. Real-time customer experience.
Gartner conducts an annual magic quadrant on CRM lead management and Marketo has been named as a leader. Marketo leads all vendors in completeness of vision, and now part of Adobe, seek to continue that vision for a product that helps create the best possible customer experience.
Read the Gartner report Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management, and learn the following:
? How CRM lead management enhances the customer journey
? How CRM lead management can convert even more sales
? Why Marketo remains a Leader on the strength of its overall platform
John Bible, Senior Director of Retail Data Science and Insight at Oracle Retail shares his view on how insights from these vast data storehouses can scientifically inform retailers’ decision-making in critical strategic, tactical and operational areas, including category management, shelf space allocation and new product introductions.
Customer Identity Management provides the tools you need to drive registrations, manage customer data and use it to improve cross-channel customer experiences and relationships.
Know your customers on a deeper level
Get a single customer view across channels
Turn data into relationships and results
As channels fragment and consumer identities multiply, businesses are struggling to achieve a single customer view. This guide provides actionable strategies to achieve this “holy grail” to better understand your audience, build relevant experiences and grow customer relationships.
Get tactics and examples to help you:
Identify your customers across channels and devices
Manage today's volume and variety of customer data
Integrate and apply data across marketing campaigns
Build more personalized customer journeys
Marketers are struggling to connect with consumers across all available outlets while still providing an aligned customer experience. The white paper examines three key ways to create a successful omni-channel experience while establishing cohesive brand and customer identities.
Learn how to:
Develop an interactive mobile strategy
Streamline physical and digital interactions
Engage customers across channels
Each year, a total of 180,000 IT service tickets are created and processed. These include requests and incidents of all kinds, such as the provision of the flight information displays, an employee request for a laptop, through to IT equipment for an airline customer.
The Airport’s IT team therefore decided to undertake a complex and ambitious project, entitled “ITSM 2020,” which aimed to
establish a uniform and future-oriented IT service management system that would effectively and efficiently serve all areas of
Munich Airport evaluated various bidders in a two stage process
conducted on the basis of the European Union tendering
procedures. Cherwell was able to hold its own against other
ITSM solutions both technically and in terms of price.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 11, 2017
For years, companies have used CRM as the software of choice to manage customer engagement and information, in an attempt to deliver a great customer experience. Managing the front end of the engagement process is important. However, delivering proactive customer service – that prevents and resolves issues – requires much more than that.
At ServiceNow, we believe that it is time to rethink the fundamentals of CRM and customer service and we invite you to explore the new strategies, processes, and technology presented in this toolkit. Doing so will enable your customer service teams to connect seamlessly with other departments and deliver the effortless and proactive service experience your customers expect. We hope you find the collection of research reports and whitepapers valuable.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 11, 2017
ServiceNow commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total
Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on
investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying ServiceNow
Customer Service Management throughout their customer support
organization. This study provides a framework for evaluating the potential
financial impact of investing in ServiceNow.