This IDC study addresses the management challenges and subsequent best practice outcomes that can be achieved through the integration of existing enterprise social network tools with other networks or enterprise applications.
Want to rein in support costs without sacrificing service quality and customer satisfaction? You can. New social business solutions eliminate the traditional service trade-offs, providing an optimal combination of assisted peer-to-peer support communities, call deflection, selective escalation and productivity-enhancing collaboration. The result? Reduced call volume and faster resolution times, happier customers and lower costs.
Prior to using PayScale, each customer set compensation ranges through a mix of gut feel and resource-heavy compensation data management. Resource constraints lengthened compensation review cycles that resulted in either abbreviated cycles or multiyear review gaps. Incomplete compensation reviews and poor data quality led to more compensationrelated issues with current employees and prospective recruits: longer recruitment cycle times, higher recruiting costs, reduced employee satisfaction, and increased turnover.
At their most basic level, CRM CEC applications handle a wide range of tasks, including engaging customers and prospects across multiple channels, and handling trouble ticketing, order management, case management, advisory services, problem diagnostics and resolution, account management, and returns management.
Today’s mature cloud-based ITSM solutions can give you the flexibility and agility you need—without sacrificing security, stability or performance. In this THINKstrategies, Inc. white paper, you’ll learn why businesses are moving to cloud-based ITSM and the advantages they’ve achieved. Explore how this innovative approach to IT management might be right for your organization. Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
Consumerization of IT forces enterprises to rethink their approach to IT service delivery. What does consumerization really mean and why does it matter? Understand the basics to accurately identify the practical implications and benefits for your organization. This guide explores the realities of IT Consumerization to define challenges and opportunities. Learn best practices and get actionable recommendations. Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
“Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities,” outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:
• Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
• Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
• Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs
See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say and get recommendations for change.
Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision, requiring organizations to assess carefully the potential impact on their business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile.
This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises. Topics include:
• The cost savings companies can achieve by deploying ITSM solutions via the cloud, which allows better management and optimization of consumption and costs.
• Improved alignment between IT to and business, as self-service, a service catalog, collaboration, and mobility help IT expose and provide its services more effectively.
• The ability to integrate cloud and on-premise solutions to leverage existing systems while leveraging new innovations via the cloud.
• The advantages of cloud
E-commerce is everywhere. More people are shopping for a greater variety of products than ever before. And while some countries are ahead, in all developed economies it is a matter of when, not if, e-commerce will become a significant revenue stream for every retail business.
In this guide, we'll look at seven lessons today's retailers should learn if they are to gain maximum benefits from their e-commerce operations. Together, these lessons can help take your e-commerce operation forward enabling you to capture more sales, more often.
The purpose of this white paper is to provide organizations with a four step roadmap that details how organizations can use VoC to make Product Management more customer-centric and significantly increase the odds of consistently delivering products that are successful in the marketplace.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 18, 2014
"A growing business needs a good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. It helps you manage critical customer information in one place — and gives you a complete view of your business. You’ll gain key business insights that help you close more deals, boost sales, and improve forecasting accuracy. But is now the right time for you?
Read this e-book to get practical advice on:
• Signs your business needs a CRM
• How CRM can improve sales and productivity
• Building your CRM strategy
• How to maximize your ROI
Download Your Complete CRM Handbook now so you can decide when your business should invest in a CRM.
The cloud is gaining traction in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market and most vendors now have a cloud offering. After examining small and medium companies that have implemented cloud ERP, Nucleus found customers were able to achieve substantial benefits, including reduced IT costs, increased employee productivity, and better inventory management. This report analyzes the benefits of cloud ERP and provides examples of how vendors helped their customers increase return on investment (ROI) and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
Improving data management is critical for streamlining regulatory reporting, monetizing customer analytics, and democratizing data-driven decision-making. Financial firms must transform their data management approach to unlock data from its silos, incorporate unstructured information from non-traditional sources, and integrate information whether on-premises, in the cloud, batch-based, or real-time. As this evolution continues, technology leaders must consider integration holistically across the enterprise and create an agility layer that is key to future-proofing their data management architecture.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
-Data management challenges in financial services
-Best practices to manage data in financial institutions
-Integration strategies for optimal data management
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.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic
Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by shifting some or all their management and
operations from on-premises, hosted, and outsourced implementations to
Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. The purpose of this
study is to give readers a framework to evaluate the potential financial
impact, or ROI, of leveraging Azure IaaS for their organizations. Benefits
gained by interviewed customers that migrated or re-architected some or
all workloads from on-premises to IaaS include:
› Greater revenue opportunities from business-to-business (B2B) and
customer web channels with a solution that is more mobile and reliable,
and meets scale and seasonality needs.
› Increased profits from those revenues.
› Improved production efficiency.
› Reduced datacenter, IT resource, and outsourcing costs.
› Easier and faster software and hardware management (such as
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Kevin Ashton founded the Auto-ID Center at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and
has done pioneering work in radio-frequency
identification and sensor technology.
Ashton is known for coining the term “the
Internet of Things” to describe a system where
the Internet is connected to the physical world
via ubiquitous sensors. In 2015, he spoke at a
European customer service conference and
noted that field service management is the
first industry being transformed by IoT.
Some people in the industry have noted that
the entire IoT concept came from trying to
solve field service problems in 1999. IoT’s
origin story lies in field service management.
Clearly, field service management and IoT are
deeply intertwined. But how are the changes
being implemented? And how can you
benefit from them?
Contact centers face a tall order: Deliver stellar service and real-time response to customers, and still get more out of the workforce without risking burnout and turnover. Lori Bocklund is president of Strategic Contact, and Rachel Wentink is the senior director of Product Management for Interactive Intelligence, and when they discuss how to optimize agent performance and offer outstanding service, it's worth reading.
Learn about how your contact centers are a world of innovative and intricate technology and how with the right analytical tools you can maximize your organization’s potential by optimizing your customer’s experience.