Consumers expect a seamless, high-quality experience in today’s mature app economy. They want brands to keep up with new technologies like geo-fencing and personalization, as well as the latest ecosystems like voice assistants and connected cars.
With this high bar for quality, QA organizations often struggle to keep up with:
1. Rapid Release Schedules
3. New Technologies (Voice, AI)
4. Geo-Awareness and Localization 5. Device Fragmentation
6. Unexpected Customer Use Cases
The cost of failure is high in QA. Time, money, and customer loyalty are all at risk when digital experiences don’t meet users’ high expectations.
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management.
Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has given us insight into what not to do, like:
1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process
2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time”
3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry
4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today
5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision
Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.
The retail shopper is changing rapidly. To keep up, so must the retail industry. The internet, online shopping, mobile communications, smartphones, tablets and more turning traditional shoppers into something else entirely: connected shoppers. Today’s shoppers can now shop online, on either a computer or mobile device, as well as in brick-and-mortar stores. For retailers, the implications are huge.
In this complex new environment, there are two vital questions. First, as a retailer, how do you create differentiated value that will enable you to stand out from the crowd? Second, how can you strengthen customer relationships, build loyalty, increase sales and maximize profitability?
eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
With more than three decades in the hotel marketplace, Grupo Posadas operates more than 104 hotels and 19,042 rooms in 50 beach and city destinations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It's brands include AQUA, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Lat 19°, Caesar Park and Caesar Business, making Posadas the leading Mexican hotel operator in Latin America. Posadas selected Neolane's enterprise marketing software to improve segmentation and deliver consistent, personalized customer communications across e-mail and direct mail channels, while streamlining campaign management within its loyalty programs.
Learn how a deep understanding of touchpoints - and the ways they drive customers closer to you (or farther away) - can improve acquisition, retention and loyalty, create better customer experiences, strengthen relationships and boost your bottom line. (Plus 5 steps for leveraging touchpoints to profit from better customer relationships.)
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Today’s mobile users are spoiled. They demand rich, desktop quality experiences tailored to their devices and delivered at lightning fast speeds. And while these “always on” users represent a tremendous business opportunity, satisfying their high expectations requires overcoming complex mobile delivery challenges. In this e-book, we review three key mobile delivery challenges and explain how you can overcome them by optimizing for fast APIs, mobile apps, and mobile sites to increase engagement, revenue, and customer loyalty.
Download today to learn how your business can Meet Today’s Mobile Mandate.
Capitalize on a rising tide of data to grow your business and strengthen customer loyalty
The speed and efficiency of your data storage hold the keys to business growth. It’s also one of today’s biggest IT headaches. Here’s what you really need to handle growth as you acquire and retain customers.
Build a better midsized business without borders Empower your employees — through business collaboration and communications solutions like video, audio and web collaboration — to help grow revenues, improve customer loyalty, and boost productivity. Learn more in this white paper.
First, today’s digitally oriented customers expect banks to provide an ever-higher quality experience defined by speed and the flexibility to conduct business across many channels. They’ve grown accustomed to going online and transferring money between accounts, for example, and using their mobile device to make payments and check their account balance. These kinds of experiences have raised the bar in terms of customer expectations – and banks need to keep up, or risk losing customers. This is particularly true of millennial customers, as they have little regard for loyalty, which banks have traditionally relied on to build their business. Once frustrated by inconvenience, they don’t hesitate to switch banks – and thanks to the internet, this is now a fast, painless process.
Content marketing is driving the way marketing organizations are engaging their audiences. In our consumer-empowered world, it’s become more difficult for marketers to cut through clutter and a lot more challenging to garner loyalty with their audiences. That’s why smart content delivered in context will make you stand out in the crowd. Read the modern marketing essentials guide on Content Marketing now.
Is your organization truly meeting the expectations of your customers and delivering a differentiated experience that builds revenue growth and loyalty? Although there is currently a lot of focus on what constitutes the ideal digital experience, few organizations have successfully executed a strategy that takes the entire digital experience equation into consideration. Download this whitepaper now to learn the 5 keys to the digital experience equation and to read case stories on companies who have gotten it right.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms have been around for more than a decade, but they are no longer just for big enterprises selling expensive technology. Now companies of all sizes and industries are enjoying the power of CRM systems to improve sales effectiveness and customer loyalty. The key to this new wave of adoption are the many valuable add-ons and integrations, like DocuSign, that can greatly augment the user experience.
This ebook explores ways to improve your CRM productivity and usability.
Customer service is the cornerstone of a great customer experience. However, in today’s digital consumer age, organizations no longer decide how customer-centric their companies are, the customers do. According to the “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise, Q4 2015” report, customer service technology investments are one of the top five most focused on investments that companies made in 2015. Why? Because good customer service boosts long-term loyalty. This report identifies the 11 most significant customer service solutions with Pegasystems ranking as a leader.
Download this Forrester Wave report and get detailed findings on how well each vendor fulfills Forrester’s criteria and where they stand in relation to other vendor solutions in order to help customer service professionals select the right partner for their customer service initiatives.
Does your company foster a strong team dynamic? More than ever, effective businesses rely on employees to work internally across departments, and externally with increasingly global networks of clients.
Thousands of learners were surveyed about the impact of
language training with Rosetta Stone® business solutions.Results showed investing in employee language proficiency delivers five key benefits:
Strengthens business operations
Stimulates employee engagement
Drives company loyalty
Attracts globally-aware Millennials
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.
Published By: DataStax
Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Netflix, Intuit and Clear Capital. These 3 innovative companies have one thing in common. They are altering their business landscape and transforming the way people live and work through highly personalized applications. And they're doing this with Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax.
Download this white paper and learn why relational technologies failed to meet the demands of Netflix, Mint Bills and Clear Capital and how these enterprises modernize their Web and Mobile applications with DataStax to drive customer engagement, loyalty and lifetime value.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Customer loyalty is hard to come by today, amid a growing array of choices, omnipresent discounting and fast changing trends and customer preferences. To cut through the clutter, product retailers are increasingly creating targeted offers tailored to customer preferences, to be delivered through an online platform.
A premium drinks maker was following the same path when they created a mobile loyalty app to push promotions and notifications to customers. But something crucial was missing. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Testing is often a major pain point for enterprises when taking new products to market, and can make or break customer loyalty. Testing speed impacts how fast the product can be rolled out to markets, with regular updates, while the quality of testing can determine the product’s success.
So how can product testing be done better, faster, and in a more agile manner? A global CPG giant was looking to solve the same problem when it wanted to take its customer loyalty app to 18 countries. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
In this white paper, find out how mobile transaction systems provide a way for retailers to reduce checkout lines, and the time customers spend standing in them, without adding expensive checkout counters or staff.
Published By: First Data
Published Date: Apr 25, 2013
Traditional direct mail campaigns often deliver anemic response rates and direct mail campaigns sweetened with discounts don’t fare much better. Poor results combined with escalating printing and mailing costs and changing consumer expectations means that businesses must find more effective ways to get consumers’ attention.
The rapid rate of mobile adoption provides today’s users with nearly unlimited access to data and information anytime, anywhere. While “always on” users represent a tremendous opportunity for businesses to increase engagement, revenue, and customer loyalty, they also create unprecedented mobile delivery challenges. In this e-book, we will delve into these challenges and learn how to master them by optimizing for fast APIs, mobile apps, and mobile sites. But before we do that, let’s start our mobile story with some perspective: Approximately half of you reading this e-book will do so on mobile. That fact alone should be a compelling enough reason to keep reading, but in case it’s not, the following data illustrates the impact mobile growth has had on our technological landscape.