IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
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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.
Mobile platforms will act as a catalyst for the next generation of connected experiences. In particular, smart apps connected to products and CRM systems will emerge. In 2013, leading marketers will anticipate the longer-term mobile disruption and shift from tactical efforts to more transformative mobile strategies.
Read more to learn how Cisco’s Mobile Experience Business Offer can unleash the power of your network to better serve your customers with locations based analytics, real time interactions, and mobile experience development tools.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
Earlier this year, Gartner released the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Call Center Infrastructure, an annual report that analyzes call center infrastructure vendors for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Explore and compare contact center solutions from today's top vendors and decide which solution is right for you.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Genesys has been named a worldwide Leader for Contact Center Infrastructure. The Genesys Customer Engagement platform (referred to as the Customer Interaction Management or ‘CIM’ platform in the report), is the industry’s most complete platform on which companies can deploy an all-in-one, end-to-end scalable contact center
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Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Jul 31, 2015
Most large organizations deploy or intend to deploy a broad range of mobile apps to their employees for productivity, collaboration, CRM, ERP, analytics, and industry-specific business processes. Office 365 might be the productivity solution, but the IT team needs a central platform that can provide a consistent security and policy framework across all the mobile apps the organization will deploy both today and tomorrow. This whitepaper describes the MobileIron app security model and how it can be used to secure Office 365 for mobile devices.
Mobile marketing platforms facilitate direct marketing on mobile devices by enabling mobile campaign management and activation. These platforms can operate as stand-alone solutions; however, they typically integrate with, or operate alongside, CRM, location/data management, and multichannel marketing hub (MMH) or email marketing platforms. Regardless of how a mobile marketing platform gets deployed, the native or third-party analytics supporting its audience targeting, campaign sequencing, personalization and performance measurement capabilities form the foundation of this technology.
Did you know that sales reps typically waste up to 16 hours per week on non-selling tasks?
If your sales team is spending too much time on non-selling tasks, logging sales activities to Salesforce, hunting for customer information and documents, or copy-pasting data between separate systems, they might resist the rise of mobile CRM solutions like Salesforce1.
However, it’s important to figure out how to enable these teams in the field, as 55% of salespeople will access sales applications exclusively through smartphones or tablets by the end of 2016. It’s not surprising that salespeople will increase their use of mobile apps 125% from 2015-2017.
In this whitepaper from Tact, you’ll learn 1) common challenges facing field sales teams, 2) a framework for thinking about mobile sales productivity, 3) essential characteristics for evaluating mobile sales solutions, and 4) key trends in mobile sales.
This report explores how organizations can leverage technologies driven by cloud computing and mobile apps, and the benefits gained from integrating travel and expense management solutions with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
Small business telephone systems are available in a variety of configurations, offering an ever-growing range of features and benefits. The most advanced small business telephone systems today run on Internet Protocol (IP) networks—the same network many small businesses use to connect employees, devices and information resources.
When times get tough, people re examine old habits and brand loyalties. Consumers are more conscious about spending their hard earned money and their tastes shift dramatically as they cut back. Virgin Mobile USA was able to see exactly how their consumers were changing during the economic downturn by surveying their online community of customers. The panel brings together hundreds of customers to interact with the organization on a variety of issues. The results were so interesting that both Forbes Magazine and the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about the findings.
This whitepaper chronicles Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, the first sales organization to embark on CRM 3.0, bypassing CRM 2.0, representing a paradigm shift in strategy, people, and technology management. We outline how this bridged approach was achieved and how your organization can do the same.
This whitepaper discusses the key reasons why traditional CRMs have failed to see 'voluntary' adoption by sales teams and the details of the Sales production System approach that removes this adoption hurdle.
This concise Sales Process Builder Kit will provide you with relevant content from leading sales experts that highlight the direct value your sales team can get by following a consistent sales process.
Social-enabled customer service requires three primary capabilities.
The capability to:
1. Listen and Respond: Treat Social Media as an Integrated Interaction Channel Most social-enabled contact centers are at the early adopter stage, attempting to “bolt on” social media as a side process. Many are experiencing inconsistent customer experiences, higher costs and negligible return on investments.
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