Omnichannel is one of those words everyone
uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for
multichannel. It’s a different state of existence.
In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact
with customers across many different channels, but
not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels
become available, they are “bolted on” to existing
customer experience infrastructure such as CRM
or customer support systems. Too frequently, the
management of these channels becomes siloed (web
versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from
the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed
and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue
following a customer conversation with an associate
in the contact center may not be reflected when the
customer goes online or into a store.
Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is
table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in
the channels where customers want you to be, you cease
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 27, 2019
Banks of all sizes, from multinational firms to regional credit unions, face unparalleled pressure to digitally transform in the face of evolving customer expectations. Learn how a top 10 bank partnered with MuleSoft to address these pressures by developing an application network to rapidly modernize legacy systems, digitally transform mortgage lending, and accelerate Salesforce implementation.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
How banks can leverage APIs to accelerate integration between core banking systems, legacy applications, and modern SaaS endpoints.
The step-by-step approach a top 10 bank took to build a Center for Enablement (C4E) and transform their SDLC to accelerate application development.
How the bank created unified customer experiences across different product lines, from mortgages to wealth management, across in-person, and digital engagement channels.
Published By: UNIT4 CODA
Published Date: Jul 13, 2011
This paper will explore the common Retail KPIs used today across all sales channels, define the formula, discuss potential ways to improve them, and explain their use in the routine management processes of the business.
Any retailer will tell you that giving customers new, convenient ways to purchase a product is good for business. This Stitch Labs Guide offers four tips to help increase your sales channels without increasing your business complexity.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Many sales organizations continue to operate as they have for years: At headquarters, executives work with sales leaders to set revenue targets for the year. Sales teams receive top-down goals, which cascade across product lines, channels and other business dimensions. The end result is an account-level target, which is assigned to a sales rep. Because most companies do not have an easy way to complete this process—nor do they use a common system of record—they must resort to the quickest and easiest mechanism at hand: spreadsheets, a nonscalable, single-dimensional solution that does not handle complete data sets. This approach also poses challenges across key sales management functions, including planning, execution and optimization.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. In fact, there's a good chance that just your marketing department alone is using over 10 SaaS products.
According to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was $33.4 billion, with projections to double to $67.2 billion by 2019. Integration needs are changing, with SaaS applications, as well as mobile traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels all new integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
Read “Five Principles for Integrating Software as a Service Applications” to learn:
Key principles for successful hybrid integrations
New integration use cases to grow your business upward and outward
The why and how of integration as both an enabler and a differentiator
Benefits of the TIBCO integration platform and its various offerings
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
With over 10,000 SKUs across two divisions and multiple brands, seasonal and home decor manufacturer and distributor The Gerson Companies needed a better way to organize product market data and expand across hundreds of retailers. After investing in product experience management, the company was able to centralize product information in Salsify and empower its network of independent retailer with the data needed to sell successfully online.
Featuring: Orin Borgelt, Chief Technology & Sales Officer
Learn more about the step-by-step approach The Gerson Companies team took to take control of their data and increase sales on the digital shelf:
Build a centralized, flexible, and accessible source of production information to arm all divisions of Gerson with the most up-to-date product inventory.
Meet requirements for retailers. The Gerson Companies uses Salsify to syndicate product information across the digital shelf for their B2C divisions.
Develop a new sales channels: Gerson uses Sa
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Enhanced content, or the below-the-fold rich media on retailer product pages, is the best way to tell your brand's story and differentiate from your competition. It also happens to be one of the best ways to improve conversion rates (by an average of 25%). Get a comprehensive guide on how to select the best performing content for your brand and deliver it across your sales channels for the broadest impact.
This new ebook created in collaboration with Hinge Consulting will arm you with the data and guidelines you need to tell your brand story across the digital shelf.
You will learn:
How to think creatively about the most relevant enhanced content to include in your story
How to scale your brand content across your most important retailer sites, including Amazon and Walmart
How to measure the most important KPIs to communicate the impact of rich media
Salsify is the product experience management platform for thousands of brands and retailers worldwide.
The digital economy is dramatically changing how consumers shop and interact with businesses.
They expect a fast, convenient and highly secure digital experience. With the average company lifespan decreasing rapidly, merchants have to operate as a true digital enterprise to stay competitive and to stay in business.
Payment and fraud management is no longer a back-office utility. It is a prime differentiator, critical to achieving competitive advantage, improving customer experience and reducing risk. Digital transformation is not simply a market buzz word. It is real. And those who don’t embrace it are in a position to lose. By 2020, eCommerce sales as a percentage of retail sales are forecast to be 12.4% compared to 8.0% in 2016, according to eMarketer. And engaging customers digitally across channels remains a top digital initiative. While there are several drivers of growth in the digital economy, none are more significant than the force of mobile and cloud technologies. Innovation
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. There is
a good chance that just your marketing department is using more than 10 SaaS
products, which is reflected in the amount you are spending on SaaS. According
to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was
$33.4 billion, with projections to double that to $67.2 billion by 2019.1 Clearly,
your integration needs are changing. SaaS applications, as well as mobile
traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels are new
integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
This paper presents five principles for successful hybrid integrations.
In 2013 Salesforce.com partnered with Fifth Quadrant to conduct quantitative and qualitative research into the customer service space in Australia and New Zealand. The research was designed to specifically examine new channels for service delivery such as Mobile Devices, Social Media to name a few and the maturity level of Australian organisations in regards to Customer Experience Strategy.
Engaging potential buyers in today’s complex and noisy B2B environment demands time, effort, and intelligence. All sellers can do is hope to guide them along their journey and influence their decisions. But even the best prospects are delaying interaction with sales and are often unresponsive to traditional marketing tactics. This is forcing organisations to use relevant, timely, and holistic data to guide interactions and communications across all channels.
Advancements in analytics have sparked renewed excitement in the consumer products (CP) industry. Maturing analytics capabilities are now delivering greater value across major CP functions including marketing, sales, merchandising, supply chain, and more. Thus helping CP companies become more consumer and customer focused in all aspects of their businesses. Read this research report conducted by 'Consumer Goods Technology' to understand how, next-gen analytics capabilities is key in unlocking a deeper understanding of customers, help create successful new products, foster brand advocates and optimize distribution channels and ultimately shape demand
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
A Fortune 500 home improvement retailer turned to personalized video advertising in support of its companywide commitment to drive online transactions and revenue. By combining personalization with the alreadyengaging video medium, the top 10 Internet retailer aimed to provide a captivating ad experience that would differentiate the brand in a fiercely competitive market and drive online sales. The brand had already committed to engaging consumers on a 1-to-1 basis across all channels, and as such, partnered with SundaySky to extend this approach to its video advertising.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
WestLotto is Germany’s largest lottery provider and the control centre for the transnational lottery Eurojackpot including 18 European countries. The company has been in operation for more than 60 years.
The 350 employees at the WestLotto headquarters in Münster look after more than 3,300 sales outlets and the internet gaming platform “westlotto.de”. These sales channels offer lottery products such as LOTTO 6aus49, instant lotteries and the Eurojackpot.
In 2017, WestLotto processed nearly 187 million game transactions.
Download this case study to find out how WestLotto reduced backup and recovery times by up to 98% with Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage system.
In the not-too-distant past, a retailer simply had store-level sales data, from which virtually all planning decisions were made. Today, retailers—from grocery to fashion—are bombarded with data that, with the right tools, can help them gain actionable insight into shoppers’ behavior across channels. In this white paper Oracle Retail explains how retailers can accurately measure consumer interest in specific merchandise and apply that knowledge from one channel to the next, thoroughly understand the implications of promotions on specific customers and customer segments, price on product performance, plan channel-specific assortments accordingly, and coordinate the supply chain processes to ensure execution of the cross channel plan.
Mobile technology offers you the chance to transform
your business — unifying online and offline sales
channels, coordinating with staff and suppliers, and
bringing insight to each customer interaction.
Now, the only challenge is managing the mobile devices,
apps and configurations that make it all work.
M arketing automation makes it possible to scale your best marketing practices. And it helps keep your sales and marketing teams aligned through every step of the process. From segmentation, lead generation, and scoring to building relationships across channels, marketing automation simplifies the way businesses reach and connect with their customers. In short, marketing automation means better customer experiences.
Published By: Thismoment
Published Date: Oct 08, 2014
Content marketing has changed the landscape of brand marketing and digital advertising, so why hasn’t it done the same for rep enablement across your sales and customer support channels? Here are our 4 tips on how to empower your sales reps with better, smarter, real-time, mobile content.
Founded in 1898, the department store chain The Bon-Ton Stores has a long history of innovation. One of the largest regional department store operators in the United States, the retailer is constantly implementing new strategies and technologies to improve customer service in all of its sales channels – beginning with enhancing the customer’s experience on the sales floor.
"True e-commerce success hinges on how well you can connect to customers, grow sales and optimize operations across multiple channels. Unfortunately, not all e-commerce platforms are equally effective at streamlining these processes.
If your current e-commerce platform is failing to follow through with the tools and support you need to dominate the competition, it may be time to make a move. Thankfully, the process of moving to a new software platform is much easier than you might think.
Complete the self-assessments in this eBook to see if you’re ready to make the switch today."
"Social advertising has become one of the best ways to connect with e-commerce customers and grow sales channels.
Retailers and brands are clearly aware of this shift, as evidenced by the explosion of social-focused digital marketing strategies. Two of the world’s most-frequented social platforms, Facebook and subsidiary Instagram, have proven to be the most profitable. But with more than 5 million businesses advertising each month, competition is fierce.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- Why Facebook and Instagram are essential to e-commerce success
- Which advertising options should be on every seller’s radar
- How to maximize your presence on these top-performing social networks"
"When it comes to online sales, there are no borders: Buying is happening everywhere. And these days, the biggest profits come to those who travel.
The good news is that taking an e-commerce business across borders has never been easier. What’s more difficult, however, is knowing which channels to choose, which countries to try and which are the best methods for connecting to more global consumers.
Whether you’re new to cross-border trade or a jet-setting e-commerce pro, this white paper will break down:
- Why going global is important
- Key considerations of international e-commerce
- And much more"
"More than $1 million of e-commerce revenue is generated every 30 seconds, as millions of consumers purchase billions of products online. And these days, shopping is getting social. People aren’t just engaging on social media sites, but buying through them, too.
As constant changes to mobile technology and e-commerce tools continue to reshape how consumers interact with brands and retailers, social commerce is here to stay.
This white paper serves to help brands and retailers understand the state of social commerce today and its implications for connecting to customers, optimizing e-commerce operations and growing sales channels."