- April 19, 2011
If you’re serious about boosting self-service success, the time to invest is now, the TSIA’s John Ragsdale writes in this month’s column.
- April 11, 2011
Analytics technology buyers often focus on their in-house data and tools, but that’s really not where companies should begin, according to Gartner.
- April 06, 2011
Beyond just helping to find cost savings, companies can use contact center metrics to determine ROI from their self-service initiatives. See which two metrics are most important.
- March 31, 2011
Rapid changes in mobile and social computing and the data explosion are challenges for customer relationships. Gartner predicts how they will affect the market through 2015.
- March 24, 2011
Denis Pombriant explains why he expects lead management to become a major part of companies’ CRM plans in the next four years.
Sponsored by IBM - B2B value chains have always been complicated webs of different data types and standards. During the past few years, however, complexity has increased dramatically, with staggering levels of data growth and the deployment of innovative new IT initiatives, such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media and big data analytics. See More
Sponsored by IBM - This is a critical time in the evolution of business-to-business integration. Companies are becoming much more reliant on digital technologies for day-to-day business activities. IDC says digital transformation is changing the way enterprises operate and reshaping the global economy. See More
Sponsored by IBM - File transfer is one of the vital functions of B2B collaboration. Organizations require safe, secure and compliant file transfer in order to drive revenue, satisfy customer requirements and enable effective collaboration across the entire B2B value chain. See More
Sponsored by IBM - Reducing complexity in managing business-to-business integration is one of the primary challenges for IT teams. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), social networking and big data analytics, the need to simplify partner interactions and automate processes is becoming more critical than ever. By simplifying B2B collaboration, IT can reduce costs, enhance partner and customer experiences, and leverage real-time visibility and analytics to drive business innovation. See More
- March 22, 2011
The payment card industry compliance standards body has released a new document to help contact centers protect sensitive customer data.
- March 16, 2011
The effectiveness of self-service channels has been dropping steadily for years. The TSIA’s John Ragsdale offers some explanations and some remedies in this column.
- March 15, 2011
A CRM initiative that spanned several years for one manufacturer started with a comprehensive assessment of the customer experience and continues with an “innovation team.”
- March 02, 2011
SAP is releasing a new CRM application and says this one will focus on sales users, not management and can succeed where its predecessor failed in replacing Salesforce.com in its install base.
- February 21, 2011
Some CRM vendors have quantified their return on online videos and are using it effectively as a sales tool. It’s something others can learn from, according to Denis Pombriant.
- February 17, 2011
The maker of Call of Duty and Guitar Hero is providing customer service through Facebook and Twitter but struggling to measure results and still leaning on self service, IVR and the phone channels.
- February 15, 2011
The TSIA’s John Ragsdale digs into one of the biggest trends in customer service in the coming year -- mobile enablement -- with advice and some historical perspective.
- February 10, 2011
Creative companies are making broader use of smartphones than just email, phone and mobile CRM software, finding uses for GPS, cameras and other mobile applications.
- February 03, 2011
Companies have launched successful analytics programs in areas like fraud detection and drug development, but when will analytics become pervasive in CRM systems? The time is coming, says Denis Pombriant.
- February 03, 2011
Cloud, social media and virtualization will be just some of the places organizations spend their discretionary IT dollars in the coming year.