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Delivering a great user experience is the key to building positive customer relationships. However, to achieve this, retailers must not be restricted to relying exclusively on CRM tools. Instead, they should be able leverage the data gathered by the CRM to seamlessly adjust operations across the wid...

B2B software marketers need visibility into how customers and prospects interact with their products so they can improve product experiences. This integration enhances the streamlining of operations, improves marketing opportunities, and reduces the risk of customer churn.

The CRM Quiz

Software systems come and go. When is it time to re-evaluate your commitments in CRM and how do you know for sure? This simple quiz is based on my own market research for clients which I share with you to stimulate your thinking.

Sales and service are tightly related for the simple reason that they center on the newness of a category or product type and thus neophyte customers. When a product or its category are new it takes great effort to explain how something works and demonstrate the benefits.

INSIGHTS

Have We Forgotten How To Sell?

Some of the technology that drives modern selling is really helpful, but too much seems aimed at scratching the itch of lead generation with no thought to what one does to process a lead.

Virtual or hybrid work environments are likely to become standard fixtures for organizations. Knowledge management will play and imperative role, as the need for collaboration and the ability to share and find organizational information virtually, and at any time, only increases.

With a little planning, customer interactions can be turned into a satisfying and pleasant experience. Here are a few of the most prevalent problems with call centers and what you can do to fix them.

Automation is the key to future-proofing a company’s customer service journey. Oracle’s innovative solutions solve two inherent stumbling blocks with turn-key effectiveness. One is providing effective customer service by having the ability to respond to every customer’s unique issu...

VENDOR WATCH

Zoho Consolidates Marketing Functions

Zoho Marketing Plus is an attempt to bring things back into focus so that SMBs can do the same things in marketing that larger companies do with more labor. You might call this the second democratization of information.

Businesses across all industries are competing in the experience economy. The best way to stand out from the competition and retain customers is with optimal customer experiences, according to cloud technology firm Oracle. While this sounds simple, differentiation is a daunting task for many busines...

Online gambling is at an all-time high in accessibility and popularity. But many betting app developers are rolling the dice blindly without addressing users’ customer experience concerns.

One way retailers can minimize supply issues and strengthen supplier relationships is by automating accounts payable. AP provides a key interface with suppliers and is the lynchpin to getting those suppliers paid on time. Slow, tedious AP interactions will lead to difficulties with suppliers.

ANALYSIS

Digital Skills Front and Center

Research the Rand Corporation did for Salesforce paints a startling picture of how our industry -- actually our world -- is significantly underprepared for its digital future.

Braze recently released its second annual Customer Engagement Review that combined data from the Braze platform and the results from a global survey of more than 1,500 marketing decision-makers across 14 global markets. The study unveiled macro trends that evolved within customer engagement changes ...


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