Technology in Customer Centric Organizations: be innovative and competitive

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Written by Björn Neumann (@CCMTechnology) for Buljan & Partners Consulting

What is customer centric technology? How is it applied and how can it support customer centric organizations?

In a nutshell customer centricity is aligning all business activities with customer activities, needs or issues. Customer centric organizations understand their customers, put them at the top of their strategy and set them at the center of their values. Customer centric companies generate (additional) revenue by putting customers at the core of every process to better reach, engage and satisfy them. Continue reading

A great example of the difference between CRM and CCM

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Written by Ricardo Pereira da Silva for Buljan & Partners Consulting

A great example of the difference between CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and CCM (Customer Centric Management)

Or in other words, the demonstration that CRM is only a facilitator of relationships and interactions, but not enough per se to generate emotional loyalty between a customer and a brand. Continue reading

Why should you care about the customer life cycle?

Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting

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Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting

The Customer Lifetime Value is the value that a company gives to the
relationship with each individual customer. Because it is difficult to
predict the length and depth of these relationships, an estimate (the CLV)
is performed periodically help assess this aspect of client relations. Continue reading

Customer Centric Culture vs. CRM Strategy

Written by Ricardo Pereira da Silva for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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There are companies that believe they changed into being a Customer Centric company or CRM Strategy, only by having a 24/7 Call Center, investing thousands of Euros in CRM software, having an integrated chat on their website or hiring a company that gives politically correct answers to their customers through social networks.

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Is CRM CUSTOMER CENTRIC ITSELF?

Written by Ricardo Pereira da Silva for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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A great example about the difference between CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and CCC (Customer Centric Culture).

Or, in other words, the demonstration that CRM is only a facilitator of relationships and interactions, but that by itself it is not sufficient to generate emotional loyalty between a customer and a brand.

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The importance of Partner Alignment in Customer Centric Management

Written by Monique Jansen for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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Companies have many reasons to include external partners in their customer facing processes in Customer Centric Management. External partners can ensure a more efficient and therefore less costly service. They tend to save a company time in searching the right staff for the job, they ensure process effectiveness based on their subject matter experience and they improve efficiency though making advance of economies of scale.

However, outsourcing is not a light decision to take. Leaving a customer-facing process in somebody else’s hands is scary, as it is a crucial one in ensuring an A to Z aligned customer experience.

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