A seamless Customer Experience between you and your partner

By Buljan & Partners Consulting

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The practice of paying for a service after using it (“pay-per-use model”) is becoming increasingly popular in current society. End customers and users are setting the pace of this trend as we can see in the private property sector (for example, housing and transport), which is decreasing in demand. Therefore, companies have to irremediably restructure their activity to meet these changing needs. Continue reading

Are brands and employees manipulating NPS® results?

NPS_Mediamarkt_1We all know that the NPS® metric (Net Promoter Score) is commonly used by companies as a reference to measure customer experience with a single question: Would you recommend the product or service to a relative or friend? We are not going to discuss whether NPS® is the best metric to measure customer experience or the best time to use it, but rather if NPS® results may be manipulated. Continue reading

12 Takeaways for Digital Customer-Centric Transformation Projects

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

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Picture: Do you appreciate your customers? Seen in a Saloon in Fort Worth, Texas during the hybris Americas Customer Days, 2015

 

SAP hybris software, its partners and customers demonstrate how to set the pillars for digital transformation

In October I had the chance to visit hybris Americas Customer Days in Fort Worth, Texas. Despite its praised technology (see for example Forrester Wave™ B2B Commerce Suites, Q2 2015, or Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce 2014) partners and customers of hybris software, which is now a little over two years SAP owned, gave away best practices and lessons learned for implementing its software effectively. Continue reading

How can Technology support Digital Customer Journey?

Written by Bianca Lorenz for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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Marketing executives from the automotive and technology industry agree:

Once seen only as a necessary supplement to advertising on main traditional media such as TV, radio and print, digital platforms such as YouTube, social media, and cell phones are now the main focus of automotive marketing plans, being the way our customers refer to digest media. Continue reading

Out with the Old and Into the Future: Keys to Best-in-Class Self Service Experiences

Written by Boaz Amidor, guest in our CCM blog, for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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In the face of complexity and change, software vendors and service providers strive to develop an efficient customer engagement strategy that is adaptive to technological changes. Increasing the adoption of self-service by customers is the new growth strategy of our times. But are most self-service experiences really worth the customer’s time? Continue reading

Improving (more than just) Customer Experience with CPQ Technologies

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

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CPQ (Configure, Price, and Quote) technology is a key success factor to improve customer centric B2C and B2B processes. 

What are the advantages and aspects to keep in mind when implementing CPQ initiatives? Continue reading

The 3 Fs of Digital Experience

Written by Luis Hergueta for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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Now that I think over Digital Customer Experience, we read in the news that the Spanish Bank BBVA is going to change its top management in order to reach its goal for a digital transformation. The banking sector, among others, is going digital (“Claves para el nuevo entorno” [Keys to the New Environment] by FIAB [Spanish Federation of the Food and Drink Industry]). On the other hand, we see that not everything is digital, as we read in this article “Si está todo en internet, ¿por qué seguimos yendo de compras?” [If Everything is on the Internet, Why do we Keep Going Shopping?]. That is to say, not everything is digital – the physical experience is fundamental but the digital side is taking on an increasingly prominent role. The mix of the two in a customer journey is key and every company has to find the right balance for its business model which will benefit the customer. Continue reading

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

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Customer Centric Organizations

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

While changing your company from a product or service driven to a customer centric organization you might have come to the question of “How to measure, monitor and improve the new structure?” Especially as decision maker you must ask yourself, if the currently established metrics are still valid and are an adequate toolkit for the new strategy.

You might have found that your KPIs in Marketing, Sales and Service related to

  • campaign costs
  • quantity or quality of prospects currently worked on
  • customer kept or lost during a specific time frame

tell you more about your company, your products or your services than about your prospects and customers.

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