Customer Effort taken to SME level

Written by Monique Jansen for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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Just before Easter, I engaged in an interesting LinkedIn conversation in the “CRM&CEM professionals” group, triggered by an excellent article written by Sampson Lee, in which he questions the purpose of reducing customer effort.

In the article, the focus of companies on reducing customer effort is challenged. Sampson claims that by making customers ‘sweat’ - allowing Good Pains - resources can be channeled to their Branded Pleasures. That is why IKEA, Starbucks, Louis Vuitton, Southwest Airlines, Sukiyabashi Jiro and other great brands are able to deliver a highly memorable and branded experience.

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The key to success is not in processes nor technology, but rather in people

Written by Elisabete Zubiarrain for Buljan & Partners Consulting

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A few weeks ago, I traveled with my family to three different cities in the United States, a leader in customer service. Although I realized that we still have a long way to go, I confirmed that the key element is people. Continue reading

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

Radio Interview Silvana Buljan: “The heart of the matter”

By Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners consulting

What is CCM (Customer Centric Management)? How does it differ from CRM (Customer Relationship Management)?

While CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is closely linked to data, systems, technology, software, etc., CCM (Customer Centric Management) revolves around the customer. Although technology is also important in CCM, it needs to go a step further, given that, besides using technology, CCM requires a customer-oriented definition of processes. CCM also requires trained staff who can provide a good customer experience, since good customer service is always the objective. It is precisely a customer-based model rather than a product-based model what differentiates CCM and CRM.

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