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Gartner MQ for CPQ

Published By: Google - SAP     Published Date: Nov 13, 2019
Configure, price and quote (CPQ) application suites enable sales organizations to streamline and optimize the creation of quotes and orders for complex, configurable products or services. CPQ application suites exist within a larger ecosystem enabling the quote-to-cash business process. Leading CPQ solutions support the: Selection of products Configuration of products Pricing of products Creation and negotiation of quotes Capture of orders across multiple channels of customer interaction Most CPQ solutions support multiple channels. Those channels include direct sales, the contact center, points of sale, resellers and customer self-service. Gartner clients consistently request cloud solutions when evaluating CPQ vendors and their offerings. Consequently, the CPQ vendors included in this Magic Quadrant all offer cloud-deployed solutions that provide out-of-the-box support for sales force automation integration, product selection, configuration of options, pricing and proposal generation
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Google - SAP

Gartner MQ for CPQ

Published By: Google - SAP     Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
"SAP has been ranked a leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites (Nov 2018). According to Gartner, SAP is a Leader due to its comprehensive, integrated quote-to-cash suite, which includes lead generation, lead management, sales performance management and contract life cycle management. CallidusCloud was acquired by SAP in April 2018 and is now offered as a component of SAP Sales Cloud. SAP’s CPQ capabilities are built on .NET and offered as a multitenant SaaS solution. Key Quotes & Commentary: CRM solution integration: SAP CPQ integrates with Salesforce Sales Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP Hybris Sales Cloud, Netsuite and SugarCRM. This is a key point as it calms any potential fears customers might have about the openness of SAP’s Sales Cloud. Multichannel support: SAP CPQ supports direct sales, resellers and customer self-service channels with a comprehensive set of features. AI/Machine Learning. Product recommendation
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Google - SAP

The Practical Guide to Giving Your Consumers The Omnichannel Experience

Published By: Marketo     Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
From a consumer perspective, the best brands are those that weave themselves into their customers’ lives—becoming a part of their identity. These brands are present all the time without obvious detection or being seen as a distraction. They don’t just show up to demand something—Buy Now! Start Today! Click Here!—but they don’t wait on the sidelines either. So what makes these brands so successful? Instead of being seen as overbearing, these brands are successful because they are listening and responding to customers' wants and needs. They effectively practice omni-channel marketing—marketing that seeks to provide a seamless customer experience, regardless of channel or device. Download this ebook to learn about the benefits of an advanced omni-channel marketing strategy, including how to: understand your customer journey align your organizational structure to support your omni-channel strategy coordinate your channels choose the right tools
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Marketo

3 Ways to Break Through Barriers to Omnichannel Success

Published By: ttec     Published Date: Jul 24, 2019
Omnichannel is one of those words everyone uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for multichannel. It’s a different state of existence. In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact with customers across many different channels, but not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels become available, they are “bolted on” to existing customer experience infrastructure such as CRM or customer support systems. Too frequently, the management of these channels becomes siloed (web versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue following a customer conversation with an associate in the contact center may not be reflected when the customer goes online or into a store. Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in the channels where customers want you to be, you cease to b
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ttec

The ROI Case for Omnichannel Support

Published By: Zendesk Ltd     Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
As companies increasingly look to provide a better experience for customers, offering support across multiple channels is becoming more popular than ever. According to the Aberdeen Group, companies doubled the number of channels they use to interact with customers between 2012 and 2017. But there’s a difference between providing support on a few channels and delivering a truly integrated omnichannel solution. Using the Zendesk Benchmark, our crowd-sourced index of customer service interactions from 45,000 participating organizations across 140 countries, we examined why companies are going omnichannel and what sets the companies using Zendesk for omnichannel support apart from everyone else.
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Zendesk Ltd

Giving Customers What They Want: Personalized and Predictive Brand Experiences

Published By: CrowdTwist     Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
In order for brands to compete and provide the level of personalization consumers have already come to expect, marketers need to work quickly to develop competencies around their abilities to collect contextual and anticipatory insight and meet customers in the moments that matter most to them. Now is the time for marketers to invest in technology that supports data capture, segmentation, predictive analytics, and machine learning. With these capabilities in place, brands should be on track to build rich first party profiles of customers across all channels and maximize customer lifetime value by creating relevant experiences at all stages of the customer lifecycle.
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customers, predictive, branding, consumers, competition, lifecycle
    
CrowdTwist

IDC Market Spotlight - Maturity Model

Published By: ServiceNow     Published Date: Oct 11, 2017
Customer service and contact centers are on the front lines representing organizations. Their successful handling of service issues helps deliver on the promise of a great customer experience. To continue meeting the demands of customers — while fulfilling the organizational goal of delivering a differentiated service experience — the modern customer service organization requires a seamlessly integrated front-office to back-office enterprise applications architecture and set of processes. As products and services become more technical in nature — think IoT devices — this interconnectedness is essential. Systems and customer support staff must be informed and enabled through technology to provide a contextualized experience that meets the customer's needs. Consistency across channels, proactive service, knowledge of a customer's past service requirements, technical skills, and rapid assessment and response will be essential requirements for modern customer service, which in turn creates
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ServiceNow

Rethinking Your Contact Center: How to Engage the Modern Customer

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
This paper outlines the difficult challenges faced by all businesses in creating exceptional customer experiences. And discusses the value of a contact center that supports all channels, disaster recovery and data analytics. Contact Centers today must manage cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet customers’ expectations. Read on to learn best practices for taking the lead in creating customer journeys that engender loyalty, delivers satisfaction, and drives revenues.
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contact center, modern customer, customer engagement, customer experience, data analytics, disaster recovery
    
8x8 Inc.

Frost & Sullivan: Rethinking Your Contact Center - How to Engage the Modern Customer

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Feb 17, 2017
This Frost & Sullivan paper will outline the difficult challenges faced by all businesses—in a variety of industries and sizes—in creating an exceptional customer experience; discuss the value of a contact center that also supports all channels of choice, disaster recovery, data analytics, and leveraging back-office workers; stress the need for cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet today’s customers’ expectations; and offer best practices recommendations for taking the lead in creating a customer journey that engenders loyalty, delivers total satisfaction, and drives revenues.
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frost & sullivan, contact center, customer engagement, cloud, culture gap, scalability, omnichannel, digital tranformation
    
8x8 Inc.

Differentiate Your Business With a Cloud Contact Center

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 21, 2016
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video. Cloud solutions allow contact centers to gain access to new technology capabilities and channels on demand with the ability to scale up quickly. They offer the best technology innovation as well as the ability to scale agents up and down as business needs change. This whitepaper provides background on cloud contact cen
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Cisco

Ovum: Differentiate Your Business with a Cloud Contact Center

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jul 11, 2016
Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video. Cloud solutions allow contact centers to gain access to new technology capabilities and channels on demand with the ability to scale up quickly. They offer the best technology innovation as well as the ability to scale agents up and down as business needs change. This whitepaper provides background on cloud contact centers, their advantages and the essential considerations for selecting a vendor.
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Cisco

Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center

Published By: Dun & Bradstreet     Published Date: May 10, 2016
Vendors' positions in this Magic Quadrant reflect the growing demand for cloud-based customer service applications to support agents who engage with customers through multiple channels. Learn how the Lithium Platform can help develop a support community, customer engagement on the cloud, and provide multi-channel customer analytics tools.
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Dun & Bradstreet

Building a Customer Experience Strategy

Published By: Nanorep     Published Date: Jan 25, 2016
This white paper reveals how a fluid, smooth customer experience generates positive feelings and return business.
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customer experience, build a customer experience strategy, customer satisfaction, customer support, digital channels, online customer support, customer experience management, customer interaction service
    
Nanorep

Building a Personalized Content Strategy with Nanorep

Published By: Nanorep     Published Date: Jan 25, 2016
This whitepaper illustrates how nanoRep’s precise interaction of technology and the human touch illuminates your customer's journey with your brand, allowing you to give them the convenience and personal connection they crave.
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customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer support, digital channels, online customer support, customer experience management, personalized content strategy, content strategy
    
Nanorep

Transforming Customer Experience with self-service solution

Published By: Nanorep     Published Date: Jan 25, 2016
This white paper explores the benefits of using self-service solutions for your business.
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customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer support, digital channels, online customer support, customer experience management, personalized content strategy, content strategy
    
Nanorep

Beyond the PowerPoint Deck: Four Tips to Empower your Reps

Published By: Thismoment     Published Date: Oct 08, 2014
Content marketing has changed the landscape of brand marketing and digital advertising, so why hasn’t it done the same for rep enablement across your sales and customer support channels? Here are our 4 tips on how to empower your sales reps with better, smarter, real-time, mobile content.
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content marketing, content marketing tactics, best practices, rep enablement
    
Thismoment

Knowledge Management: 5 Steps to Getting It Right the First Time

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 13, 2013
Today customers look to engage with organizations through an increasing number of channels – and expect more from every customer service and support experience. A strategically implemented knowledge management initiative for both the contact center and Web self-service channels offers a powerful answer to this growing need to do more with less. However, a poorly implemented initiative can have a negative impact – increasing call and Web session time and frustrating both customers and agents alike. This eBook sets out 5 simple steps for optimizing customer service and support with an effective, best-practice-led knowledge management initiative.
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zenithoptimedia, oracle, knowledge management, transform customer service, oracle comprehensive solution, optimize customer service, contact center, web self-service environment
    
Oracle

Knowledge Management: 5 Steps to Getting It Right the First Time

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 01, 2013
Today customers look to engage with organizations through an increasing number of channels – and expect more from every customer service and support experience. A strategically implemented knowledge management initiative for both the contact center and Web self-service channels offers a powerful answer to this growing need to do more with less. However, a poorly implemented initiative can have a negative impact – increasing call and Web session time and frustrating both customers and agents alike. This eBook sets out 5 simple steps for optimizing customer service and support with an effective, best-practice-led knowledge management initiative.
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zenithoptimedia, oracle, knowledge management, transform customer service, oracle comprehensive solution, optimize customer service, contact center, web self-service environment
    
Oracle

Five Tips for Improving Customer Experience – Starting with the Support Desk

Published By: LogMeIn Rescue     Published Date: Oct 21, 2013
This paper conveys how the pressure to increase customer satisfaction metrics with less funding will increase as companies look for new ways to differentiate their services and reduce customer churn. To get ahead, customer support organizations must maintain a focus on using the right measures of success. They need to empower agents to support more customers better, providing them with multiple, integrated communications channels, and they need to be dedicated to delivering the best customer experience regardless of the support request.
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logmein, customer experience, customer support, support, support desk, remote support, remote support technologies, remote support solutions
    
LogMeIn Rescue

Service and Support as a Strategic Imperative

Published By: LogMeIn Rescue     Published Date: Oct 21, 2013
Customer service has evolved from a reactive activity viewed largely as a cost center-based tactical necessity, to a proactive management task that can in many ways set a company apart from the competition. At the same time, the channels by which customers receive support are growing and fragmenting very rapidly. The telephone is still the primary mode of support, but is steadily declining as text, social media, chat, knowledge bases, email and online communities provide new avenues for customers to get the help they need. Some organizations are embracing this evolution by implementing technologies that enable them to interact with customers regardless of the channel or the device they’re using. This approach not only improves customer service, but also boosts the brand image and helps companies achieve broader business goals.
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logmein, infoworld, customer service, customer support, support, support strategy, social media, mobile support
    
LogMeIn Rescue

Five Tips For Improving Customer Experience - Starting With the Support Desk

Published By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Jul 17, 2012
Within today's competitive environment, where customers are more empowered than ever, organizations are looking to differentiate themselves from the competition and reduce customer churn through improvements in customer satisfaction. A recent Forrester survey found that 86 percent of decision makers rank their customers' experience as one of the top strategic priorities, and that 68 percent want to be customer service leaders in their industry. However, improving customer experience is no easy task. Companies must truly understand their customers, take into consideration the full spectrum of support they demand, as well as span the different channels their clients prefer for support.
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logmein, white paper, technology, customer satisfaction, customer service, customer experience, business technology
    
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