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Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable
Social media is reshaping the relationships that customers have with products, services, and brands. Read this white paper from IBM to learn how you can use

customer insights  Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable Social media is reshaping the relationships that customers have with products, services, and brands. Read this white paper from IBM to learn how you can use insights from social media to understand emerging consumer trends and increase the ROI of your marketing campaigns.

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Epicor Insights 2013


Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with more than 700 sessions. Clearly Epicor has a lot to talk about. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and I covered the event and, in numerous one-on-one meetings with Epicor managers, executives, partners, and third-party consultants, received an up-close

customer insights  and continued traction and customer wins with the Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) (part of the Solarsoft acquisition) and cloud ERP. Epicor and Supply Chain Being the ERP- and retail-focused vendor that it is, one has to look beneath the surface to find the supply chain thread in Epicor's product strategy. Epicor focuses its supply chain feature/function strategy around some core supply chain capabilities: purchasing, sourcing and procurement, inventory management, advanced material Read More

TechRadar: Customer Analytics Methods, Q1 2014


Customer insights professionals are faced with tough decisions about which combination of methods will have the biggest impact on marketing and customer experience goals. And new techniques continue to emerge as the complexity of customer data increases. Forrester has identified 15 key customer analytics methods that customer insights professionals must master.

customer insights  Analytics Methods, Q1 2014 Customer insights professionals are faced with tough decisions about which combination of methods will have the biggest impact on marketing and customer experience goals. And new techniques continue to emerge as the complexity of customer data increases. Forrester has identified 15 key customer analytics methods that customer insights professionals must master. Read More

Mastering SAP CRM Sales: Turn Insights into Action


Knowledge acceleration for customer relationship management (CRM) sales can help you work more effectively with analytics and functions such as billing and orders to ensure efficiency while reducing errors. Learn about software-based courses designed to help sales professionals understand and master the essential functions within CRM sales.

customer insights  Action Knowledge acceleration for customer relationship management (CRM) sales can help you work more effectively with analytics and functions such as billing and orders to ensure efficiency while reducing errors. Learn about software-based courses designed to help sales professionals understand and master the essential functions within CRM sales. Read More
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Insights to Accelerate Services Growth: Account Management, Service Metrics, and Customer Dashboards


A service business should be managed and measured based on the maturity of the business and the specific requirements of its customers. To take this approach, you need a framework for understanding how a services company and its customer engagement should be measured. Learn about the various ways to support strategic account management at each stage of your company’s evolution, which metrics are most relevant, and more.

customer insights  Management, Service Metrics, and Customer Dashboards : Performance Indicator (Wikipedia) Insights to Accelerate Services Growth: Account Management, Service Metrics, and Customer Dashboards Account Management is also known as : Account Management Agreement , Account Management Application , Account Management Assistant , Account Management Association , Account Management Basics , Account Management Center , Account Management Corporation , Account Management Crossing , Account Management Definition , Read More

Profiting from Customer Lifecycle Value


Even the most competent customer relationship management (CRM) products cannot guarantee success without a well-grounded strategy. Often CRM initiatives rush to fix the technology and business-alignment issues, resulting in temporary CRM success. The purpose of this document is to help organizations in understanding customer lifecycle value for maximizing profits.

customer insights  from Customer Lifecycle Value Even the most competent customer relationship management (CRM) products cannot guarantee success without a well-grounded strategy. Often CRM initiatives rush to fix the technology and business-alignment issues, resulting in temporary CRM success. The purpose of this document is to help organizations in understanding customer lifecycle value for maximizing profits. Read More

Serving the Uncompromising Customer


Everybody’s talking about how improving customer experiences increases loyalty, advocacy, and profitability. And you know you need to do something to deliver great customer experiences across your organization (rather than just at the retail store or call center). So now what? Download this white paper to find out how to kick-start your customer experience improvement initiative.

customer insights  the Uncompromising Customer Everybody’s talking about how improving customer experiences increases loyalty, advocacy, and profitability. And you know you need to do something to deliver great customer experiences across your organization (rather than just at the retail store or call center). So now what? Download this white paper to find out how to kick-start your customer experience improvement initiative. Read More

Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management


Companies can no longer afford to wait for the perfect data or technology or process to present itself before making customer experience management a strategic priority. Customer experience efforts need enterprise-wide visibility and focus to last. Here are six lessons from leading-edge companies—learn what they’re doing right.

customer insights  the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management Companies can no longer afford to wait for the perfect data or technology or process to present itself before making customer experience management a strategic priority. Customer experience efforts need enterprise-wide visibility and focus to last. Here are six lessons from leading-edge companies—learn what they’re doing right. Read More

Epicor Insights 2014–Raising the ERP Game


The major “game raising” news at Epicor Insights 2014 was the availability of Epicor ERP version 10 (and the underlying Epicor ICE 3.0 architecture). This release seems to be about “cleaning the house” and becoming fully Microsoft-centric, with better scalability, speed/performance, interoperability, and extensibility than Epicor ERP version 9 and Vantage/Vista 8.0, and the ability to go after larger global companies as a result.

customer insights  and trying to convert customer customizations into core features, both of which should result with quicker implementations. Last but not least, Inspire is about helping retail customers inspire their own customers with their brand experience. One should like Epicor's chances here, as a viable alternative to SAP, Oracle, JDA, IBM, Microsoft, and other retail heavy-hitters.   Epicor ERP 10 a Brave Step Towards Solving Past Issues   Epicor ERP 10 appears to be a stability release that finally removes the Read More

Experiencing the Customer Experience: Listening to, Learning from, and Acting on the Voice of the Customer


To ensure a positive customer experience, companies must first learn what their customer values, and then determine how they are measuring up to those values. Obtaining and taking action on customer feedback is what customer experience management is all about.

customer insights  the Customer Experience: Listening to, Learning from, and Acting on the Voice of the Customer There's a new three-letter acronym making the rounds out there—and it's already getting on my nerves. The acronym? CEM. The term? Customer experience management . To be sure, the underlying idea is attractive. There is certainly value in a positive customer experience, and it's worth exploring the many ways in which one might design, optimize, and support this practice. Who's against giving Read More

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) RFI/RFP Template


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customer insights  (CRM) RFI/RFP Template The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 1363 features and functions found in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software solutions. This Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Read More

How to Achieve a Great--and Profitable--Customer Experience


Learn how to deliver superior customer service in How to Achieve a Great and Profitable Customer Experience.

customer insights  it‘s all about the customer experience. How does your company stack up? Learn how to deliver superior customer service in How to Achieve a Great—and Profitable—Customer Experience . You'll discover what it takes to have customers who spend more pay higher rates remain loyal to your company champion your brand to friends, peers, and business associates Find out how to out-perform your competition where it matters the most. Download your PDF copy of How to Achieve a Great—and Profitable—Customer Read More

Building a Customer-centric Enterprise Knowledge Base for Improved Customer Support


Within an organization, knowledge bases (KBs) of known product issues and their resolutions are typically created and managed by customer support teams. Their obvious use is to maintain different types of methods for addressing various client issues. KBs thus become an important tool in an organization’s armamentarium used for supporting its customers. But clients are unable to access these

customer insights  Knowledge Base for Improved Customer Support Within an organization, knowledge bases (KBs) of known product issues and their resolutions are typically created and managed by customer support teams. Their obvious use is to maintain different types of methods for addressing various client issues. KBs thus become an important tool in an organization’s armamentarium used for supporting its customers. But clients are unable to access these resources directly—rather they need to go through a customer Read More

Providing the Total Customer Experience with IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence




customer insights  the Total Customer Experience with IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence Read More

Customer-centric CRM


Companies implement a customer relationship management (CRM) system to balance increasing revenue, decreasing costs, while enhancing the customer experience. However, many implementations fail to do this. Companies, however, can meet these goals by implementing a customer-centric CRM. In this system, all business processes throughout the extended enterprise are optimized around customer life cycle care, which builds stronger relationships.

customer insights  CRM Companies implement a customer relationship management (CRM) system to balance increasing revenue, decreasing costs, while enhancing the customer experience. However, many implementations fail to do this. Companies, however, can meet these goals by implementing a customer-centric CRM. In this system, all business processes throughout the extended enterprise are optimized around customer life cycle care, which builds stronger relationships. Read More