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Good Customer Service Is Simple
Outstanding customer service is a competitive advantage. Most companies salute good customer service as a key objective. But in its simplest form, what is good

customer standards  means being consistent. Your customer has to be confident that you will always keep your promises. Of course, things happen (it does snow in winter, for example), and when you cannot keep a promise, they expect to learn about the problem as early as possible so they can adjust accordingly. They need to trust that you will notify them as soon as possible. Being dependable also means being predictable. If a need or problem arises on their side of an interaction, they want to be able to predict what you

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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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Voice-Over-Broadband Standards on the Horizon


Voice-Over Broadband standards are on the horizon. Today General Bandwidth, Inc. and Efficient Networks announced a business alliance to test interoperability between their two companies in the area of Voice-Over Broadband.

customer standards  gateway designed for the customer premise market. General Bandwidth announced a strategic business alliance with Efficient Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFNT) to begin testing compatibility between Efficient's SpeedStream DSL product line and General Bandwidth's G6 broadband voice gateway. Market Impact The core of the business alliance formed between General Bandwidth, Inc. and Efficient Networks is their agreement to develop and endorse standardization of Voice-Over-Broadband. This standardization will bring t Read More

Customer Choices for Achieving Growth


Some will say that the Big Few are in for quite a gamble, given that these market leaders are to introduce a product or concept that directly challenges the model that has led to their success so far.

customer standards  proposition like a large customer base or a non-emulated vertical solution. Otherwise it will face oblivion. If a publicly traded vendor that does not want to be acquired, then the vendor needs to think of some defensive moves prevent acquisition. Going private, which is possible through an infusion of private funding, repurchasing outstanding shares to ensure majority voting power. Maintaining only a necessary level of cash, resorting to the poison pill shareholders provision, merging with a peer as Read More

A Product Note: Attensity and the Voice of the Customer


Attensity has found a way to truly capture the voice of the customer with its new breed of customer experience management (CEM) solutions. TEC analyst Jorge García looks at how Attensity’s CEM products can help organizations analyze customer conversations across multiple channels, extract actionable data and insights, and route conversations for rapid and effective response, improving their customers’ experience and loyalty.

customer standards  the Voice of the Customer About Attensity Attensity , an organization with more than 10 years of experience in the customer intelligence market, provides solutions for analysis of unstructured data and offers a new breed of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices throughout the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. As customer conversations can be used to enhance an organization’s products and services, Attensity has d Read More

Ariba Successes Highlight Standards Wars


California based Ariba saw its stock rise 20% (by 17.88 points to 107.88) on August 11, with continued rises into the low 120's for the rest of the week.

customer standards  inevitable rough edges, its Customer Service and Technical Support operations rack up the same level of achievement as do Sales and Marketing. User Recommendations Users moving into the Procurement space will certainly want to consider Ariba as a possible partner. Those most interested will be ones for whom the vendor partnerships present significant opportunities or leverage on existing relationships. However, for most users the field is wide open and vendor selection needs to be approached cautiously. Read More

A New Customer Relationship Management Framework: Twenty-first Century Necessity, or Blowin' in the Wind?


The business ecosystem has shifted focus from corporation to customer, and the location of value has changed with it. Where value had historically been located in products and services, it is now located in the value produced by the customer.

customer standards  New Customer Relationship Management Framework: Twenty-first Century Necessity, or Blowin' in the Wind? What do you think about when you think customer relationship management (CRM)? My bet is that you'll think that it's marketing, sales, and support functions, or a strategy that is designed to garner customer commitments of some sort, or an outlook and set of practices that will drive customer behaviors when it comes to product or services sales—and the words up-sell and cross-sell will be prominent Read More

Using IBM Customer Analytics Solutions to Improve Acquisition Efforts


IBM Customer Analytics solutions provide powerful but easy to use business analytics capabilities, such as predictive analytics, reporting, planning, budgeting, and forecasting for both beginning and advanced users. These solutions can help you improve marketing campaigns and build profitable, long-term customer relationships.

customer standards  IBM Customer Analytics Solutions to Improve Acquisition Efforts IBM Customer Analytics solutions provide powerful but easy to use business analytics capabilities, such as predictive analytics, reporting, planning, budgeting, and forecasting for both beginning and advanced users. These solutions can help you improve marketing campaigns and build profitable, long-term customer relationships. Read More

Creating the Single Customer View


With today’s strategic focus on data, a significant challenge facing companies is the ability to use data to create a single customer view (SCV). An SCV means that a company has a accurate and complete view of their customers across all applications, databases, and customer touch points. The financial, operational, customer satisfaction, and regulatory effects of unreliable SCVs are overwhelming.

customer standards  the Single Customer View With today’s strategic focus on data, a significant challenge facing companies is the ability to use data to create a single customer view (SCV). An SCV means that a company has a accurate and complete view of their customers across all applications, databases, and customer touch points. The financial, operational, customer satisfaction, and regulatory effects of unreliable SCVs are overwhelming. Read More

Perfect Orders: Improving Customer Satisfaction and Financial Results


Manufacturers and distributors must keep two groups satisfied—customers and owners. They are connected—what improves the satisfaction of one group can impact the satisfaction of the other. Only through measuring the satisfaction of both groups can these sometime conflicting groups be balanced. Owners watch earnings and return on investment. One way to measure customer satisfaction is with the perfect order index.

customer standards  Orders: Improving Customer Satisfaction and Financial Results The management of any company has two key groups to satisfy. The first is customers. If your customers are not satisfied, they stop buying your product. The second group is owners (shareholders, co-op members, family, etc). If this group is not satisfied, management is replaced or the business is sold or even shut down. Dissatisfaction on the part of either of these groups is a major pain for management. To improve the satisfaction of Read More

Customer-oriented Banking and Account Origination


A decline in customer loyalty has put a great deal of pressure on financial institutions of late. Thus, as banks tailor products and services to meet customer demands, they must also boost revenue. That’s why it’s essential to target your most profitable customers with real-time insight that helps you drive revenue, increase profitability, and build long-term relationships with those customers.

customer standards  Origination A decline in customer loyalty has put a great deal of pressure on financial institutions of late. Thus, as banks tailor products and services to meet customer demands, they must also boost revenue. That’s why it’s essential to target your most profitable customers with real-time insight that helps you drive revenue, increase profitability, and build long-term relationships with those customers. Read More

Providing the Total Customer Experience with IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence




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Build and Manage Strong Customer Relationships


Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data.

customer standards  and Manage Strong Customer Relationships Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data. Read More

Voice of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak


Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics.

customer standards  of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics. Read More

Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?)


Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors’ tools cannot work together seamlessly and the customer’s warehousing effort is greatly complicated.

customer standards  interchange. Importance to the Customer Why should an Information Technology manager be interested in standards for metadata? The data warehousing industry is rapidly building suites of applications that will allow for: The population of a data warehouse or data mart Intelligent reporting and analysis of that data. In order to do this, the tools must be provided the metadata information about the source systems and the target data warehouse. Most suites on the market are incomplete, so it is common for Read More

Improving Customer Engagement with Social CRM


In a previous post I discussed how the social revolution impacted customer relationship management (CRM) and underlined that while processes designed to derive value in CRM remain valid, they are far from being sufficient in the context of social CRM (SCRM). Yet most organizations need structure to conduct their activities. As far as CRM is concerned, the social aspect has brought to the

customer standards  Customer Engagement with Social CRM In a  previous pos t I discussed how the social revolution impacted customer relationship management (CRM) and underlined that while processes designed to derive value in CRM remain valid, they are far from being sufficient in the context of social CRM (SCRM). Yet most organizations need structure to conduct their activities. As far as CRM is concerned, the social aspect has brought to the surface what already existed but had been dodged by businesses, for a Read More