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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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Patient Device Tracking: Integrating Customer, Physician, and Patient Data


For today’s medical device manufacturer, today’s world is complex. The convergence of technology and implanted medical devices has led to some of the most innovative and effective new medical therapies in history. Unfortunately, that convergence has created tremendous complexities in the development, manufacture, and implantation of those devices. One area that continues to undergo transformation is patient device tracking (PDT).

customer tracking  Device Tracking: Integrating Customer, Physician, and Patient Data For today’s medical device manufacturer, today’s world is complex. The convergence of technology and implanted medical devices has led to some of the most innovative and effective new medical therapies in history. Unfortunately, that convergence has created tremendous complexities in the development, manufacture, and implantation of those devices. One area that continues to undergo transformation is patient device tracking Read More

Dell Tops in Customer Satisfaction


Compaq rises, IBM falls, but Dell remains master of the desktop domain.

customer tracking  IT Buying Behavior and Customer Satisfaction Study, part of a quarterly tracking service measuring corporate end-user satisfaction with desktop, Intel-based server and laptop/notebook systems vendors. This quarter''s study is based on the opinions of 550 IT managers at large U.S. corporations from interviews conducted between mid-January and early April 2000. The principal shifts in rankings this quarter involve Compaq moving up two positions in the desktop segment and up to second position in the Read More

Boston Analyst Roadshow SYSPRO Update: New SCM Tracking Solution, and Surprising Results of Customer Survey


TEC's Aleksey Osintsev reports on SYSPRO’s new supply chain management solution and what the results of a recent SYSPRO survey show about the effectiveness of big data messaging, as well as new field service vendor Elysian Field Software, in this post about the recent JRocket Marketing analyst event in Boston.

customer tracking  and Surprising Results of Customer Survey It’s already became a worthwhile annual tradition to check in with business software vendors that are clients of JRocket Marketing each December in Boston. This time analysts had a chance to see what’s new at SYSPRO and meet the top management of Elysian Field Software, a new company that will be officially launched in the near future. SYSPRO’s New Voyage and Container Tracking Solution SYSPRO’s big news as of late is its new supply chain management Read More

A Lexicon for Customer Relationship Management Success


Despite technological advances, users are dissatisfied with customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Ambiguous terms do not provide the vocabulary for concrete action and measurable expectations. Thus, CRM is perceived to be about intangibles, and is approached with a let's-hope–for-the-best mentality.

customer tracking  capabilities and the phrase customer relationship management became a bi-word in the world of technology. On a separate path, Peppers and Rogers (currently a strategic division of Carlson Marketing) popularized one to one marketing which established a marketing component in CRM. At the same time, the dot-com era was born and the idea of tracking consumer behaviors at the click level materialized, giving rise to real time marketing. The rush for customer data was soon followed by the realization that Read More

Customer Success Story: The Business of Architecture


Eight years ago, architect Kevin Harris, like many other architects, found it difficult to accurately charge clients for his services. But after attending courses to learn the proper methods for tracking time and costs, he realized that what he really needed was an integrated system. Since implementing BillQuick time billing and project management solution, Kevin has been able to easily and accurately manage billing.

customer tracking  Success Story: The Business of Architecture Eight years ago, architect Kevin Harris, like many other architects, found it difficult to accurately charge clients for his services. But after attending courses to learn the proper methods for tracking time and costs, he realized that what he really needed was an integrated system. Since implementing BillQuick time billing and project management solution, Kevin has been able to easily and accurately manage billing. Read More

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 service? Olin Thompson lays down some basic requirements for businesses and explains the role of business processes in supporting good customer service.

customer tracking  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 service? Customer Service—A Simple Definition Customer service means meeting your customer’s expectations. That means you and your customer need to have a mutual understanding of what is expected and you have to deliver on that expectation. The expectation can be very high or very low; the point is that Read More

Smarter Customer Service with IBM Business Analytics


With IBM Business Analytics for Customer Service, you can grow revenue by building better relationships with your customers.

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How to Measure Customer Satisfaction


Organizations often rely on surveys and questionnaires to determine customer satisfaction ratings, but such methods merely offer a perceived customer rating. Obtaining a realistic measure of customer satisfaction involves computing a metric based on a composite customer satisfaction rating system.

customer tracking  to Measure Customer Satisfaction Originally Published - April 30, 2008 Project-based organizations place a lot of emphasis on customer satisfaction, and rightly so, as customer satisfaction is the key for improving these companies'' internal processes. A customer satisfaction rating (CSR) is often obtained through a questionnaire—the customer satisfaction survey (CSS). This method, however, suffers from the drawback of customers likely being emotionally influenced while filling out these questionnaires Read More

Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy


Dell Computer announced its plans to provide Internet-based, automated customer support.

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Enriching Your Customer Experience with Proactive Customer Communications


Proactive customer communications (PCC) is any outbound communications solution that delivers proactive notifications, alerts, or other messages. Done right, PCC turns often-dreaded telemarketing calls or ignored direct mail into important alerts and updates.

Today, PCC is being used across industries, including financial services, telecom and utilities, travel and hospitality, healthcare, retail, and pharmaceuticals. PCC can help businesses in many industries and of all sizes deliver greater value across the end-to-end customer journey and build brand loyalty.

Highly personalizing PCC is key in making it effective and relevant to the customers it needs to reach. This white paper looks at key factors that drive the use of PCC services, such as using varied communications channels, and preference management.

customer tracking  Your Customer Experience with Proactive Customer Communications Proactive customer communications (PCC) is any outbound communications solution that delivers proactive notifications, alerts, or other messages. Done right, PCC turns often-dreaded telemarketing calls or ignored direct mail into important alerts and updates. Today, PCC is being used across industries, including financial services, telecom and utilities, travel and hospitality, healthcare, retail, and pharmaceuticals. PCC can help Read More

I Love Customers—How Customer-centricity Drives Bottom Line Benefits


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customer tracking  a relationship between the customer and your brand have not changed. It’s all about the experience. Whether ordering a soda at the drug store counter in 1944 or buying a soda from an interactive vending machine in 2014, the experience is what keeps customers coming back for more. Read More

Is Your Store Customer-centric?


Most retailers might say that they are customer-centric, but what does that really mean? After all, there is a huge difference between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer's specific needs and satisfaction.

customer tracking  between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer''s specific needs and satisfaction. Students of Your Customers Customer-centric stores are students of their customers, which means that they literally go to school to learn as much as they can about their customers'' needs, wishes, dreams, hopes, wants, and desires. Every customer is different. A customer-centric retailer recognizes this fact, and also recognizes that it cannot create a different environment for each individual customer. Read More

The Customer Relationship Management Vision: It Starts with Relationships


An alarming number of companies get on the wrong track when creating a customer relationship management (CRM) vision. Outlined here are four steps that take the mystery out of what makes an effective CRM vision. The secret? It’s all about people and relationships.

customer tracking  Customer Relationship Management Vision: It Starts with Relationships Originally published - December 19, 2007 When it comes to the creation of a customer relationship management (CRM) vision that truly serves to enhance the customer experience, so many organizational leaders are trapped within their own understanding of what that vision entails. Consider the following statistic: of all CRM programs initiated, roughly 70 percent involve a great solution but a bad implementation plan, resulting in poor Read More

Defining the Value of Customer Loyalty


What does customer relationship management (CRM) mean to you? What is its value? Thousands of companies have ventured down the CRM path—many successfully, and others not. The reason may lie in the fact that CRM is sometimes viewed incorrectly, or may in fact be misunderstood. We provide some insights about the value of CRM in defining customers, increasing customer loyalty, and increasing your profits.

customer tracking  the Value of Customer Loyalty What does customer relationship management (CRM) mean to you? What is its value? Thousands of companies have ventured down the CRM path—many successfully, and others not. The reason may lie in the fact that CRM is sometimes viewed incorrectly, or may in fact be misunderstood. We provide some insights about the value of CRM in defining customers, increasing customer loyalty, and increasing your profits. Read More