Forrester Research senior analyst Andy Hoar delivered a fascinating keynote at the Rakuten Linkshare Symposium last week. His theme was the continuing evolution of e-commerce and the insights he brought will have a lot of consequences for the performance marketing sector. Some of his points restated things that anyone that has been paying attention already […]
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September 26, 2012
With the release of the iPhone5 and iOS6, attention has become focused on the competition between Apple and Google for local and hyper-local search dollars. The iPhone has relied for years on Google’s mapping service and data, but with iOS6 they have introduced their own Apple Maps service. The problem is that Apple’s alternative is […]
Businesses today face a radically complex market landscape that presents many challenges: rapidly changing consumer preferences and expectations, an explosion in social computing and a dramatic shift in sales and marketing investments to the mobile and online worlds. To succeed, organizations must transform their online strategies by capitalizing on new ways of attracting and engaging customers.
Infor delivers integrated enterprise solutions as well as best-in-class stand-alone products that help our customers meet the essential challenges they face in todayâs competitive global economy â challenges related to their supply chain, customers and suppliers, workforce, assets, product life cycles, operational and business performance and more â so they can prepare for the future […]
Enterprising companies around the world are increasingly developing and implementing customer-centric growth strategies, based on deepening relationships with their customers, to emphasize long-term satisfaction over short-term sales conversions. With these strategies, the key indicator of success is customer lifetime value, a measurement of the customerâs value over the life of the relationship. Other key metrics […]
Generating sales leads used to be cited as the No. 1 obstacle to company growth. Now with sales productivity declining and competition increasing, the most critical challenge for many organizations is ensuring sales resources are focused on qualified, sales-ready leads in order to maximize sales results. Customer relationship management (CRM) or salesforce automation solutions have […]
Letâs start with a heretical idea: Despite overheated management rhetoric to the contrary, customer satisfaction is not necessarily the alpha and omega of good business. While âthe customer comes firstâ makes sense in many situations, that sentiment must be qualified. For one thing, itâs unrealistic. Itâs often too expensive to please every customer, every time. […]
How many customers does your company lose every year? If youâre like the average company, up to 40 percent of your customers walk out the door and never come back. Whatâs worse, the âaverageâ business is totally oblivious to its actual churn rate â so it does nothing to correct the problem. Even companies that […]
Three customer communications experts discuss analytics for identifying and developing mission-critical customer contact strategies.
Are you under the gun to drive profitable new growth? Are you exploring new ways to meet your revenue targets while at the same time deepening customer relationships and improving loyalty? Are you interested in turning your contact center into a profit center to better leverage this underutilized asset?