Resolving the Customer Success Tension

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Dave Moore is the SVP of Sales for Businessolver a leading provider of benefits administration, technology, and services. In a phrase, they help organizations manage their healthcare spend as it relates to employee benefits. Tune in to hear more from Dave on the.

I’ve Mapped My Customer Journey, Now What?

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What Is the Purpose of This Customer Journey Map? According to a recent article from Invesprco, “Customer journey maps give businesses a way of getting into their customers’ heads, helping them gain valuable insight and understanding regarding common customer pain points.”

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How Customer-Centric CEOs Grow Revenue Faster Than the Competition

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Did you know that 70% of the buying experience is based on how the customer feels they are treated? Failing to deliver a good customer experience – from the customer’s perspective – has real consequences.

How Market-Leading Customer Success Teams Are Responding to CoVid-19

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In the short history of Customer Success, we have not seen a crisis of this magnitude. CoVid-19 is creating an unprecedented situation. Even those of us that are tenured, and have the gray hair to prove it, don’t have another.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

How Customer Experience Impacts Financial Performance

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Many customer-oriented initiatives come with a significant price tag, and customer success leaders question their ROI. Brad Christian, Chief Customer Officer of Market Force, joins us to discuss the impact that customer experience has on a company’s financial performance.

Confusing Customer Service Delivery with Customer Experience Delivery?

Babette Ten Haken

Do we really understand the difference between customer service delivery and customer experience delivery? At times, our self-focused perception leaves customer service delivery up to everyone with “service” as part of their job titles. Throughout that customer’s lifecycle.

Implementing an Advocacy Process as Part of Customer Success

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Because harnessing passion from advocates is an authentic way to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth. Advocacy is on fire! Research from the Demand Gen Report shared that as much as 84% of buyers seek input from their peers.

Why Do I Have Bad Customers?

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Are your customers really bad, or do their expectations just not line up with yours? Bad customers are a result of failing to establish expectations with the customer that align with what you deliver. Watch this 35-second video: “Do You Have Lousy Customers?”:

How Do You Measure Customer Experience?

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

4 Ways for CMOs to Partner With Customer Success to Execute a Stellar Retention Play

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It costs seven times more to attract new customers than it does to retain existing ones. Research also shows that a 5% increase in customer retention can generate up to 125% in profits. Given the current economic conditions, customer retention is.

Do You Have Lousy Customers?

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Do you have lousy customers? If you’re saying yes, then why do you think your customers are lousy? Are your customers lousy because your sales process attracts the wrong customers? Your history in sales and the customers you have become your future reputation.

Orchestrating a World Class Customer Experience

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In today’s show, Doris details how to orchestrate a world class customer experience. The customer experience trend is sweeping. Joining us on SBI TV is Doris Raimundi, SVP of Consumer Banking Sales and Support for US Bank.

Executing a World-Class Customer Experience

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In a previous article, SBI explained the importance of CMOs taking ownership of the Customer Life Cycle. If you already agree with its importance, your next two questions are likely: “What does great look like?” ” “How do I deliver it?” ” While there are.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Hidden Obstacles Can Sink Your Best Customer Experience Efforts

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You have a variety of channels to meet customers along their journey. You know they are reading your emails. They are actively downloading information and filling out forms. They even had conversations with your representatives and are “very satisfied” with.

The Link Between Pricing and Customer Experience

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Wondering what is the next emerging best practice in Customer Experience? This is in addition the typical Customer Experience benefits of decreased churn and higher cross-sell/ upsell. Listen to how a sales leader leverages Customer Experience.

2018 Priority: Grow Revenue With Customer Success

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What Switching to a Consumption-Based Business Model Means for Customer Success

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Over the past two and a half decades, Cloud-based software delivery has transformed the marketplace with Software as a Service (SaaS) becoming the default way that customers purchase almost any software. This has changed the dynamics between vendor and customer.

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

Creating Unforgettable Moments in Key Phases of Your Customer Journey

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Market-leading companies develop and execute on strategies that are aligned to their customers expressed and unexpressed needs. This is often captured in a Customer Journey Map.

How Customer Journey Mapping Can Save Your Marketing Budget— and Your Brand

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Mapping the Customer Journey Is Complex – but It’s Worth the Effort.

Understanding Your Customer’s Story with Listening Paths

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Messaging Pipelines. When I was younger, I would often play “The Telephone Game” with my friends. You whisper a phrase to one person, who whispers it to another, and so on until the last person in the line repeats the message.

Grow Enterprise Value with Customer Success

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Our guest on SBI TV is Gaye Gilbert, Executive Vice President of Customer Success at First Advantage. Gaye has already implemented customer success initiative while most companies are just now starting to think about getting started. Anyone in customer success in.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

Why Episode Analysis Is Vital to Understanding Your Customers

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There is lots of great content on Customer Journey Mapping as well as Touchpoint Analysis, but why is this vital component overlooked? If you search “Episode Analysis” your results are flooded by “Game of Thrones” results.

A Product Platform Empowers Your Organization and Unlocks Customer Value

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A Platform elevates your offerings from merely functionally adequate to a driver of an emotional bond with your customers.

The Impact of a Third-Party Perspective on Customer Experience

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One of the most significant mistakes B2B companies can make is not utilizing third-parties to help manage their customer experience platforms. An expert in the customer success industry joins us to discuss the benefit of having a third-party perspective.

Retain More Revenue by Choosing the Right Customer Success Technology

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It has streamlined implementation and heightened ease of use for customers and vendors alike. Managing Complexity and Competition. Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) software delivery has revolutionized the B2B software sales cycle.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

How to Grow Revenues with Customer Success

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Joining us for today’s show is Natalie Fedie, a Vice President of Customer Success who knows how to grow and retain customers. Today’s topic is dedicated to the topic of Customer Success.

Reallocating CSM Time Can Dramatically Improve Customer Success Revenue

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As a Customer Success Leader, to scale your organization, you have to get the most out of your team. Your greatest lever, is how to allocate a Customer Success Professional’s most important asset, their time.

Forging the Path for Customer Operations

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Scott Asher most recently led Customer Operations for RentPath, a leading digital marketplace connecting millions of consumers with apartments, condos, and houses for rent through their massive network and websites. Scott spent 6 years in the emerging role of VP of Customer.

3 Ways to improve Your Customer Retention Scorecard

Babette Ten Haken

Do you have a customer retention scorecard? Any of the plethora of scoring systems which measure customer satisfaction and loyalty. And your own performance is measured and compared with the ratings customers provide on a quarterly basis.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Many companies have adopted technologies like customer relationship management. Even if it’s all in Salesforce, crucial account data is spread across different objects— Accounts, Opportunities, Contacts, and custom objects—users must constantly. Customize content by recipient.

The Magic Customer Service Question

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4 Elements of Superior Customer Success and Customer Experience

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Why Do PE Firms Care About Customer Experience?

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First, what is Customer Experience and why should you care? Private Equity firms care about Customer Experience (Cx), because it is key to driving revenue growth, maximizing reducing the expense to bookings ratio, while providing customers with a great interaction.

Artificial Customer Conversations beget Artificial Customer Experiences

Babette Ten Haken

Is your business fostering artificial customer experiences due to reliance on technology as the primary interface for customer conversations? Listening strategies and tools for the voice of the customer can produce skewed insights. What subset of customers’ voices are captured?

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.