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Channel Software Tech Stack 2021

Jay McBain 6 days ago
^CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SCREEN^ The channel software stack comprises a group of technologies that help companies develop, design, and execute plans to find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incent, co-sell with, manage, measure, and report on partners. Delivering automation of indirect sales processes, workflows, and partner programs, channel software is becoming increasingly critical to a […]
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Retailers: Here’s How Consumers Are Shopping This Holiday Season

Sucharita Kodali December 17, 2020
The retail holiday season is in the home stretch. We expect US online holiday sales this year will top $173 billion — or fully 24% more than last year.
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Insights-Driven Business Process Outsourcing, Q4 2020

Leslie Joseph December 2, 2020
Buyer demand for greater value from insights and technology such as RPA, data science, machine learning, and advanced analytics are forcing both classical BPO and omnichannel BPO vendors to retool themselves into insights-driven BPO's.
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PlayStation 5 Launch Sends The UK Digital Customer Experience Back In Time

Michelle Beeson November 19, 2020
2020 leaves another sting in its tail for UK retailers today, among them Currys PC World, John Lewis, and Very.com (even Amazon had some trouble). After navigating the unexpected (and unprecedented) peaks and troughs of digital demand during 2020 pandemic lockdowns, it’s the planned launch of the PlayStation 5 that has managed to crash the […]
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What Do Your Customers Want For The Holidays? Confidence

Andrew Hogan October 29, 2020
Now’s the time to make sure your customers understand whether they’ve found the right product on your site or app, know when they’ll receive their item in time, and know how to easily return the item if it isn’t quite right.
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This Holiday Season, Delight Customers With What Happens After They Click “Buy”

Emily Pfeiffer October 26, 2020
On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Vixen . . . on FedEx, on UPS, on DHL, on USPS? There is no online equivalent to walking out of the store just after the moment of purchase, carrying a loved one’s holiday gift. This year, Deloitte foresees US brick-and-mortar sales increasing year over year between just […]
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How Luxury Brands Must Close The Digital Gap

Michelle Beeson October 23, 2020
Back in the summer of 2017, we warned that luxury brands were out of time to improve their digital customer experiences. Since then, luxury brands have moved from relative inertia to a range of activities, from technology upgrades to partnerships and acquisitions. But the 2020 pandemic has shaken luxury brands to their core. Nonessential store […]
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Segment And Benchmark Your Journeys To Drive Emotional Engagement

Joana de Quintanilha October 22, 2020
We know customer journeys matter. We know emotion matters. But do we know what “good” looks like when it comes to customer journeys? Do we know how to design for emotion? Well, the two are inextricably linked. To know what good looks like — and how to benchmark journeys — we need to understand the […]
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Holiday 2020 Kicks Off

Fiona Swerdlow October 14, 2020
It’s Amazon Prime Day and Big Billion Days week — a fitting time to kick off Holiday 2020 and Forrester’s annual holiday prep blog series. In the coming weeks, watch for Forrester analyst expert insights about everything from marketing, podcast advertising, and smart post-purchase notifications to US holiday forecast scenarios, “11/11” event analysis, thwarting “grinchy” […]
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Merchant Payment Providers: Key Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™ (Q3 2020)

Lily Varon September 23, 2020
For our latest evaluation in the merchant payment provider space, Forrester identified 10 leading vendors and spent the last four months analyzing their offerings via a combination of briefings, demos, capability assessments, and customer reference checks. Specifically, we evaluated ACI Worldwide, Adyen, Cybersource, Fiserv, Global Payments, J.P. Morgan, PayPal, Stripe, Worldline, and Worldpay from FIS. […]
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InMoment Addresses Head On What Continues To Plague CX Programs

Faith Adams September 22, 2020
This morning, customer feedback management (CFM) vendor InMoment announced an array of new product and service offerings focused on improving experiences, not just measuring and reporting on them. The vendor is calling this Experience Improvement (XI). This is an aggressive move by InMoment: Customer experience (CX) technology buyers struggle to find differentiation among technology vendors […]
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Marketplaces Make Their Mark In The Channel

Jay McBain August 20, 2020
Online marketplaces have been around in one form or another for decades. Accelerating the trend is a myriad of factors including changing buying behaviors and demographics, companies shifting to subscription and consumption models, and the rising importance of ecosystems. Put simply, the future business buyer will look more and more like a consumer.
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Differentiate With Customer Service For Marketing Success In The New Normal

Vasupradha Srinivasan August 19, 2020
Customer service today breaks the barriers of pre- and post-sale engagements. Thanks to digital adoption and omnichannel engagement strategies, customer service activities span the entire customer lifecycle. Customers make no differentiation on whether they are seeking support before or after a purchase journey and expect a consistent experience with every interaction. Consequently, customer service has also established itself as an active channel capable of creating incremental revenue streams for every business.
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Forrester Reviews And Scores US Mobile Banking Apps: What We Learned

Peter Wannemacher August 12, 2020
For over a decade, Forrester has conducted an annual review of banks’ mobile apps. My colleague Gina Bhawalkar and I recently published our most recent research, in which we evaluated and scored the mobile banking experiences on more than a dozen banking brands’ apps across the US and Canada. In the US, we looked at […]
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Executives Really Must Walk In Their Customers’ Shoes

Faith Adams July 15, 2020
Back when I was a customer experience (CX) practitioner, I regularly found myself reminding stakeholders up and down the organization that, just because they may have never experienced something, it did not mean that it wasn’t happening to our customers. It would be followed up with me encouraging them to adopt an outside-in perspective and […]
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Channel Software Tech Stack 2020 — PRM, TCMA, Ecosystem, Incentives, Channel Data, Learning, Readiness, And Pricing

Jay McBain June 26, 2020
Ecosystems don’t run on spreadsheets anymore. Principal Analyst Jay McBain provides a detailed look at the channel software market and its ability to help drive business and relationships.
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Insurtech Funding Roundup, Q1 2020: Investors Reduce Risk As The COVID-19-Induced Downturn Settles In

Jeffery Williams April 29, 2020
Insurtech funding contracted last quarter amid economic uncertainty. As the pandemic and its aftereffects linger, the outlook remains unclear.
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5G In Financial Services

Dan Bieler April 20, 2020
5G will let financial services firms step up their offerings for customers. But it will also increase competition in the sector. Is your tech strategy up to the challenge?
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The Coronavirus Crisis Puts Telcos Back On The Map As Strategic Providers

Dan Bieler April 20, 2020
The coronavirus crisis offers telcos an opportunity to reposition themselves. Over the medium and longer term, the stronger telcos will benefit from the crisis.
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Go Beyond Surveys To Measure CX

Maxie Schmidt April 15, 2020
Getting decent survey response rates is hard and getting harder for CX professionals. That means you need to start mining other data that can give you a sense of the quality of the experiences your customers are having.
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