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Key Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™: Customer Experience Strategy Consulting Practices, Q4 2020

TJ Keitt December 8, 2020
On December 2, we published “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Experience Strategy Consulting Practices, Q4 2020,” which is a continuation of the Forrester customer experience (CX) team’s study of the consulting market that supports CX professionals. These consulting services are critical to CX leaders trying to foster innovation and support CX transformations that help their companies […]
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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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Service New South Wales Is The Clear CX Leader In Australia’s Public Sector

Riccardo Pasto November 29, 2020
Our Australia government Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) 2020 results are in! The CX Index tests 30 drivers of CX and 27 emotions to reveal the factors that make a government experience easy, effective, and emotionally engaging. These indicators explain each government organization’s overall CX Index score and impact on mission performance. This year, we […]
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Why Customer Experience? Why Now?

Martin Gill October 22, 2020
One of the things I was most looking forward to in 2020 as I returned to focus on our European consumer research was CX EMEA. I’ve always enjoyed Forrester events, both as a customer more than a decade ago, as an analyst presenting, and as a research director acting as MC. It’s a chance to […]
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Introducing Forrester’s Digital Go-To-Market Review: Home Goods Edition

Sucharita Kodali October 6, 2020
In a rapidly evolving retail environment, brand manufacturers that have traditionally sold through wholesale channels now need to think very differently about distribution. Some traditional wholesale partners are shrinking — meaning those (often long-standing) distribution partnerships simply can’t generate the sales and growth for brands that they did for decades. By contrast, online marketplaces are growing — and fast. Marketplaces promise access to vast swaths of new customers — but potentially also arm’s-length relationships with those customers and less control around placement, plus proximity to […]
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Brands Must Evolve From Wholesale Suppliers To Partners

Michelle Beeson August 21, 2020
Brands have been reviewing and revamping their digital commerce strategies for some time. With consumers forced online during pandemic lockdowns across the globe, this focus on digital has only magnified. But digital commerce opportunities are not created equal for brands. Some brands are seeing significant growth in their direct-to-consumer (DTC) business and grappling with the […]
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Why You Need Consumer Intelligence Solutions Now

Cinny Little June 18, 2020
It’s not enough to just keep up with your customers — you must get out ahead of them. And if you weren’t already focused on that before COVID-19, the requirement for speed and agility is now a given. AI-enabled consumer intelligence technology can help you bust through the key blockers. These solutions use data, both […]
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Connected Experiences: The Goal For Great “Smart” Products

Frank Gillett June 17, 2020
Product makers have pushed tech smarts beyond our phones and PCs into gear and gadgets, but many smart, connected products are not so smart. Whether it’s the latest connected harvester or a new smart speaker, the user experience often falls short of rising expectations. Adding sensors and remote control using internet-of-things (IoT) tech in products […]
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Starting Research On Ambient Technologies And Experiences

Frank Gillett May 28, 2020
New research at Forrester will look into how ambient technologies that extend into our physical context could impact customer and employee experiences.
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Sortir du confinement pour entrer dans la crise

Thomas Husson May 11, 2020
Bien qu’il y ait déjà plus de 12 millions de chômeurs partiels, de nombreux français ne semblent pas encore réaliser l’ampleur de la récession économique qui s’installe. Ils vont sortir progressivement du confinement pour entrer dans la crise, qui s’aggravera si la confiance n’est pas au rendez-vous ou si le déconfinement est trop progressif. Une […]
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IoT Makes More Sense When You Break It Down Into Three Business Scenarios

Frank Gillett May 8, 2020
Business leaders always want more information about business operations and customer interactions than they have. The technologies of the internet of things (IoT) promise to provide sensing and remote control of physical things, like products or equipment. But the technologies, solutions, and use cases are also so diverse and complex that tech and business leaders […]
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Take These Three Steps To Build Your CX Improvement Business Case

Judy Weader May 7, 2020
Building a successful CX business case requires a strong foundation. Get three best practices here for successfully building your CX business case.
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Medallia + Voci: Smart Move

Faith Adams April 22, 2020
Medallia continues its buying spree — adding to its numerous acquisitions in 2019 and its purchase of video feedback platform LivingLens in February of this year.[i] Acquiring Voci will strengthen Medallia’s overall offering primarily by enabling clients to tap into contact center insights and data. This move will also help Medallia customers overcome one of […]
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COVID-19: For Airlines, It Is Time To Give Nothing Less Than Their Best

Tom Mouhsian March 30, 2020
During a crisis, humanity prevails through unity, empathy, responsibility, and leadership. Read our five strategic recommendations for airline executives to focus on during the coronavirus pandemic.
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COVID-19: Leading Airlines Display Compassion, Resilience, And Good Old Business Sense

Tom Mouhsian March 30, 2020
Airlines have a major role to play in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic because they are part and fabric of this interconnected world, carrying people and cargo.
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Strategic Design Is Finally Recognized In Agile Frameworks

Karine Cardona-Smits February 28, 2020
Designers joining Agile teams often complain about feeling like misfits. The importance of good design is mentioned in Agile principles, but designers are nowhere in the picture. The only individuals that Agile principles mention are business people and developers. How do you fit in, then, when you are a user experience, customer experience, service, or […]
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InMoment To Acquire MaritzCX — A Strong Match For CX Leaders Looking For Technology And Services

Faith Adams February 26, 2020
This morning, InMoment announced that it will be acquiring fellow Utah-based customer feedback management (CFM) vendor MaritzCX. For InMoment, this acquisition will do more than increase its customer base — it moves the vendor from being classified as a medium-sized voice-of-the-customer (VoC) vendor to a large one sitting along with Cisco Webex XM, Medallia, NICE, […]
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No Matter How Different Your Business Is, You Are In CX

Karine Cardona-Smits February 10, 2020
When I describe what customer experience (CX) management requires to be able to transform a CX vision into reality, I often hear from my audience, “This is interesting, but we are different.” The nature of that difference is then often stated as one of the following: We are operating in B2B, not B2C; we operate […]
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Last-Minute To-Dos For A Positive Customer Experience This Holiday Season

Jennifer Wise November 27, 2019
Retailers: It's too late to launch new in-store features or redesign your site, but you can still prepare to avoid and recover from common holiday CX mishaps.
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Google Makes Moves Into Banking: Should Banks Be Worried?

Alyson Clarke November 14, 2019
Google may offer consumers checking accounts as soon as next year. Principal Analyst Alyson Clarke explains what the move means for banks.
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