Kate Leggett

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Kate serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. She is a leading expert on customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service strategies, maturity, benchmarking, governance, and ROI. She is an accomplished public speaker and frequently presents at industry events such as CRM Evolution. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, and industry publications such as CRM Magazine, KM World, and Destination CRM.

Previous Work Experience

Kate has extensive industry experience, with more than 10 years of leadership at CRM and customer service software companies, where she held senior product marketing and product management roles. She is also a published author on customer service trends and best practices.

Education

Kate earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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289 results in Reports

  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2011: Mass Merchants

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Four US Mass Merchants

    In the large-format mass merchant sector, Wal-Mart and Target have successfully implemented market-leading online retail functionality and connected consumer touchpoints to enhance their customer...

    • Downloads: 537
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What You Need To Know About The Online Sales Tax Debate

    As state and local economies face deficits and prospects of bankruptcy, the opportunity to grow revenues by requiring tax collection for online sales has resurfaced as a hot topic in eBusiness and...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Unified Experiences, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    Today's multitouchpoint customers expect unified experiences that smooth transitions across interactions. To help companies detect and codify systemic problems that affect their customers' ability to...

    • Downloads: 477
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Shoppers Buy At General Merchants

    North American Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase

    Consumers today have a myriad of choices when deciding where to shop. The age of the customer is in full swing, and to best serve existing and potential customers, companies need to be...

    • Downloads: 30
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Brazil's eCommerce Market

    How Online Retail In Brazil Is Evolving Differently From Other Major Markets

    Despite a slowdown in overall economic growth in Brazil, eCommerce continues to charge ahead. Forrester forecasts that online retail revenues in the country, currently US$10 billion, will double over...

    • Downloads: 944
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailing In Australia 2011: Performance And Channels

    Over the past year, Australian online retail enjoyed increased levels of investment and grew rapidly, but at the end of this period the sector otherwise looked much like it did at the start. In...

    • Downloads: 326
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Nailed Mobile Engagement: A Case Study

    Continuous Improvement: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is using iPads and social technology to transform the way team members serve guests and master their jobs. Technology is an essential component, but so is learning and...

    • Downloads: 308
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: Australian Apparel Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Websites Of Five Australian Apparel Retailers

    In Australia, apparel retailers face incredibly challenging conditions, not helped by the emphasis that global online retailers from other countries are placing on this market. To test whether online...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2013: Key Metrics And Initiatives

    eCommerce continues to grow at a rapid pace; on average, the retailers surveyed for Forrester and Shop.org's annual The State of Retailing Online study experienced 28% growth in sales in 2012 over...

    • Downloads: 1458
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Prepare I&O For The "Internet Of Things"

    Five Key Dynamics That Will Help You Capture The Opportunity For Your Organization

    "Internet of Things" (IoT) solutions that machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies like RFID tags, GPS systems, and ZigBee sensors enable are gaining momentum as multiple forces align to drive adoption...

    • Downloads: 1062
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Put Shoppers Back Into Shopper Marketing

    Shopper Marketing Needs Close Ties To Brand Marketing To Attract Empowered Consumers

    CMOs have given renewed attention to shopper marketing efforts lately, as these marketers sit closest to the consumer while she is in buying mode. However, shopper marketing teams are more typically...

    • Downloads: 344
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Latin America)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total online retail spending within the three Latin American (LATAM) countries covered in this forecast -- Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico -- is expected to reach $47.3 billion by 2018, up...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:A Tsunami Of Empowerment Will Hit Your Network With The Internet Of Things

    Empower The Lines Of Business With Virtual Network Infrastructure

    The empowered era — cloud, virtualization, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)—pummeled the network and networking teams. This deluge isn't letting up, as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 383
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Agile Commerce Is Coming Of Age For European Retailers

    No Matter What Their Maturity, European eBusiness Success Will Hinge On An Effective Cross-Touchpoint Strategy

    The most visionary European multichannel retailers are beginning their transformation toward agile commerce and are reaching out to their customers on new touchpoints — mobile, social, etc....

    • Downloads: 427
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    The rapid growth and ubiquity of smartphones naturally means that a significant portion of Internet activity, including shopping, will migrate to this mobile device. While mobile browsing on retail...

    • Downloads: 1099
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Needs To Think Green

    The "Green Consumer" Opportunity And How Retailers Can Seize It

    Retailers have been dancing around green initiatives for years, but consumer demand has finally put green retail on the main stage. In addition to their obvious positive (or, at least, less damaging)...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Location-Predictive Marketing

    Predict Consumers' Future Locations And Needs

    Location-based marketing is maturing. Marketers are comfortable with the two established dynamics of the practice: Either consumers voluntarily offer them their location data by "checking in" or...

    • Downloads: 425
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Starting Your eCommerce Business In China

    Identifying The Right Option For Your B2C eCommerce Business

    China has become the leading emerging market for many Western brands and retailers. Attractive due to the scale and growth of the retail market, many companies view China as both a near-term...

    • Downloads: 577
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Compare Your Campaigns To 70 Others

    This report helps interactive marketers benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 70 of their peers that Forrester reviewed, from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial services,...

    • Downloads: 1734
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Pitfalls To Avoid When Executing A Retail eCommerce Strategy

    Processes: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Retail eCommerce has nearly two decades of experience under its belt, so companies in the early stages of web retail can now follow a fairly established set of best practices. This report is a...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: Australian Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Websites Of Five Australian Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Consumer electronics retailers in Australia face many challenges, but online retail is booming despite the relatively modest feature set provided by most Australian sites. To dig deeper, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Mobile Engagement

    Business Case: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    Smartphones and tablets are game changers for engagement because people carry them everywhere they go. Your customers and partners and employees have perpetual access to the vast resources of the...

    • Downloads: 1062