Kate Leggett

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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  • Retail
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:While Retail Footfall Decreases, Digital Influence On Consumer Shopping Behavior Increases

    ForecastView Document

    Forrester recently launched its first European Web-influenced retail sales forecast and European mobile and tablet commerce forecasts. This report provides insight into the online factors that...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Purchase Path Of Online Buyers In 2012

    In 2011, Forrester partnered with GSI Commerce and its digital agency True Action to evaluate how shoppers touched various marketing touchpoints, such as paid search and email, prior to completing a...

    • Downloads: 1501
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail sales in Western Europe are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% over the next five years, with the highest growth coming from Southern Europe. Although a majority...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 3974
  • 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:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 347
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2012: US Online Grocers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark To The Sites Of Four US Online Grocery Stores

    Forrester evaluated the grocery websites of the four most frequently used online grocers based on Forrester Consumer Technographics® data — AmazonFresh, FreshDirect, Peapod, and Safeway...

    • Downloads: 456
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2012: Mobile And Tablet Commerce

    Forrester partners with Shop.org annually to survey retailers on their attitudes toward and investments in the online retail channel. This year the research specifically probes mobile and tablet...

    • Downloads: 1766
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digitization Of The In-Store Experience

    Mobile Devices And Interactive Displays Are Redefining The In-Store Experience For Sales Associates And Customers Alike

    Retailers are ditching the term multichannel. Instead, in the era of agile commerce, they talk about delivering a "buy anywhere, fulfill anywhere" experience to their customers. In pursuit of this...

    • Downloads: 2499
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailing In Australia 2011: Marketing, Merchandising, And Customer Service

    Despite the momentum in Australian online retail, the sector is still quite focused on the basics of customer engagement. When it comes to marketing, this means online retailers don't just prioritize...

    • Downloads: 291
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 347
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Coming Of HTML5

    Why It's Time To Think Seriously About Using HTML5 To Differentiate The Desktop Shopping Experience

    With broad support across smartphone and tablet devices, HTML5 is already underpinning many mobile web experiences. However, adoption of the technology on the desktop has been slow to date due to...

    • Downloads: 700
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Commerce Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Includes mobile buyers as well as revenue segmented by retail sales, travel, and daily deals, with average spend per mobile buyer. Includes data from 2010 plus a five-year forecast.

    • Downloads: 16
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Evolution Of Global eCommerce Markets

    Vision: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global eCommerce is evolving — rapidly. Consumers around the globe are migrating online, with shopping increasingly becoming a key part of the online experience. Countries vary greatly in their...

    • Downloads: 1845
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: eCommerce, 2013

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Forrester's ForecastView group undertook a 2013 study to assess eCommerce readiness among 55 global markets. While there is no universal tool in selecting expansion opportunities, the Forrester...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:German Online Retail Overview, 2011

    Despite A Thriving Online Market, Multichannel Retail Is Still An Untapped Opportunity For German Retailers

    The German online retail market is the second largest in Europe. Amazon.de and eBay are dominant forces, with major German consumer brands selling through those sites, and others following suit...

    • Downloads: 723
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

    • Downloads: 662
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Analyze This: Web Style Analytics Enters The Retail Store

    Privacy Remains A Significant Barrier For Adoption

    eBusiness leaders have a lot to offer retail store executives as they embark on injecting digital commerce technology into the physical store. Retail stores have been living in the analytical "dark...

    • Downloads: 339
  • 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: 161
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Google, Amazon, Apple, And Facebook: What eBusiness Executives Need To Know For 2012

    As four of the largest and arguably most currently influential technology companies — Google, Amazon.com, Apple, and Facebook — continue to exhibit ambitious tendencies to capture...

    • Downloads: 1974
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Commerce Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Includes mobile commerce buyers and revenue segmented by retail sales, travel, daily deals, and gaming app downloads. Country level detail for France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands,...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Top Three Ways Manufacturers Can Drive Higher Conversion Rates Through The Online Retail Channel

    A Joint Study With Channel Intelligence Examines Best Practices Regarding Online Conversion

    To better understand how manufacturers can increase the ultimate conversion rate on leads they send to online retailer websites, Forrester teamed up with Channel Intelligence to analyze the patterns...

    • Downloads: 568
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Shopping Behavior Revealed

    Segmenting European Shoppers

    After 12 years of online retail in Europe, the Internet has become a core part of the purchase journey for Europeans. Forrester has analyzed the shopping behaviors of European adults and created a...

    • Downloads: 647
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Amazon Matters Now More Than Ever

    As Amazon.com has grown aggressively in recent years, expanded into diverse businesses, and achieved profitability, its impact on the eBusiness and retail sectors is now top of mind. For many...

    • Downloads: 2028
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Opportunities For Brick-And-Mortar Establishments In Canada

    Mobile will fundamentally change consumer behavior in local establishments in the decades to come. It already generates substantial web traffic for consumer-facing companies and is increasingly...

    • Downloads: 312