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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  • Retail
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
  • 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: 315
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    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
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    Report:Optimizing The Affiliate Channel For Deal-Driven Customers

    Traffic Has Increased And The Channel's Matured, But Proving Incrementality Remains A Challenge

    Customers are flocking to affiliate deal sites that offer promotional coupons and offer codes. The slowdown in the economy, advances in technology, and a more favorable consumer mindset toward...

    • Downloads: 468
  • 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: 28
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    Report:Using International Shipping To Reach Online Shoppers Around The Globe

    How US Online Retailers Can Extend Their Offerings To Consumers Abroad

    Given that online retail growth rates remain higher outside the United States than within, eBusiness executives are increasingly looking to tap into online buyers in other markets. The lowest-cost...

    • Downloads: 745
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    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Four Specialist European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester applied its Website Functionality Benchmark evaluation methodology to four European consumer electronics retailers: Best Buy UK, Currys, Darty, and Redcoon. These specialist retailers...

    • Downloads: 331
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The eBusiness Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of their current strengths and weaknesses is essential. In 2008, Forrester introduced its proprietary eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 1215
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    Report:French Online Retail Overview, 2012

    French Online Retail Is On The Brink Of A Multichannel Revolution

    France is the third largest online retail market in Europe; although it will continue to mature and grow at a pace outstripping overall retail growth, there are significant changes in store for...

    • Downloads: 610
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    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 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: 163
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Order Management, Q3 2014

    IBM And Manhattan Associates Stand Out In An Increasingly Competitive Landscape Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 77-criteria evaluation of omnichannel order management vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers in the category — eBay Enterprise, hybris (an SAP...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 696
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    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:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 206
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    Report:Use Mobile To Engage With In-Store Consumers In China

    Globally, mobile has changed the way consumers shop: They expect both to research and purchase goods on their mobile devices. The biggest sales opportunity in mobile is not driving digital sales, but...

    • Downloads: 70
  • 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: 1456
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2011 To 2016 (US)

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    Online retail spending by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, consumer electronics, and baby products. Includes metrics, by category, such as online buyers, average spending per...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selling Luxury Goods To Online Shoppers In China

    Understanding The Needs Of Today's Luxury Buyers

    China is an enticing market for luxury brands looking to sell online, yet brands must recognize the opportunity is not without multiple challenges. In China, the online channel is widely considered...

    • Downloads: 364
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    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:International Shipping Solutions For US Online Retailers

    Using Cross-Border Shipping To Reach Global Customers

    The US may boast the largest eCommerce market today, but eCommerce growth rates are far higher in other countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other regions of the globe than in...

    • Downloads: 285
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    Report:Understanding The Dynamics Of China's eCommerce Market

    China is set to be the world's largest eCommerce market by 2015. Growth in this market shows no signs of slowing down, but many of the forces driving sales differ from other eCommerce markets. This...

    • Downloads: 514
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    Report:Trends 2012: Online Retail In Australia Will Finally Hit Its Stride

    Mobile Will Accelerate While Retailers Will Combine Speed With Scale

    Online retail is booming in Australia — and with 93% of households set to gain access to gigabit broadband in the years ahead, today's growth is just the beginning. In 2012, five trends will...

    • Downloads: 396
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    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: eCommerce, 2014

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Forrester's eCommerce Readiness Index (FRI) assesses 25 variables that give insights into 55 global markets. While there is no universal tool in selecting expansion opportunities, the Forrester...

    • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

      Report:Global Retail Behaviors, 2011

      A Technographics® Global Overview Report

      The Internet plays an important role in consumers' retail habits across the world. Our 2011 data shows that the majority of global online consumers already shop online — and this isn't limited...

      • Downloads: 120
    • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

      Report:A New Generation Of Clienteling

      As Customer Expectations Change, So Must The Role Of The Sales Associate

      The rapid adoption of smartphones by consumers has radically changed the way in which they shop. Armed with connected devices, consumers now have a digital "trusted advisor" with them when shopping...

      • Downloads: 410