Customer Experience Index (CX Index)

An annual benchmark of customer experience quality among large global brands, Forrester’s Customer Experience Index is based on our proprietary consumer survey data. Criteria for Customer Experience Index rankings include how effectively respondents felt their needs were met and how they assessed the ease and enjoyability of their experiences. These categories include detailed measures of experience quality, such as task completion rates, average “hold” time, and agent friendliness.

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How Brands Build Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    June 19, 2018 Rick Parrish

    How well do leading brands build loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? This year, we reveal the complete rankings of all 287 brands across 19 industries in the US Customer Experience Index (CX Index). We also unveil surprising trends in CX quality and the role that emotion plays in CX. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Health Insurers Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How US Health Insurers Earn Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    June 19, 2018 Faith Adams, William Willsea

    How well do leading health insurance brands earn loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? This year, we reveal the complete rankings of 17 health insurance brands that were analyzed as part of the US CX Index. We also unveil surprising trends in CX quality and the role that emotion plays in CX. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Banking Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How US Banks Earn Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    June 19, 2018 Alyson Clarke, Gina Bhawalkar, August Du Pont

    How well do leading banks earn loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? This year, we reveal the complete rankings of 18 multichannel banks and 10 direct banks that were analyzed as part of the US CX Index. We also unveil trends in CX quality and the role that emotion plays in CX. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Federal Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How US Federal Government Agencies Drive Mission Performance With The Quality Of Their Experience

    May 31, 2018 Rick Parrish, Margaret Rodriguez

    The White House requires federal agencies to provide customer experiences that are comparable to those of leading private sector organizations. In this report, we measure agencies' progress toward this goal with our annual federal Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings. We also compare agencies' CX performance with the private sector's and assess how well agencies perform on key CX drivers and digital CX. We conclude with concrete advice for federal CX pros who want to improve customer experiences efficiently.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: Root Your CX Vision In Your Brand

    Brands Must Keep Their Promises With CX

    April 26, 2018 Ryan Hart, Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Forrester predicted in 2018 that brands that own their values will break away from those that merely borrow them. This means that companies that deliver authentic brand-anchored experiences will not only outperform their category competitors but will also cut through the crisis of customer trust that brands face today to emerge a customer experience (CX) leader. This report emphasizes the need for CX professionals to create a brand-rooted CX vision that is authentic, inspiring, and mobilizing (AIM).

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