B2B CX

Customer success programs have thus far gained limited traction among B2Bs. Yet those companies that have embraced CX have seen improved customer relationships and retention. Read our best practices for strengthening B2B CX.

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Forrester Focuses The Lens On Industry-Specific CRM Solutions

Kate Leggett December 22, 2022
Enterprises are rapidly adopting industry-specific CRM. They are leaning into the promises to speed transitions to the cloud, to modernize the front office, and to enable enterprises to focus talent on creating brand differentiation. According to data and analytics decision-makers at enterprises from Forrester’s Data And Analytics Survey, 2022, the business priorities most frequently identified […]
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CX Teams Face Diverging Fates In 2023

What It Means December 15, 2022
The alarm bells are sounding: CX organizations are in trouble. One in five will find themselves on the chopping block in 2023 as the economy weakens, CX performance slips, and proof of ROI remains elusive. But there’s good news, too. One in 10 CX organizations will be stronger than ever at the end of 2023, explains VP, Research Director Rick Parrish. Find out how in this episode of What It Means.

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DXP: “You Keep Using That Term. I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means.”

Joe Cicman November 10, 2022
It’s not inconceivable. Rather than single-sourcing a DXP, think about your digital experience platform as being: A system of applications (and their underlying platforms) … … brought together by various vendors and agencies … … bound by APIs and events … … connected through good data … … which provides the foundation for experiences and […]
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Is Customer Success “The New Sales”? No.

Shari Srebnick November 2, 2022
Customer success is a revenue generating department focused on customer outcomes and value realization. So can it be "the new sales"? No.
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The Quantum Physics Of Future-Ready B2B Content

Phyllis Davidson September 9, 2022
Advances in AI, automation, and analytics paired with growing expectations from buyers will fundamentally change the way we think about content and how it’s used.
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B2B Buyers And Digital Selling (Part 2): Buyer Enablement And Buying Signals

Rick Bradberry September 2, 2022
Sell something to a prospect, and you might earn a valuable commission. Help a prospect buy, and you might earn a valuable customer. This practice — helping prospects buy — is buyer enablement. And it requires a deeper understanding of purchasing preferences and the buying process itself, particularly with self-service. In this area, B2B teams […]
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Six Things B2B Leaders Can Do To Create A Customer-Obsessed Culture

Jennifer Ross August 2, 2022
Customer-centered B2B organizations outperform their peers in nearly all the metrics that matter. Leaders set the tone in shaping a culture focused on the customer.
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In Customer Success We Trust

Shari Srebnick July 14, 2022
Customer Success is a critical business function and plays an essential role in building trust with customers as a strategy for retention.
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B2B Firms: Adopt A Bespoke Approach When Collecting Feedback From Large, Complex Clients

Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian June 28, 2022
B2B firms work hard to build relationships with their clients. Yet the way they collect feedback and measure CX can undermine that work.
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B2B Companies Take Action — To A Point — In Response To The War In Ukraine

Ian Bruce June 2, 2022
A recent survey of B2B organizations shed light on what they have been willing to do in response to the war and what has driven those decisions.
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Customer Success: Broaden Your Conference Horizons

Shari Srebnick June 1, 2022
Attending conferences with other functional leaders can pave the way for change by broadening horizons and expanding perspectives. Our opening keynote demonstrated how anyone, with the proper approach, can create the conditions necessary for change.
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The Business Case For Inclusive Design

What It Means May 12, 2022
Why has inclusive design become so important? On this episode of What It Means, Principal Analyst Gina Bhawalkar and UX Researcher Senem Biyikli delve into the multi-faceted benefits of inclusive design.

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Marketing And The Metaverse

What It Means May 5, 2022
Is the metaverse your ticket to marketing innovation or a quagmire into which marketing dollars will sink, never to be seen again? What is the metaverse, anyway? Join VP, Research Director Mike Proulx and VP, Principal Analyst Julie Ask as they explore what the metaverse means for marketers.
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Doing, Selling, And Being Headless Commerce

Joe Cicman May 3, 2022
Different roles have different relationships to headless commerce. Yet the concept is easier explained when you can settle on a frame of reference.
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Why Headless Commerce Is A Pain In The Neck

Joe Cicman April 29, 2022
It’s not your fault you don’t understand “headless commerce.” Great products have great names that express what they are and why they’re good. Like “doghouse” or “sugar-free gum.” But headless commerce … that’s confusing, and it’s poorly messaged. Let’s run two tests to illustrate this. (Full disclosure: This is a roast of headless commerce.) Round […]
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The Top Three Solutions For B2B Commerce In 2022

Joe Cicman April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly. So What Did The Results Reveal About The Market? Three solutions scored higher than more broadly adopted solutions. In all three cases, these solutions take a […]
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Take A Pragmatic Approach To B2B Conversation Design To Avoid Dystopian Dialogue

Jessie Johnson April 26, 2022
From their interactions as consumers, B2B buyers and customers are already accustomed to receiving relevant information curated by algorithms and delivered at the right time in dynamic and digestible formats. Across channels, devices, and interfaces, these audiences ask for what they want. They’re also aware of how their behavior drives the algorithmic co-creation of interest-based […]

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How B2B Firms Are Redefining Purpose

What It Means April 14, 2022
Following the lead of their B2C counterparts, B2B firms are embracing brand values and a broader notion of purpose. What’s at stake, and where do companies’ intentions fall short? On this week’s episode, Vice Presidents Nancy Maluso and Jennifer Ross weigh in and give a preview of their keynote session at Forrester’s B2B Summit North America.
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How Does B2B CX Quality Impact Loyalty? — A Forrester B2B Summit 2022 Session Preview

Laura Ramos April 11, 2022
Assessing the CX of B2B companies is trickier than in the B2C space. At Forrester's B2B Summit North America, we'll unveil the first B2B CX Index™ and reveal which aspects of CX matter most for two popular solution types.
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The High Cost Of Skipping User Research

What It Means March 17, 2022
What's the biggest mistake CX orgs make? Listening to their gut. If you want to design experiences that strengthen customer loyalty, listen to this episode about user research featuring Senior Analyst AJ Joplin.
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