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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156 results in Reports

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

    Report:The Chinese Retail Market Landscape In 2014

    Traditional Retailers Must Embrace Disruption

    The restructuring and slowing down of the Chinese economy is changing the country's retail industry. In 2014, the growth rate of China's top 100 retail chains has continued to decline and is now at...

    • Downloads: 95
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    Report:How To Make Insurance Brands Relevant Again

    Use Digital Touchpoints To Shift From Compensation To Prevention

    Insurance has become commoditized. Personal lines customers especially shop around and are easily lost to a lower price. Insurers have been searching for ways to revamp their brands and to...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Disrupting Payments — Commerce Innovators Signal What Is To Come

    Key Themes From Finovate Fall And Money20/20 Center Around Redefining Digital Identity And Delivering Enhanced Commerce Value

    Digital and mobile technology is evolving rapidly and transforming the way consumers and businesses interact. Investors are actively targeting the payments space as hundreds of well-funded potential...

    • Downloads: 191
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    Report:Make The Right Digital Decisions To Drive Canadian Usage-Based Insurance Sales

    Rate Reform Creates Powerful Incentive For Effective Digital Sales

    Canada and the US may share a border and consumer attitudes about usage-based insurance, but they don't share a common approach to the digital strategies for promoting these insurance options. With...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Executing End-To-End Mobile Services

    Best Practices: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile technologies are tactics — not strategies in themselves. Too often mobile services conversations start with "Let's build an app." Instead, decisions like these should only be undertaken...

    • Downloads: 1271
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Must-Have eCommerce Features

    Road Map: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    eBusiness professionals often struggle with how to prioritize the countless issues that populate eCommerce to-do lists. This chapter of the retail eCommerce playbook is a prescriptive look at the...

    • Downloads: 1905
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    Report:Consumer Wallet Shift And Retailer Strategy Bolster Canadian Online Retail

    ForecastView Document

    Online retail sales in Canada are set to rise by over 15% in 2014, topping C$22 billion but still representing just 6% of the total retail market. However, with continued double-digit growth through...

    • Downloads: 9
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    Report:US Commerce Platform Technology And Services Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    US Commerce Technology Spending Will Nearly Double To $2.1 Billion By 2019

    We forecast that the market for commerce technology will almost double from $1.2 billion in 2014 to $2.1 billion by the end of the decade in the US alone. Spend by eBusiness groups on associated...

    • Downloads: 155
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    Report:Capture The Global eCommerce Opportunity

    Landscape: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Gone are the days when most brands offered just one or two international sites: Today, a global eCommerce footprint is the end goal. To reach that goal, companies are taking a strategic look at the...

    • Downloads: 1871
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    Report:Mobile Technologies That Drive Sales

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    New mobile features, capabilities, and devices are cropping up seemingly by the day. This fast-paced change is dramatically affecting how eBusiness professionals interact with their teams and...

    • Downloads: 1749
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    Report:Brief: Take The Digital Business Readiness Assessment

    Use Forrester's Digital Business Readiness Assessment To Plot Your Course To Digital Mastery

    Many executives understand that their firm needs to transform. Digital disruption is rewriting the rules in almost every industry, and as digital entrants like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber reinvent what...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Identifying Partners To Help Streamline Global Expansion

    Tools And Technology: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    You've gotten the mandate to take your eCommerce brand global: What next? Once you've taken the time to map out a comprehensive international strategy, you're ready to determine which tools and...

    • Downloads: 425
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, 2014 (US)

    ForecastView Document

    Derived from the US online retail forecast, this forecast details the online retail spending in the US during the holiday season (i.e., November and December). This includes historical data going...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Establish A Digital Acceleration Team

    Guide, Inspire, And Educate Local Teams To Enhance Digital Maturity Throughout Your Organization

    As firms expand their digital footprint around the globe, eBusiness executives in central teams face a challenge. Different local market teams have wildly varying levels of digital maturity,...

    • Downloads: 252
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    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Insurance Solution

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Technology decisions will make or break even the best mobile strategy. In their haste to show mobile progress, many insurance digital teams have rushed to get mobile apps into iTunes and Google Play...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Deliver An Effective Technology Infrastructure For Global B2B eCommerce

    Tools And Technology: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Producing an effective business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce technology strategy is like planning for a successful journey — you need a good map, a proper guide, and the right tools. However,...

    • Downloads: 422
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    Report:Build A World-Class Mobile Insurance Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Digital insurance teams are hitting their mobile stride, pushed along by growing numbers of customers who now want the same kinds of experiences from insurance providers that they have with...

    • Downloads: 701
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    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Our Q4 update to the online retail sales forecast in Western Europe has found slower growth in France and stronger growth in the UK, Italy, and Ireland compared with the previous forecast. The Q4...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Business Case For Virtual Agents

    Why A Personalized Virtual Agent Is The Right Tool For Today's Self-Service Driven Consumer

    Virtual agents have evolved from simple, self-service chat-bots to today's personalized, data-driven answer engines that deliver customer value in both sales and service engagements. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 219
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    Report:Build A World-Class B2B eCommerce Business

    Executive Overview: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Although some eBusiness and channel strategy professionals are very mature in their understanding and execution of business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce, most organizations are still in the early...

    • Downloads: 938
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    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2014

    Online Sales Will Reach $89 Billion This Holiday Season

    We predict that US online retail sales during the critical months of November and December will be higher than ever. Forrester projects that the online channel will generate $89 billion during that...

    • Downloads: 193
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    Report:App Revenue Growth Is Slowing Down In EU-7

    ForecastView Document

    This report provides context and insight into the recently published Forrester Research Mobile Application Spending Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (EU-7). Although Apple recently announced its App Store had...

    • Downloads: 7
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    Report:Use ACTIVE Strategies To Optimize Execution

    Continuous Improvement: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    B2B eCommerce organizations too often fixate on the vision and objectives associated with a plan to the exclusion of thinking through the critical details of the execution. In fact, most B2B...

    • Downloads: 353
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    Report:Executive Q&A: Top 10 Questions About Retail Pricing Solutions Answered

    Retail pricing solutions — technologies that help retailers set initial, ongoing, and clearance pricing for their product assortments — are quickly becoming standard competitive tools for...

    • Downloads: 60
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    Report:The Mobile Insurance Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Mobile is now serious business for digital insurance teams, and it's rare to find an insurer that doesn't offer at least one mobile service to help customers research, buy, and service their...

    • Downloads: 759