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The Metamorphosis To Agile Customer Service

eBusinesses Must Integrate The Three C's Of Agile Customer Service

August 23, 2011

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"Cross-channel," "relevance," and "personalization" are not new words in the customer service conversation. What is new is the urgency surrounding this conversation. This exigency is driven by the extraordinary empowerment accompanying consumers' expanding connectivity. Extending Forrester's concept of agile commerce, we spoke with eBusiness executives and leading customer service vendors to identify the attributes of an agile customer service organization. Our research revealed that there are three key attributes to agile customer service, characterized by three C's: contextual, consistent, and cross-touchpoint. The metamorphosis from multichannel to agile customer service requires eBusiness leaders to: 1) make customer service an organizational obsession; 2) provide customer support when and where customers want it; 3) ensure customer service experience is consistent across all touchpoints; and 4) develop cross-touchpoint strategies to ensure customers can move seamlessly between devices and channels.

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  • Forrester's Checklist Identifies If Customer Service Is Core To Business
  • Forrester's Agile Customer Service Checklist Identifies Areas Of Strength And Weakness

Table of Contents

  • It Is Time To Embrace Agile Customer Service
  • The Future Of World-Class Customer Service is Agile
  • The Attributes Of Agile Customer Service
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • The Three C's Of Agile Customer Service Begin With Customer Centricity
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  • Related Research Documents