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  • Report COVID-19 Accelerated Your Digital Momentum — Don't Slow Down Now

    How To Harness Digital Momentum During And After The Pandemic
    February 25, 2021 | Michael Barnes

    The global pandemic forced many firms to shift almost overnight to only engaging customers virtually. Digital teams were thrust to the forefront of organizations' responses. The impact on digital...

  • Report The Future Of Distribution

    Use Platforms Of Distribution To Bring New Outcomes To New Buyers
    February 23, 2021 | Joe Cicman, Jay McBain

    Traditional distribution faces obsolescence as buyers seek closer relationships with vendors. Distributors evolved over decades to buy time — adding value via fulfillment, credit facilities,...

  • Report Use Cases To Monetize Open Finance

    Use Forrester's Guide To Build An Open Finance Monetization Strategy
    February 16, 2021 | Jacob Morgan

    Financial services execs have more go-to-market options available than ever before for their firm's products and services — thanks to open banking and platform business models. But what works, and...

  • Report Reinvent Your Bank To Remain Relevant

    Executive Overview: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    February 9, 2021 | Oliwia Berdak

    Empowered customers are transforming their relationships with banks and changing the industry's competitive landscape in the process. To avoid irrelevance, banks must embrace the future of banking,...

  • Report The State Of Digital Insurance, 2021

    Landscape: The Digital Insurance Strategy Playbook
    February 9, 2021 | Oliwia Berdak, Jeffery Williams

    The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has turbocharged and changed the drivers of digital transformation in insurance. This report explores how digital technologies are changing the industry's customers,...

  • Report Prioritize Search, Alerts, And Card Management To Improve Your Mobile Banking Apps

    Focusing On Certain Mobile Features Can Give US And Canadian Banks The Most Bank For The Buck (Get It?)
    February 8, 2021 | Peter Wannemacher

    Your mobile banking app could be better. The reality for most providers is that mediocre or poor mobile experiences frustrate your customers, inhibit brand differentiation, and act as a drag on...

  • Report Make Omnichannel Real In B2B Commerce

    Business Case: The B2B E-Commerce Playbook
    February 1, 2021 | Joe Cicman

    Disruption is turning B2B buying and selling on its head. Quick and efficient B2C buying journeys have reshaped B2B buyers' expectations, and marketplaces have shortened the distance between buyers...

  • Report The State Of Digital Banking, 2021

    Landscape: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    January 29, 2021 | Aurelie L'Hostis

    The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has driven disruption and turbocharged digital transformation in banking. Disruptors are gaining ground, innovating around both customers' and businesses' needs. While...

  • Report Gauge Your Digital Store Maturity

    Assessment: The Digital Store Playbook
    January 29, 2021 | Emily Pfeiffer, Madeline Cyr

    Digital business leaders who are driving digital store transformation initiatives need a clear plan for how technology will transform the store. Plus, they need the skills to influence others in...

  • Report Make Your B2B Business A Digital Business

    Executive Overview: The B2B E-Commerce Playbook
    January 29, 2021 | Joe Cicman

    Ever-evolving buyer demands are forcing B2B sellers to fundamentally rethink how they go to market — from the customers they target to the channels they sell through. The B2B e-commerce playbook...

  • Report The Top Emerging Technologies In Banking In 2021

    What's Hot And What's Worth Watching In 2021
    January 28, 2021 | Jost Hoppermann, Martha Bennett

    Forrester interviewed more than 25 banking business and technology decision-makers as well as vendor representatives in the banking technology space to learn their tech investment priorities for...

  • Report Assess Your Digital Banking Capabilities

    Assessment: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    January 28, 2021 | Aurelie L'Hostis

    To achieve digital mastery, banks need to invest in digital capabilities that reflect the entire customer lifecycle and support customers across touchpoints. This report — which is the assessment...

  • Report Five Key Stakeholders Will Define Retail In The 2020s

    Vision: The Retail E-Commerce Playbook
    January 27, 2021 | Sucharita Kodali, Fiona Swerdlow

    New business models and new ways of getting goods to consumers have already transformed retail. In the coming years, retailers and brands will bow to tighter scrutiny and accountability by...

  • Report Build A Dynamic Digital Banking Roadmap

    Roadmap: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    January 22, 2021 | Peter Wannemacher

    Digital business leaders at banks must have both a vision of the future and a strategic plan for getting there. But moving from vision to action is never easy. Banks need a roadmap that lays out...

  • Report How To Monetize Open Finance And Platform Business Models

    Business Case: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    January 14, 2021 | Jacob Morgan

    Financial services executives have more go-to-market options available than ever before for their firm's products and services — thanks to open banking and platform business models. But how do you...

  • Report The Future Of Commerce Technology: Commerce Platforms End With An Ecosystem On FIRE

    Digital Acceleration Demands That Businesses Evolve Their Architecture To Survive
    January 5, 2021 | Emily Pfeiffer

    Commerce is no longer the core technical function within increasingly complex commerce tech stacks. As this landscape shifts, the new dual cores instead center around experience and operations....

  • Report The Five Key Success Factors Of Every Digital Business

    Strategic Plan: The Retail E-Commerce Playbook
    January 4, 2021 | Sucharita Kodali

    Successful organizations are largely driven by the right people, the right organizational structure, and an innovative idea for selling online that often reinforces brick-and-mortar stores. In the...

  • Report Now Tech: Digital Supply Chain Control Tower Solutions, Q4 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 17 Digital Supply Chain Control Tower Solution Providers
    December 23, 2020 | George Lawrie

    You can use control towers to orchestrate demand forecasts, open new routes to market, and deliver differentiating customer experiences such as subscription fulfillment. But to realize these...

  • Report How To Reinvent Small Business Lending

    SMB Lending Transformation Requires A Reset Of Technology, Processes, And Culture
    December 10, 2020 | Zhi-Ying Barry

    COVID-19 is challenging how business lenders operate at every part of the lending value chain. To address these challenges, some lenders have begun to digitize parts of the origination and...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: Chinese Lenders Must Learn From Digital Lenders To Stay Relevant

    December 9, 2020 | Meng Liu, Arnav Gupta

    Recent Forrester Analytics Consumer Technographics® data reveals that digital lenders have gained significant mindshare among Chinese borrowers and often delighted customers with their service...

  • Report Building The Business Case For Omnichannel Commerce

    Business Case: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    December 7, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital business professionals must build effective omnichannel business cases to minimize the risk of launching initiatives that: 1) lack critical internal support; 2) fail to meet customers'...

  • Report It's Time For Retail Stores To Open Their Doors To The Digital Org

    Organization: The Digital Store Playbook
    August 28, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    In the age of the customer — and especially in the midst of a pandemic — channel-specific strategies, tactics, and organizational structures become irrelevant and (worse) potentially crippling. To...

  • Report COVID-19 Is Forcing Lenders To Transform

    Accelerate Small Business Lending Digital Transformation To Drive Growth And Demonstrate Leadership
    August 26, 2020 | Zhi-Ying Barry

    COVID-19 has exacerbated the liquidity challenge that small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) globally face. Many incumbent lenders have been forced to transform their systems and processes to help...

  • Report Research Overview: Online Marketplaces

    A Guide To Buying, Selling, And Creating Market Leverage Via Everyone's Favorite Digital Platform Business Model
    August 17, 2020 | Allen Bonde, Caleb Ewald

    Online marketplaces aren't a new idea. Yet over the past few years, they have (re)emerged as a preferred channel for consumers, small businesses, and a growing number of enterprise buyers. For...

  • Report Retailers: Assess Your Digital Business Maturity

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    August 14, 2020 | Fiona Swerdlow

    To evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, digital business retail professionals must conduct a level set of current strengths and weaknesses. This framework plots your organizational maturity to...