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  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Contact Centers, Q3 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 25, 2018 | Art Schoeller

    In our 32-criterion evaluation of cloud contact center providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — 8x8, Aspect, Avaya, Cisco, Enghouse Interactive, Five9, Genesys, NewVoiceMedia, NICE...

  • Report Implement Effective Customer Service Metrics

    Benchmarks: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 21, 2018 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    Customer service leaders can easily become distracted by the sheer volume of metrics available for tracking operational activities and fail to deliver on key business goals. To keep customer...

  • Report When And How To Start The Shift To Omnichannel Content

    August 13, 2018 | Ryan Skinner

    Marketers must abandon the content mindset of "do more, better." In 2018, the goal must be to "do smarter." Customers demand content that better answers their unique needs. Businesses demand more...

  • Report Embrace Continuous Improvement To Power Customer Service Operations

    Continuous Improvement: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 3, 2018 | Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller

    Companies struggle to deliver effective, personal customer service that meets customer expectations and doesn't break the bank. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros can improve customer...

  • Report Mastering The Art Of Omnichannel Retailing

    Executive Overview: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    August 3, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital business leaders know that many customers today use a variety of digital and physical touchpoints as they move along the path to purchase. This complexity creates challenges for retailers...

  • Report The 3D Connected Consumer

    The Combination Of Devices, Platforms, And Channels Redefines How Connected Consumers Are
    August 1, 2018 | Julie A. Ask, Gina Fleming, Adrian Chapman

    Historically, internet speed and device type have defined how connected consumers are. This representation is too simplistic today. Three dimensions — devices, platforms, and channels — now define...

  • Report Design Your Contact Center To Be Customer-Centric

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    July 30, 2018 | Art Schoeller

    As enterprises strive to offer better customer experience (CX), they must incorporate organizational and operational change into contact center architectural design. Companies must establish...

  • Report Create An Omnichannel Advertising Strategy Centered On Customer Experience

    Executive Overview: The Omnichannel Advertising Playbook

    B2C marketers need to embrace omnichannel advertising strategies to orchestrate connected experiences that drive better results. How? By adopting a customer-obsessed planning and buying strategy...

  • Report Five Practices To Succeed With Your Retail eCommerce Strategy

    Processes: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    July 25, 2018 | Sucharita Kodali

    Retail eCommerce has over two decades of experience under its belt, so digital retail businesses at all maturity stages have a fairly established set of best practices to follow. This report helps...

  • Report Make Omnichannel Real In B2B Commerce

    Business Case: The B2B eCommerce Playbook
    July 20, 2018 | John Bruno

    Disruption is turning B2B buying and selling on its head. Quick and efficient B2C buying journeys have reshaped B2B buyers' expectations. We've known for years that buyers prefer to self-serve, but...

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

    Organization: The Digital Store Playbook
    May 14, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital business mastery and serving customers consistently across their shopping journeys are shattering traditional retail silos. Managing P&L statements in channel silos drives companies to...

  • Report The Future Of The Digital Store

    Vision: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 13, 2018 | Ananda Chakravarty

    Today's empowered customers use multiple digital devices to engage with brands and retailers on their own terms while shopping in-store. At the same time, new technologies are transforming retail...

  • Report Retailers Are Starting To Reap The Rewards Of Omnichannel Commerce

    Landscape: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 28, 2018 | Michelle Beeson

    Because their customers' expectations are so high, digital business professionals are investing heavily in customer-facing and back-end technology to deliver great experiences. This report analyzes...

  • Report Omnichannel Strategies Demand A New Content Approach

    Set Up Content Strategies To Suit Omnichannel Use Cases Because Technology Can't Do It For You
    March 9, 2018 | Ryan Skinner, Nick Barber

    The market has sold omnichannel strategies — customer experience, retail, media buying — as a switch that business leaders must throw, and they're throwing it. But there are many snags to realizing...

  • Report Your Strategic Plan Is The Lynchpin For Omnichannel Success

    Strategic Plan: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 9, 2018 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    Organizations today must have a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns their internal teams with a single vision for omnichannel excellence. However, because omnichannel commerce continues to...

  • Report Customers Prefer Hybrid Digital/Physical Experiences

    New Insights From Forrester's Customer Experience Index
    February 9, 2018 | Rick Parrish

    Conventional wisdom states that customers prefer digital experiences. As a result, companies race to create entirely digital experiences to entice customers away from physical channels like call...

  • Report Omnichannel Mastery: Optimize Fulfillment And Engagement

    Continuous Improvement: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    February 5, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel fulfillment capabilities — the ability to offer the customer cross-channel visibility and ordering options — have become standard offerings for leading retailers. Many started by...

  • Report Design Your Digital Store Blueprint For Customer Impact

    Road Map: The Digital Store Playbook
    January 4, 2018 | Ananda Chakravarty

    The store is changing rapidly as new technologies appear, older technologies evolve, and some technologies become mainstream, including click-and-collect, Wi-Fi, and mobile point of service (mPOS)....

  • Report Assess How Your Omnichannel Capabilities Stack Up

    Benchmarks: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    November 13, 2017 | Michelle Beeson

    Forrester's 2017 Retail Omnichannel Capabilities Assessment benchmarked 16 leading UK and US retailers to help digital business executives understand how their omnichannel capabilities compare with...

  • Report B2C Sets The Standard For B2B

    Road Map: The B2B eCommerce Playbook
    September 8, 2017 | Andy Hoar

    Science-fiction writer William Gibson once said, "The future has already arrived; it's just not evenly distributed yet." Some B2B enterprises have been selling online for years, but most are new to...

  • Report The CX Fusion Imperative

    Deliver Experiences That Holistically Fuse The Human, Digital, Physical, And Virtual Realms
    July 19, 2017 | Allegra Burnette, Julie A. Ask

    Designed experiences are fusing human, digital, physical, and virtual elements more and more — interconnecting people, places, and objects with data; letting customers move across channels; and...

  • Report The Omnichannel Maturity Assessment

    Assessment: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook

    Supporting an omnichannel fulfillment program is table stakes in retail today. Organizations need to assess their omnichannel maturity to understand their current state and compare it with their...

  • Report Drive Revenue, Please Customers By Connecting Customer Journeys

    Use Contextual Data To Repair Broken Journeys Between Self-Service And Contact Center Agents
    April 19, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    In the old fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, the protagonists used bread crumbs to mark their trail home, but animals quickly ate them, leaving the pair lost in the wilderness. Customers who hop...

  • Report 2017 Technology Imperatives For US Health Insurers

    Regulatory Uncertainty Accelerates The Need For Customer Insight And Engagement
    April 5, 2017 | Kate McCarthy

    2017 is likely to be fraught with uncertainty for health insurers as Congress evaluates massive changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During this prolonged period of uncertainty, insurers will...

  • Report Chinese Banks Must Embrace Customer Experience To Achieve Sustainable Growth

    Traditional Banks Need To Up Their CX Game To Stay Relevant In An Increasingly Competitive Market
    March 20, 2017 | Riccardo Pasto

    To achieve sustainable business growth in an increasingly competitive market, Chinese banks can no longer rely on commoditized products and services. Innovative banks that create value for their...