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  • Report How US Companies Improved Their CX Index Scores

    February 20, 2020 | Harley Manning, Sam Karpinski, William Willsea

    As customer expectations have continued to climb, overall Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores have continued to stagnate. In the run-up to 2019, a few companies outpaced the pack and made...

  • Report The Forrester Government Wave™: US Federal Government Websites, Q1 2020

    Federal Websites Offer Similarly Strong Experiences And Have Room For Improvement
    February 18, 2020 | Rick Parrish, Gina Bhawalkar

    Websites are the centerpiece of the US federal customer experience (CX). To gauge how well they serve customers, we evaluated seven of the most-visited sites. This report reveals how well they...

  • Report Design Your Customer Success Program To Drive Value For Your Business

    February 5, 2020 | TJ Keitt

    Robust customer success management (CSM) programs require significant investments in people, business process improvements, and supporting technologies. But how do you fund this effort? The answer...

  • Report Human Customer Service: The Overlooked Opportunity For Breakaway CX Differentiation

    January 24, 2020 | Karine Cardona-Smits

    When customer service is delivered by human employees, it boosts loyalty, enriches the firm's understanding of customer needs, and can even present cross-sell and upsell opportunities. But many...

  • Report Build Executive Buy-In For Your CX Transformation

    Resonate With Executives, Seek Out Champions, And Build Alignment
    January 9, 2020 | Angelina Gennis

    Many customer experience (CX) pros struggle to convince executive leadership to believe in and take action toward becoming a customer-obsessed organization. Competing priorities and disagreement on...

  • Report Customize Your CX Champions Program

    Build A Program To Grow CX Culture And Expand Organizational Impact
    November 26, 2019 | Angelina Gennis

    Customer experience (CX) champions or ambassadors programs are growing in popularity, with surprising diversity in execution. Many are an increasingly valuable aspect of CX teams' efforts and...

  • Report The Top Five Best Practices Of Closing The Customer Feedback Loop, 2019

    November 26, 2019 | Faith Adams

    Most voice-of-the-customer (VoC) programs leverage VoC technologies to some degree. However, many programs don't take advantage of their solution's ability to create a formal process for closing...

  • Forum CX Europe 2019

    Change The Game: Leading Radical CX Innovation
    November 14, 2019 | Joana van den Brink-Quintanilha

    First, the good news. Customer experience (CX) leaders have successfully elevated and transformed the practice of CX over the past decade. We’ve become more professional, more analytical, and...

  • Report Every Business Should Master Customer Success Management To Boost Customer Loyalty

    Customer Success Management Ensures Customers Get Value
    October 17, 2019 | TJ Keitt

    Because customer success management (CSM) was first developed at B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, many customer experience (CX) pros believe it only applies to a subset of businesses....

  • Forum CX SF 2019

    The Rise of XD: Master the New Art (and Science) of Experience Design
    October 17, 2019 | San Francisco | Andrew Hogan

    Just what we need: another abbreviation. But this one is for real. Experience design — or XD — is rapidly emerging as the discipline to rule them all. If exceptional CX is the goal, XD...

  • Forum CX Singapore 2019

    Change The Game: Driving Radical CX Innovation
    August 28, 2019 | Singapore | Frederic Giron

    First, the good news. Customer experience (CX) leaders have successfully elevated and transformed the practice of CX over the past decade. We’ve become more professional, more analytical, and...

  • Report CX NYC 2019 Day Two Highlights: Humanizing Radical CX Innovation

    Top Takeaways About Employee Experience, Moments That Matter, And Differentiating With Privacy
    August 15, 2019 | Harley Manning

    Customer expectations continue to rise faster than companies are making customer experience (CX) improvements. At this year's CX NYC Forum, analysts and practitioners shared new ways for CX pros to...

  • Report CX NYC 2019 Day One Highlights: Your Guide To Radical CX Innovation

    What Customers Really Want, Tackling Values-Based CX Head On, And How To Transform Yourself Into An Effective Change Agent
    August 15, 2019 | Harley Manning

    Customer expectations continue to rise faster than companies are making customer experience (CX) improvements. At this year's CX NYC Forum, analysts and practitioners shared new ways for CX pros to...

  • Report High-Impact Research: The Ingredients For An Effective UX And Design Research Practice

    July 17, 2019 | Kelly Price

    To get beyond stagnating customer experience (CX) quality, companies need to modernize how they do customer research — using it to guide better tactical and strategic decisions across the firm. But...

  • Report Value For Customers: The Four Dimensions That Matter

    An Introduction To Forrester's Value-For-Customer Framework

    Firms that create value for customers get business value in return. But most customer experience (CX) professionals work in organizations that fail to deliver value to customers because they think...

  • Forum CX NYC 2019

    Change The Game: Leading Radical CX Innovation
    June 11, 2019 | New York City | Harley Manning, Rick Parrish, Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian

    First, the good news. Customer experience (CX) leaders have successfully elevated and transformed the practice of CX over the past decade. We’ve become more professional, more analytical, and...

  • Report The ROI Of Design Thinking: Part 1, Overview

    Design Thinking Delivers Real Business Value
    May 16, 2019 | Ryan Hart, Benjamin Brown

    Despite the growing acceptance and practice of design thinking across nearly every industry, practitioners struggle to quantify and articulate its benefits. As a result, companies are challenged...

  • Forum CX Sydney 2019

    Change the Game: Driving Radical CX Innovation
    May 9, 2019 | Sydney | Michael Barnes, Riccardo Pasto, James Staten

    Good news. CX leaders have successfully elevated and transformed the practice of CX over the past decade. We’ve become more professional, more analytical, and more focused on business impact....

  • Report Stop Saying "Yes" To Every CX Project

    Embrace Prioritization As The Backbone Of CX Strategy
    April 24, 2019 | Ryan Hart

    Most customer experience (CX) teams are trying to do too much with too little. Without a structured approach to assess, prioritize, and sometimes push back on proposed work, CX pros find themselves...

  • Report The Hierarchy Of Moments: How To Deliver Your Brand Promise In Moments

    Watch This Video To Learn About Forrester's Hierarchy Of Moments Framework
    April 4, 2019 | Kelly Price

    Designing great customer experiences and building great digital experiences requires understanding the moments that matter to your customers — but achieving that understanding is easier said than...

  • Report Who Leads Employee Experience? A Snapshot Of EX Executives And Their Reporting Structures

    The Roles, Titles, Teams, And Responsibilities Behind EX Transformation
    April 2, 2019 | Samuel Stern, Rebecca McAdams

    Who owns employee experience (EX), what are their key initiatives, and who are their key collaborators? These are questions we hear frequently from our clients, so we set out to find the answers....

  • Report How To Increase Your Firm's Appetite For Customer Understanding

    Lay The Groundwork For A Modern Research Practice
    April 1, 2019 | Kelly Price

    Customer experience (CX) pros know that customer understanding is crucial for creating successful experiences but often lack the buy-in they need from their colleagues to do the research required....

  • Report The Five Essential Steps To Plan Your CX Transformation

    The Strategy Report In The CX Transformation Playbook
    February 19, 2019 | Harley Manning

    Customer experience (CX) transformations are huge, complex, and expensive. That's why, as a CX transformation leader, you need to craft a plan detailing why and how you want to transform your...

  • Report The Winning Way To Plan Customer Research

    Use Forrester's Customer Research Canvas To Drive The Why, What, How, And Who Of Your Research Efforts
    February 12, 2019 | Kelly Price, Gina Bhawalkar

    Although companies increasingly recognize that if they want to improve CX significantly, they can't skip customer research, Forrester consistently hears from CX pros who struggle to conduct the...

  • Report Five Key Steps For Making Your Culture More Customer-Centric

    Beginner Level: Culture Practices For CX Transformation
    January 3, 2019 | Samuel Stern

    CX transformation requires creating a system of shared values and behaviors that focus employees on delivering great customer experiences. To do this, customer experience leaders need to establish...