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By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: May 04, 2018
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Tags : keywords, packaging, oem, smart machines, food & beverage, bottling, conveying, industrial automation
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By: Thomson Reuters     Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
In recent years, the legal marketplace has seen an influx of new start-ups and new entrants looking to challenge the long-standing service model offered by law firms to their clients. Traditionally, clients looked to their law firms to provide a full range of legal and legal-related services, i.e., to handle every aspect of a matter, even including those activities that did not involve the direct provision of legal services. Today, by contrast, consumers of legal services find themselves the beneficiaries of a new and growing number of nontraditional service providers that are changing the way legal work is getting done. These alternative providers comprise a new sector of the legal market, one that is emerging and evolving rapidly, but is still very much in its infancy.
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By: Genesys     Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
In today’s digital world, the messaging and texting that have become a prominent part of most people’s lives are a form of asynchronous messaging. These are a simple, convenient method of communication for people on the go, with varied time in response based upon intrigue and urgency. Asynchronous messaging has become so ingrained in consumers’ lives, an expectation has evolved that businesses should be able resolve issues just as quickly and easily, and on the customer’s timetable. To keep up with consumer expectations and offer differentiated customer experiences, there is a strong case for implementing capabilities where messages can be fielded by bots using artificial intelligence, with a human touch through skilled representatives, or a combination of both within the same conversation, without losing context. Download this white paper to learn about: • 6 benefits to asynchronous messaging in B2C customer experience and operations • Incorporating asynchronous messaging into your u
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By: Genesys     Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
In today’s digital world, the messaging and texting that have become a prominent part of most people’s lives are a form of asynchronous messaging. These are a simple, convenient method of communication for people on the go, with varied time in response based upon intrigue and urgency. Asynchronous messaging has become so ingrained in consumers’ lives, an expectation has evolved that businesses should be able resolve issues just as quickly and easily, and on the customer’s timetable. To keep up with consumer expectations and offer differentiated customer experiences, there is a strong case for implementing capabilities where messages can be fielded by bots using artificial intelligence, with a human touch through skilled representatives, or a combination of both within the same conversation, without losing context. Download this white paper to learn about: • 6 benefits to asynchronous messaging in B2C customer experience and operations • Incorporating asynchronous messaging into your u
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By: Reputation.com     Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
Creating competitive advantage starts with a sound digital strategy. In a 2017 survey of healthcare consumers across the U.S. from a representative range of demographic groups, we found that 88% of consumers begin their search for healthcare providers online. Consumers rely on search engines and review sites to steer their decisions about where to go for care. What consumers read about you online heavily influences their decision-making. Your reputation is defined at every touchpoint a potential patient has with your doctors and organization on the web — from the doctor or location listing, to patient rating and reviews, to finding the right doctor and reading profiles on your website. Done well, online reputation management (ORM) enables your providers to generate a high volume of representative reviews from the “silent majority,” while providing valuable insights to improve patient experience, make operational improvements and drive new patient appointments.
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By: Reputation.com     Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
Brand perception begins online, with the local online reputation of doctors, clinics and hospitals. In late 2017, Reputation.com set out to understand how consumers use the internet to look for healthcare services online, particularly when interacting with healthcare-related ratings and reviews. We surveyed healthcare consumers across the U.S. in a representative range of demographic groups for answers to some key questions: • What are consumers and patients really looking for in online reviews? • What ratings and review factors are most important when choosing a doctor? • What sites are most used and trusted for this information? Findings confirmed that online reviews are an essential part of the healthcare consumer’s decision-making. In this report, we’ll look at the key findings in detail.
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By: LSSiDATA     Published Date: Feb 05, 2010
New movers are ideal targets for Direct Marketers. New homeowners and renters invariably purchase a wide range of products and services. According to moving.com "People who are moving spend more during the 3 months surrounding their move than non-movers spend in 5 years."
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By: Entrust Datacard     Published Date: Oct 24, 2016
The mobile device is part and parcel of daily life. It’s fundamentally changed the way consumers behave, and this influence has spread to the enterprise sector as well. For instance, patron-owned mobile devices have largely helped pave the way for the widespread emergence of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies. Ten years ago, the idea of a company employee logging into the enterprise system while they’re on an airplane over the Atlantic would seem far-fetched, but today such behavior is relatively commonplace. Mobility is changing how we shop, work and live our daily lives.
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By: Zendesk     Published Date: May 21, 2018
Customers are more technically savvy than everand have come to prefer the DIY approach to solving their issues and answering their own questions. Years of research by ICMI has confirmed that customers prefer to resolve issues themselves and within their channels of choice. Furthermore, customers onlyseek direct interactions when they unsuccessfully exhaust their self-service options. This is backed up by data from American Express, which found that 48% of consumers prefer to speak with a customer service rep when dealing with complex issues, but only16% prefer the same contact for simple issues. The goal of this paper is simple: We want to help you build an all-in-one knowledge base, community, and customer portal. All of which can be accomplished with a help center like Zendesk Guide.
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: May 08, 2017
While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple screens across devices. To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile, high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective online distribution channel. This requires f
Tags : akamai, akamai gaming, infrastructure, distribution channel, technological advancements
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By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: May 11, 2018
The widespread use of mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — provides anytime, anywhere computing and communications resources for individuals worldwide. Both smartphones and tablets have made the transition from a personal resource, acquired and supported by consumers, to a professional resource, provided and supported by employers. For midsize firms around the world, those with 100–999 employees, mobile resources play a key role in improving workplace productivity as well as allowing greater flexibility in how and where work is done. New collaboration resources also allow staff in different locations to work together as efficiently and effectively as staff in the same office. The challenge for IT management is how best to coordinate the different collaborative and mobile resources and provide secure management of mobile devices and collaboration tools while enhancing workforce agility and productivity.
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By: Zendesk     Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
Customers are more technically savvy than ever and have come to prefer the DIY approach to solving their issues and answering their own questions. Years of research by ICMI has confirmed that customers prefer to resolve issues themselves and within their channels of choice. Furthermore, customers only seek direct interactions when they unsuccessfully exhaust their self-service options. This is backed up by data from American Express, which found that 48% of consumers prefer to speak with a customer service rep when dealing with complex issues, but only 16% prefer the same contact for simple issues. The goal of this paper is simple: We want to help you build an all-in-one knowledge base, community, and customer portal. All of which can be accomplished with a help center like Zendesk Guide.
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By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tags : infrastructure, cost competitive, cloud, hyper converged, amazon web services, total cost of ownership, tco
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By: Freshdesk     Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
When 76% of consumers say they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them, you have to make sure that your strategy, and tool, are top notch. Here's a collection of best practices, drawn from our conversations with customers, to help you improve your agents' productivity and win customer love. In this whitepaper, we detail how you can - Provide your agents with complete context by pulling data from your third party systems into your helpdesk - Reduce ticket volume and help customers help themselves by setting up a knowledge base - Automatically assign tickets to the right team with ease thus reducing your agent's workload and many more!
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By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
Financial institutions (FIs) must support the channels and services that consumers demand in order to remain competitive with each other and with disruptive competitors. To that end, supporting account opening, delivering new transactional features, and facilitating payments through digital channels have become table stakes. Unfortunately, the speed and convenience that these capabilities afford is a benefit to consumers and fraudsters alike. To successfully prevent fraud while retaining the benefits of offering digital financial services, FIs must understand how fraudsters are exploiting these capabilities and fight fraud with customer experience in mind.
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By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
This RSR custom research report explores the impact of omnichannel methods on merchandising, marketing and the supply chain; specifically, what analytical capabilities address the challenges that omnichannel selling and fulfillment pose for retailers. Consumers today routinely begin their shopping journeys online, but complete their purchases in nearby stores, in their “home” stores or delivered directly to their doors. Retail analytics enables organizations to capture data from their customers' journeys. Retailers that successfully deliver relevant omnichannel experiences while gaining a more sophisticated understanding of demand (where and how it is initiated) will enhance their brands’ value and create compelling and profitable customer relationships.
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By: Mobify     Published Date: Apr 14, 2015
Over two-thirds of US consumers under 50 say they would be happy if shopping evolved into a mobile-only experience, recent survey research found. Is your brand designing its mobile experience for a near future in which you may be engaging with your customers exclusively via smartphone, tablet or watch? In this guide, we draw on our experience creating mobile shopping experiences for some of the world’s leading brands to help you optimize the design of your mobile presence and improve engagement with your customers. Design matters for mobile. The user experience of your website and app can make the difference between driving revenue and driving customers away.
Tags : mobile shopping, mobify, customer experience, customer retention, mobile-only experience, emerging marketing, internet marketing, business intelligence
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By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 24, 2015
30 seconds or less. The average length of time that consumers spend reading or listening to online marketing communications . Marketers today are now equipped with the strategies and technologies to better capture consumer attention. To do this, they need to orchestrate individualized customer experiences across the digital channels. Read on for a statistical profile of today’s distracted consumer, followed by actionable tips for effectively communicating and converting this new type of consumer.
Tags : oracle, marketing, consumers, attention, message, distractions, communications, conversions
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By: DocuSign     Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, the customer is at the center of business. Armed with more choice and ultimately more power, customers expect businesses to deliver entirely satisfying, customer-centric experiences throughout the sales cycle. Whether you sell to businesses or consumers, customers are accustomed to one-click purchasing, full mobile access, and social media-driven recommendations, and they are demanding a similar experience of all companies they do business with. With eSignature & Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solutions from DocuSign you can provide that experience, allowing customers to transact with you on their terms while reinforcing your modern reputation.
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By: AON     Published Date: Dec 07, 2017
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of Americans with access to health insurance, U.S. employers and employees continue to struggle with rising health care costs and changing workforce demands. Recent Aon research shows that 20% of health care consumers cite high health care costs as the major reason they have either declined health care coverage, stopped taking medications, or avoided care altogether. If the U.S. health care system is to succeed, stakeholders across the health ecosystem must influence change in each market—employer, individual, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare). While each part of the three-legged stool is important, this paper focuses on five strategies Aon believes will strengthen the employer-based system—a system that provides health care coverage to well over half of Americans (61%, or 177 million).
Tags : health insurance, employer – provided health benefits, aon hewitt, health ecosystem, well – being initiatives
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By: AON     Published Date: Dec 07, 2017
With all the complexities of the U.S. health care system, people consuming health care services continue to find it challenging to navigate. That’s why, for the fifth year, Aon Hewitt is pleased to partner with the National Business Group on Health (The Business Group) and The Futures Company to conduct the Consumer Health Mindset Study. The study explores the health attitudes, motivators, and preferences of consumers across the U.S.— particularly employees and their dependents as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans, wellness programs, and the broader health landscape. Along with our findings about the consumer health mindset, we recommend practical actions you can take to meet consumers where they are and guide them in navigating health care more effectively.
Tags : health care services, aon hewitt, consumer health mindset, health attitudes, national business group, the futures company
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By: VMware     Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
As a cloud-based business services suite, Microsoft® Office 365™ provides organizations with access to web, mobile and desktop versions of traditional Office software tools, cloud storage space for enterprise file sharing, and hosted services for communication and social. By making these services available across desktop, mobile, and web platforms, Microsoft is experiencing increased adoption from both consumers and businesses while expanding the possibilities for anytime-anywhere collaboration.
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By: DataStax     Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Banks are at an inflection point. According to a recent research by Viacom, 1 in every 3 U.S. consumers are open to switching banks in the next 90 days. Financial services companies need to break through the competition to gain customer trust and loyalty. Building a 360° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions. However, this is no easy task as complexity increases when retail banks engage their customers across multiple channels and financial products. Gaining visibility into every customer interaction, across your business silos, and with every engagement channel is critical to making the right decisions to deliver amazing customer experiences. This white paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a 360° view of the customer to transform their customer experience and how to overcome them.
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By: Oath     Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
As advertisers seek to understand how best to communicate their brand story and values, it’s imperative to understand how consumers are affected by certain formats and ways of communication.
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By: Adobe     Published Date: Nov 09, 2017
Analysis of 55 million product SKUs. Aggregated and anonymous data from more than one trillion visits to 4,500 retail websites. Billions of data points flowing through Adobe Experience Cloud. It’s no wonder our holiday shopping predictions are the most comprehensive and accurate in the industry. View the report, Adobe Digital Insights 2017 Holiday Shopping Predictions, and learn: Total forecasted online holiday revenue, broken down by day and device Top gifts on consumers’ wish lists this holiday season Best days for buying based on discounts and out-of-stock risks
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