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Published 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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Published By: CA Technologies EMEA     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
With the application economy in full swing, more organizations are turning to Continuous Testing and DevOps development practices in order to quickly roll out applications that reflect the ever-changing needs of tech-savvy, experience-driven consumers. Rigorous data they need, in the right formats. This forces teams to postpone their testing until the next sprint. As a result, organizations like yours are increasingly looking for ways to overcome the challenges of poor quality data and slow, manual data provisioning. They are also concerned about compliance and data privacy when using sensitive information for testing. CA Test Data Manager can help you mitigate all these concerns, so you’re positioned to achieve real cost savings.
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continuous delivery, application delivery, testing, test data management
    
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Published By: Intel     Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
Today’s tech savvy consumers are continually driving organizations to deliver a modernized shopping experience. To achieve this, retailers are pushing the edge on developing non-traditional ways in delivering sales messages. One of the best ways to engage shoppers with an in-store digital presence is through modern adaptive signages. Modern signages enable two-way interaction between customers and businesses, tapping onto cutting-edge technologies such as sensors and analytics to respond to customer behavior—helping retailers customize content on the fly. Find out how Giada Technology leveraged on Intel® processors to power up their cloud terminals to pre-process signage, sensor, and mobile data to efficiently exchange information with the cloud. Retailers are better positioned to present contextual promotions to the shoppers, delivering benefits of lesser wait-time and increased customer satisfaction.
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Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Jul 09, 2018
Cash may be popular with consumers, but it often presents challenges and extra costs for retailers. Manually handling, counting, reconciling and depositing cash every day, or multiple times a day, can be expensive. Smart safe technology and automated cash handling can help and benefit all areas of your business – from Finance to Operations to Loss Prevention – but, more importantly, your customers. Read this eBook to learn the four key benefits of automated cash handling: • Maximize your cash flow • Gain more flexibility with open systems • Reduce shrinkage and reconciliation • Care for customers instead of counting cash
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cash automation, smart safe, cash handling, cash-in-transit, cash management, cit, cash vault, cash counting, cash reconciliation, cash transaction, fraudulent currency, counterfeit detection, counting errors, shrinkage, reconciliation
    
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Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Aug 23, 2018
Even with the rise of digital payments, cash is still a popular form of payment. According to the Federal Reserve, consumers use cash to pay for nearly one-third of all retail transactions. For many retailers, a completely "cashless society" is nowhere in sight. Cash management remains one of the most important aspects of managing a retail operation, particularly at quick service restaurants (QSRs) and convenience stores, where transactions are smaller and cash is a preferred method of payment. This white paper, Boost Profitability by Automating Cash, sponsored by Fiserv and Fast Casual, details the steps to manage cash properly and boost profit for your business. Uncover the top reasons and flexible options to automate your cash management. • Time savings • Theft deterrence • Higher accuracy • Better customer service • Real-time data
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cash automation, smart safe, cash loss, cash handling, automated cash handling, cash management, cash reconciliation, manual cash reconciliation, automated cash reconciliation, automated vault, cash counting, cash automation system, cash deposits, cash recycler, cash dispensers, cash drawer, point of sale
    
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Published By: Location3     Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
When we released our first white paper in February 2015 discussing the ways multi-location businesses were using online media to drive in-store visits, most of the strategic opportunities being leveraged by marketers revolved around using things like promotional coupons, beacons and other tactics. While those methods certainly provided incremental lift in in-store traffic and revenue, there existed a number of gaps in connecting online data associated with promotional efforts, to data that indicated a customer actually converted offline at a business location. At press time for our original “online-to-offline” white paper, digital industry giants were still very much in the early stages of evaluating data points that signified offline customer conversions. Many of these “conversions” were somewhat implied (i.e. Clicks on “Get Directions” link), while others were a bit more reliable in signifying in-store visits and purchases made by consumers (i.e. downloadable coupon redeemed in-store
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marketing, local marketing, franchise, franchisor, digital marketing, online to offline, multi-location businesses, store visits, cross channel analytics
    
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Published By: Iterable     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Email marketing continues to be the best digital channel for ROI, so delivering dynamic, personalized messaging to the inboxes of your customers is of the utmost importance. In fact, for 77 percent of consumers, email is the preferred messaging channel, dwarfing demand for SMS, push notifications and social media communications. When you are determining the right email marketing strategy for your business, it’s natural to wonder how the industry leaders are conducting their campaigns. A¬er all, if they’re on top, then they must be doing everything right...right? To glean best practices, we analyzed the email marketing strategies adopted by the top 100 e-retailers in the United States to study how they engage with their customers. These companies represent industries ranging from apparel and electronics, to auto parts and pet supplies, but all have the single goal of getting their users to go from inbox to checkout. We note what companies are doing across the board, as well as what spec
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Published By: Iterable     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Today’s consumers are more informed, diverse, demanding and well-connected than ever before. With nearly unrestricted access to shopping resources used for discovery, comparison, and purchase, consumers are able to shop at will, often independent of branded retailer guidance. This rise of consumer independence can be attributed to the emergence of technological advancements favoring consumer empowerment; however, the repeated failures of brands to proactively offer personalized, high-value shopping experiences at scale is a significant contributing factor of consumer exodus. This has fostered an inclination among shoppers to become self-reliant in their pursuit of purchases, effectively shutting out promotional outreach from brands. Many brands continue to fall out of touch with their customers because they’ve lost sight of their customers’ true needs. Customer centricity has long been the foundation for modern marketing, but the brands which fail at creating deeply personalized market
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Published By: SAS     Published Date: May 24, 2018
Digital transformation is a reality for marketers that is wrapped in both opportunities and headaches. Marketers understand the choices and expectations that their customers now have, and they are up for the challenge. But marketers also have many obstacles to overcome to deliver the consistently good, timely and engaging customer experience, across devices, that customers demand. The good news is that the marketing technology industry is rapidly evolving to address these challenges. And in the same way that consumers have an abundance of choices, marketers also have many options when it comes to choosing partners to help. But where to start, and how to choose the right partners?
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Published By: Epson     Published Date: May 14, 2018
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience. Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many aspects of store and enterprise operations. An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
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Published By: ChannelAdvisor     Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
"To consumers, Amazon is a land of plenty. A place where you can find anything. It’s easy to understand why shoppers start more than half of their online product searches on Amazon — and why more than 100 million people pay for premium Prime memberships to unlock access to exclusive deals. As the marketplace that’s set the standard for remarkable ease in browsing and buying, Amazon serves up millions of indexed search results to purchase ready shoppers every single day. That’s why it’s so important to step back and see where your listings stand from your consumer’s point of view. How does the results page break down? Do your products stand out? Or are they easy to miss? Most importantly, do your products even show up? In this eBook, we break down the essential components you need to address to get your products ready to compete for page one search results: - Your product data - The Amazon Buy Box - Amazon advertising"
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Published By: ChannelAdvisor     Published Date: Aug 21, 2018
As e-commerce continues to grow at a remarkable rate of 24%, manufacturers are faced with what’s arguably the biggest challenge yet: How to create meaningful connections with consumers while simultaneously maintaining relationships with retailers and minimizing channel conflict. It may be new territory, but armed with the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to create a successful mix of digital marketing, selling and fulfilling activities. In this white paper, we cover the four critical components that all brands should be watching, including: - Relationships with retailers - Connections with consumers - The importance of quality of product content - How to maximize sales on marketplaces
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Published 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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lssidata, data, direct marketers, marketing, super consumers, new mover, clv, clec, firstconnex, line, direct mail/marketing
    
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Published 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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Published 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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Published 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
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akamai, akamai gaming, infrastructure, distribution channel, technological advancements
    
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Published 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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Published 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).
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infrastructure, cost competitive, cloud, hyper converged, amazon web services, total cost of ownership, tco
    
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Published 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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Published 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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Published 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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Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Aug 28, 2018
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition. Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including: • Serving your customers with the latest information • Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries • Driving revenue with increased efficiency • Streamlining operations Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors
    
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Published 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.
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mobile shopping, mobify, customer experience, customer retention, mobile-only experience, emerging marketing, internet marketing, business intelligence, market research
    
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Published 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.
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oracle, marketing, consumers, attention, message, distractions, communications, conversions, expectations, profile, experiences, individual, brand advocates, interactions, technology, search marketing, email marketing, emerging marketing, social media, advertising agencies
    
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Published 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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