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Register Now for Watson CXA, IBM Tealeaf and DA Webinars

Posted by Kristin Bonazoli

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 @ 08:03 AM

As an IBM Gold Business Partner specializing in Watson Marketing, Pereion Solutions strives to keep our clients informed of the latest releases and educational content available for  IBM Tealeaf Customer Experience on Cloud (Tealeaf CX on Cloud), Watson Customer Experience Analytics (Watson CXA) and IBM Digital Analytics (IBM DA). One resource offered by IBM Watson Marketing, that is worth mentioning and is free to all Tealeaf CX on Cloud, Watson CXA and IBM DA users, is a series of product overview webinars that will provide an introduction into the reporting features available for each CX analytic platform. Below you will find the dates and times available in which you can register for these informative webinars.

Tealeaf CX on Cloud Webinars

The webinars offered for Tealeaf CX on Cloud will cover session search, struggle analytics and the snapshot gallery; event manager components; event tester and alert options; and report types available within the analytics section. To register, please click the date and time below that works best for you:


Watson CXA Webinars

The Watson CXA product overview webinars will discuss activity within the overview, web and mobile app dashboards; key stages within Mindset reporting; journey reporting across multiple channels; and flexible reporting.  If you would like to register, please click that date and time below that suits your schedule:


IBM Digital Analytics Webinars

Topics included in the IBM DA webinars will review interface layout, workspaces, standard reporting and ad-hoc reporting. If you wish to sign up, please click one of the dates and times below that works for you:


Additional resources for Tealeaf CX on Cloud and Watson CXA

Need additional resources or help leveraging Tealeaf and Watson CXA?  Pereion Solutions can assist in making sure you are fully utilizing the tools and getting the most value from Tealeaf on Cloud and Watson CXA. First, check out the important use case videos Pereion Solutions has developed that you can use to improve digital intelligence and put customer insights to work. Click the tile below to be directed Pereion's Customer Use Case Video page

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Also available is our ebook, “Watson, Can You Help Improve Digital Customer Experience?,” that complements the use case videos and includes formulas for success that provide a step by step process for getting started with effective digital analysis and optimized customer experiences. Gain the insights you need to enhance customer journeys, boost conversions and maximize lifetime customer value by clicking the tile below to download the eBook:

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Still need help or have questions on how to effectively leverage Tealeaf CX on Cloud or Watson CXA? 
Click here, to schedule a complimentary consultation with Pereion Solutions.   We can help you in your efforts to optimize and deliver exceptional digital customer experiences through our vast expertise in customer analytics.

 

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Exclusive Tealeaf CX to Cloud Migration Offer from Pereion Solutions

Posted by Kristin Bonazoli

Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

Delivering optimal customer experiences across all digital channels while striving to reduce costs and maximize returns is a top priority for most online businesses.  For legacy IBM Tealeaf CX on-premise customers, you already recognize the value of understanding customer behavior to assist in enhancing overall digital experiences.  Although this on-premise solution offers robust analytics capabilities that help to enrich customer experiences, it also requires a considerable investment in hardware, software and resources to manage and maintain.  That said, now is an ideal time to consider making the move to IBM Tealeaf Customer Experience (CX) on Cloud to achieve even more advanced analytic functionality in addition to a significant cost savings and an increased return on investment (ROI).

Benefits of moving to Tealeaf CX on Cloud

Tealeaf CX on Cloud combines AI-powered capabilities with the strength and robustness found in the legacy Tealeaf CX on-premise platform plus substantially reduces the complexity and ability to maintain, resulting in significant advantages for your business. Here are some notable reasons to make the move:

  • AI powered functionality offers enhanced visibility into the customer experience allowing you to quickly identify struggle, uncover opportunities and boost conversions
  • Significantly reduces IT capital expenses and eliminates the need for further investment in hardware   and software
  • Minimized dependency on internal IT resources to set-up, install and maintain
  • Easy deployment - quickly implement customizable SDKs to capture data and start getting value in a matter of days
  • Achieve the customer experience benefits of a full function on-premise Tealeaf platform
  • Receive monthly releases that add new enhancements and features with no incremental cost
  • A modern user interface that provides easy navigation and enhanced views into your customer data
  • Realized savings in time and money and an overall enhanced return on investment (ROI)

Now that you have learned about the benefits, are you ready to make the move to Tealeaf CX on Cloud? We want to make it really easy for you to take the next step.

Free Tealeaf CX on Cloud Implementation Offer

Valid through June 30, 2019, this offers includes:

  • Free Tealeaf SDK/UIC implementation services for IBM Tealeaf CX on Premise clients that transition to IBM Tealeaf CX on Cloud through Pereion Solutions by June 30, 2019
  • Customized, configured and tested SDK UIC
  • Incremental analytic capabilities of Tealeaf CX on Cloud
  • Recognized return on investment (ROI)

Click here to get started on your Tealeaf CX on Cloud implementation and take in all the advantages of making the move.

 

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Shubert Ticketing - Tealeaf CX on Cloud Customer Success Story

Shubert Ticketing, a leading international provider of ticketing services, abandoned the cost and complexity of managing and maintaining IBM's Tealeaf CX on Premise solution by successfully transitioning to IBM Tealeaf CX on Cloud.  Click here to read more about how Shubert Ticketing, along with the expert assistance of Pereion, effectively leveraged Tealeaf CX on Cloud to reduce customer struggle, optimize digital experiences and maximize ROI.  

Read the Shubert TIcketing CXA Case Study

 

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CX Analytics Drive Digital Transformation

Posted by Steven Perry

Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 07:01 AM

As we begin a new year, now may be an ideal time for many online businesses to rethink their digital transformation initiatives.  With expectations continuing to grow in the digital marketplace, online marketers must be able to quickly understand the needs of customers across all digital journeys in effort to deliver exceptional cross-channel customer experiences and to stay ahead of the competition.  Developing a solid digital transformation strategy will give businesses the means to understand customers’ needs and empower them to deliver value that is aligned with the customer demands.

Requirement of an effective digital transformation strategy

For many companies, digital technologies have been the driving force behind how they improve customer engagements and find new ways to transform business.  Yet, most lack the required data and insight needed to really understand digital customer experience issues which results in a transformation approach that misses the mark.  An effective digital transformation strategy must move beyond traditional web analytics, which offers a glimpse into customer interactions, and embrace Customer Experience (CX) analytics to get a thorough understanding of customer behaviors and journeys.  Although basic digital analytics provide you with details as to what is happening on a website, like number of clicks, page views or bounce rates, it does not tell you why digital properties perform as they do By applying CX analytic tools to customer data, businesses achieve an understanding into why and how users interact with digital properties rather than the properties themselves.  CX analytics plays an important role in producing successful digital transformation plans by supplying organizations with actionable insights that they can use to improve customer engagements and optimize digital experiences.  CX analytics have essentially become a digital transformation imperative.

Drive digital innovation with actionable insights

Data is an important component in the success of digital transformation.  Using the right customer data coupled with advanced data analysis supplies companies with rich insight into customer behaviors that enable them to create more actionable insights to use to improve customer experiences and maximize digital business performance.   By leveraging the robust data analysis capabilities of CX analytics, organizations can achieve the insight needed to drive digital innovation across some key areas of their businesses, which include digital process optimization, site optimization and marketing effectiveness, allowing them to rise above the constraints in the adoption of digital technologies.   Let’s take a closer look at three key areas:

 

Digital Process Optimization

At the core of digital transformation is process optimization which entails restructuring business processes across an organization – sales, marketing, customer service, operations, etc. – to help create enriched customer centric experiences.  Using CX analytics, companies can measure process effectiveness and obtain a greater view into the overall performance of their important business processes as well as identify individual process steps that may require enhancements or improvement.    Additionally, the capability to drill deeper using session analysis and to segment data in CX analytics offers companies insight into both the what and the why behind business performance. Allowing them to understand what causes customer struggle in certain process steps and quickly take corrective measures to carry out improvements to optimize business processes.

Site Optimization

A critical part in digital transformation is ensuring that web pages on your site are fully optimized to draw customers, drive engagement and ultimately boost conversions.  Site optimization encompasses several different factors from detecting struggle, understanding page engagement, improving site usability and search function, to providing the right content to enrich customer experience.  By applying behavior analysis in CX analytics, organizations can gain a better understanding of customer behavior across their site to assist in optimizing search and page engagements and identifying areas of customer struggle.  With increased visibility into customer experiences, struggles and paths, companies can identify best practices and areas of improvement for optimizing their site to furnish enriched digital customer experiences.

Marketing effectiveness

Marketing plays a major function in the digital transformation process.  Not only are marketing efforts required to produce powerful content to drive customer engagement throughout the customer journey, they are also expected to maximize marketing effectiveness and boost return on investment (ROI).  By leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in CX Analytics, companies can realize valuable insights that can be used to develop more personalized campaigns and messages based on customer behavior.  Armed with rich customer insights, marketers can produce impactful campaigns that will produce improved segmentation and better yields.

 

Start accelerating digital innovation

Successful digital transformation involves a customer-centric approach that empowers companies to produce innovative and engaging customer experiences across their entire organization.  By focusing on the key elements in digital innovation and applying the power of CX analytics for actionable insights, businesses can prevail over digital transformation challenges and begin to address rising customer expectations in the digital landscape to stay ahead of the competition.  To get started with accelerating digital innovation using CX analytics, click the title below to download Pereion's white page, Customer Experience Analytics: A Digital Transformation Imperative."

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Start accelerating digital innovation for your business with help from Pereion Solutions. We can assist you in learning how to apply the necessary CX analytic tools to gain actionable insights that you can use to improve customer experiences and maximize digital business performance.  Click the tile below to get started!

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Learn what’s new in Watson Customer Experience Analytics and IBM Tealeaf on Cloud

Posted by Steven Perry

Tue, Jan 8, 2019 @ 07:01 AM

Many new features and improvements were recently released for Watson Experience Analytics (CXA), IBM Tealeaf Customer Experience (CX) on Cloud and IBM Digital Analytics (DA). Let’s take a closer look at the latest enhancements that were introduced in Q4 of 2018 .

Watson Customer Experience Analytics improves user management and support for partnered offerings:

  • The Watson Customer Experience Analytics URL has a new design and login. Now all logins are directed to https://www.ibm.com/customer-engagement/marketing/launch/. This new link provides easy access to other IBM Marketing products that you may be utilizing like Watson Campaign Automation and Watson Content Hub.


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Watson Customer Experience Analytics new look

  • Ability to designate one publisher for each event by going to Settings>Data sources. To avoid duplication be sure to select a source for each event.
  • Now audiences within individual journeys can be filtered and saved.
  • User management enhancements include the ability to delete users from Watson CXA and view the last recorded time each user logged in. Administrators also can change users and roles.
  • Newly enhanced is the support for partnered offerings like Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics and IBM Digital Analytics that give you visibility into data from session events like cart and conversion abandonment.  Click here for more information about how you can integrate your Adobe and Google Analytics data with Watson CXA to gain deeper insight into your customer journeys.


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Watson CXA adds insights to Adobe and Google Analytic data

  • Icons have been added to journey events allowing you do easily differentiate between events and channels.

IBM Tealeaf on Cloud introduces many features that enhance functionality and usability:

  • Content Retrieval Service (CRS) provides an improved way of retrieving static content from URLs captured in sessions.
  • Overstat reports can now be saved for future viewing. There is a new Save as option on the report builder in CX Overstat on Cloud. In the past, Overstat reports were read-only.

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  • The user interface now has an Export option that enables you to export overlay data in CSV format.
  • Add session attributes within an event or add conditions to events using the new Create new session attribute button.


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Create new session attributes in Tealeaf CX on Cloud

  • A new replay rule has been added, AddQueryParameters, that enables you to keep some or all the parameters in the URL.
  • Enhancements have been made to the Event Import feature and the Asset Manager for Replay and Tealeaf Template files.
  • An Analyze interactive elements only checkbox has been added to the Customize option for Link Analytics enabling to you to flag only the page element that visitors can interact with.
  • There is now an auto-update feature for the Snapshot Extension that checks the version of the Snapshot Extension that is currently installed and will notify you if a newer version is available.
  • An Event Usage feature has been introduced to easily monitor data usage.
  • Simple event editing is now available. Use Edit option to edit simple events that were saved to the Event Manager.
  • Watson Assistant has added "Show Me" capabilities to assist in finding data within Tealeaf and Anomaly Detection reports.
  • Other usability enhancements added include:
    • An expanded work space navigation pane.

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    • The ability to open session replays in a separate tab.
    • Expanding or collapsing events with a single button in Timeline view. Also, for each page session that was loaded in replay a timestamp is now displayed.
    • Name and Status columns of the Data Export table now have a filtering feature. Additionally, the Task type column now has a filter that will let you sort by daily or once run tasks.
    • In Session Search, an enhancement to Free text search offers a check box named Exact Match that provides you with only those sessions with the exact string of text in search results.

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Exact Match check box in Free test search

    • Consolidated Replay now synchronizes content across Replay and Raw Data views ensuring that context remains the same when moving from one tab to another. Consolidated replay also includes the Timeline view.

IBM Digital Analytics (DA) updates provide expanded functionality and improvement to reports:

  • Administrators now have the ability to manage DA users in IBM Watson Customer Experience Analytics (CXA). In DA, administrators can use the Manage users in CXA link under Admin to manage users in DA, Tealeaf on Cloud, UBX and Watson CXA.
  • Easily navigate directly to page URLs in Top Pages, Page Categories and Page Categories – Hierarchy reports. Simply go to the URL for a page in the report, click the 3 dot menu in the page row then click Actions > Navigate to this page.
  • Newly released is the Alert Manager window that allows you to create and manage alerts to monitor specific metric activity. The Alert Manager can be found under the Admin section of the navigation menu.
  • A new enhancement to Collapse in Report Manager allows you to quickly return to your previous page location. In prior releases, you returned to the top of the page in the Report Manager after clicking Collapse.
  • Now you can email reports that contain Link Clink Data by selecting Schedule Email for Link Click Data. In earlier releases, you could only download Link Clink Data as an Excel file and could not email.
  • Several improvements have been made to True Path reports in IBM DA. First, True Path reports can now be exported as a CSV or Excel file by clicking Menu>Export>CSV or Menu>Export>Excel. In the past, True Path reports could only be exported as PDF or PNG files. Additionally, True Path reports can be emailed one time or scheduled to reoccur – daily, monthly or quarterly and ad hoc True Path reports can be copied. Lastly, by hovering over steps in the True Path report configuration pane, you can view value information about the steps like the step’s name and page ID.
  • Previously, report filters or any changes to columns and sort order were removed when a report was emailed or exported. Now if a filter is applied or the report is customized by column or sort order the data will be consistent with report data in the UI if it is exported or emailed.
  • Any changes to custom work spaces and reports, like the order of reports or dates in a report calendar, are now saved in future Digital Analytic sessions.
  • A new feature of DA provides check boxes to Select Rows that enable you to select rows to display in a chart that compare date ranges and segments.
  • Report charts now display compare periods for selected events.

Boost digital intelligence in 2019

Leverage the advanced analytic capabilities found in AI-powered IBM Tealeaf on Cloud and Watson CXA to drive digital transformation across your business in 2019. To help you get started, check out the important use case videos Pereion Solutions has developed that you can use to improve digital intelligence and put customer insights to work. Click the tile below to be directed Pereion's Customer Use Case Video pageWatson CXA & Tealeaf Use Case Video

 Also available is our ebook, “Watson, Can You Help Improve Digital Customer Experience?,” that complements the use case videos and includes formulas for success that provide a step by step process for getting started with effective digital analysis and optimized customer experiences. Transform your customer data into actionable information that allows you to make better decisions for your business, download the eBook by clicking the tile below

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Infuse More Intelligence into Marketing Campaigns with Watson Customer Experience Analytics

Posted by Steven Perry

Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

Achieving increased added intelligence from customer behavior and applying it to automated marketing campaigns is every marketers goal. With Watson Campaign Automation (WCA), you already know you are delivering impactful campaigns by leveraging its insights and capabilities. By infusing AI-powered Watson Customer Experience Analytics (WCXA), you can inject even more intelligence into your marketing campaigns with deep customer insights that will produce improved segmentation and better yields.

Advanced Analytic Capabilities to Boost your Marketing Efforts

By integrating Watson Campaign Automation (WCA) and Watson Customer Experience Analytics (WCXA), you are able to leverage the analytic capabilities of Watson CXA.  Watson CXA provides a robust set of analytic capabilities based on the customer journey and user experience.  Watson CXA’s advanced analytic capabilities include:

  • Journey Analytics provide you with an aggregate view of the customer journey across time, devices and channels. Presenting you with valuable insight that you can leverage to quickly resolve potential issues, increase conversions and optimize every journey to create loyal customers.

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  • Behavior Analytics helps you visualize and understand user experience; it displays and captures customer data through heat maps, session replays and form analytics. These capabilities can quickly identify areas of customer struggle and enable you to remarket to customers who may have abandoned based on user experience issues.

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  • Struggle Analytics allows you to rapidly detect and analyze customer struggle on your website in real time. It works to recognized patterns or repetitive activity that could indicate customer struggle and provides the ability to quickly identify issues that cause customer friction. By detecting your customer struggle points, you can swiftly take corrective action to rectify issues, uncover areas of opportunity and optimize your customer experiences.

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  • Geospatial Analytics recognizes and assists you in understanding where geographically customers are engaging or struggling with your business. This aids in identifying key geographical areas for improvement and allowing you to make more informed business decisions on a global level.

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Integrated Customer Data to enhance Marketing Campaigns

Using IBM’s Universal Behavior Exchange (UBX) you can easily share data between Watson Campaign Automation (WCA) and Watson Customer Experience Analytics (WCXA). By passing data from Watson Campaign Automation you provide critical data to build customer journey reports.  Conversely, passing data and audiences from WCXA to WCA enables automated campaign execution based on insights developed through WCXA. 

Optimize Customer Journeys with Watson Experience Analytic

The key to a successful customer journey is having the appropriate data to better understand your customer. By leveraging AI powered Watson Customer Experience Analytics (CXA), you achieve a greater understanding and view of how customers interact in journeys across time, devices and channels. It supplies you with meaningful insight into your customers’ interactions, so you are well equipped to quickly resolve potential issues, increase conversions and optimize every journey to create loyal customers. Allowing you to make better, faster and smarter business decisions across customer touch points and recognize a return on investment (ROI). Learn more about enhancing the customer journey by downloading a copy of the IBM’s Whitepaper, “How to use Customer-Level Data to Supercharge Customer Journeys”, by clicking here. 

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Gain the insights you need to enhance customer journeys, boost conversions and maximize lifetime customer value by downloading our eBook, “Watson, Can You Help Improve Digital Customer Experience?”. Our eBook is a compilation of the top 10 use cases you can apply to improve your digital intelligence and optimize your overall customer journeys. Put customer insights work with IBM Watson CXA. Please click the tile below to download the eBook.

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Enhance Customer Journeys with Customer Insights using Watson CXA

Posted by Steven Perry

Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 07:08 AM

All too often, many customers experience frustration in their digital online journeys. Such as a poor online check out process, a link that doesn’t direct you to the appropriate information or an invalid coupon code. All can lead to abandon carts or ignored marketing campaigns that, in the end, result in disappointed customers and marketers.

The key to a successful customer journey is having the appropriate data to better understand your customers. Each customer journey requires both a starting point and a goal. That goal should be a mutual win-win that builds up your relationship with your customer at every conversion point. The use of the customer data can help in achieving the mutual goal.

Sample Journeys

The What vs. the Why of the Customer Journey

While traditional web analytics do a great job in evaluating what is happening with your website, like number of clicks, page views or bounce rates, it does not tell you why your digital properties perform as they do. Use of customer data gives you the why in the equation. When you have both what and why, you acquire the insight needed to help improve customer journeys.

Customer data focuses on how users interact with your digital properties rather than the properties themselves. Customer data awards you a competitive advantage in that it supplies you with the knowledge needed to create exceptional digital experiences that produce outstanding journeys.

Customer Insights

Let’s take a look at the types of customer data that can be helpful in creating positive impressions on customer journeys:

  • Mindset Data – Are the key stages in the customer experience with a brand. Based on the customer interaction performed, customers are placed in one of the five mindsets
    1. Discover-customers are starting to learn what you’re are offering
    2. Compare-customers are looking at all the options available.
    3. Acquire-customers have purchased one or more product
    4. Use-customers that are your users who may register their product or contact the
      help desk
    5. Advocate-customers sharing product info on social media or supplying a
      customer product review

Mindset data can aid in building remarkable experiences along the customer journey that result in progress from one mindset segment to the next.

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  • Behavior Data displays and captures customer data through heatmaps, session replays and form analytics. These behavior analytic capabilities can pin point customer struggles that need immediate attention across all channels with speed and accuracy which ultimately drive ROI. This allows marketers to stay ahead of the competition, be more dependable and gain valuable insight to ensure customers achieve goals throughout their journey.
  • Engagement and Value Data can be created by leveraging AI customer analytic solutions, like Watson CXA. Customer value data calculations can be made for you with a level of speed and accuracy that does not involve a team of data scientists. The outcome being a recognized ROI.

Leverage Watson CXA to Improve Customer Journeys

By leveraging AI powered Watson Customer Experience Analytics (CXA), a better understanding of how customers interact with your brand can be achieved in journeys across time, devices and channels. It gives you insight into to why your customers experience issues, the visibility into the customer experience and the ability to segment customer sets so you can take immediate action. All allow you to make better, faster and smarter business decisions across customer touchpoints. To download a copy of the IBM’s Whitepaper, How to use Customer Level Data to Supercharge Customer Journeys, click here.

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Accelerating B2B Digital Transformation with CX Analytics

Posted by Steven Perry

Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 07:08 AM

Like many organizations, B2B companies have elevated digital transformation on their business agenda. Faced with rising expectations in a competitive landscape where much of the B2B decision-making process is now online, B2Bs realize they must quickly understand and address their customers’ needs across their digital journeys and deliver an exceptional eCommerce experience. But, while digital technologies are forcing B2B companies to rethink how they can best service their customers and adopt new ways of transforming their business, they often find themselves struggling to overcome B2B digital innovation challenges.

Challenges in B2B

As more and more millennials are now B2B buyers, B2B organizations need to better understand their needs and evolve their customer service capabilities to deliver more personalized, hassle-free online experiences that they have come to expect. This requires that B2B organizations uncover inefficiencies and acquire a deep understanding of their customer pain points to quickly find ways to alleviate friction and deliver the highest level of customer service possible. At the same time, B2B marketers are under pressure to increase marketing effectiveness and understand what offers, content, and services will engage key segments and deliver a substantial return on investment (ROI) across digital innovation efforts.

Complex B2B Processes

One of the biggest challenges B2B organizations face in digital innovation is the complexity of their business transactions -- where the typical B2B transaction is usually high volume and comprised of many different components in a single transaction. A good example that illustrates the intricacy of B2B business processes is automobile manufacturing, where car makers must source many unique parts – tires, hoses, batteries and electronics, etc. – that are often manufactured from numerous different vendors. The process encompasses seeking qualified supplies, requesting proposals, handling quotations, managing special pricing and advanced payment options, handling supply chain and order management, as well as administering customer service and support, and more. Digital transformation involves facilitating these B2B processes online in a very effective manner where operational efficiency is key to creating the superior customer experiences that B2B buyers expect.

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Requirement for data-driven insights

Success in B2B digital transformation boils down to data – and the ability to secure the right customer data and apply the necessary data analysis to truly understand customer behaviors and journeys to create more actionable insights that B2B companies can use to improve customer engagements and optimize experiences. By leveraging robust data analysis capabilities using CX analytics, B2B players can gain the insight needed to drive digital innovation across key areas of their business including process optimization, eCommerce site optimization and marketing effectiveness, allowing them to overcome constraints in the adoption of digital technologies. CX analytics have essentially become a B2B digital transformation imperative.

Driving B2B digital innovation

One of the important areas where CX analytics offers B2Bs invaluable capabilities is in process optimization. Given the complexity of B2B eCommerce transactions, B2B organizations have a heightened requirement to understand user behaviors to monitor and optimize critical business processes across their organization. Using CX analytics, B2B companies can measure the effectiveness of their individual online process steps and quickly identify and understand their customers’ online struggles in order to remove points of friction and provide an optimized experience across their entire business process. The ability to identify inefficiencies with the complete flow of processes also helps unite B2B teams in collaborative efforts around the digital innovation plan and offers B2B organizations the insight needed to uncover better ways to deliver optimized online solutions and services to their customers.

CX analytics also provides B2B companies valuable insight they can use for eCommerce site optimization and improving marketing effectiveness. By using behavior analysis in CX analytics, B2B organizations can understand customer behavior across their site – including engagement with page content and engagements before, during and after search functions – offering insights they can use to optimize their site and enhance search terms and functions. Struggle analytics can further assist by uncovering where and why customers struggle and offering the insights B2B companies need to rectify issues and optimize the customer experience across their entire site. B2B organizations can also use behavior analytics to analyze behavior patterns and identify customer paths, and then apply advanced segmentation to drill further into customer behavior, to gain the insight necessary to develop more impactful, personalized campaigns focused on customer wants and needs – and maximize marketing effectiveness to deliver a healthy ROI with digital transformation initiatives.

Addressing the right factors in digital innovation – and applying the power of CX analytics for data-driven insights -- helps B2B organizations overcome their digital transformation challenges and offers the agility to respond to evolving customer expectations to stay ahead of the competition. To get started with accelerating digital innovation using CX analytics, download Customer Experience (CX) Analytics: A Digital Transformation Imperative” by clicking here.

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Providing Optimized Customer Experiences – Are You Meeting the Challenge?

Posted by Steven Perry

Tue, May 2, 2017 @ 07:05 AM

Now more than ever, customer expectations are rising faster and meeting these new expectations has become increasingly challenging.  Not only must companies be prepared to engage customers where and how they want, but competitive companies that want to remain relevant must also provide a consistent and optimized customer experience across those channels – and be agile and innovative in the delivery.  But, what exactly are the fundamental customer experience essentials and how can you best deliver on them?

 

Customer Experience (CX) Imperatives

Just released last month, IBM’s 2017 Customer Experience Index (CEI) Study discovered that the majority of retail brands’ CX capabilities to deliver optimal customer experiences are actually falling short in meeting customer expectations across the various channels of customer journeys.  Significant in the study is the identification of several paramount factors for optimized customer experiences:

  • Customer engagement is crucial in determining the evolving needs and wants of customers and in developing an optimal customer experience. Understanding what your customers desire allows you to offer an on-going personalized experience and effectively influence preferred paths to conversion.
  • Customer experiences must be consistent across all customer journeys and touchpoints with mobile being key to integrating experiences across channels. While mobile is fast-becoming the primary interaction tool for customers, they have multiple ways to engage with you, and customers expect an optimal experience at every juncture.
  • Leverage innovative and value-add technologies to enhance customer journeys and make the shopping experience easier. Capitalize on the solutions that offer the greatest impact and offer customers the ability to optimize their experiences.

Embracing the essential elements of optimal customer experiences will not only help you improve your customer experience capabilities to meet your customers’ expectations today, but it will ensure you are better positioned to respond to rapidly evolving market changes and on-going competitive disruptions.

 

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Delivering Optimal Customer Experiences

Meeting these new challenges requires robust analytic solutions that provides a consolidated cross-channel view of your customers’ engagements that you can leverage to create an omnichannel strategy that delivers a consistent and personalized customer experience across all customer journeys.    Integrating capabilities from IBM Digital Analytics and IBM Tealeaf, the new IBM Watson Customer Experience Analytics (CXA) consolidates customer experience insights from all channels in a unified view and enhances them with customer journey and mindset analysis, providing a platform to help you quantify and visualize customer journeys – individually and in aggregate.   Watson CXA offers you the ability to replay sessions and zoom in to see where your customers struggle, providing you opportunities to resolve potential issues and improve optimization for every journey.   This aggregate customer view also assists with identifying top performing paths that you can replicate to increase purchase considerations and boost conversion rates.  Did a product comparison tool drive customers down a particular path?  Was there a preferred payment option lacking that led to customer dissatisfaction?  Watson CXA can help you answer these questions and react quickly to keep up with your customers’ expectations.   Equipped with a better understanding your customers’ needs, behaviors and motivations, you can use this valuable insight to develop consistent and optimized customers’ experiences across all channels and create delighted and loyal customers.

With Watson CXA, crucial analytic capabilities work seamlessly together in a single user interface making it easier to unite around your customers and collaborate around the important insights necessary to deliver exceptional customer experiences – and differentiate yourself from the competition.   

 

Ready to meet your customers’ challenges?

To learn more about the global assessment of retail brands’ customer experience capabilities, including findings in various category areas, you can download the IBM 2017 Customer Experience Index (CEI) Study.

If you have questions or would like to further explore the capabilities of IBM Customer Experience Analytics, please request a Customer Experience Analytics consult below. 

Learn more about Watson Customer Experience Analytics

If you missed our related feature, Optimize Your Customer Journey with the New Customer Experience Analytics, you can read it here.

 

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Topics: IBM Customer Experience Analytics, Customer Experience

About this blog

This blog provides insight and tips on Customer Experience Analytics, especially in the usage of Watson Customer Experience Analytics (WCXA) and Tealeaf software to optimize web and mobile experience.

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