Human communication has been a vital aspect of society since the beginning of time. Even before written languages developed, tribal societies developed an iconographic form of communication depicting their primitive versions of verbal communication. In today’s business, personal, and professional relationships, communication is the essential ingredient to creating successful and long-lasting connections.
Customer communication management (CCM) provides companies with one of the most integral bridges between your business and your customers. As such, there are many benefits to going digital and implementing a CCM platform to assist your business, including the reduction of time and costs as well as the creation of personalized, targeted content.
Acronyms like CCM sound as alien to many businesspeople as they do to consumers. CCM is short for customer communication management and is actually one of the most essential bridges between you and your customers. That’s especially true for subscription- or relationship-based businesses that depend on repeat customers.
Over the past year, we have seen a surge in interest from firms looking to move customer communications management (CCM) to the cloud. As you might guess, these companies are looking to increase efficiency and reduce capital and operating costs. But for business leaders, just because the technology exists does not provide enough of a reason to push a massive migration.
Correspondence management is all about efficiency on the part of the business, especially for today’s digital customers who demand responsive interactions that keep up with the pace of their daily lives. For the everyday incoming and outgoing customer communications, centralization helps carry out those exchanges in an optimal timeframe. To facilitate such, customer communications management (CCM) platforms provide a solution to calm the chaos; but when it comes to correspondence management don’t forget to watch the horizon.
In the age of digital-first omnichannel communications, do companies still need a correspondence management system? Yep, they sure do. Despite much chatter to the contrary, the death of print is not yet upon us – at least not in the realm of customer communications management. In fact, our clients, many of whom operate in heavily regulated industries such as health care, financial services, and utilities, tell us that somewhere around 70 percent of their customer-facing communications are still printed and mailed as opposed to being delivered digitally.