Forrester Research and other firms have found that delivering a customer experience (CX) with ease, effectiveness, and emotion drives higher revenues and profitability versus industry peers. That explains why CX has gotten a lot of attention (or at least lip service) from C-suite executives and board members.
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, USA — Top Down Systems Corporation (“Topdown”), a leading developer of customer communication management (CCM) software applications, and Infosys, Ltd. (“Infosys”), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, announced today that they are teaming up to provide 100% cloud-based CCM solutions which will help companies across the globe accelerate their digital transformation efforts.
Over the past few years, the fundamental responsibilities of the chief marketing officer (CMO) have gradually evolved into a role requiring more technical prowess. In fact, a new job category, that of chief marketing technologist, has emerged as a typically common role within marketing departments. As prospects and customers continue to engage over digital channels, CMOs with technical expertise will be in greater demand as the qualification to manage modern enterprise marketing requires merging technology with marketing.
While it is data, integration and business logic that represent the structural pillars for personalizing and triggering communications that organizations need to create and deliver, content serves as the foundation of customer communications. Research analysts from Forrester find that by knowing what to say and how to say it with personalized content is a critical component to driving customer experience-related revenue.
Electronic document assembly, or document automation, defines a category of solutions that simplify the task of creating documents—i.e., any content in its final format—via a digital or electronic means. While the concept is still very important to operational efficiency, the term “document” has become a bit passé; these days, it’s better to think in terms of automating the creation and delivery of “content” or of a “communication” that can be distributed through a wide array of channels.
Monolithic out-of-the-box customer communications management (CCM) systems are on their way out. Gartner and Forrester research indicate that future CCM use cases will be addressed using best-of-breed content services designed to be part of a larger digital experience architecture.