A little while ago I wrote an article titled How Cloudy is Your CCM?, where I cautioned that not all “cloud” deployments of customer communication management (CCM) software are the same. Some CCM vendors define that term very loosely.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many companies’ digital transformation initiatives. Whether it was healthcare providers prioritizing the evolution of telehealth or insurers increasing the adoption of digital channels, the business world has seen a greater reliance on digital communications to create a unique and user-friendly customer experience.
We all want to simplify our daily tasks. Why would anyone want to take 12 steps and 30 minutes to complete a task when there is a way to do it in 3 steps and 5 minutes? We wouldn’t, it just wouldn’t make sense to do it that way.
The virtual era has arrived, and it’s in full swing. While the past couple of decades have largely been about making the digital transformation, 2020 has truly seen the biggest push toward this new age of digital operations and virtual communications. As part of this transformation into the remote age and digital society, companies have found that the customer experience is one of the most crucial aspects in growing and sustaining a business.
An increasing number of companies are becoming aware of the need to integrate customer communication management (CCM) with the customer experience (CX) strategies and toolsets. These businesses understand that improving the customer experience is more than just a task on one’s to do list; these organizations understand it is a strategy to be closely tied with their overall digital transformation. As a result, these businesses that successfully implement a CX strategy as an integral component of their digital transformation are the most successful in rejuvenating the customer journey from start to finish to the benefit of all parties.
With cloud computing adoption steadily on the rise, many organizations have instigated a “cloud first” strategy to prefer cloud-based solutions to on-premise data and applications. But such an architectural overhaul demands more than a mere managerial mandate; it requires a holistic strategy in order to maximize the full value of the cloud.