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.
We have long been writing about the importance of building a seamless user experience into digital experience (DX) delivery solutions. In fact, seamlessness has become the dominant focus in the age of digital transformation.
At Topdown, we’ve written a lot about why integrating customer communication management (CCM) with a digital experience platform (DXP) makes a lot of sense. We’ve also written about the differences we see between a digital experience product and a digital experience software stack (i.e., a true “platform”).
Using Master Data Management to Close Gaps in Customer Experience Gartner defines master data management (MDM) as “a technology-enabled discipline in which business and IT work together to ensure the uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency and accountability of the enterprise’s official shared master data assets. Master data is the consistent and uniform set of identifiers and extended attributes that describes the core entities of the enterprise including customers, prospects, citizens, suppliers, sites, hierarchies and chart of accounts.” Basically, it means linking all data sources into a single master file that provides a common point of reference.
Managing Data for Unknown Prospects Versus Known Customers Enterprise data management (EDM) refers to how organizations define, integrate and retrieve data. The goal is to have clean and consistent data that is easy to access and results in smooth transactions across technologies and business functions. As anyone who works with data knows, this is far easier said than done. The main reason for the difficulty is data silos, which result from data being gathered, stored, and perhaps managed by different departments for different purposes. And when databases are developed in isolation from each other, it becomes a challenge to consolidate and map their data centrally for use across business functions.
In customer communications management (CCM), we talk a lot about customer experience (CX) and the business leaders who are tasked with improving CX. We’ve seen a growing trend in some industries to create a CXO, or chief experience officer, to facilitate customer experience improvements throughout the customer’s journey – including, of course, the need for great CCM as a major part of CX strategy.