Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
In the global market for customer service software, Zendesk is once again recognized as a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center.
Every year, Gartner conducts a thorough analysis of service providers in the customer service and support application space. We believe the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center report provides valuable information for business leaders who seek technology solutions for interacting and engaging with their customers.
Zendesk can again be found in the 2018 report’s Leader quadrant, which we consider a reflection of the success of our 125,000 customers, including enterprise clients like Airbnb, Tesco, and the University of Tennessee. The past year alone has included a number of significant milestones for us, including the release of AI-enhanced features for self-service and surpassing $500 million run rate in revenue. As our customer base continues to grow, we strive to be a dynamic vendor for bus
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
The ‘80s Called… … And they don’t want their enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools back.
If your Project Management Office (PMO) is still relying on the same or similar processes and systems used when neon and mullets were trending, it will never keep pace with today’s market demands or shifts in technology. Six-month deployment schedules and command and control models of yesteryear are actively being replaced with continuous delivery methods and practices like agile and lean—all in the interest of driving greater customer engagement.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
Health systems that implement CRM-based engagement solutions stand to achieve significant strategic gains, from acquiring and retaining patients to supporting more positive clinical outcomes to increasing referrals to member providers and practices. Driven by easy access to rich consumer data and analytic profiling, as well as patient encounter histories, CRM-based engagement centers optimized for healthcare enable health system CSRs to quickly offer personalized responses to consumer or patient inquiries via multiple in- and outbound media, including telephone, email, social, and web.
Digital transformation has pioneered an ever-evolving landscape in the omnichannel retail experience. To efficiently meet consumer demands, retailers consider a fully immersive omnichannel customer experience as integral to their engagement strategy.
With increasingly varied technologies such as NFC-based payments, digital signage with rich-media experiences, wireless technologies and IoT technologies—present great opportunities and complexities.
New technologies are often being rolled out without a centrally managed approach leading to siloed solution landscape, making deployment difficult. Uncover the path to simplify and automate, where the Reliant Platform delivered performance, scalability, reliability, security, and inter-operability Reliant needs for retail applications.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Worldpay deployed ServiceNow Performance Analytics to replace multiple data tools and promote the use of analytics throughout its organization for improved decision making. Nucleus found the project enabled the company to boost analyst productivity, while simultaneously increasing data accessibility and engagement for hundreds of additional employees.
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The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction it’s spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
It’s all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
• Mapping out a plan for engagement success
• Understanding the negative effects when you don’t have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization — on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
• Architecting content for engagement today — and for the road ahead
• Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
• Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
It’s all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
Compare leading contact center infrastructure vendors.
In Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide, Genesys has once again maintained a leadership position. Placed furthest among all vendors in completeness of vision for 10 years and counting, our position continues to validate our mission to power the world’s best customer engagement solutions for organizations of all sizes—both in the cloud and on-premises.
And according to Gartner peer insights, customers agree.
“Great implementation that was on-time and on-budget!” 1
— CTO in the finance industry
“Solid platform with a lot of features at a reasonable cost.” 1
— IT Manager of Software Engineering in the Services Industry
Get the report now to learn:
• How contact center vendors compare and which quadrant they are aligned to
• Analyst views on the strengths and cautions of all participating vendors
• How to evaluate key criteria to guide your decision-making process
1 Gartner Peer Insights rev
When augmenting the benefits package
for your organization, it’s natural to focus
on traditional perks that employees have come to
expect: PTO, health insurance, and maybe a tuition
assistance credit here or there. But if you’re looking
for creative and effective ways to stimulate
employee engagement while also driving business
results, you’ll want to consider the powerful impact
of offering language-learning opportunities.
Why language learning? It offers immediate and
long-term benefits to both employees and employers.
Research shows that organizations that offer access
to language learning see an increase in employee
engagement factors like loyalty, morale, and
productivity, which in turn boosts business performance
factors such as customer satisfaction
and internal communications.
Where’s the connection? And how can you reproduce
these benefits within your organization? This
playbook offers a deeper look at why language
learning has such a positive influence on employee
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Omnichannel is becoming more than connecting system A to system B - but rather preparing for the future as new channels continue to arrive. By leveraging an API-led approach, organizations can develop more meaningful (and valuable) relationships with their customer and improve customer engagement—moving beyond transactions through multi-channel engagement.
This whitepaper outlines why and how to develop an omnichannel strategy. Accenture and MuleSoft are uniquely positioned to help companies realize the revenue potential and capture the operational synergies of an omnichannel strategy.
Read this whitepaper to discover:
-How API-led connectivity leads to developing an omnichannel strategy
-Case studies of Accenture and MuleSoft customers who achieved strong business outcomes with omnichannel
-How to accelerate the omnichannel journey with an application network"
Published By: Headspace
Published Date: Aug 30, 2018
How Mindfulness Training Helps
Caring for employee health and caring for your business goals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. Companies that invest in their employees' health have a real competitive advantage.
An internal study conducted by Aetna found that mindfulness actually increased job effectiveness. Employees gained an average of 62 minutes of productivity per week, which Aetna estimates to be worth $3,000 per employee, per year.*
Download this white paper to see how mindfulness training can help your team get the most out of their day.
* The science behind mindfulness and productivity
* How mindfulness increases focus, reduces stress and boosts engagement
* The connection between meditation and sleep
* How meditation can positively impact physical health and disease
*Studies did not use Headspace as an intervention
Published By: Cantaloupe
Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
Social media is all around us and has fundamentally changed the way many of us communicate--both personally and professionally. Video can make your social media better, and ultimately get more leads to your website. But how best to post, measure, and use to drive traffic to your website?
Published By: Cantaloupe
Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
The hype about video search has just begun which means lots of questions, lots of new experts, and not enough time to sort through it all.
This new whitepaper "An Effective Video SEO Strategy in Three Phases" will give you the blueprint for getting started and beyond.
Learn all about: the 2 things you should be doing right now to improve your video search engine optimization; widespread myths about what works and what doesn't; Advanced tips for even greater results and more!
Why read another little book about a BIG subject?
Because a visitor on your website is your opportunity to engage, persuade, influence, and educate. The opportunity is fleeting as their mouse hovers over the back button to return to the thousands of search results for websites just like yours.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
Supporting the Buyer Journey with Customer Service, which discusses the opportunity for customer service and support teams to improve the entire buyer experience through continuous pre and post-purchase engagement
Cisco is committed to leading the collaboration revolution— both today and tomorrow. The role of technology in themarket place is to support and inspire big ideas and innovation. Digital transformation is going to continue to drive new ways of working, and Cisco will remain a driving force, with a vision that extends beyond in-house innovations—because the best ideas can come from anywhere.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
Employee engagement levels have been dropping for several years, and today they hover near all-time lows. This decline must be halted and reversed – because at the end of the day, business success comes down to a human equation. Companies can’t grow and thrive without the passion, innovation, and productivity their people bring to the business. Here are five practical, forward-looking steps you can take now, together with guidance on how you can use SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions to increase employee engagement.
You’ve spent time and money to develop an impressive in-game experience and attract and acquire new players. You’ve studied your CPA and eCPI, tweaked key in-game events to drive retention and conversion, and you’ve got your marketing engine humming, focused on engagement.
Despite all this effort, you’re still not hitting your goals. Conversions are lower than expected. Churn is high. Something is not right, but you are not sure what it is.
Akamai has been helping game developers and distributors maximize the web performance of games for more than a decade. This brief outlines some common obstacles and how you can overcome them.
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
Apps are taking over -- app usage represents more than 85% of total device time. But the app space is extremely competitive, and 20% of downloaded apps are opened just once.
So, how do you separate your app from the pack? Performance is a key way.
Download this infographic to learn how to overcome the complexity of app environments to deliver fast, engaging app experiences that count.
Today’s mobile users are spoiled. They demand rich, desktop quality experiences tailored to their devices and delivered at lightning fast speeds. And while these “always on” users represent a tremendous business opportunity, satisfying their high expectations requires overcoming complex mobile delivery challenges. In this e-book, we review three key mobile delivery challenges and explain how you can overcome them by optimizing for fast APIs, mobile apps, and mobile sites to increase engagement, revenue, and customer loyalty.
Download today to learn how your business can Meet Today’s Mobile Mandate.