o With foot traffic falling and online shopping options growing, retailers must find new ways to “digitize” and understand real-world behavioral data—such as in-store browsing patterns, staff attentiveness, and specific product interest— in the same way that online retail utilizes big data to optimize online experiences. They must also find innovative ways to keep customers engaged with their brands, especially in expensive brick-and-mortar locations. In this environment, managing labor costs is critical, as these costs are second only to real estate. Assigning and enabling sales associates cost-effectively is key to profitability. Retailers have an opportunity to meet their challenges by putting new data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to work
Read this Microsoft case study about how Microsoft's Consumer Support Services - with its global network of support centers and thousands of agents - used digital motivation to drive agent performance and learning.
Microsoft wanted new ways to recognize and reward agents while increasing their productivity. The
focus was to change behaviors, develop skills, encourage sales, and drive outcomes.
Microsoft identi?ed gami?cation as a solution to these needs. The company believed it could be more successful at encouraging and recognizing agents for positive outcomes through each customer interaction. Read the case study to learn how Microsoft:
Increased productivity through gamification
Drove agent performance with rewards, to change behaviors and business outcomes
Improved agent knowledge and ability to apply the new information learned.
Comdata Group is one of the world's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. It operates hundreds of call-centers around the globe, with tens of thousands of employees offering, a variety of services, including sales and customer service.
In a competitive BPO market, Comdata was looking for ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agents. It looked for a unified solution that would successfully engage employees, drive higher accountability and better focus them on their performance.
Using Gameffective's platform, Comdata deployed gamified, real-time performance management. This process provides employees with the ability and motivation to self-track their performance against goals and benchmarks, and offers just-in-time coaching based on their needs. The results were impressive: 12% increase in sales per hour, and significant reductions in both new-hire learning curves and in ongoing training time.
Read the case study to learn how Comdata:
Published By: ZoomInfo
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
Find and connect quickly with the right people, prospects, and opportunities to grow your sales pipeline and boost conversion rates. The ZoomInfo™ Database is the only source of business information combining the business web, community contributors, and professionals who post their own profiles-updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlock the power of this data with our next-generation prospecting tool, ZoomInfo™ Pro, featuring rich segmentation, export capabilities, and list building. Add custom appends and lists to streamline revenue generation and maximize ROI. Start your free trial today.
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Jun 16, 2010
Could your website be doing more? Find out in Oneupweb's latest study. Today, the design and usability of your website directly affects your bottom line. Discover if it's driving sales, or driving them away with the new measurement you need to determine the success of your site's design.
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Nov 23, 2010
Does social media marketing really work? How do you separate fact from fiction as you navigate your way through the buzz about "going viral"? Amidst the chatter about Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, and Linked In-what will really get your business ahead? Tune in to find out as Oneupweb CEO Lisa Wehr and Social Media Director, Maureen Michaels team up to unveil the truth.
H&S Ventures provides management services for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and its home-ice venue—the Honda Center. This popular indoor arena hosts scores of events and concerts, and H&S oversees everything from ticket sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured by attendance, big-name bookings and how much fans spend on merchandise and concessions. Digital innovation plays a crucial role in creating a thrilling live experience that raises fans’ satisfaction and their average “spend.”
H&S Ventures provides management
services for the Anaheim Ducks
hockey team and its home-ice
venue—the Honda Center.
This popular indoor arena hosts
scores of events and concerts, and
H&S oversees everything from ticket
sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured
by attendance, big-name bookings
and how much fans spend on
merchandise and concessions.
Digital innovation plays a crucial role
in creating a thrilling live experience
that raises fans’ satisfaction and their
Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work are changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything from attracting and keeping the best talent to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people better and
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
In most companies, sales and marketing fight each other as much as the competition.
But research shows that companies with tight sales-marketing alignment have 38% higher win rates and generate 208% more revenue.
Tracy Eiler shares her takeaways from the webinar with Forrester’s Laura Ramos, “5 Ways to Get Sales & Marketing Aligned” in this article.
Learn how to start aligning your sales and marketing teams.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Whether you’re a marketer, a salesperson, or otherwise contributing to revenue growth, learning a few social selling techniques will help you fill your deal funnel with more–and better–leads.
But it’s not as simple as creating a few tweets and browsing through LinkedIn.
Put social media at the core of your lead-to-revenue process and get real tips you can use to grow revenue in our webinar, “5 Steps to Using Social Selling to Fill Your Funnel.”
This short 30 minute webinar will show you how social selling will help you:
Find the best targets
Recognize “I’m ready to buy” signals
Uncover relevant, real-time insights
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, the customer is at the center of business. Armed with more choice and ultimately more power, customers expect businesses to deliver entirely satisfying, customer-centric experiences throughout the sales cycle. Whether you sell to businesses or consumers, customers are accustomed to one-click purchasing, full mobile access, and social media-driven recommendations, and they are demanding a similar experience of all companies they do business with. With eSignature & Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solutions from DocuSign you can provide that experience, allowing customers to transact with you on their terms while reinforcing your modern reputation.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms have been around for more than a decade, but they are no longer just for big enterprises selling expensive technology. Now companies of all sizes and industries are enjoying the power of CRM systems to improve sales effectiveness and customer loyalty. The key to this new wave of adoption are the many valuable add-ons and integrations, like DocuSign, that can greatly augment the user experience.
This ebook explores ways to improve your CRM productivity and usability.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Running fully digital processes is an imperative. Deals need to be closed anytime, anywhere and they need to be closed NOW. Learn how your organization can use DocuSign and Salesforce with mobile to accelerate transactions, reduce costs, and increase security and compliance – all while providing an enhanced customer experience.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
Stay ahead of the evolving threats.
Organized crime is driving the rapid growth and sophisticated evolution of advanced threats that put entire website ecosystems at risk, and no organization is safe.
The stealthy nature of these threats gives cybercriminals the time to go deeper into website environments, very often with severe consequences.
The longer the time before detection and resolution, the more damage is inflicted. The risk and size of fines, lawsuits, reparation costs, damaged reputation, loss of operations, loss of sales, and loss of customers pile up higher and higher.
The complexity of website security management and lack of visibility across website ecosystems is further impacted by the fact that it is nearly impossible to know how and where to allocate resources.
Website security must be evolved in line with these growing threats and challenges.
See the 2017 retail holiday recap for learnings you can use while planning for Holiday 2018.
Why the target audience should care: Get the trends from last year’s holiday season so you can predict your results this year. Find out why Black Friday online sales are expected to surpass Cyber Monday’s, why bigger retailers are stealing online share from smaller retailers, and why search advertising and mobile optimization should be your top priorities this season.
Adobe article that condenses/highlights key findings from the Econsultancy Digital Marketing in the Financial Services and Insurance
Sector 2017 Study, an in-depth, 5000+ word report covering FSI executives’ opinions on:
– General trends in retail banking, investment banking, and insurance
– Internal structures their companies are using to execute digital transformation
– The biggest threats/disruptions in the industry
– The biggest priorities in 2017 (leaders are focusing on both customer retention and customer acquisition, mainstream is focusing just
on customer retention)
– Main sources of sales and leads (digital + mobile are steadily increasing sources)
– Digital marketing budgets & investment areas (leaders are investing more in digital marketing automation and analytics)
– Use of the cloud and AI to automate analysis and marketing
– The importance of multichannel personalization
– Innovation in the types/formats of products/services provided (leaders are focusing on i
The pace of change in business today is unprecedented. Consider this stark statistic tweeted by Vala Afshar, the Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce: Twitter only took 2 years to gain their first 50 million users1. This is only a fraction of the time compared with everyday products like the automobile and airplane, which took 62 and 68 years respectively to reach the same milestones.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
This eBook is designed to help your organization anticipate,
understand and manage these and other questions regarding BYOD
in the enterprise. In this four-part guide, we’ll look at best practices
for preparing, building, rolling out and sustaining a successful BYOD
program over the long term.
In this white paper, find out how mobile transaction systems provide a way for retailers to reduce checkout lines, and the time customers spend standing in them, without adding expensive checkout counters or staff.