Improving Service

Using Addresses as The Gateway to Spatial Customer Analysis

  A person’s address is a fundamental part of their identity, and accurate addresses are one of the most valuable pieces of customer data your organisation can obtain. For the effective delivery of all manner of services, it’s the first piece of information on the road to understanding your customers. The address itself is important, but once it is accurately verified and tagged with more specific spatial information, it can serve as the gateway to much deeper analysis based on your customers’ spatial location. Greater understanding of the characteristics of people…

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Optimising Your Call Centre Teams with IT

For businesses in a number of industries, the call centre is the most critical customer-facing element. When fielding enquiries, reaching out with new marketing campaigns and gathering valuable customer data, there are few better ways for your workforce to directly engage with your audience. That said, even the most effective call centre teams can be hamstrung without the best possible technology helping them communicate. So how can your organisation use IT solutions to optimise every customer interaction and deliver an experience fit for modern consumers? When gathering customer data, call centres…

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Improving Service as a Customer Data-Driven Business

Every organisation in Australia and New Zealand deals with data in some capacity. What separates the leading businesses from the followers, however, is how they integrate that data into their operations and workflows. Effective data management can transform the performance of a company, offering insight into customer activities and desires, productivity and efficiency benefits, and improved reporting and strategising. So how can your business go from being a follower to a leader, unlocking the potential buried in your customer data? Getting the most from customer data starts with your company…

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Software for Building a Real-Time View of Customers

In the pursuit of optimal service, there are few assets your business has as valuable as your customer information. Leveraging that data efficiently is critical to most business interactions, so it must be made accessible to customer-facing members of your organisation through intuitive, user-friendly systems. Having data located in different internal systems can inhibit your ability to retrieve and utilise customer information. A traditional data search platform involves entering customer details into a screen, waiting to see what information is returned and then possibly repeating the process if that search doesn’t yield the…

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How Valuable is Customer Retention?

Customer Retention

Operating a business in the digital era is full of complex challenges. Relinquishing legacy processes to adopt innovative new solutions, transitioning to online and cloud-based applications, implementing mobile means of working for the next generation of employees – these are just a few of the difficulties faced by modern organisations. That said, few shifts have had the same impact as the control customers now have over their engagement with your organisation. Forrester notes that we are now living in the “age of the customer”, a time in history where “the…

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Driving marketing performance with customer data

There is no shortage of great reasons for businesses to transition from traditional, brick-and-mortar storefronts to e-commerce outlets. The reduced need for physical store space, greater convenience for customers who can shop at any time from any location, increased reach – these are just a selection of the valuable benefits to becoming a digital business. Perhaps less well-known, however, are the ways in which you can leverage customer data to improve service and give your organisation a competitive advantage. While it has always been an important element of business strategy, marketing…

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Why e-Commerce Businesses Should use Address Validation Tools

There are no two ways about it – running a successful modern organisation depends on the use of accurate, relevant data. Research from Gartner has indicated that poor data quality is the primary reason behind the failure of business initiatives, and it can also impact labour productivity by as much as 20 per cent.  For e-commerce businesses that rely on efficient delivery services, there is perhaps no data more vital for success than customer address information. While they may seem like a perfectly simple piece of our identities, addresses contain a…

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CRM data duplication: Understanding and tackling the issue

Businesses often have a substantial amount to manage when it comes to data. It’s necessary to ensure information is always kept secure, easy to access when it’s required and a non-issue to archive when it eventually becomes redundant. For those companies running customer relationship management (CRM) systems, however, there’s an even more important issue to be aware of: data duplication. This is a problem that’s not easy to solve, and can often require the use of new solutions and even a shift in company culture. In certain circumstances, it could…

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Data and Analytics set to Reshape Businesses

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Few assets offer the same benefits of capable data and analytics (D&A), the science of analysing data with the aim of uncovering patterns and drawing conclusions about the information. It’s a process that’s growing in importance and will reshape businesses in the near future. Wrestling a hold over data, and implementing a D&A approach will be one of the most important areas for a company to focus on. This piece will look at what D&A means for organisations and why quality data will be one of the highest priorities. What is D&A? The…

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Data enhancement: A necessary undertaking

Data Enhancement

No matter the industry, data has come to play an important role in all aspects of business operations. Companies such as Boeing use data to test engines and tech giants like Microsoft gather thousands of terabytes from large data centres. On a smaller scale, many businesses across the globe depend on access to customer data to form stronger relationships and subsequently pull ahead of competitors. As many will likely guess, the quality of this data is of the utmost importance. For example, how can a company expect to understand a particular market…

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