20 days ago

C/4HANA: SAP’s Industrialization Of Customer Engagement

SAP announced a new name, market position, and strategy for its customer engagement portfolio. Instead of a potpourri of products, SAP will now offer the quirkily named C/4HANA, which is comprised of SAP Marketing Cloud, SAP Commerce Cloud, SAP Service…

4 months, 26 days ago

SAP Acquires Callidus Software For $2.4B

The definition of CRM has changed. Yes, that is a big statement to make, but it’s an important one. CRM grew from a customer data repository into functional applications, first with sales automation and then to support customer service and market…

6 months, 18 days ago

The Data Digest: The Holiday Email Invasion, No Personal Touch At the Holidays? How Cold!

Last week was a massive week for marketers. Black Friday 2017 hit record numbers: Not only did shoppers start early, they began clicking at a rate of 2,800 orders per minute, spending $1 million per minute at the peak of Black Friday. Research shows th…

6 months, 25 days ago

Intelligence Makes Customer Service Operations Smarter, More Strategic

In the age of the customer, consumers have more information, more choices, more access, and more power. But they don’t have more time. That’s why the companies that attract, win and retain customers focus on delivering the tenets of great e…

10 months, 2 days ago

AI-Fueled Customer Service Delivers Real Results

AI will change the nature of work. Look at the rise of driverless cars and ridesharing — two services that are fueled by AI. Customer service for these services is going to look much different than it does now. AI today is still in its infancy; AI applications span discrete capabilities, all of which are […]