Reaping the Benefits of Unified Customer Communication Management

by Jim Berkowitz on September 24, 2009

Here’s a summary of a free white paper that’s available from technology research firm Quocirca, Reaping the Benefits of Unified Customer Communication Management:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Clear, effective and relevant communication is critical to building trusted and long-term customer relationships, yet many organizations-both private and public sector-struggle to manage and deliver consistent and cost-effective communications across today’s multitude of media channels. This leads to poor branding, compliance issues, higher customer care costs and, ultimately, customer attrition.

An effective customer communication management (CCM) strategy overcomes the challenges noted below through a unified approach to the creation, management and delivery of multichannel, interactive customer communications.

CCM Challenges…

  • Today’s “connected” consumer-centric world is putting pressure on businesses to deliver timely, personal and compelling communications across diverse channels.
  • An uncoordinated approach to customer communications has serious implications for any business.
  • Many companies use multiple products to create and manage customer communications, leading to inefficiencies and increased costs of management and maintenance.
  • Lack of customer knowledge is the root of communications challenges.
  • The benefits of CCM are tangible, reducing costs and improving operational efficiency while enhancing the customer experience.

CONCLUSION: The negative impact of irrelevant and unclear communications cannot be underestimated. As customer interactions across media channels continue to grow, a disjointed approach to communications will have profound consequences for any business in the form of higher costs, customer loss and brand damage. Those businesses that stay ahead of the competition will be those that develop a good CCM strategy that coordinates multichannel communications, empowers business users and provides a rapid return on investment. Businesses that do will reap the benefits of lower costs, improved efficiency and greater customer loyalty.

{ 2 comments }

Tania Sharma January 15, 2011 at 5:03 am

Hi,
There is an exclusive webinar being organized on Customer Communication Management. Craig Le Clair, One of the leading Customer Communication Management Experts, Forrester Research would be sharing his knowledge and insights. Do care to register:

Title of the webinar: Better Customer Experience Demands Smarter Communication
Date: Feb 1,, 2011.
Time: 10.00 AM – 9.00 AM EST (New York Time)
Link for register for participation: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/954551401
Participation Fees: $0.00

Garima Rai February 1, 2011 at 2:22 am

Very informative white paper! As we all know, new generation customers’ demand more personalized, contextual communications, delivered in real time, through their preferred channel. Customer Communication Management provides a platform to deliver smart communication, maximizing the effectiveness of all communication touch points while complying with regulatory mandates and branding guidelines. An integrated CCM with enterprise content & BPM framework provides organizations an agile process for creation, review and distribution of personalized communication across multiple channels consistently.
If interested in CCM you may find this useful:
http://blog.newgensoft.com/tag/customer-communication-management

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