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IOT and Data Quality - The Next Challenge in CX Excellence

Posted by Rob Daleman on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 21:33

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the importance of addressing weak links across your business to activate a better customer experience, along with some strategies to better prepare your business to compete via improved CX.  This week, we will dive into the growing importance of data in powering great customer experiences, and the critical role that data quality will play soon. One of the biggest factors impacting data growth is the pervasive use of mobile devices.

3 Steps to Prioritizing a Solid Customer Data Platform to Achieve Customer Experience Success

Posted by Corrie Brague on Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:20

By 2020, the customer experience (CX) will overtake price and product quality as the key brand differentiator for consumers (source: VisionCritical). With CX on the rise, it is imperative that data be used to gain a clear understanding of your customers to ensure interactions and experience are consistent, meaningful, accurate, and even exceptional. However, knowing your customer can be a difficult goal to achieve if you rely on a complex mix of scattered data and isolated, single purpose systems.

Strengthening Your Customer Experience (CX) Weak Links

Posted by Rob Daleman on Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 18:29

Last week, we compared the difficulty that CX professionals have in creating a uniformed approach to providing great customer experiences with the challenge that coaches face in delivering a uniform performance across the pitch in the sport of soccer / football.

“Those that take a succesfull approach to GDPR will be the ones that gain a competitive advantage in Customer Experience.”

Posted by Esther Labrie on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 20:32

Today an article was published by Het Financieele Dagblad featuring our very own Product Marketing Manager François Ruiter. The article is part of a FD special on GDPR which is also featured at the "AboutEnterprise/OverOndernemen" website ; below is the English version of the original Dutch article


Is Data Processing Automation Right for You?

Posted by Bob Schimek on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 22:03

As the economy continues to recover, many in the mailing industry are fully aware that mail volume is not.  The U.S. Postal Service® results as of the end of July (10 months into the Fiscal Year 2017) confirm that total mail volume is down 3.3% over same period last year. The electronic diversion continues to eat away at First-Class® mail volume.  USPS Marketing Mail® is being impacted by mailers that are using more technology to better target their best contacts and connect the physical mail piece to a digital experience to increase ROI without increasing mail volume. 

Customer experience – A weak link sport

Posted by Rob Daleman on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 18:02

Over the past 12 months, I have had the pleasure of speaking one-on-one with many customer experience executives regarding the difficulties they encounter in bringing their CX plans to life within their organizations.  Unfortunately, many leaders struggle to put their CX plans into practice.

Quadient: Content to help you achieve your CX goals

Posted by Rob Daleman on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:36

Here we are in our 2nd week as Quadient – and I wanted to thank our customers, partners and employees for embracing our new brand.  Quadient.com continues to draw a large audience from across the globe. 

How IBM® Content Manager OnDemand® helps improves Customer Experience

Posted by Scott Draeger on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 22:21
Originally published on the IBM ECM blog. From their phones, watches, tablets, and PCs, your customers demand consistent communications. They demand that their personal information is both secure, yet always available to support their customer experiences. They demand simple experiences without redundant questions or data entry. They demand that you correct the fat finger data entry errors they didn’t notice. They demand clarity in the communications you send to them. They demand convenience in your responses to those communications. In the age of the customer, you either deliver to their high standards for improved CX (customer experience) or lose them as customers.

How Customer Experience is Disrupting the Role of the CMO

Posted by Tamir Sigal on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 19:40
In the age of customer, the CMO position has risen in complexity and grown in prominence. Is it any wonder that in most organizations the CMO is under fire to become the change agent who is the critical link between the customer and the brand? Increasingly, CMOs are now responsible for critical customer facing and revenue generating systems/applications which propel the CMO into the role of “growth engine” for the business. According to a recent report by the CMO council, 68% of CEOs expect CMOs to act as primary growth/revenue drivers in their businesses.

Looking to offer the best possible customer experience? Then recognise the balance of power has shifted

Posted by Magali Germain on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 20:19

Customer experience is one of the key battlegrounds where 21st century businesses can, and must, differentiate themselves if they want to succeed. Any organisation looking to do this will have to understand and face the four fundamental forces: a shift in power towards consumers, an ever-expanding volume of data, new communication channels created in the digital transition, and the need to maintain regulatory compliance. But what do these forces look like? 

When dreams become reality: connecting robots and customer experience

Posted by Scott Draeger on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:01
​​​​​​​I had a client meeting in London one morning last week, and I had a few hours before my next conference call in the US. So, I took some time to visit the London Science Museum. They had a special exhibit on Robots, so I paid my 15£ to take a look I like to learn about robot technology, but this exhibit’s layout put things into a new perspective. This new perspective made me think a lot about how we are using technology, because it talked about a shift between dreaming about technology to realizing the technology through engineering. This is very similar to what we are doing.

Scott Draeger on the launch of Quadient

Posted by Scott Draeger on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 18:41

This is an exciting blog post for me, because I can finally talk about something that the team has been working on for a long time. Until today, we used to describe ourselves as three sister companies. We had different websites, email addresses, product names, and operational teams. Today, that all changes. We’ve brought ourselves together, in the spirit of simplicity and customer focus that all of our clients aspire to deliver to their consumers. 

Quadient: advancing the CX industry through disruptive innovation

Posted by Tamir Sigal on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 17:52
Customer experience (CX) is often defined as the perception customers have of how they are treated by the companies they interact with. Optimizing CX is a top priority for many businesses as good CX generates positive feelings and emotions, which in turn affects customer behavior and increases loyalty. It also helps businesses to stand out against competitors.

Welcome to Quadient

Posted by Henri Dura on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 16:51
We have spent the last 18 months working to unite three leading software providers under a net-new brand – Quadient. Quadient combines the capabilities of three Neopost sister companies

Furthering Growth and Value for You and Your Customers

Posted by Anita Wood on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 15:07

As a service provider in a challenging industry, you are thriving by expanding services and becoming an increasingly important strategic communications advisor to your customers. As you grow and improve, you will inevitably come across additional opportunities to better serve those customers.

Beyond Customer Experience; the next phase in Customer Communications

Posted by Steve Narancic on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 15:40

Communicating with customers. Something that has been happening since the day one of our ancestors bartered an animal skin in exchange for some salt with another one of our ancestors; being able to contact potential purchasers and get over what goods and services you have available to sell is literally “as old as the hills”.

As is multi-channel communication.

Informed Visibility: Coming out of the oven too soon?

Posted by Bob Schimek on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 15:03

The new U.S. Postal Service® Informed Visibility™ platform has been a long time coming and something that the mailing industry has been eagerly awaiting.  New capabilities such as near real-time data, additional logical scan events, bundle and container scans are just a few of the features that will provide additional insight into your mailings as they flow through the Postal Service.

Behind the Scenes of Move Update

Posted by Kim Mauch on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 19:55

Savvy mailers satisfy the Move Update requirement by using NCOALink®, a pre-mailing process to find businesses, individuals, and families that have reported their move to USPS®. By updating the address electronically before the mail is sent, mailers can qualify for Full Service prices and save themselves and USPS millions of dollars in production, opportunity, and mail forwarding costs.

The critical success factors of the CX role

Posted by Stephanie Clarke on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:11

Transforming an organization’s approach to doing business to a customer-centric one is a huge undertaking. Experienced customer experience executives all agree, success can only be achieved if critical success factors are met.

In this article we review what some of those critical success factors are and why they can have such an impact on the success or failure of a customer experience executive’s efforts.

Informed Visibility versus USPS Fiscal Year

Posted by Bob Schimek on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 19:52

Informed Visibility® and the expanded capabilities of this new system is one of the more eagerly anticipated programs by the mailing industry.  Near real-time data feeds, being able to receive data more frequently, container scan events, and logical scan events are all new capabilities that the mailing industry is looking forward to playing with.  Not only does it improve on the capabilities of being able to track the mail, it also creates new opportunities to tie the physical mail piece with the digital world and further enhance the value of mail.  Once implemented, the