Customer Focused Self-service: Building the Balanced Business Case

Countless customers are engaging in self-service, in the process helping companies save millions by deflecting service interactions to cheaper channels. At many organizations, just the cost savings make the investment in self-service worthwhile. But the self-service business case isn’t built on cost savings alone. There’s a bigger, more customer-focused picture to consider, where the customer experience plays the key role.

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Self Service Business Intelligence

Self service BI is technology that provides non-technical individuals who need data with the ability to gather and display meaningful information. The technical and business complexities of identifying data sources, transforming and integrating data sets, enhancing data quality, and providing a data repository are necessarily addressed before a self service BI application is made available. Read this white paper to learn more about how the technical framework and infrastructure for supporting self service BI underlies the foundation of a successful business solution and how to approach deployment of such as solution. Read More

Case Study: IBM's Adoption of Sugar: A Lesson in Global Implementation

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IBM leveraged SugarCRM's user-focused customer relationship management (CRM) to transform its global sales organization, deploying a new system for reps that manage millions of opportunities worldwide. Read an analysis of how IBM completed this task. Read More

Case Study: IBM's Adoption of Sugar: A Lesson in Global Implementation

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IBM leveraged SugarCRM's user-focused customer relationship management (CRM) to transform its global sales organization, deploying a new system for reps that manage millions of opportunities worldwide. Read an analysis of how IBM completed this task. Read More

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