What’s New in Pega’s Customer Engagement & CRM 8.5

Pega introduces its new 8.5 release. Here are the links to Pega’s site detailing the new enhancements: What’s New in Pega Platform What’s New in Customer Engagement & CRM Pega Sales Automation Pega Sales Automation 8.5 Release Notes Pega Customer Service Pega Customer Service 8.5 Release Notes Financial Services 8.5 enhancements Healthcare 8.5 enhancements Insurance 8.5 enhancements Communications 8.5 enhancements Pega Customer […]

What’s new in Salesforce? Check out the Winter 21 releases

Salesforce’s Winter 21 releases are now online. Check out the new features: Multi-factor authentication, Einstein Search Personalization, Salesforce Anywhere (Beta)Work.comService: Service Cloud Voice Streamlined Setup, Omni-Channel Supervisor for Calls, Einstein Bots Templates, and MoreSales: Sales Cadence Improvements for High Velocity Sales, Global Models for Einstein Lead Scoring, Opportunity Deal Change Highlights, and Multi-Cloud Support for BillingIndustries: Document Management, Forecasting, Public […]

Is your organization ambitious enough to deal with the new customer engagement narrative?

With the rise of digital business models, ecosystems, and the greater maturity in technologies such as AI, most organisations are forced to revisit their business models and the way they engage with customers. In this paper, I am exploring some of the options business units managing customer experience have to adapt in order to address the many challenges they are […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 35

My 5 favourite articles on CRM, CX and digital transformation to read this week. On the agenda: B2B Fintech, Amazon, Salesforce, retail and AI. What Amazon is Doing in Financial Services like Fintech“From payments to lending to insurance to checking accounts, Amazon is attacking financial services from every angle without applying to be a conventional bank. Salesforce Positioned by Gartner as […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 33

Hi everyone! Lots of good articles on CRM and DX this week. Here is my selection of the ones I like best. All with a great smile because it is still summer! On the agenda: AI, Conversational analytics, retail, and customer journey map. Lack of Skills Threatens Digital Transformation“As the COVID-19 response accelerates the speed and scale of digital transformation, […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 22

I am sharing the 5 articles on CRM, CX and digital transformation I liked best this week. On the agenda: AI, Insurance, networking tools, and marketing. AI Devours Data!“Those who have worked on Machine Learning (ML) projects know that ML requires a large amount of data to train the resulting algorithms.” Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network“Edward […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 19

My 5 favourite articles on CRM, CX and digital transformation to read this week. On the agenda: Salesforce, AI, Supply chain, and B2B sales Salesforce Summer ’20 Release Notes (By Salesforce)“The Summer ’20 release delivers innovations across the entire Customer 360 Platform to support you in times of change.” How The “Amazon Effect” Is Impacting B2B Sales (By SAP)“In the consumer space, we’ve […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 17

Hi everyone! I’ve just released my selection of Top 5 Reads for this week 17! It includes interesting insights from Thomas Siebel on AI in the Oil & Gas industry (remember Siebel CRM?). Also featuring Retail, Salesforce and Microsoft. How to be more strategic? MSDW Podcast: Frieda Maher on the challenges of the sales back office Salesforce’s Rise to the […]

The call for urgent action in Customer Services

According to a recent PEGA study, employees facing customers are often frustrated with the level of service they can provide to customers. They denounce inadequate technology and processes that limit their effectiveness. The survey shows that 81% of respondents mentioned fast resolution among the four most important factors for quality of customer service. Speed is however not the only consideration. 72% also […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 13

MyTOP5reads for this Week 13 focuses on voice and AI in Marketing and customer engagement. Also an analysis of the CRM leading solutions Is Voice The Next Big Thing To Transform Consumer Behavior? 3 Powerful Ways AI is Changing the Sales and Marketing Experience Right Now Dreamforce 2019 Management Journal On CRM: From Salesforce To Zoho, Which Of These 10 […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 8

“My TOP 5 reads”, Week 8 – Focus on digitization in retail this week + this great article on CDOs’ role and future by IMD (Not to miss) The five stages of the Chief Digital Officer–and why they often fail How H&M are shifting their focus from the high street to digital retail Why AI Adoption Starts with Psychology Why […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 7

AI and Cognitive, digital transformation, CRM trends, and Retail in “My TOP 5 reads” this week: 50 Coginitive Biases in the Moderrn World Salesforce Blog: CRM Trends to Watch for in 2020 Evolving digital transformation: McKinsey presents its ‘business building’ strategy (CxOTalk interview) How to launch an AR/VR-powered retail experience A.I., Machine Learning, and the Future of Marketing

My Top 5 Reads – Week 6

“My TOP 5 reads” brings us this week to discuss AI, DX platforms, trends, social media, and (non-digital) must-read books on CX. Einstein discovery (AI) – Customer churn analysis for a lottery company Gartner: Digital experience platform providers face growing challenges (By CMO Australia) CRM Trends to Watch for in 2020 (By Salesforce) Why Encouraging Online Comments Could Grow Your […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 4

Week 4 release of “My TOP 5 reads on CRM, CX and Digital Transformation”. This week, it’s about voice AI, conversational AI, customer engagement, customer service, and some lessons learned. The Dangers of Overpromising and Under-Delivering Einstein Voice: What’s Next for the ‘Alexa of Salesforce’ How conversational AI will boost CX this decade The Field Of Gold: Why It’s Time […]

My Top 5 weeks – Week 3

“My Top 5 reads”, Week 3, is on! Highlighted this week are speech recognition, platforms, AI, community fans and lessons learned… How decreasing time-to-cart can help retailers win more customers in grocery e-commerce? (By Speechly) A Study of More Than 250 Platforms Reveals Why Most Fail (By Harvard Business Review) How the Future of AI Will Impact Business (By Salesforce) […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 2

Week 2, 2020 of My Top 5 reads is now released! This week, my personal selection of articles on CRM, CX and digital transformation includes: AI vendors to watch in 2020 and beyond Why You Need To Consider IoT In Improving Customer Experience How to balance fraud prevention with great customer experience What’s Been Missing From Client Experience: Humans What […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 1

Be inspired in 2020! My TOP 5 reads continues this year! My own personal selection from the best from the web on CX, CRM and digital transformation. The Power Of Purpose: How Salesforce Impact Labs Is Helping Innovation Scale How the Future of AI Will Impact Business Insurance Industry Headings Towards Marketplace Model Three Technologies That Are Transforming The Retail […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 52

Last time for this year! My Top 5 reads on CRM, CX and Digital transformation this week (Week 52). Enjoy the festive days and see you next year! Customer data platform tools top priority list for big vendors AI Customer Service Will Save You Money, but it Might Cost You Customers The Next Decade of Data: Why Retail Marketers Will […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 51

My Top 5 reads on CRM, CX and Digital transformation this week (Week 51): How The Salesforce Revolution Can Guide Marketing And Communications Firms’ Evolution Branding is dead, CX design is king An Overview of Artificial Intelligence in Salesforce Einstein How to find out if your CRM switch is a beneficial step for the organisation The applications of AI in […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 49

My Top 10 reads this week (Week 49, 2019): How shoppable video will change the way we buy things How Norrøna built a recommendation engine that increased conversions by 50% (with just one engineer) Headless Commerce: Why E-Commerce Is Losing Its Head Want More Conversions On Your E-Commerce Site? Live Chat Is The Way Forward Does AI Improve Retail And […]

On AI and CRM

I’m sharing a very interesting article from Forbes on AI and CRM. Worth to read. It discusses ways to combine AI with CRM platforms to improve customer management. It also gives an overview on the kind of topics I’m dealing with on a daily basis. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/10/19/ai-and-crm-will-customer-management-get-easier/#2ea559243db9 Some quotes I have gathered: “If customer experience is the center of digital transformation, […]

Focus on Voice AI

At the last WCIT, Gary Vaynerchuk (the famous businessman) claimed that voice AI systems will be everywhere around us within the next decade, meaning we only have to speak to get what we want. At the same time, a recent survey from Gartner (June 2019) forecasts that, by 2023, customers will prefer to use speech interfaces to initiate 70% of […]

On bias in AI

Hej! On my table this morning, Salesforce’s approach to tackle bias in AI. An interesting interview about analytics and AI. Worth reading. I am sharing it. /Didier Link: Salesforce talks about its Einstein Analytics product for financial services and new tools to combat AI bias