SAP and Siebel are head to head!

SAP and Siebel are head to head! Hey Didier? “You’re kidding, aren’t you? It’s Monday. We’re supposed to be moody!” Haha! Those were the headlines… 20 years ago (13 February 2001). For the admirers of Salesforce & Co, I was indeed joking. I found this headline in my archives yesterday. I used to show them in presentations at that time. […]

Artificial Intelligence in Customer Service

Comments on Gartner’s three important ways Artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit Customer Service Operations. Gartner has recently published an engaging article on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Customer Service operations (Dated 19 January 2022). This article is available online on Gartner’s website. Indeed, we are all witnessing the growth in popularity of AI solutions in recent years. Driven by the rising […]

Trends in CRM #1: Everything is cloud

People often ask me what trends I see today in the CRM and digital transformation fields. It is a kind of legitimate to try to understand what is happening today and foresee how the future will be. In this series of articles, I am sharing some of my views on the trends that are causing this digital transformation and shaping […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 42

My best picks from the web this week 42. Lots of announcements this week. Also we discuss banking and fintech partnerships, and then Big data analytics in healthcare. 5 Bank And Fintech Partnership Ideas To Generate RevenueFirst words: “Today’s realities in the banking industry:1. Banks and credit unions need new sources of non-interest income.2. Fintech startups need to start generating […]

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 […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 25

My 5 favourite articles on CRM, CX and digital transformation to read this week. On the agenda: Banking, Salesforce, Omnichannel marketing, and Temenos. Now Is The Time For A Conversational Approach To Customer Experience“In a recent session at Pegaworld iNspire, Paul Greenberg, best-selling author of CRM at the Speed of Light and The Commonwealth of Self Interest was talking with Pega’s Vice President, CRM Product Marketing, […]

The call for urgent action in Customer Service

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 […]