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Customers love their loyalty cards

Two thirds of British consumers said loyalty schemes make them feel more loyal, and more than 80% would want to replace a lost loyalty card according to a study by card maker Plastic Card Services Commissioned to mark 30 years of high street loyalty card programmes in the UK, the survey found that consumers aged […]

Getting a 360 degree customer view?

Pitney Bowes Software (PBS), a global provider of data management, predictive analytics and communications management solutions is releasing its flagship Data Management Platform, Spectrum. This release incorporates master data management capabilities with a future-proof approach that helps organisations build, extend, understand and leverage complex relationships and hierarchies within and across organisational boundaries and into the […]

Customers download call centre queue buster

A free app which saves people from being held in annoying queues at call centres, has been downloaded 10,000 times, saving every single user, on average, a hefty £76 per year. Entrepreneur and innovator Matt King, who launched the new WeQ4U app in March, says mobile users are flocking to download the time saving app […]

Making business sense of social media

QuestBack, a global leader in enterprise feedback management (EFM) and Social CRM is launching Listen & Act, a social engagement tool that allows organizations to transform social media messages into actionable dialogues and seamlessly integrate these insights into CRM data, generating ROI and revenues. Social media is the fastest growing communication channel today. With the […]

Facebook down and Google up

Changes Facebook has made to its user experience, such as Timeline, along with concerns over privacy have brought down the social network's consumer satisfaction score, according to a new report. Facebook, already the lowest-scoring e-business company, suffers the largest decline in customer satisfaction according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Business Report released in […]

Merchants offers new contact centre service

Merchants, best known in the UK for its offshore outsourced contact centre services, has launched a radically new and different service to the UK customer management industry.  ‘Contact Centre as a Service’, will give organisations direct access to best-in-class contact centre technology on an ‘on demand’ basis, avoiding the need for large scale capital investment. […]

Cloud good for UK business

Despite the economic outlook, recent research – commissioned by Microsoft – predicts that 18% of European SME’s are planning to invest in new technology in the next twelve months. The reason why? Because developing ‘Cloud technology means that they achieve more computing power for less money. “Computer networks have evolved over the years from separate […]

KANA acquisition leaves Ciboodle Swordless

KANA Software has acquired contact centre provider Ciboodle from the Sword Group. Many of the world's best known customer-centric Fortune 500 companies and leading government entities rely on KANA and Ciboodle for advanced customer engagement across multiple channels. Recognised by leading analyst firms such as Gartner and Forrester Research, together the two companies create a […]

Microsoft battling with Google

Microsoft has bought the four-year-old business social network Yammer for £770-million as the software giant steps up its battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplace. The purchase of Yammer, dubbed “Facebook for the workplace”, is the latest instalment in Microsoft’s bid to protect its dominant Office products from a challenge by […]

Oracle outlines customer experience strategy

  "We've been able to pull together a portfolio of best-in-class solutions and we feel we're in a position to offer our customers a suite of applications driving customer experience," Anthony Lye, senior vice president of Oracle CRM, said. "We are [looking to make] IT enabled for line of business." Last October, Oracle bought cloud-based […]