Leaders also need support and recognition

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting Any Project of transformational change requires the backing and commitment of the leaders in our businesses. This has been demonstrated and is indisputable. It is especially true…
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Dear Customer

Written by Monique Jansen for Buljan & Partners Consulting WARNING: the content of the following post is FICTION. Although more and more companies are implementing customer centric strategies these days, CEOs still apologize frequently…

The value of customer-focused talent

Written by Rachel Calleja for Buljan & Partners Consulting Most team leaders are agreed on one mission: companies around the world are trying to build passionate, multi-generational teams based on people and their commitment to the customers. Getting…

Technology in Customer Centric Organizations: be innovative and competitive

Written by Björn Neumann (@CCMTechnology) for Buljan & Partners Consulting What is customer centric technology? How is it applied and how can it support customer centric organizations? In a nutshell customer centricity is aligning…

The importance of social media in customer service

Written by Monique Jansen Buljan & Partners Consulting In today’s heavily competitive marketplace, it is essential that a company pursue multiple channels through which to evaluate and measure customer awareness and satisfaction of…

"Back to school" and Customer Experience

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting  The crisis in Spain is officially coming to an end; there are more foreign investments and labor market is starting to move again. Thus, we have been vacationing with less fear…
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A great example of the difference between CRM and CCM

Written by Ricardo Pereira da Silva for Buljan & Partners Consulting A great example of the difference between CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and CCM (Customer Centric Management) Or in other words, the demonstration that…

Why should you care about the customer life cycle?

Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting The Customer Lifetime Value is the value that a company gives to the relationship with each individual customer. Because it is difficult to predict the…

Net Promoter Score: Ways to turn loyalty into a competitive advantage

Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting Driven approaches to innovation don’t always grow in line with company expectations. The hard truth is that it takes more than good intentions to bring innovation to a culture based around the consumer. A…
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Customer Centric Culture vs. CRM Strategy

Written by Ricardo Pereira da Silva for Buljan & Partners Consulting There are companies that believe they changed into being a Customer Centric company or CRM Strategy, only by having a 24/7 Call Center, investing thousands of Euros…

Is CRM CUSTOMER CENTRIC ITSELF?

Written by Ricardo Pereira da Silva for Buljan & Partners Consulting A great example about the difference between CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and CCC (Customer Centric Culture). Or, in other words, the demonstration that…
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The importance of Partner Alignment in Customer Centric Management

Written by Monique Jansen for Buljan & Partners Consulting Companies have many reasons to include external partners in their customer facing processes in Customer Centric Management. External partners can ensure a more efficient and therefore…
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CRM Idol 2013: public voting for winner open!

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting We finally made it to the last round of this year´s CRM Idol 2013 contest, and all finalists have put lots of efforts and motivation in creating their videos to compete for…
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CRM Idol 2013: finalists announced!

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting Yesterday 5 out of 12 semi-finalists have made it to the finals of this year´s CRM Idol contest. They are mindtouch, uservoice, cirrus insight, blue camroo, and next principles.…
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How do we move from transactional to experiential?

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting Many organizations invest important efforts in defining guidelines, process maps, customer journeys, compliance rules and so on for giving employees guidance in human interactions,…

The customer centric toilet business

Written by Monique Jansen for Buljan & Partners Consulting In December 2011, I made the artistic picture shown below, situated in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam.  I was there on one of my family visits, and that day I was searching for…
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CRM Idol 2013: semi-finalists announced!

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting Last week the 12 semi-finalists of this year´s CRM Idol contest have been announced, all of them passed a selective process of references, presentations and product demo´s.…
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e-Commerce: struggling to deliver international customer experience

Written by Monique Jansen for Buljan & Partners Consulting Just a week ago I tried to make an on-line purchase. It was a gift, I was in a good shopping mood and I decided to make the on-line purchase on a French website, as I thought…
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Who’s the one enjoying an unforgettable experience the most?

Written by Raquel Calleja for Buljan & Partners Consulting Who enjoys a show the most? Spectators or artists? The latter see how their effort, their creativity and their coordination can be touching, even for the most severe critics. Who…
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Customer-centric leaders: be excited to excite

Written by Raquel Calleja for Buljan & Partners Consulting They are the motor which moves the company; they are key gear between strategy and implementation to the client but they are frequently also the most ignored. Middle managers,…

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Customer Centric Organizations

Written by Björn Neumann (follow me on @CCMTechnology) for Buljan & Partners Consulting While changing your company from a product or service driven to a customer centric organization you might have come to the question of “How to…

Customer Centric Management in online business models

Written by Luis Hergueta for Buljan & Partners Consulting Today, we are facing a mindset change from offline business models to offline-online combined business models. It is combined because online business models often start with the…
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How is CCM understood in other parts of the globe?

Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting “A few months ago, I experienced a great jungle trek in the Northern of Laos. The agency I was trekking with was very professional, not only during the experience itself, but also at every stage…
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Know your customer

Written by Ignacio de Andrés for Buljan & Partners Consulting Know your customer: easy to say, much harder to perform. It’s been a while since the first time I heard about “know your customer” as a key factor in many Sales &…

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