Customer Management Experience resolving 4 business communication challenges

Customer Communication Management (CCM) Software eliminating Business Challenges

Customer Communications Management (CCM) applications are one of the most crucial business applications, directly impacting brand positioning, marketing, and operations of customer-centric organizations. However, since CCM implementation affects entire organizations such as process, people, and performance, there are a number of challenges that enterprises may stumble upon in getting a successful implementation done. 

CCM Software eradicating Business Challenges

Top Challenges

1. Setting Implementation Goals

Organizations buy licenses that are not a packaged solution but a framework that can be used to build a solution. When decision-makers do not have well-defined goals and timelines, projects are delayed and solutions do not meet requirements.

2. Disjointed Legacy Systems

Integration with legacy technology is one of the biggest roadblocks to adapting modern customer communication tools. Multiple data sources and disjoined applications make the implementation critical and complex. Other internal factors like the slow pace of delivery and cultural constraints hinder the progress.

3. Ongoing Communications

Unlike standard business applications, CCM applications take longer to implement and use at their full potential. The data produced during the time, cannot be used readily with the system being implemented. To handle customer correspondence in due time, there should be an efficient strategy in place to mitigate allied risks.

4. Expert Resources

Your organization has invested a cash pile into a CCM platform. Now you are looking to gain the maximum out of that investment that requires expert resources but not having the right people in your team, compromises the optimal performance. Improper implementation will result in reduced application speed which will impact turnaround time and costs in the longer run.

CCM Platform for Customer Experience Management

Many companies partner with typical IT services companies to implement their CCM platform which may not be the best strategy. A function as critical as customer communications technology needs to be managed by domain experts.

An efficient CCM tool implementation can significantly improve an organization’s workflow, turnaround time, and costs to manage customer correspondence. Doing it right is definitely worth the extra effort (and will most likely save you resources in the long run).

How IT Managers can reduce their burden during CCM tool Implementation

A few factors that will not only minimize risks but also ensure the project’s success is–agile methodology and a step-by-step approach defined after regular scrum meetings across business functions including – marketing, documents, compliance, and IT. A comprehensive re-engineering plan based on the following phases will help:

Phase 1: Study Current Documents & Requirement Gathering

Phase 2Development & Quality Assurance

Phase 3Migration, Live Testing & Final Go Live

Phase 4Ongoing Production & Support

Customer communications is a periodic process that is used to manage communications between an organization and its customers so, you would neither want to leave loopholes that can cost any errors or affect the critical path of your process. CCM implementation is the crucial factor that if once set well, ensures an efficient process and customer experience in the manner you want it to be.

At FCI, we have helped several customer-centric organizations in BFSI, telecom, utilities, and healthcare successfully implement and manage CCM applications. We have over a decade-long experience on leading edge CCM B2B platforms such as – GMC Inspire, HP Exstream, Doc1, XMPie, ISIS Papyrus and we recently started Doxee as well.