Tag Archives: Customer Communications Management

Why Is Insurance Technology So Important?

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In the last few years, the insurance industry has made strides by adopting new technologies. Thanks to the emergence of new technology, such as traffic cameras, self-driving cars, drones, and smart homes, insurance companies are able to collect a mountain of new information they’ve never had before.

This growth comes with its own particular set of challenges, though. As your customers adopt these new technologies, insurance premiums will go down universally. While this might make your customers happy, it ends up shredding your bottom line. Because of this, you need to keep all of the customers you can.

Legacy Systems: Don’t Fear Customer Communications Migration

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When it comes to change within a business, a small minority will embrace it, arms outstretched as if preparing to hug a long lost friend. For everyone else, the thought of changing something — such as customer communications migration — can bring chills, heart palpitations, and headaches. What will change? How much will it cost? How long will it take to change? How will this affect my department? And, the big question: How will this affect me?

Any of this sound familiar? It should come as no surprise, then, that the mere thought of migrating from a legacy, or antiquated, customer communications system to a modern, digital solution can start the beads of sweat racing down your face.

5 Statements Your Invoices Make To Customers

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It happens to us all, usually every month. Whether it comes to your mailbox or inbox, you’ll still end up getting it. A bill. Usually more than one, depending on the utilities you use, how many credit cards you have, etc. Think about how long you look over these statements. Some folks go over every line of every bill every time, and good for them. The average customer, however, spends less than five minutes looking over their statements. Sometimes, they only look to see how much they owe and that’s it. With that in mind, what kind of statements do your organization’s invoices make?

In theory, every invoice makes at least one of the following five statements. Regardless of the type, each invoice provides information and, if this is the only means of communication your company has with its customers, it’s worth taking a moment to see what pitfalls your organization might be facing.

“Less is More” When It Comes to Implementing a CCM Solution

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An end-to-end CCM solution gives your company the ability to create, generate, and deliver many different types of personalized documents — millions of copies per day in dozens of different formats — via all possible electronic and traditional mediums … using just one single platform. Think about it, one platform that compiles all of your customers’ data and creates unique documents for each one.

In the past, your company might have thought it needed a lot of different pieces in order to have any semblance of decent customer communications. It’s time to shed that mentality and go with a “less is more” approach to implementing a CCM solution.

3 Ways to Clearly Communicate Using CCM

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Communication is the key to any successful business. The type of communication, however, plays an important part in whether or not it’s successful. Some of your customers want to hear from you on a regular basis, not just once a month when you send them a bill. For others, getting just the bill from your company is enough. Regardless of how you communicate with your customers, one thing is constant — you must be able to communicate with them clearly. One of the best ways to do that is to communicate using CCM.

Without clearly defined customer communications management processes, your company runs the risk of sending documents that will not only fail to appeal to your customers, but might fail to communicate your ideas clearly … if at all. With the right Customer Communications Management (CCM) solution, it becomes a lot easier to convey what your company actually means in a way that’s better received by your customers.

Poor Telecom Customer Communications Are Sinking Your Company

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How comfortable are you with your telecommunications company’s customer approval rating? While it might be easy to pass off less than decent numbers as an anomaly, statistics don’t lie – telecom customer satisfaction is low, and continues to drop. As a result, your customers are bailing on you and signing with your competitors. Can telecom customer communications help?

Experts realize an even bigger issue is the quality of the customer experience. Poor telecom customer communications will always lead to negative customer experiences, which in turn leads to fewer customers.

EXPERT INSIDER: Customer Communications Workflow

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Effective communication will reduce the friction experienced by your customers. But, your problem isn’t that you don’t want to communicate, it’s overcoming the challenges associated with implementing an effective communication process. That is what Ecrion’s products are all about.

Customer communications workflow is one of the cornerstones of our Ecrion product. They orchestrate the communication process, whether they are fully automatic, or they involve some manual steps. A fully automatic customer communications workflow applies for cases such as SMS notifications, while manual steps are used in workflows that include data entry or reviews.

For a Software Architect, Ecrion Engage is an Easy Choice (Infographic)

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You are a software architect. You are the expert when it comes to software and the software your company uses. The top-level decisions are yours to make, as well as deciding the technical standards your company will use. These might include anything from platforms to software coding standards. While it might seem as though it’s good to be the “king or queen” of your company’s software, you know all too well heavy is the head that wears the crown. Especially when it comes to finding quality customer communications management software.

The good news for you is that, right now, there is software out there that can help make your job as a software architect easier and help your company across the board at the same time.

When You Have Legacy Systems, Make Lemonade

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Legacy systems carry with them a multitude of problems, including silo applications, redundant data fields, replicated business processes (e.g. from mergers), and dead-end roadmaps. While there are certainly replacements available, ripping out legacy systems is a risky strategy. That brings “change management” to the forefront of strategic planning. Change management is about keeping risk under control as process changes are implemented over time: It is time that carries with it opportunity costs, and it is often the case that change management comes down to a trade off between risk and lost time-to-market.

What if the value of legacy systems was leveraged rather than replaced? Ecrion Engage excels at integration, and can be used to mine the value from legacy systems, and from that, orchestrate the customer-centric journey that moves the KPIs in the right direction.