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The evolution of retail store into an experience center 

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With more and more customers looking to digital channels for product information, feedback, and insights, the role of the store is changing from a place that simply houses and transacts products to another integral step in building and differentiating customer experience. While this transformation has been taking place these past several years, the recent impact…Read more

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Bridging the omnichannel gap in retail with Dynamics 365 

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Omnichannel has been around for more than a decade now, so it might be surprising to realize that there are still gaps in a strategy that has become table stakes for most retailers. The gap that does exist presents a lack of clarity about what omnichannel retail is and the inability of organizations to deliver…Read more

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Microsoft named as a worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Customer Data Platforms 

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Organizations across industries and around the world are seeking new ways to unlock their customer data to provide high-quality, connected customer experiences. Microsoft’s work to help enterprises, especially those in the retail, consumer brands, healthcare, manufacturing, and media and advertising industries to meet their customers’ expectations by delivering privacy-aware, consent enabled personalization has gained some…Read more

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Achieving personalized engagement in Business to Business organizations 

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The business-to-business (B2B) landscape looks drastically different than it used to, thanks to digital acceleration that has reached every corner of our lives. Today’s B2B buyers, accustomed to fast, frictionless, and personalized experiences in their everyday lives, bring those heightened expectations to their roles as business decision-makers in enterprises large and small. To adapt, B2B…Read more

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Shaping the future of retail with Microsoft Customer Experience Platform 

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Today, nothing is certain for brands. Standing still means falling behind. Heritage brands are no different. Now more than ever, brands need to find authentic ways to engage with digitally-savvy consumers no matter where they are. How do brands steeped in tradition create modern experiences that resonate with today’s digital-native consumers? Heritage brands like Campari…Read more

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Introducing Microsoft Customer Experience Platform: A solution for connected customer experiences 

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Engaging with customers in today’s world is multifaceted, spanning everything from generating that initial spark of interest, to closing a sale and nurturing the relationship, to delivering exceptional ongoing service and support. Today, those experiences are often disconnected, and customer relationships are fragmented. On top of that, our expectations as customers have risen dramatically. We…Read more

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Get real-time digital analytics with Dynamics 365 Customer Insights 

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Navigating the past year has been a challenge as organizations have had to predict the unpredictable—how their business will adapt, how to retain and even grow customer relationships, and how to think long-term when circumstances can change daily. As we continue through 2021, the path is still uncharted, but what’s clear is the importance of…Read more

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Utilize surveys to understand data in your customer data platform 

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Every department—from marketing to sales to customer service—needs to be aligned on one view of the customer so they can make the best engagement decisions. That’s why Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights customers are automatically entitled to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice so organizations can build a unified view of customers by combing direct survey feedback…Read more

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Drive personalized interactions with real-time customer journey orchestration 

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We are announcing real-time customer journey orchestration capabilities in Dynamics 365 Marketing will be released for public preview as part of the April 2021 Wave 1 updates in Europe and North America. This landmark innovation brings together the worlds of customer experience and marketing automation and is designed to help businesses….Read more

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4 principles of successful voice of the customer programs 

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Understanding your customers starts with gathering their feedback. But a Forrester study found that at the end of 2020, decision making with customer insights was organizations’ biggest challenge with marketing programs….Read more

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Top 3 customer data platform trends for 2021 

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Despite significant headwinds in 2020—a global pandemic, economic downturn, and technology budgets clipped—customer data platform (CDP) growth is booming. Businesses are charging full steam ahead on digital transformation efforts as their customers have dramatically moved toward online channels. According to a McKinsey Global Survey of executives, organizations across sectors and geographies are likely to report…Read more

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The power of CDPs: building customer trust and loyalty in retail 

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Truly engaged, always connected The events of 2020 have left a lasting impact on the retail industry and retailers are fueling rapid innovation with development and rollout of new technologies. The global pandemic has shifted how customers buy, as well as renewed recognition of the critical value of technology to customers. Convenience, flexibility, and personalization…Read more

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