Tag "customer 360"

The Restructuring of Retail

It seems like every day we hear of a new store closing or a retailer shifting their focus to e-commerce. For all the talk about the “retail apocalypse”, brick-and-mortar isn’t dead. It’s simply being restructured to meet the needs of modern customers and offer safe, convenient, and memorable experiences. A record 9,300 stores closed in... more

A Business 360 Delivers Context to Realize a Successful Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has been a strategic corporate initiative for some time. Since the rapid onset of COVID-19, the pressure to transform has accelerated and become mission critical as digital has become the primary—or only—channel for most industries. What is digital transformation? Fundamentally, it is about converting analog processes to a digital format. The result is... more

Data 4.0: A New 360-Degree Perspective With Master Data Management

We’ve been on an exponential path with data over the last decade. During Data 1.0, we used data to drive specific business applications and those applications managed master data. Data 2.0 saw data supporting enterprise-wide business processes and we used master data management (MDM) tools to ensure consistency of master data across applications. And in... more

CX Awakening for B2B

In this post, guest blogger Blake Morgan, consumer futurist and author (“The Customer of the Future”), discusses the three key components of Informatica’s customer-centric approach. In recent years, brands in the B2C space have grown to see the value of customer experience. In fact, more than product or price, companies now compete on experience. But in... more

Enough of Next Best Action—Do You Know What the Next Worst Action is for Your Customer?

“Defense wins championships.”  This old sports adage is true, no matter what sport you follow. I follow soccer and basketball, and it definitely applies to both sports. In fact, my hometown basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, recently won a championship because of good defense. And this year in soccer (like many others), coaches will be... more

How Informatica Puts Customers First

In this post, guest blogger Blake Morgan, consumer futurist and author (“The Customer of the Future”), discusses the three key components of Informatica’s customer-centric approach. In the competitive software space, customer experience makes all the difference. Many B2B companies limit their resources on customer experience, but Informatica knows focusing on customers sets the culture and... more

Next-Generation Matching for a Modern Customer 360

Co-authored with David Borean, Chief Architect. The State of Customer Data The centuries-old mantra, “The Customer is Always Right,” has never been more relevant than in today’s experience-driven environment. Customers want what they want, when they want it, and they want it personalized to their tastes and needs. Products, marketing, and procurement of goods and... more

New Salesforce Guides – Coming Full Circle to Informatica at Dreamforce

While at Dreamforce this year, it’s easy to say that interest in Salesforce was pretty high.  This year, the message was all about “Customer 360” – the holy grail of achieving a complete 360-degree view of the customer.  After all, as one of the leading CRM platforms, Salesforce has long championed the customer.  Achieving that... more