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I am giving a webinar on Success in Customer Next Best Action: Decision Modeling, Rules and Analytics Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:00 AM PDT Digitizing, personalizing and improving customer interactions is critical to business growth, customer retention and market engagement. Executives want to ensure that every interaction with every customer adds value – they want [...]

First Look: Conductrics 3.0

I caught up with the folks from Conductrics to learn about their 3.0 release (I have blogged about Conductrics before). Conductrics has been in the decision optimization business for many years now. At its core Conductrics is about assigning customers to experiences. They recently released 3.0 with some new features. Conductrics Express is a point-and-click [...]

Next up was a discussion of the Teradata Marketing applications with a presentation from MGM Resorts. I wrote about their marketing solutions back in 2013. These solutions have evolved and include in-house and acquired technology like Market Helm, Aprimo and others. These solutions are designed to bring cross-channel consistency and customer specificity. Individualization, real-time interaction, [...]

This week’s white paper is an oldie but goodie – The Case for Centralized Customer Decisioning An Imperative for Every Channel, Every Interaction Marketing understands customers better than any other single group, and should own customer treatment decisions. As marketers strive for a genuine dialogue with their customers, an interactive and personalized experience that builds brand [...]

I am giving a live webinar on March 17, 2014 “Nurture Customer Loyalty With Personalized Messages and Channel Alignment.”  There’s a free 10-minute preview segment now available – View Free Preview   As more customers use more channels it’s challenging to deliver personalized, targeted messages across channels and over time. To meet this challenge, organizations should focus on the right [...]

I am giving a webinar on Nurture Customer Loyalty With Personalized Messages and Channel Alignment for the Association of Strategic Marketing on March 17 at 1:00pm Eastern More customers are using more channels and with the growth in mobile and other automated channels it’s challenging to deliver personalized, targeted messages across channels and over time. One-size-doesn’t-really-fit-anyone [...]

My colleague at Decision Management Solutions, Gagan Saxena, has just posted on Designing User Experience with SAP Screen Personas. As he and I have worked more with decision modeling (or decision requirements models as they are sometimes known) we have found more and more uses for them. As you can see from the role of decision requirements modeling [...]

My colleague Gagan Saxena is giving the first of our new 30 minute webinars on Designing Smart Portals with Decision Management, July 11th 9am Pacific. How to design intuitive, relevant and personalized Portals using the power of Big Data, Analytics and Business Rules. Traditional Portals are geared towards presenting the best Information for users to make [...]

First Look: Idio

As part of my ongoing series on Marketing Decision Management Solutions I got my first look at a new take on next best action systems the other day with the folks from Idio. Idio focuses on what they call “intelligent customer experiences through content.” They have what amounts to a real time decisioning platform focused [...]

As part of our series on Marketing Decision Management Solutions, I got an update on SAS Real-time Decision Manager. SAS Real-time Decision Manager is a complete solution that delivers decision capabilities around customer intelligence for marketing and I was last updated on it back in 2010. The solution provides a unified capability for making customer [...]

Larry Rosenberger, FICO Research fellow, ex-FICO CEO and generally fascinating analytic thinker was up next to discuss analytics and the internet of things. For all the “speculative” in the title, Larry things the whole area of the internet of things is becoming more real and less speculative. Larry began by defining the internet of things. [...]

Stuart Wells, the CTO of FICO, came up to give the keynote and talk about FICO’s big cloud announcements: FICO Cloud-based Decision Management Platform (announcement here) FICO Analytic Cloud (announcement here and sign up here) Customer engagement applications  on this cloud platform announcement here (discussed also in this blog post). Stuart began with a couple of stories. [...]

As part of our ongoing series on Marketing Decision Management solutions I recently got a briefing on some of IBM’s Marketing Solutions – specifically IBM Real-time Interaction Management. IBM’s Real-time Interaction Management offering is part of IBM’s Enterprise Marketing Management suite. This has been a real focus area for IBM in the last few years with [...]

Silverlink – an update

Several years ago I did some work with Silverlink – speaking at a series of roadshows for their product – and I got an update recently. Silverlink focuses on helping healthcare organizations engage their members more effectively with personalized, multi-channel outreach. Silverlink works with health plans and pharmacy benefit managers to get their members to [...]

I don’t know how many of you have kindles but my family is awash in them. Several of us get the Amazon Daily Deal emails too and, of course, the kindle displays an advertisement for the daily deal when it is charging or idle. And while all this is fairly up-to-the-minute in terms of marketing it still lacks [...]

First Look – Medio

Medio started in 2004 with a mobile-first focus on predictive analytics for customer engagement and monetization. Since then they have grown to over 80 people with a cloud-based solution designed to help companies boost engagement and monetization opportunities with their customers on mobile and other IP-connected devices. Medio specializes in personalized real-time information and recommendations [...]

The Economist’s Schumpeter had a nice piece this week on ‘The magic of good service – Companies hope that “chief customer officers” will provide better service. Yeah, right’. The cynicism is theirs not mine. That said, cynicism about Chief Customer Officers actually improving customer service may be well founded. As the article points out a 2012 study said [...]

I recently got an update from the team at Sparkling Logic. I first blogged about them back in 2011. As noted previously, the product is built on a collaborative, social platform in which people work on multiple projects. Different roles are supported, allowing everyone to have their own todos and for teams to share these [...]

1. You want my business users to do WHAT? Yes, pure fear is the number one reason. There are still a lot of IT departments who cannot accept the idea of the business community maintaining business rules. Mostly this is aversion to the perceived risk but sometimes it is simple fear that they personally will [...]

IBM sees Social Media Analytics as part of Customer Analytics rather than as a separate category – the reason for analyzing social media is to better understand customers and what they are thinking. It is not enough, says IBM, to understand and analyze social media. This understanding must be integrated with other kinds of analytics [...]