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2017 Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center released.

by Michael Maoz  |  May 8, 2017

After four months of research, surveys both online and on the phone, product demonstrations from 32 software providers, and too many hours in Excel, the 2017 Magic Quadrant for the...

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On Call Centers and Dodo Eggs

by Michael Maoz  |  June 22, 2016

Even though there were no Dodo birds on Mauritius or any other part of the planet from the 1800s onward, the mild epithet that one was a dodo bird continued...

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A Magic Quadrant Parabasis

by Michael Maoz  |  May 4, 2016

The Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center published this morning ( http://www.gartner.com/document/3306017 - for clients), and though I risk running afoul of the rules in Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of...

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Complex CRM Cloud deployments Have that familiar feeling of complexity

by Michael Maoz  |  January 25, 2016

This morning I was going over a fairly complex Business-to-Consumer customer support implementation of one of the many Cloud CRM providers. About five minutes into the review a catchy tune...

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You can't get there from here, or, Why CRM efforts fail for most companies.

by Michael Maoz  |  January 11, 2016

It's 3:00 AM in Manila City, and you are walking through neighborhoods with names like Bel Air and San Antonio and San Lorenzo. Manila Bay and the Pasig River are...

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The Customer Engagement Center Magic Quadrant, 2015

by Michael Maoz  |  April 27, 2015

The Customer Engagement Center is another way of saying a Customer Service and Support software suite. We had called it the CRM Customer Service Contact Center MQ for nearly 15...

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Big Data as Profit before People. Find a Kahuna nui.

by Michael Maoz  |  April 15, 2015

It is the end of the Magic Quadrant period for the Customer Engagement Center (AKA, Customer Service Contact Center) 2015, and in two weeks time the 2015-2016 update should be...

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CRM Providers and the Cobbler's Children

by Michael Maoz  |  March 5, 2015

If you are feeling subversive while creating an RFP for a CRM vendor, visit their website and try out the CRM features that are baked into their site. In theory...

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Why didn't you say that in the first place? The CIO needs Google Translate for CRM.

by Michael Maoz  |  December 10, 2014

My colleagues and I just released a new piece of research that we titled, "Nine CRM Projects to do Right Now for Customer Service (if you are a Gartner client...

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CIOs face choiceless choice for complicated CRM projects.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 19, 2014

Two of my colleagues just finished a tour of client visits in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Taiwan and parts of China (or other parts, depending on ones politics). Their observations...

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