Customer Service Management (CSM) is a set of workflows and tools for optimally overseeing and tracking all interactions with a business’s customers. The goal of CSM is to comprehensively manage the customer experience (CX), regardless of the engagement channel or type of interaction/transaction. CSM also is known as Customer Experience Management (abbreviated CEM or CXM). CSM focuses on:
Why Businesses Need CSM
Customer service operations have reached a tipping point, according to a 2018 Forrester Research report on the state of the customer service industry. Similarly, the consulting firm McKinsey declared in 2018 that customer service is at the beginning of a new era, which McKinsey has named customer success 2.0.
Analysts say the only viable way for companies to respond to fundamental changes in the customer service industry is to embrace CSM:
Quantified Benefits Of ServiceNow CSM
Businesses’ growing need to manage the lifecycle of assets and ensure compliance readiness will drive the growth of the ITAM market in the coming years. The analyst firms MarketsandMarkets, Research and Markets, and ReportLinker have all estimated that software asset management is expected to grow into a $2.3 billion industry by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8%.
Why Businesses Choose ServiceNow For CSM
Modern businesses recognize that investing in a cloud-based CSM platform is one of the most important, strategic ways to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace:
Forrester Consulting reported in 2018 that organizations are turning to the CSM platform from cloud computing company ServiceNow to deliver a seamless, integrated customer experience. Forrester found that ServiceNow CSM is specifically designed to:
Introduced in 2016, ServiceNow CSM already is attracting accolades. The research firm Gartner ranked ServiceNow CSM for the first time in its 2018 Customer Engagement Magic Quadrant. ServiceNow was the only vendor that earned a spot in the Visionaries category. Gartner’s 2018 Customer Engagement Magic Quadrant report noted the following strengths of ServiceNow CSM:
Gartner reported that customers praise the following aspects of ServiceNow CSM:
Where CSM and ServiceNow Are Headed
Using CSM to improve the customer experience is becoming increasingly essential:
The overall size of the CSM industry is expected to grow significantly in the coming years:
ServiceNow CSM is poised to dramatically reshape the industry in the coming years.
Businesses that use ServiceNow are able to rapidly achieve improved self-service capabilities for all users (both employees and customers) and elevated efficiencies in service operations.
Information Technology Service Management
ServiceNow IT Service Management (ITSM) helps you accelerate your digital transformation by enabling services for your end-users wherever they are, whenever they need it, and from any device they have.
Information Technology Asset Management
Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) is a set of business practices and tools for optimally supporting lifecycle management of IT assets with the goal of ITAM helping organizations manage their hardware and software inventory more effectively.
Information Technology Business Management
Information Technology Business Management (ITBM) is a set of workflows and tools for optimally developing, delivering, and managing business services through an IT-focused lens. The goal of ITBM is to help organizations more comprehensively understand how their technology environment relates to their business goals, strategies, and needs.
Software Asset Management
Software Asset Management (SAM) is a set of business practices and strategies for optimally managing acquisition, usage, and lifecycle maintenance of software that enables organizations to create an accurate system of record for all software assets.
Human Resource Service Delivery
HR Service Delivery (HRSD), also known as HR Service Delivery, is a best-practices approach for automating and standardizing HR processes within your organization that enables organizations to provide engaging, holistic HR services to employees.
Information Technology Service Management
Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) is a set of workflows and tools for optimally developing, delivering, and managing IT services. ITSM is used to handle incidents, service requests, problems, and changes—all of which are typically linked through an ITSM platform such as ServiceNow.
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SERVICENOW
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According to Forrester Consulting’s 2017 The Total Economic Impact of ServiceNow report, ServiceNow customers benefit from a 20% increase in IT productivity and enjoy, on average, a 195% ROI and payback in less than nine months.
While Forrester provides numerous benefits and statistics quantifying ServiceNow’s ROI, businesses should also develop a customized business case for their own organization. Crossfuze can create a detailed ServiceNow business case for any qualified organization that requests one.
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