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Meet Customer Care Expectations With Cloud

People have higher expectations than ever when it comes to customer care. With the development of technology and communications, customers are now seeking immediate gratification. The average customer believes immediacy and accuracy to be two of the important traits of customer service. The method of interaction is also important for consumers, which gives businesses something […]

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Essential in the Airline Industry: Vision and Commitment

While the term “business transformation” has been floated around for decades, digital and the deployment of modern technology remain the cornerstone of today’s investment decisions. Customer expectations have changed greatly in recent years. Strong brands like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, which investors often refer to as FAANG, have changed consumer behavior. Not only […]

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Cost-Cutting and Technology Investments in the Airline Industry

Cutting unnecessary costs and investing in technology (e.g., digital, planes) to support the business is a complex task, but certainly a requirement for long-term growth. Fuel costs – the number-one non-labor expense for airlines – can only be hedged to the degree the petroleum market allows and that is by and large outside the control […]

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Customer Satisfaction in the Airline Industry

Customer satisfaction is always top of mind for airlines. Unhappy or disengaged customers naturally mean fewer passengers and less revenue. It’s important that customers have an excellent experience every time they travel. On-time flights, good in-flight entertainment, more (and better) snacks, and more legroom might be the obvious contributors to a good experience and more […]

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Operational Performance and Reliability in the Airline Industry

Operational performance (or operational reliability) is about running an airline like a well-oiled machine. Pun intended. It’s about on-time performance and completion rates. It’s about reducing involuntary denied boardings and the rate of mishandled bags. It’s ensuring that continuous improvements and efficiencies are always in motion. A smoothly run airline enhances customer perception, satisfaction, and […]

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Key Strategic Initiatives in the Airline Industry

If you listen closely to industry executives, you’ll note that many of them typically hone in on several key strategic initiatives. Naturally, there’s a crossover between them, and each one can affect the other. Operational performance or operational reliability is one. Customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, or brand strength is another. Last but not least are […]

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[Guide] 2018 State of the Airline Industry

The airline industry is scrutinized by passengers and analysts alike, mostly for two reasons. One, many people take one or more flights a year and have personal experiences that leave lasting impressions. Two, the industry’s economic impact is unprecedented. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), “Aviation accounts for more than 5% of our [United […]

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5-Phase Approach To Sales Practices Compliance For Banks

Adjusting to the new regulatory environment Recent problems with bank employees opening unauthorized accounts for consumers have focused the regulatory spotlight on sales practices in the industry. The fallout from sales practices problems has been spectacular and well-publicized: Hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and legal costs Destruction of shareholder value Brand and reputational […]

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Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks

Reputation Institute, a research and advisory firm that focuses on tackling and analyzing the reputation of companies worldwide, released its annual ranking of the most reputable U.S. banks. According to the report (and a basic understanding of human nature!), a company’s reputation has an effect on: Customers buying your products and services Policymakers and regulators […]

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Citi, State Farm, T. Rowe, Visa, & Zurich: Apps For Noncustomers

A while back, I wrote a blog post that shared ways in which the financial services industry can leverage social tools to win over existing customers, cultivate new ones, and become more efficient in their business operations. One example was how Barclays created a new product called Barclaycard Ring, which gives cardmembers the opportunity to […]

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How Vanguard Wins Over Customers Without Even Meeting Them

As a long-time customer of Vanguard, I can attest to their great way of doing business. While I’ve never set foot into an office of theirs, the financial services company – one of the world’s largest investment management companies – was able to gain my trust and, without much effort, convince me to enlist them […]

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Bank With High CX Score Mentions “Customers” More

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Michael Porter, a colleague of mine, was live-blogging at last week’s Forrester CXNYC event, a conference for customer experience leaders, innovators, and practitioners. During one of the presentations he attended, George F. Colony, the CEO of Forrester, discussed how customer experience has become the most critical barrier […]

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When TV Host John Stossel Says Your Customer Service “Stinks”

John Stossel, the host of a Fox News weekly program that highlights current consumer issues, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The good news is that it was caught early. It wasn’t his diagnosis that went viral, but rather the article he wrote from his hospital bed. “I have to say, the hospital’s customer service […]

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