|By Business Wire||
|February 11, 2014 02:35 AM EST||
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced plans to combine its key digital assets and capabilities under a new global service line entitled Digital Customer Experience (DCX). DCX intends to provide organizations with the seamless offer they need to understand and implement digital engagement strategies, platforms and solutions, to fundamentally change how they do business and interact with their end-users. It consolidates Capgemini’s well established digital engagement expertise and IP1, and will be supported by a new dedicated Center of Excellence in India, along with a global recruitment drive. Capgemini has already successfully implemented a number of digital customer experience projects for various clients including Hydro Quebec.
The introduction of Capgemini’s DCX global service line is in response to the need for companies across all sectors to digitize their customers’ experiences, in order to increase client intimacy, ensure growth and differentiate themselves against their competitors. It aims to support CMOs who want innovation and reduced time to market through contextually rich customer campaigns, and CIOs who need to deliver technology at a pace to provide the agility required by the business, as well as COOs and CFOs for whom the transparent delivery of operational performance is imperative. DCX will combine Capgemini’s key digital assets and capabilities to help all client stakeholders intelligently manage their operations, to better serve their customers’ needs.
“Today's multichannel customers demand better experiences than they get from firms that design underperforming one-off touch-points. Faced with an expanding ecosystem of legacy websites, mobile sites, and apps, firms need a plan that will help them align their investments with their customers' most pressing needs. They can accomplish this by taking a user-centered approach to understanding the needs and behaviors of their multichannel customers and filling in the experience gaps,” writes Ron Rogowski II, Principal Consultant, in a Forrester report.2
Capgemini’s DCX aims to bring enterprises closer to their end-users in order to deliver the seamless multi-channel experience that they now expect. It combines Capgemini’s market leading capabilities in application services and consulting, with its proven track record in digital transformation engagements. The new global service line will include:
- A series of digital transformation methodologies developed with Capgemini Consulting, such as All Channel Experience3 (ACE), which places the customer at the heart of the business and provides a clear framework for internal alignment across an organization.
- The ability to build digital operating models that incorporate solution architecture, cloud services orchestration, leveraging existing IP such as Immediate4 part of Capgemini’s Ready2Series5 for SaaS integration, digital asset management, mobile platforms, and big data and analytics.
- The delivery and aggregation of digital services such as cloud services, mobile platform offers, data storage and analysis, governance and risk compliance, plus ongoing cloud and mobile testing.
“We know that today’s end-users expect seamless interactions via multiple channels with faster, almost instantaneous responses. To achieve this, businesses need to be more agile, innovative, social, mobile and above all, completely customer focused,” said Simon Short, Head of Digital Customer Experience Global Service Line at Capgemini. “The ever-changing landscape of business technology solutions has led to a standstill for many when deciding what is best for operations, employees and customers. Our Digital Customer Experience service line will help companies to intelligently consume digital services to deliver a holistic and profitable strategy, while creating a meaningful experience for their customers.”
Capgemini worked closely with Hydro-Quebec, a large public utilities company based in Montreal with 4.01 million customers, to understand and distil their customer experience vision for the future, and identified the key benefits. An ambitious multi-channel strategy and transformation roadmap was then developed in parallel with the design and implementation of an IT roadmap. The core focus was a renewal of the Contact Centre and Web Portal, combined with CRM implementation, bringing the scope to three major projects. To accelerate the internal transformation and ensure longevity of the benefits delivered, a new Customer Experience division was set up.
"Working collaboratively with Capgemini over the course of this transformation not only equipped our organisation with stronger internal tools and processes but also empowered us with the skills and self-confidence to deliver a bring a best in class channel offering to our customers,” said Marcel Boyer, Customer Service VP, Hydro-Quebec.
Informed by a unique long-term partnership with MIT Center for Digital Business
In addition to its established track record in digital engagement strategies for clients, Capgemini has leveraged the findings of a three year industry research program in collaboration with the MIT Center For Digital Business. Forming the most extensive research on digital transformation to date, the program has examined more than 400 large mainstream companies around the globe. The most recent study, published in October 2013 and conducted with MIT Sloan Management Review, “Embracing Digital Technology: A New Strategic Imperative,” involving over 1,500 executives in 106 countries, revealed that while the potential opportunity of Digital Transformation is absolutely clear, the journey to get there is not. Key findings included - 78% of respondents felt that Digital Transformation will be critical to their organization within the next two years and where Digital Transformation is a permanent fixture on the executive agenda, 81% of people believe it will give their company a competitive advantage6.
An earlier report in 2012, “The Digital Advantage: How digital leaders outperform their peers in every industry”, revealed that those companies that have succeeded in delivering a fundamental transformation of their business through technology, benefit from a considerable ‘Digital Advantage’ and demonstrate significantly better financial performance than their peers. Based on this research, Capgemini developed a unique Digital Maturity Assessment tool that enables companies to assess their digital maturity and compare their position with their peers in their industry.
Read about more Capgemini client digital engagement stories.
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With more than 130,000 people in 44 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2012 global revenues of EUR 10.3 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
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1 Capgemini’s IP includes tried and tested tools, software, methods, knowhow, and experience
2 Source: Forrester, Improve Your Digital Customer Experience, Ron Rogowski II et al, June 2012
3 Capgemini’s All-Channel Experience approach helps consumer products and retail companies provide a consistent, integrated customer experience across all channels
4 Immediate is Capgemini’s cloud-based, e-Business service that manages an ecosystem of digital suppliers
5 Capgemini’s Ready2Series is a range of innovative, tried-and-tested Capgemini products and solutions that are focused on accelerating results with quick, affordable and low-risk implementation
6 Source: Embracing Digital Technology: A New Strategic Imperative, by Capgemini Consulting and MIT Sloan Management Review, October 2013
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