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Customer Engagement in Manufacturing in Europe and North America

  • August 2014
  • 116 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2307269

Summary

Table of Contents

The Current and Future Manufacturing Vertical

The overall objective of this research service was to look at the current and future adoption of various customer contact strategies, enabling technologies, and services, specifically in the manufacturing vertical. Email accounts for the highest share of customer interactions, ahead of LiveAgent voice, especially in Europe. More customer interactions are taking place through chat in North America than in Europe. In 2 years, more contact centers in North America are expected to have customer interactions through chat and interactive voice response, compared to those in Europe. Overall, 39% of contact center organizations state their contact channels are fully integrated, while the largest proportion is mostly integrated. By 2016, 64% expect to be fully integrated, primarily due to 25% of mostly integrated contact centers transitioning to full integration.

Research Background and Objectives
This research study is part of a series of survey-based studies that look at the current and future adoption of various customer contact strategies, enabling technologies, and services. The survey data and insights allow contact center organizations to understand better the industry and technology trends and apply the findings in their businesses.

The following studies are part of this series:
-Customer Engagement in Financial Services in Europe and North America
-Customer Engagement in Retail and Consumer in Europe and North America
-Customer Engagement in Manufacturing in Europe and North America
-Customer Engagement in Communications in Europe and North America
-Customer Engagement in Government and Education in Europe and North America
-Customer Engagement in Healthcare in Europe and North America

Methodology
Using a Web-based survey methodology during February 2014, Frost & Sullivan surveyed contact center/customer care decision makers who were working in businesses located in Europe and North America and who were involved in evaluating, specifying, recommending, or approving the purchase of contact center products or services. The total sample for the manufacturing vertical and particularly for this report is .

Frost & Sullivan’s survey methodology uses online panels to source only qualified respondents. Respondents must meet requirements set by a screening process prior to full survey participation. Online panels consist of individuals who volunteer to participate in Web-based surveys and typically receive compensation directly from their panel membership for participating in qualified survey research. In general, survey respondents do not receive direct compensation from Frost & Sullivan for participating in research projects.

Reporting notes: Due to rounding, percentages in charts and tables may not sum to .

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