Meaningful Analytics – Using Business Intelligence to Decrease Healthcare Costs

On the surface, the recent statement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the prevention of $210 million in fraud over the last two years (1) appears to be a good thing. Yet, aside from giving the government a pat on the back for its auditing skills, the news is overshadowed by the National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation’s (NIHCMF) recent...

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Why ‘Easy’ Matters – A ‘CX’ Series on Understanding the Impact of Customer Effort

West Monroe’s Customer Experience team has done a lot of work over the last few years to understand the bottom-line impact of customer effort. Client work across a broad range of industries – banks & credit unions, personal & commercial insurance, energy & utilities, and healthcare to name a few – has highlighted the importance of creating effortless experiences.…

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Opportunities for Efficiency in Homeowners Insurance Property Inspections

As an industry, Insurance is traditionally less progressive when it comes to technology and innovation. It is still common to see carriers using antiquated systems that lack enterprise data and functional integration capabilities. In fact, only recently have major Insurance carriers taken into consideration the fact that there is a steady shift of consumer preference to online channels.…

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How Cultured Are You? Change your M.O. to win the war for talent and gain market share. (Part 2 of 2)

“No culture can attempt to live if it attempts to be exclusive.” – Mahatma Gandhi Although culture can initially be shaped by a subset of individuals, integrating their values and beliefs into everyday cultural norms, culture cannot continue to thrive if it attempts to be exclusive of its surroundings. Gandhi could not have stated such a truth so clearly – in order for organizations and the...

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How do I decide if Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the right solution for my business?

Companies today are struggling with which Customer Relations Management (CRM) tool to implement and leverage into their ever growing business model. The current front runners are Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Both tools offer a wide range of customizations in meeting today’s growing businesses’ needs. Salesforce and Microsoft have both taken strides to remain competitive in today’s...

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How Cultured Are You? Change your M.O. to win the war for talent and gain market share. (Part 1 of 2)

“It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.” – Henry David Thoreau I must preface this blog post by assuring you that you will not be enlightened on how to appear culturally refined nor will you be presented with a quiz that will evaluate your level of “culturedness.” Rather, your current thought process as it relates to your firm’s...

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Financial Services Salesforce.com Solutions: Pricing Desk in the Cloud

In a previous blog, “Customizing Salesforce.com for Better Business Results,” I described a customized Salesforce solution configured for a financial services organization to help realize the greatest possible return from its Salesforce.com investment. After seeing the initial value the platform delivered for its business, the institution wanted to expand its use of Salesforce.com to solve...

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Recruiting the Next Generation of Talent? The Insurance Industry Challenge

I consider myself lucky to have the opportunities and challenges that I have faced over the past 14 years working within the insurance industry. Like most insurance professionals the industry was not something that I thought of or even considered coming out of college. Given that fact, I’ve pondered how can the insurance industry proactively attract the top talent for the next generation?…

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What does it take to sell insurance to today’s modern family?

There’s no question that technology has changed the way many customers learn about and buy insurance products today. In some cases, traditional approaches remain effective. But it pays to understand distinct customer segments and tailor approaches for each. One way to examine the approaches an agent/broker may need to capture the attention of and appeal to today’s households is to look at the...

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Finding the Creative Spark

The Chicago Tech Summit was a one-day conference as part of Chicago Ideas Week that focused on sharing leading trends in entrepreneurship, web, design, data and innovation.  The day was spent with executives from GE, Etsy, Quirky, IDEO, Myspace, Lulu, Groupon, PayPal and Girls Who Code, among others, learning about their experiences and industry best practices. …

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2013 Customer Insights & Experience Diagnostic Survey Results

Many firms believe they are customer-centric and focused on improving their customer experience, but what measurements do they have in place to be sure? Industry benchmarks and best practices vary, and the customer landscape is constantly shifting, so success in this area can feel like a moving target. While some of organizations are realizing results from their customer experience efforts...

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