Why Every Business Needs a Customer 360

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May 17th, 2024

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Insights & Thought Leadership

Unleashing the Potential of Unified Customer Data

In today’s data-driven world, few businesses have graduated beyond using a CRM or CDP (Customer Data Platform), which often host legacy or static customer data. 

Businesses that are truly harnessing a Customer 360 approach, leverage the capabilities of both CRM and CDP systems, among other data sources, to create a comprehensive and dynamic view of the customer.

For businesses looking for a competitive edge, one of the most powerful tools at their disposal is a Customer 360, a holistic approach to understanding and engaging with customers. By integrating and analysing data from multiple sources, businesses can create a comprehensive view of their customers, enabling them to make more informed decisions and drive strategic value.

Why Do Businesses Need a Customer 360?

Improved Data Quality:

Ensuring data accuracy and consistency across the business is crucial. Data cleansing and validation processes are essential to maintain high-quality, reliable customer information.

Enhanced Customer Understanding:

 A 360-degree view of the customer allows businesses to gain deep insights into their preferences, behaviours, and needs. This understanding helps in tailoring products, services, and marketing strategies to meet customer expectations more effectively.

Improved Customer Experience:

By leveraging comprehensive customer data, businesses can deliver personalized experiences at every touchpoint. This leads to higher customer satisfaction, loyalty, and ultimately customer retention.
Additionally, many businesses have KPI’s around data privacy and security. A key part of a Customer 360 means implementing data security measures and complying with data privacy regulations, which is essential for building trust and maintaining customer loyalty.

Operational Improvements:

Perhaps the most crucial reason is the access to integrated and analysed customer data that empowers businesses to make data-driven decisions. This reduces guesswork and enhances the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, product development, and sales strategies.

Having a unified customer profile streamlines internal processes by reducing data silos and improving communication between departments. This leads to operational efficiencies and cost savings.

Competitive Advantage:

Businesses that leverage Customer 360 are better positioned to anticipate market trends and customer needs. This proactive approach gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace.

How Do You Create a Customer 360?

The first step to achieving a Customer 360 approach is creating a unified view. Clekt leverage Snowflake’s scalable data platform, which handles vast amounts of data from various sources. Clekt have helped many businesses to realise the benefits of a truly 360-approach to customer data. Enabling deeper customer insights, improved experiences, and data-driven decision-making, ultimately driving strategic business value.

So how well do you understand your Customers and are you confident you have trustworthy and actionable data?

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