ST. LOUIS – June 20, 2013
– Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience systems and services, today released the results of a survey that shows most consumers are willing to share extensive personal data, including family information and social network profiles, in return for an improved experience from their service provider.
The survey, conducted by Coleman Parkes in April, identifies key strategies for service providers to adopt in order to gain permission to use their consumers’ data, which can then be used to uncover customer insights as well as develop new revenue streams. According to the survey, 57 percent of consumers are willing to share additional personal information, such as their location, top five Facebook friends’ names and information about family members, in return for financial rewards or better service, while 54 percent would even allow this data to be passed on to a third party, under the right conditions.
“The results of this survey indicate that fears about unwillingness on the part of consumers to share personal data have been overblown in the industry,” said Ian Parkes of Coleman Parkes. “Many consumers are willing, even eager, to share information, provided they receive value in return from their service provider. With the additional ability to share this information with third parties, customer data has the potential to become a new form of industry currency.”
Key findings of the global survey of 3,900 consumers:
• Consumers can be motivated to share: consumers said they would share additional personal information in return for better pricing plans (65 percent), improved network speed (61 percent), priority customer service (54 percent) and shared plans across devices (50 percent)
• Show me the money: consumers were also open to a range of financial incentives to share personal information. Cash rewards (44 percent) were most highly valued, alongside loyalty program rewards (38 percent) and coupons or exclusive deals (39 percent). One-third (36 percent) said they would be happy to divulge information for free
• Service providers can capitalize on consumer trust: with over half of all consumers (56 percent) considering their service providers trustworthy, service providers are well-placed to introduce new business models, such as selling data to third parties
“Service providers have a wealth of structured and unstructured consumer data and an established relationship with their customers,” said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs. “Using Amdocs’ advanced technologies and services, service providers can stay ahead and exploit the new revenue potential of big data and the customer insights it generates.”
The survey is released the same day Amdocs announced its Big Data Framework
consisting of data management platforms, analytics platforms and a business execution layer, along with the company’s big data professional services practice, spanning consulting, data science, implementation and testing. Supporting Resources
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