In today’s era of immediacy, customers are more demanding than ever.
Amdocs’ Voice-of-the-Customer (VoC) program offers a comprehensive response to this challenge. VoC brings the personal touch back to customer experience, and its not just us saying it – it was acknowledged as one of the best VoC programs out there!
How it works
The first stage of our VoC process is making sure feedback is obtained from all stakeholders. That means not only the usual suspects like the CIO or vendor manager, but everyone in the organization whose work was impacted by our products and services. The next stage is about listening to what the customer has to say about each and every interaction, aiming to go beyond a “tick in the box”-type survey, and toward an open conversation.
So what do we actually ask our customers?
- Is the customer happy with us?
- What is the value they get from us and what is missing?
- Are we easy to do business with and why?
- How does the customer experience our people, products, services and processes?
- Are we strategically aligned with our customers?
These questions and others gives us an outside-in perspective into our strengthens and weaknesses, empowering our evaluation of what works, and what stands to be improved.
Reading how we make customers feel is priceless
In the past year, customers from a range of different positions organizations (IT, Business, Procurement, Network, Digital etc.), geographies and backgrounds gave us both quantitative and qualitative input about their overall experience. We obtained feedback from 1,669 respondents, including hundreds of CxOs of our strategic customers. This feedback resulted in over 60 account Improvement plans, shared with customers and monitored on a quarterly basis.
And don’t just take our word for it: earlier this year, CustomerGauge’s annual State of B2B Account Experience Report acknowledged our Voice of the Customer program as one of the best!
Can customer experience be personal?
Here’s what our customers are saying:
For me the most important thing is that when the account management listens to a party like you - it changes their mindset. So VoC is valuable. We never take time in our D2D to talk about these things. We are too busy. I know they listen to the VoC feedback and hear a summarized view. So I know there is an improvement plan and lessons learned.
I was reluctant to do 1to1 interviews for VoC but when we speak, the interaction is good and I see that my feelings are expressed well and acted upon. It is better than sending us a form to fill in.
We pride ourselves on initiating and cultivating business through strong, trustworthy relationships. With that in mind, the goal of the VoC program is to make customer experience personal, meaningful, quantitative, qualitative – and most important, actionable. Instead of sending out only web surveys, we supplement the feedback channel with one-on-one in-depth interviews conducted by an independent corporate VoC team, dedicated to creating actionable insights and collaborating with the customer, so that improvements are made in collaboration.
Here’s what our leaders are saying: