UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.
By: Meyer, Christopher, Schwager, Andre,
Harvard Business Review,
Feb 2007, Vol. 85, Issue 2
Customer Experience Management (CEM)
What: Captures and distributes what a customer thinks about a company
When: At points of customer interaction: "touch points"
How Monitored: Surveys, targeted studies, observational studies, "voice of customer" Research
Who Uses the Information: Business or functional leaders, in order to create fulfillable expectations and better experiences with products and services
Relevance to Future Performance: Leading: Locates places to add offerings in the gaps between expectations and experience
Christopher Meyer (email@example.com) is the chairman of Strategic Alignment Group, a consultancy based in Portola Valley, California, that specializes in innovation and time-based competition. He is the author of Fast Cycle Time (Free Press, 1993). Andre Schwager (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a former president of Seagate Enterprise Management Software and a founder of Satmetrix Systems, a customer experience software company based in Foster City, California.