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Workplace productivity is a significant concern in today’s competitive economy. To stay efficient and ensure profitability, companies need to do more with less—especially regarding time and money. One way to do this is by reducing the amount of time and money spent on training employees.
We built our platform to be put into the hands of a “Citizen Architect”, someone you probably already have in your organization. The persona of a Citizen Architect is going to be someone with an understanding of how processes work and the intricacies of the specific operating procedures. These resources do not need to be overly technical, however any grasp of HTML or Programming can certainly help relate some of the general concepts and best practices we recommend when using SpiceCSM. Many of our clients exclusively use non-technical resources to manage all their business process and content management while allowing technical resources to focus on the connections that push and pull data between those processes.
At SpiceCSM we have noticed a growing trend in deployment methodologies used when implementing a client's solution. When working with clients who have many overarching project goals or other unique complexities involved, we have seen many of them turn to a phased “crawl, walk, run” approach to maximize their returns and make the deployment work more seamlessly. The concept applied here simply means that by offering an incremental approach to deploying a project or use case we try to avoid being so far sighted that it prevents progress towards a more immediately usable solution. Instead, by focusing on and solving “micro-projects”, the synergy of those projects being completed in a more timely manner can have as big if not a bigger impact on the organization than one large project done in the same amount of time.
“By 2020, 60% of large organizations will try to design a customer engagement hub, yet only half of them will select the correct technologies to make it work.”
Traditionally, workflows have been way a to present simple information in an organized and logical manner. They are very helpful in communicating the structure of a complex system or an organizational hierarchy. However, that is all they do; statically display visual information to another person. One of the main goals when originally developing the SpiceCSM Process Workflows was to be able to present complex and dynamic information. We wanted to give users with a specific skill set the ability to convey their knowledge to a large number of less skilled users in a structured, dynamic and logical way. Additionally, we needed the ability to import data into the process so that the less skilled user did not have to use a separate system to look up information. Those original requirements gave the process workflows an enormous amount of power and flexibility. As the years passed, we saw the way processes were being used had evolved in ways we had never imagined when originally designing the SpiceCSM Process Workflows.
What are you going to do today to make a difference? In your life? Personal, Professional, Philanthropic? Seriously, what are you going to do? What is the one thing that you will do today that will make everything else irrelevant? Irrelevant is a strong word BUT it gets to the heart of achieving what's really important? It helps you eliminate or ease all of the other miscellaneous, less important tasks that tend to monopolize our time, and ultimately hold us back from achieving our goals."
While customers of decades past were often steadfast in their brand loyalty, those days are now just a fond memory. Customers today are led by their wallets, by the level of convenience they are offered and by the quality of customer support they are provided. While a few prestige brands may still attract customer loyalty, for most companies, there is a very real need to be the best and the fastest when it comes to customer service.