VoC Shifts From Surveys To Analytics

In the recent Temkin Group report Prepare for Next Generation VoC Programs, we examined voice of the customer programs within large companies. It turns out that 72% of respondents think predictive analytics models and open-ended verbatims will be more important sources of customer insight over the next three years. Over that same time, only 30% believe that multiple choice survey questions will be more important and 19% expect them to be less important.

This shift is driving an increase in the use of analytics. As you can see below, there’s a large pipeline of companies who are actively considering text mining, predictive analytics, and speech analytics solutions. More companies are actively considering these technologies than currently using them.

The bottom line: VoC programs need to evolve

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I am an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/brucetemkin

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