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5 Ways to Prevent Billing Disputes
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

When it comes to billing, surprises are usually a bad thing. When your customer expects to see one thing on their bill or invoice and they get something else, you can expect a call or even to lose their business. From inaccurate invoices to errors and inconsistencies, there are many […]

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The Age of the Customer: A Rebirth of Customer-based Everything
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

These days it seems like everyone is talking about their customer obsession. From Forrester Research, which has based a business plan and research agenda on “The Age of the Customer” to Jim Blasingame’s book of the same name. Consultants, authors, and marketing pros are embracing customer centricity with bear hug-like […]

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This Week in Monetization – April 6, 2017
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Happy first Friday of Q2! Closing and opening a couple quarters got you down? We’ve just the thing to pick you up with some customer service schadenfreude from Garadget, Audi expanding its mobility footprint, and a real subscription service for virtual reality. Shutting down irate IoT customers It has happened […]

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Handling Irate Customers in the IoT Age
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

It’s happened to everyone who has ever been in customer service. An issue between customer and provider turns into a screaming match. You did all the right things—empathized, apologized, and tried to find a solution, and you still end up with someone screaming and cussing in your face. When I […]

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Revenue Moments: Making the Rubber Meet the Road
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

At Aria, we’ve spent a great deal of opining the importance of taking advantage of every possible revenue moment. Revenue moments are all the customer touchpoints and events that occur in the recurring revenue cycle that generate more profits and help you retain happier customers. And while the digital world […]

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Mobile Carriers Entering Protracted Pricing Battle
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Whether you are down with Android or Apple, nearly every provider can sell you the device you need. If they don’t have it, you can drop the cash and BYOD. The service and coverage provided by major carriers are so close that you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference […]

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5 Ways CSPs Can Personalize Customer Service
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

If you’ve ever dealt with your local cable, internet, or phone company, then you won’t be surprised to learn that these Communication Service Providers (CSPs) aren’t known for excellent customer service. However, you may be taken aback by the depth of the problem. The Temkin Group reported in 2015 that […]

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5 Ways Telecoms Can Improve Customer Focus
By: Sean Kirk

Sean Kirk

Cable providers, telecoms, and mobile operators are facing unprecedented challenges. The commoditization of voice and data services. Cord-cutting due to over-the-top (OTT) options. Emerging connectivity alternatives such as fixed wireless offered by aggressive newcomers. All threaten the traditional revenue streams communications service providers (CSPs) once thrived on. How can CSPs […]

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5 Tips to Make Dunning an Opportunity
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

It’s almost sounds oxymoronic. How can dunning, a demand for payment, be an opportunity? In its simplest form, dunning is a communication. What you do with that communication is up to you. More often, enterprises are looking at dunning as opportunity to do more than just get the bill paid. […]

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Is Every Company Really a Tech Company?
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

One of the hot business catch phrases of 2016 is that “every company is a tech company.” There is some truth to this. Whether you’re in the business of growing apricots or selling automobiles, your investment in technology can be the difference between success and failure. That technology—say, an app […]

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