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Customer Experience and Compliance: A Delicate Balancing Act

Krutant Iyer
January 10, 2023
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Delivering an excellent customer experience while adhering to the strict compliance requirements dictated by industry regulatory bodies is not for weak hearts. On the one hand, businesses want to create the best customer experience possible to increase loyalty and sales, but more often than not the strict compliance measures put in place by the regulatory bodies governing the industry puts a spanner in the works, or does it? But does it have to be this way? Let’s find out.

As we step into 2023’s competitive marketplace, customers have more choices than ever before and are not afraid to switch brands if they feel their needs are not met. To complicate matters further data privacy laws are constantly evolving and expanding. Navigating through these numerous laws while maintaining a positive customer experience can be overwhelming, but with the right measures in place, you cannot just deliver a good CX but also retain customers’ trust.


Importance of Compliance

Compliance is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it helps ensure that businesses adhere to the law. This is important for both the business, and its customers. Compliance can help protect businesses from liability. If a business is found to violate any laws or regulations, it could be subject to hefty fines or worse. Delivering good customer experience can sometimes be at odds with being compliant with set regulations. For example, if a customer wishes to cancel an order but your business has a no-cancellation policy in adherence to regulatory measures this customer is not likely to return for future purchases.  


The Balancing Act

As businesses increasingly collect and store more customer data, they must also have appropriate measures to safeguard this data. Businesses can strike the right balance between delivering a good CX while remaining compliant to industry laws by adhering to the below best practices:  

  • Know your industry regulations inside out
  • Collect only the data you need
  • Keep your data secure
  • Be transparent about your data collection and usage practices
  • Give customers control over their data

Path to Digital Maturity

Being overconfident in compliance readiness can lead to complacency and leave businesses open to cybersecurity threats. Business experts have recommended time and again to mine customer data and incorporate AI tools to optimise and personalise customers’ digital experience. Customer expectations are growing faster than businesses’ digital transformational initiatives. To keep up with the pace, businesses need to adapt structural transformation that adds meaningful benefits for customers and employees alike. Digital transformation is not just about technology anymore, it is about retaining the human touch.

Without an all-inclusive strategy, organisational maturity to extract value from data is low. This leads to poor performances across the four major goals.

  1. Unifying engagement: Obtaining a panoramic view of customer and employees’ interactions
  1. Empowering workforce: Boost team’s productivity with workflow automation  
  1. Transforming products and solutions: Personalising product or service experience
  1. Optimising processes: Visualising data and predicting customer behaviour with AI-powered analytics dashboard


As customers become more aware and concerned about their data usage, it is important for businesses to operate transparently and safely when it comes to utilising and managing their data. This especially applies the CX solution being used by the business to manage customer engagement and experiences. Since the CX platform will likely be the command centre for all interactions both, internal as well as external, it is important for businesses to demonstrate their ability to put security of their customers and employees’ data first.


State of Compliance in 2023

  • 90% customers claim they will not buy products or services from a business without knowing how their personal data is being used or if the business does not properly protect its data.
  • 70% compliance experts are of the opinion that the pandemic has boosted their reliance on technology to aid in decision making, performance monitoring, and risk management.  
  • 60% of global customers would spend more with a business that they trust to handle their personal data responsibly.  
  • 55% businesses have based their compliance culture around a “Can we?” attitude, shifting towards a new mindset that focuses on a more proactive and positive compliance culture  
  • 41% businesses consider improving compliance management as a high-priority business goal.

While customer experience should always be a top priority for businesses, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is critical for any business to function without glitches.

A unified experience platform like CINNOX empowers its users to communicate effortlessly and effectively by dissolving boundaries and connecting consumers globally. The platform employs state-of-the-art data encryption, data backup and recovery, and data protection systems that safeguard businesses and their customers at all times, while bridging the gaps between datacom, telecom, and internet networks to provide reliable communications solutions across protocols, devices, and services.

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Delivering an excellent customer experience while adhering to the strict compliance requirements dictated by industry regulatory bodies is not for weak hearts. On the one hand, businesses want to create the best customer experience possible to increase loyalty and sales, but more often than not the strict compliance measures put in place by the regulatory bodies governing the industry puts a spanner in the works, or does it? But does it have to be this way? Let’s find out.

As we step into 2023’s competitive marketplace, customers have more choices than ever before and are not afraid to switch brands if they feel their needs are not met. To complicate matters further data privacy laws are constantly evolving and expanding. Navigating through these numerous laws while maintaining a positive customer experience can be overwhelming, but with the right measures in place, you cannot just deliver a good CX but also retain customers’ trust.


Importance of Compliance

Compliance is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it helps ensure that businesses adhere to the law. This is important for both the business, and its customers. Compliance can help protect businesses from liability. If a business is found to violate any laws or regulations, it could be subject to hefty fines or worse. Delivering good customer experience can sometimes be at odds with being compliant with set regulations. For example, if a customer wishes to cancel an order but your business has a no-cancellation policy in adherence to regulatory measures this customer is not likely to return for future purchases.  


The Balancing Act

As businesses increasingly collect and store more customer data, they must also have appropriate measures to safeguard this data. Businesses can strike the right balance between delivering a good CX while remaining compliant to industry laws by adhering to the below best practices:  

  • Know your industry regulations inside out
  • Collect only the data you need
  • Keep your data secure
  • Be transparent about your data collection and usage practices
  • Give customers control over their data

Path to Digital Maturity

Being overconfident in compliance readiness can lead to complacency and leave businesses open to cybersecurity threats. Business experts have recommended time and again to mine customer data and incorporate AI tools to optimise and personalise customers’ digital experience. Customer expectations are growing faster than businesses’ digital transformational initiatives. To keep up with the pace, businesses need to adapt structural transformation that adds meaningful benefits for customers and employees alike. Digital transformation is not just about technology anymore, it is about retaining the human touch.

Without an all-inclusive strategy, organisational maturity to extract value from data is low. This leads to poor performances across the four major goals.

  1. Unifying engagement: Obtaining a panoramic view of customer and employees’ interactions
  1. Empowering workforce: Boost team’s productivity with workflow automation  
  1. Transforming products and solutions: Personalising product or service experience
  1. Optimising processes: Visualising data and predicting customer behaviour with AI-powered analytics dashboard


As customers become more aware and concerned about their data usage, it is important for businesses to operate transparently and safely when it comes to utilising and managing their data. This especially applies the CX solution being used by the business to manage customer engagement and experiences. Since the CX platform will likely be the command centre for all interactions both, internal as well as external, it is important for businesses to demonstrate their ability to put security of their customers and employees’ data first.


State of Compliance in 2023

  • 90% customers claim they will not buy products or services from a business without knowing how their personal data is being used or if the business does not properly protect its data.
  • 70% compliance experts are of the opinion that the pandemic has boosted their reliance on technology to aid in decision making, performance monitoring, and risk management.  
  • 60% of global customers would spend more with a business that they trust to handle their personal data responsibly.  
  • 55% businesses have based their compliance culture around a “Can we?” attitude, shifting towards a new mindset that focuses on a more proactive and positive compliance culture  
  • 41% businesses consider improving compliance management as a high-priority business goal.

While customer experience should always be a top priority for businesses, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is critical for any business to function without glitches.

A unified experience platform like CINNOX empowers its users to communicate effortlessly and effectively by dissolving boundaries and connecting consumers globally. The platform employs state-of-the-art data encryption, data backup and recovery, and data protection systems that safeguard businesses and their customers at all times, while bridging the gaps between datacom, telecom, and internet networks to provide reliable communications solutions across protocols, devices, and services.

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