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The Power of Relationships in Customer Data

Krutant Iyer
July 28, 2023
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Let me know if this has happened to you too.

You are aimlessly browsing your favourite e-commerce store, again! All of a sudden, you receive a pop-up notification informing you that the smartphone you were checking out last week is running a limited time offer of 50% off. What would you do? You know this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you don’t want to miss it, so – you go ahead and buy it! Not only that, but you also buy a nice case cover to protect your phone, as well as, new earphones.

Had you not received that timely notification, you’d have continued browsing and would’ve probably exited the website without making a purchase. The personalised, timely notification not only helped the e-commerce business sell a smartphone, but also cross-sell two extra products.

If this sounds all too familiar to you as a customer, let’s change the perspective and relook at the situation from the e-commerce business’s perspective.


What’s Behind the Clicks?

Behind every click, wishlist addition, or purchase on a business’s website, a story unfolds. This narrative isn’t merely about an item bought or viewed but an evolving tale of personal taste and style. We term this the Customer Identity.

Mind you, a customer’s identity is not just limited to what is seen on the screen, it pertains to the learning process at a much more granular level which involves the characteristic correlation between their data across system, their behaviour and sentiment when engaging with your product, or even during the conversation itself. For example, an agent can determine the level of excitement or even frustration when speaking with the customer based on their high or low pitch of voice.

This comprehensive digital identity, when interpreted and integrated correctly, can turn casual browsers into loyal patrons.


Interplay of Connections and Data Within CINNOX

In the realm of data, understanding relationships between each data point takes precedence and is what sets a business apart. This is where the concept of entities and connections becomes crucial. With CINNOX, your business can identify and focus on the relationships between data points, rather than the data itself. In the context of your business, this translates to understanding the intricate web of connections between various components like customer identities, channels of communication, objects, and events, etc.

Every data point forms a pattern. For example, are you customers interacting with your business at during a time frame, how passionate or dispassionate are they about your products when conversing with the support agent, what’s the context of the conversation – are they frustrated with your services or are they excited? - everything comes together to paint a comprehensive profile of the customer.

Let us understand this further with help of another example.

When Steve clicks on a promotional WhatsApp notification he received from your business, your system is immediately able to establish his identity as a VIP customer. You are able to see that he clicked on the message during morning hours, establishing he is most active on the platform, and the promotional message he clicked on happens to be an exclusive birthday coupon code, which in-turn establishes his motivation.

Every contextual conversation captures the essential data components required for weaving the business intelligence that drives your business growth.


Entities and Their Interactions in CINNOX

In a data model that emphasises relationships, the primary components are entities and connections. In CINNOX, these entities can be a customer’s identity, channels of communication, objects, or events. These entities are interconnected by connections, who can be the various teams within your organisations i.e., customer support, marketing, product development, sales, operations, finance, etc) which represent the relationships between them. The power of this model is that it doesn't just capture isolated data points but showcases how they relate to each other.

For instance, in CINNOX, a customer’s data are interrelated, revealing a series of scenario that generate deep insights into expectations, behaviours, actions, and results.


Deep Insights from Relationships

This is only the beginning of how you can leverage the relationship between customer data points within CINNOX.  

When our solution’s intuitive design is combined with the power of Open API, you can connect existing tech stack or any platforms or system that’s necessary to manage your day to operations with a few clicks. This not only provides you with all your tech stack under one umbrella, making it hassle-free for your team to manage customer interactions and experiences without jumping between multiple tabs, systems, or applications, it also gives you a comprehensive data visibility, by presenting the customer data as a journey in an uncompromised, linear, and contextual flow, that can help you visualise a series of scenarios on how something as simple as a basic enquiry can be inter-related to a customer’s inclination towards a certain product or services.  

A unified customer identity within CINNOX is not just a standalone entity. It's connected to a complex network of nodes, each interrelated, painting a detailed picture of various scenarios. This intricate web of relationships offers a profound understanding of the communication dynamics, enabling CINNOX to cater to your business more effectively.  

By understanding the relationships between customers or prospects and how they interact with your business, CINNOX can help you derive deep insights into expectations, behaviours, actions, and results.


Unlocking the Power of the 360-degree Connection Loop in Business

At its core, this concept revolves around the idea of a Unified Customer Portfolio. CINNOX is a centralised platform that converges multiple data points from an integrated ecosystem comprising of multiple touchpoints, channels, systems, tools, and teams – from website visits, enquiry types, customer sentiment, mode of engagement, etc.  

The objective? To grasp the full scope of a customer's interaction with your business, enabling you to create a comprehensive experience that’s attuned to your customer’s needs and expectations.

The 360-degree connection loop isn't just a strategy; it's a paradigm shift in understanding and valuing customer relationships. It emphasises not on the quantity of data, but the quality of insights derived from it. In a world overflowing with impersonal interactions, businesses that leverage this loop stand out, forging stronger, more meaningful, and mutually beneficial relationships with their customers.

1. Holistic View

It represents a full circle view of the customer. This means understanding their preferences, behaviours, interactions, feedback, and purchase history across all touchpoints as ‘one,’ on a unified dashboard.

2. Continuous Feedback Mechanism

Just like a loop that has no end, this approach emphasises the importance of continuous learning from customer engagement and in-flow of enquiries and using this feedback to refine future engagements and business approach.

3. Unified Data Integration

All data points from every touchpoint (website visits, social media enquiries, purchase history, interactions with AI Chatbot, telephony interactions, feedback from website forms, etc.) are integrated into a centralised database. This ensures a single, coherent view of the customer for all your teams.

4. Proactive Engagement

Armed with a comprehensive data visibility and understanding, your business can proactively engage with customers, anticipating their needs and preferences before they even articulate them.


Why Should your Business Care?

In a world where businesses often have fragmented insights about their customers, there's an emerging strategy gaining prominence - the 360-degree Connection Loop. But what does it mean, and why should businesses sit up and take note?

1. From Flat to Multi-dimensional Data

When we discuss customer data, there are two primary spectrums to consider:

  • Flat Data

Flat data provides a linear, one-dimensional view of a customer. It fails to provide insight into the intricate relationships or interactions a customer has with your business. It can't tell you about a customer's journey through different touchpoints or their evolving preferences over time. Insights from flat data can be somewhat generic and may lead to broad marketing strategies or generalised customer experiences.

  • Multi-dimensional Data

Multi-dimensional Data goes beyond the surface. It introduces depth by integrating multiple layers of information about a customer. Not only does it contain updated information regarding customer identity, but it also captures relationships with various connections within your business. This could be a customer's interaction with an email campaign, their feedback on a product, their browsing behaviour on a website, and even their social media sentiments about your business. This kind of data helps in understanding not just 'what' the customer did but 'why' they did it. CINNOX goes one step further and presents you this data on a unified dashboard for your teams to be able to decipher a winning strategy from a comprehensive visibility of a connected database and they become the basis of your knowledge base and business intelligence.

When leveraged correctly, multi-dimensional data provides highly accurate and personalised insights. Businesses can craft individualised marketing campaigns, predict future customer behaviour with higher accuracy, and evaluate the efficacy of their strategies in real-time. It makes actionable insights more precise and allows for constant strategy refinement based on deep, interconnected understanding.  

2. Harnessing the Power of Open API

From data and connectivity standpoint, APIs serve as crucial bridges, enabling different tools and applications to communicate, integrate, and function together.  

APIs allow for the seamless integration of diverse platforms, tools, and datasets. Whether it's connecting a CRM system to an email marketing tool or integrating social media analytics into a centralized dashboard, APIs make it possible. By integrating different tools your team uses daily, your business can ensure that data flows smoothly across platforms. This ensures that insights garnered in one area can immediately benefit another, leading to holistic strategies and synchronised actions across organisation.  

CINNOX’s Open API integration also facilitates real-time data retrieval and updates. This means your business can access a highly detailed customer portfolio in real-time. By nature, APIs are built to handle large volumes of requests and data, and as your business grows, your data needs expand. APIs ensure that scaling up doesn't compromise efficiency or performance.  

3. Interoperability is Key

In many businesses, data remains trapped in silos - be it sales, marketing, or customer support. Interoperability emphasises the seamless sharing and integration of this data across departments and platforms. When data from diverse sources (CRM systems, social media analytics, purchase histories, past interactions, etc) are interlinked, businesses obtain a unified view of the customer. This comprehensive profile is essential for the 360-degree connection loop, ensuring that insights from one department reaches and benefits all.

Highly connected and interoperable data serves as the backbone for generating advanced business intelligence. This intelligence can allow your business to discern market trends, forecast demand, and identify areas of opportunity or potential risk.

By truly understanding and implementing these facets of the 360-degree connection loop, businesses can transition from a mere transactional relationship with their customers to a deeply insightful and proactive one.

Let me know if this has happened to you too.

You are aimlessly browsing your favourite e-commerce store, again! All of a sudden, you receive a pop-up notification informing you that the smartphone you were checking out last week is running a limited time offer of 50% off. What would you do? You know this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you don’t want to miss it, so – you go ahead and buy it! Not only that, but you also buy a nice case cover to protect your phone, as well as, new earphones.

Had you not received that timely notification, you’d have continued browsing and would’ve probably exited the website without making a purchase. The personalised, timely notification not only helped the e-commerce business sell a smartphone, but also cross-sell two extra products.

If this sounds all too familiar to you as a customer, let’s change the perspective and relook at the situation from the e-commerce business’s perspective.


What’s Behind the Clicks?

Behind every click, wishlist addition, or purchase on a business’s website, a story unfolds. This narrative isn’t merely about an item bought or viewed but an evolving tale of personal taste and style. We term this the Customer Identity.

Mind you, a customer’s identity is not just limited to what is seen on the screen, it pertains to the learning process at a much more granular level which involves the characteristic correlation between their data across system, their behaviour and sentiment when engaging with your product, or even during the conversation itself. For example, an agent can determine the level of excitement or even frustration when speaking with the customer based on their high or low pitch of voice.

This comprehensive digital identity, when interpreted and integrated correctly, can turn casual browsers into loyal patrons.


Interplay of Connections and Data Within CINNOX

In the realm of data, understanding relationships between each data point takes precedence and is what sets a business apart. This is where the concept of entities and connections becomes crucial. With CINNOX, your business can identify and focus on the relationships between data points, rather than the data itself. In the context of your business, this translates to understanding the intricate web of connections between various components like customer identities, channels of communication, objects, and events, etc.

Every data point forms a pattern. For example, are you customers interacting with your business at during a time frame, how passionate or dispassionate are they about your products when conversing with the support agent, what’s the context of the conversation – are they frustrated with your services or are they excited? - everything comes together to paint a comprehensive profile of the customer.

Let us understand this further with help of another example.

When Steve clicks on a promotional WhatsApp notification he received from your business, your system is immediately able to establish his identity as a VIP customer. You are able to see that he clicked on the message during morning hours, establishing he is most active on the platform, and the promotional message he clicked on happens to be an exclusive birthday coupon code, which in-turn establishes his motivation.

Every contextual conversation captures the essential data components required for weaving the business intelligence that drives your business growth.


Entities and Their Interactions in CINNOX

In a data model that emphasises relationships, the primary components are entities and connections. In CINNOX, these entities can be a customer’s identity, channels of communication, objects, or events. These entities are interconnected by connections, who can be the various teams within your organisations i.e., customer support, marketing, product development, sales, operations, finance, etc) which represent the relationships between them. The power of this model is that it doesn't just capture isolated data points but showcases how they relate to each other.

For instance, in CINNOX, a customer’s data are interrelated, revealing a series of scenario that generate deep insights into expectations, behaviours, actions, and results.


Deep Insights from Relationships

This is only the beginning of how you can leverage the relationship between customer data points within CINNOX.  

When our solution’s intuitive design is combined with the power of Open API, you can connect existing tech stack or any platforms or system that’s necessary to manage your day to operations with a few clicks. This not only provides you with all your tech stack under one umbrella, making it hassle-free for your team to manage customer interactions and experiences without jumping between multiple tabs, systems, or applications, it also gives you a comprehensive data visibility, by presenting the customer data as a journey in an uncompromised, linear, and contextual flow, that can help you visualise a series of scenarios on how something as simple as a basic enquiry can be inter-related to a customer’s inclination towards a certain product or services.  

A unified customer identity within CINNOX is not just a standalone entity. It's connected to a complex network of nodes, each interrelated, painting a detailed picture of various scenarios. This intricate web of relationships offers a profound understanding of the communication dynamics, enabling CINNOX to cater to your business more effectively.  

By understanding the relationships between customers or prospects and how they interact with your business, CINNOX can help you derive deep insights into expectations, behaviours, actions, and results.


Unlocking the Power of the 360-degree Connection Loop in Business

At its core, this concept revolves around the idea of a Unified Customer Portfolio. CINNOX is a centralised platform that converges multiple data points from an integrated ecosystem comprising of multiple touchpoints, channels, systems, tools, and teams – from website visits, enquiry types, customer sentiment, mode of engagement, etc.  

The objective? To grasp the full scope of a customer's interaction with your business, enabling you to create a comprehensive experience that’s attuned to your customer’s needs and expectations.

The 360-degree connection loop isn't just a strategy; it's a paradigm shift in understanding and valuing customer relationships. It emphasises not on the quantity of data, but the quality of insights derived from it. In a world overflowing with impersonal interactions, businesses that leverage this loop stand out, forging stronger, more meaningful, and mutually beneficial relationships with their customers.

1. Holistic View

It represents a full circle view of the customer. This means understanding their preferences, behaviours, interactions, feedback, and purchase history across all touchpoints as ‘one,’ on a unified dashboard.

2. Continuous Feedback Mechanism

Just like a loop that has no end, this approach emphasises the importance of continuous learning from customer engagement and in-flow of enquiries and using this feedback to refine future engagements and business approach.

3. Unified Data Integration

All data points from every touchpoint (website visits, social media enquiries, purchase history, interactions with AI Chatbot, telephony interactions, feedback from website forms, etc.) are integrated into a centralised database. This ensures a single, coherent view of the customer for all your teams.

4. Proactive Engagement

Armed with a comprehensive data visibility and understanding, your business can proactively engage with customers, anticipating their needs and preferences before they even articulate them.


Why Should your Business Care?

In a world where businesses often have fragmented insights about their customers, there's an emerging strategy gaining prominence - the 360-degree Connection Loop. But what does it mean, and why should businesses sit up and take note?

1. From Flat to Multi-dimensional Data

When we discuss customer data, there are two primary spectrums to consider:

  • Flat Data

Flat data provides a linear, one-dimensional view of a customer. It fails to provide insight into the intricate relationships or interactions a customer has with your business. It can't tell you about a customer's journey through different touchpoints or their evolving preferences over time. Insights from flat data can be somewhat generic and may lead to broad marketing strategies or generalised customer experiences.

  • Multi-dimensional Data

Multi-dimensional Data goes beyond the surface. It introduces depth by integrating multiple layers of information about a customer. Not only does it contain updated information regarding customer identity, but it also captures relationships with various connections within your business. This could be a customer's interaction with an email campaign, their feedback on a product, their browsing behaviour on a website, and even their social media sentiments about your business. This kind of data helps in understanding not just 'what' the customer did but 'why' they did it. CINNOX goes one step further and presents you this data on a unified dashboard for your teams to be able to decipher a winning strategy from a comprehensive visibility of a connected database and they become the basis of your knowledge base and business intelligence.

When leveraged correctly, multi-dimensional data provides highly accurate and personalised insights. Businesses can craft individualised marketing campaigns, predict future customer behaviour with higher accuracy, and evaluate the efficacy of their strategies in real-time. It makes actionable insights more precise and allows for constant strategy refinement based on deep, interconnected understanding.  

2. Harnessing the Power of Open API

From data and connectivity standpoint, APIs serve as crucial bridges, enabling different tools and applications to communicate, integrate, and function together.  

APIs allow for the seamless integration of diverse platforms, tools, and datasets. Whether it's connecting a CRM system to an email marketing tool or integrating social media analytics into a centralized dashboard, APIs make it possible. By integrating different tools your team uses daily, your business can ensure that data flows smoothly across platforms. This ensures that insights garnered in one area can immediately benefit another, leading to holistic strategies and synchronised actions across organisation.  

CINNOX’s Open API integration also facilitates real-time data retrieval and updates. This means your business can access a highly detailed customer portfolio in real-time. By nature, APIs are built to handle large volumes of requests and data, and as your business grows, your data needs expand. APIs ensure that scaling up doesn't compromise efficiency or performance.  

3. Interoperability is Key

In many businesses, data remains trapped in silos - be it sales, marketing, or customer support. Interoperability emphasises the seamless sharing and integration of this data across departments and platforms. When data from diverse sources (CRM systems, social media analytics, purchase histories, past interactions, etc) are interlinked, businesses obtain a unified view of the customer. This comprehensive profile is essential for the 360-degree connection loop, ensuring that insights from one department reaches and benefits all.

Highly connected and interoperable data serves as the backbone for generating advanced business intelligence. This intelligence can allow your business to discern market trends, forecast demand, and identify areas of opportunity or potential risk.

By truly understanding and implementing these facets of the 360-degree connection loop, businesses can transition from a mere transactional relationship with their customers to a deeply insightful and proactive one.

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