Customer data is the gold of the modern economy - a valuable resource that enables companies to better understand their target groups and address their needs in a targeted manner. But how can concrete added value be generated from a flood of data? The key lies in the correct application of data analytics. This series will guide you through tried-and-tested approaches on how you can use customer data to your advantage in order to pursue data-based and customer-centred strategic goals from brand building to product development.
How do we create the conditions? Data preparation and visualisation
The strategic utilisation of customer data begins with the availability and processing of relevant information. The identification and collection of this information from various sources are the first steps. Data quality and consistency are crucial here and require classic methods of data preparation as well as ongoing cleansing processes. Only with this stable basis can patterns and trends be extracted and utilised for sales, marketing and product development. Visualisations facilitate access to the insights gained, promote customer orientation and enable the targeted design of measures.
1. Who are our customers and what are the similarities and differences between different groups?
Identifying customer groups is crucial in order to develop meaningful and targeted offers. Segmentation methods help to understand similarities and differences between different target groups. Data analytics enables a deep insight into customer behaviour so that strategies can be created precisely.
2. What should we invest in customers and how can we promote loyalty?
Investing in customers requires clear decisions. Using statistical and machine learning algorithms, companies can evaluate the long-term potential of their customers. Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) analysis provides valuable insights that enable efficient resource allocation. In addition, advanced churn prevention helps to identify customers at risk of cancelling and to take targeted measures to retain customers.
3. Creating optimised customer experiences at touchpoints
The personalisation of offers is based on detailed analyses of customer behaviour. Continuous monitoring of customer feedback and transactions identifies weak points and enables continuous optimisation of the customer experience. NLP and recommender systems can be used methodically here.
4. Innovations and product development: using behavioural data & customer feedback (NLP, text mining)
Innovative products and services are created by analysing behavioural data and customer feedback. Methods such as natural language processing (NLP) and text mining enable companies to delve deep into the needs and opinions of their customers. These insights form the basis for targeted product development and continuous innovation.
Optimising the use of customer data requires not only analytical skills, but also a clear view of a company’s strategic goals. Through the skilful use of data analytics, companies can not only deepen their understanding of their target groups, but also promote sustainable customer satisfaction and thus create a competitive advantage. In the coming parts of this series, we will delve deeper into the individual aspects and offer you practical insights into the world of data-driven customer proximity.
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