All posts tagged data integration

The benefits of integrating social data into your existing business CRM data are tangible and plentiful.  Social media is powerful, but it is ten times more informative and actionable when combined with traditional media, existing systems and emerging technologies like mobile.  In this final post in our series we will look at the fifth and most cost prohibitive challenge for businesses integrating social media if they choose to do it on their own.

For reference, in part 1, we looked at the challenges of enormous social data volumes that can easily overwhelm enterprise systems and put the rest of their organization at risk.  In part 2, the difficulties of managing unstructured social data as well as the new methods and standards of accessing social data were addressed.  In the last post, part 3, we covered the challenges of cleaning, organizing and enriching social data to make it useful and meaningful. Let’s take a look at the fifth of the most notable challenges to integrating social media data into your business and how Visible® can help. Read more…

Today’s companies understand the importance of listening to their customers and value social media’s role in the listening process.  But blending social data into the mix of business data you are already managing is nearly impossible if the data is not consistent, clean and formatted in a way that allows you to slice, dice and pivot on the aspects that are meaningful to you.   In our last post we looked at the two more challenges businesses face when looking at integrating social data into their current systems—the processing the volumes of data to make it useful and having the technical expertise and requirements to build and maintain the systems required to accomplish these tasks.  Let’s take a look at the next challenge. Read more…

Transforming your company into a Social Enterprise to be as social as your customers are can reap huge rewards. But this change can come with some real challenges without the right tools and partners to help.  Enterprises looking to accomplish this on their own face some intense hurdles.   In  part one of our  Challenges of Social Data Integration Series we looked at the first challenge businesses face when looking at integrating social data into their current systems—dealing with the enormous volume of information and how easily that deluge of data can overwhelm existing business systems.

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We’ve talked previously about the benefits of integrating social data with your systems of record to connect social data to your CRM and to marry traditional metrics like Web traffic and sales data to social discussions and activities.  Transforming your company into a Social Enterprise to be as social as your customers are can reap huge rewards. But this change can come with some real challenges without the right tools and partners to help.

Let’s take a look at five of the most notable challenges to integrating social media data into your business and how Visible® can help.

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Greatest Social Media Pitfall

Social media data is a valuable source of enterprise-wide feedback for businesses that are savvy enough to leverage it. Social insights enable customer service teams to better serve customers, helps corporate communications spot crises and measure “buzz,” gives marketers a brand health barometer and competitive benchmarking index and allows researchers access to previously untapped consumer insights. Social data makes it possible for advertisers to optimize campaign messaging and track results, and gives sales organizations the ability to find their competitors’ unhappy customers, while identifying prospects in the market for their products.

However, social media data by itself is not nearly as instructive for taking action and driving results as it is when integrated into your business strategy and execution.   The real power and ROI of social data comes from marrying it with existing business systems, processes and data (e.g. CRM platforms, market research, point of sale (POS) systems).  Add in traditional media sources such as news feeds, television, satellite and mobile technologies, and with this holistic view you can see responses to your entire media ecosystem in one place. Combining social data with metrics such as Web analytics allows you to see the impact of your messaging and the resulting actions and conversions.

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