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Customer Experience Management (CXM) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023

Customer Experience Management (CXM) Services

After an unprecedented rebound in 2021, the global Customer Experience Management (CXM) outsourcing market experienced a relative slowdown in 2022 due to macro-economic challenges and concerns about market downturns leading to a deceleration in new deals.

Notwithstanding these challenges, enterprises have remained committed to optimizing costs, pursuing digital transformation, and improving customer loyalty and retention. These enterprise priorities mean that outsourcing remains an indispensable lever for enterprises to unlock value. One of the crucial ways in which service providers are actively looking to address evolving enterprise priorities is by engaging in technology partnerships and/or developing proprietary technology tools that enable operational efficiencies and seamless experiences for the digital-age consumer.

Generative AI and LLMs have revolutionized the CXM market by enabling personalized customer experiences at scale. As businesses increasingly prioritize customer-centric strategies, generative AI’s relevance will continue to grow, ushering in an era of hyper-personalization and enhanced customer engagement, shaping the future of CXM. CXM service providers are expected to heavily leverage these technologies to augment their service offerings.

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What is in this PEAK Matrix® Report

In this research, we assess 54 CXM service providers worldwide featured across 4 CXM Services PEAK Matrix® Assessments and evaluate their market success and vision & capabilities. Each provider profile provides a comprehensive picture of its service focus, key IP/solutions, domain investments, and case studies.
 

In this report, we share the:

  • Customer Experience Management (CXM) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 – Global
  • Customer Experience Management (CXM) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 – Americas
  • Customer Experience Management (CXM) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 – EMEA
  • Customer Experience Management (CXM) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 – APAC
  • Strengths and limitations of the service providers evaluated
  • Sourcing considerations for buyers

Scope:

  • All industries
  • Geographies covered: global, Americas, EMEA, and APAC
  • The assessment is based on Everest Group’s annual RFI process for the calendar year 2023, interactions with leading CXM service providers, client reference checks, and an ongoing analysis of the CXM services market

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Concentrix Acquires Webhelp: A Game Changer in the Global Customer Experience Management (CXM) Landscape | Blog

The combination of Concentrix and Webhelp will create a global customer experience management (CXM) titan that can significantly shape the industry’s future. Let’s explore the benefits and other implications of this mega deal.

The recent announcement of Concentrix’s planned acquisition of Webhelp in a US$4.8 billion deal is a major milestone in the growing trend of mergers and acquisitions in the CXM industry over recent years.

With an estimated pro forma 2023 annual revenue of US$9.8 billion across multiple businesses, including CXM, trust and safety, and legal services, the combined entity will emerge as a global service powerhouse with the potential to significantly shape the CXM industry.

Key drivers of the acquisition

The strategic benefits of this acquisition include:

  • Stronger operational presence beyond North America: Webhelp has a strong presence in sales, marketing, and payment services across Europe, Latin America, and Africa. With this acquisition, Concentrix will be able to strengthen its operations beyond North America in these geographies. Concentrix is further set to bolster its extensive operations in the Asia-Pacific region by leveraging Webhelp’s existing operational presence and partnerships with regional CXM providers in China and Japan through joint ventures with Kingwisoft and Telenet, respectively. This will result in the combined entity having a diversified revenue contribution across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific
  • Enhanced delivery capabilities in Europe, Latin America, and Africa: Webhelp adds more than 25 new countries to Concentrix delivery locations, including Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Madagascar, Peru, and South Africa, thus, strengthening Concentrix’s delivery presence in Europe and Latin America, as well as helping it establish an African footprint. This collaboration will establish a robust and well-balanced global footprint, which can attract global enterprises looking to partner with service providers who can offer the right shoring mix to their end customers across geographies
  • Varied customers: Webhelp’s customer base is primarily situated outside of North America leading to limited client overlap with Concentrix. With this acquisition, Concentrix is set to gain around 1,000 new clients from Webhelp, consisting of over 25 Fortune Global 500 clients, and more than 200 clients from emerging economies. This will significantly increase the combined entity’s client base to approximately 2,000 clients, of which 155 are Fortune Global 500 clients and 320 are from the new economy sector. By expanding and diversifying its client base, Concentrix can increase revenues, broaden service offerings, and gain economies of scale, while its clients also will benefit from access to a wider range of resources and expertise
  • Operational synergies: Combining Concentrix and Webhelp will enable the sharing and cross-selling of digital capabilities, including Concentrix’s Catalyst platform and ServiceSource’s expertise in the fast growth-technology (FGT) segment, as well as Webhelp’s Lead Factory and consulting firm Gobeyond Partners. This will allow the combined entity to offer clients high-value services, addressing their needs more comprehensively and efficiently. Moreover, the partnership is expected to broaden the global reach of Concentrix Catalyst and accelerate its expansion by leveraging Webhelp’s engineering know-how in Europe and Latin America. Sharing resources also can lead to operational efficiencies, enabling the merged entity to enhance profitability and market competitiveness. Expected cost synergy benefits will be US$75 million in the first year after the closing of the transaction and will reach a minimum of US$120 million (after accounting for investments) by the third year
  • Expansion of other service lines: Concentrix can expand its trust and safety service lines by utilizing Webhelp’s delivery footprint and in-house solutions, such as Contentus.AI for more efficient moderation, Navigatus for enhancing work quality, and Moderatus for detecting and removing false news and hate speech. In addition, Concentrix can leverage Webhelp’s expertise in legal services, including legal claims management and Know Your Customer (KYC) services, to further expand its Business Process Services (BPS) portfolio

Key considerations

  • Integration challenges: Varying technology systems and processes, as well as the difficulty of integrating and managing data, can potentially hinder the Webhelp and Concentrix union. Bringing the respective customer service models and training programs into alignment also can pose challenges. Furthermore, integrating human resources and payroll systems, benefits, and compensation programs can be complex and will require careful planning and execution. However, contrary to other recent CXM acquisitions, we do not foresee a significant culture clash challenge between Concentrix and Webhelp
  • The emergence of a new category of global CXM Titans: In recent years, the CXM market has witnessed a significant trend towards consolidation, with several high-profile mergers such as Sitel Group’s merger with SYKES to form what is now known as Foundever and Comdata Group’s merger with Grupo Konecta. The upcoming collaboration between Concentrix and Webhelp is poised to contribute to this consolidation trend, with the combined entity expected to control a considerable market share of roughly 6-8%. Similar to the super-major formation era of the late 1990s and early 2000s in the oil and gas industry, Concentrix, Foundever, and Teleperformance are poised to form a new category of global CXM Titans that have the potential to dominate the market due to their extensive resources, expertise, and global reach. Their emergence validates the growing appetite for comprehensive CXM solutions and the need for providers who can meet these demands on a large scale
  • Competition and opportunities for other providers and specialized players: The consolidation of these two forces may create challenges for other CXM players who might struggle to compete with the resources and scale of the merged entity. However, this also could create opportunities for providers to thrive with tailored offerings targeted at specific customer service areas or industry sectors, such as IGT Solutions and ResultsCX with their focused offerings for travel and healthcare, respectively

The announcement of Concentrix’s acquisition of Webhelp has generated a significant buzz in the CXM industry. Certainly, we expect this pending acquisition to fuel more CXM market consolidation, which may potentially limit buyers’ choices for transformation-oriented strategic partnerships.

Despite these concerns, the Concentrix and Webhelp combination creates a formidable CXM force that will likely shape the industry’s trajectory for years to come. Monitoring the impact of this collaboration on the CXM landscape as well as watching other market players respond to the ongoing consolidation trend will be fascinating. Who will be the next global CXM titan to join their ranks?

To discuss global customer experience management topics, contact Shirley Hung [email protected], Sharang Sharma [email protected], or Divya Baweja, [email protected].

And watch our LinkedIn Live event, Delivering CXM Services from Africa: Who, Where, Why, and How, to learn why Africa has become an ideal option for global customer experience management.

Are You Effectively Leveraging Provider Relationships to Drive Better Customer Experience? | Webinar

Complimentary 60-minute webinar held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 9 a.m. CST, 10 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. GMT, 8:30 p.m. IST

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Questions we’ll address:

  • How do Pinnacle Enterprises leverage Contact Center Outsourcing (CCO) to drive a better customer experience, and what uptick in business impact do they realize?
  • What key practices and capabilities do Pinnacle Enterprises deploy to realize higher business impact?
  • How do Pinnacle Enterprises’ expectations of, and engagement with, CCO providers differ from other enterprises, and how is that improving results?

Pinnacle Enterprises™ have achieved 2.4X improvement in customer satisfaction, through their CCO provider engagements, compared to other enterprises. In the webinar, we will discuss Pinnacle – or best-in-class – strategies for leveraging their CCO relationships to drive better business outcomes. By expanding scope of traditional CCO relationship into broader Customer Experience Management (CXM) services, Pinnacle Enterprises™ have transformed it into a strategic differentiator rather than a cost center. This webinar provides insights into the leading CXM models, practices, and capabilities that contribute most to business impact, based on our Pinnacle Model peer research.

Who should attend, and why?
This webinar will offer market-tested insights into how organizations can effectively leverage COO to deliver a better customer experience … and ultimately business impact.
The content is geared to senior executives –
Enterprises: Heads of CXM, Heads of Contact Center, Global Sourcing Managers, Heads of Outsourcing, IT/BPO Strategy Heads, Vendor Managers
Service Providers: CXM/CCO practice head, Senior BPO and CXM/CCO sales executives

Presenters
Michel Janssen
Chief Research Guru
Everest Group

Shirley Hung
Vice President
Everest Group

Skand Bhargava
Practice Director
Everest Group

 

The CX in CCO has Evolved – How are Pinnacle Enterprises™ Doing it? | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

There’s no shortage of market discussion around a wide range of customer experience (CX) opportunities and challenges. It’s what everyone in your organization, from IT, to HR, to actual customer care, are talking about. But while ideas about what you should be trying to achieve and why you should care abound, insight on how to actually execute and what delivery outcomes to target is hard to come by.

Use of CCO Services

One approach drawing attention involves the use of contact center outsourcing (CCO) services. The traditional “butts-in-seats” model is evolving to more of a customer experience management (CXM) service model, where outcomes are assessed for impact as much as for cost management. The traditional view has been that the primary value delivered by CCO providers is operational cost savings through efficiencies, labor arbitrage, and scale. But that’s no longer enough. An increasing number of enterprises are raising the bar and looking to their CCO providers for an expanded value proposition targeting digitally-enabled and differentiated CX capabilities. We refer to this engagement approach as Customer Experience Management (CXM) services.

CX Outsourcing Pinnacle EnterprisesTM

We believe that companies really serious about reshaping their brand through memorable CX are more often turning to this new model of CXM services. We call this breed of buyers CX Outsourcing Pinnacle EnterprisesTM. And we believe these enterprises are very intentionally leveraging these advanced CXM services to enhance their corporate-wide CX strategies, and to achieve results more quickly and at lower costs.

We’ve launched a unique study to dig deep and identify how these Pinnacle Enterprises engage CXM services to drive both operational and strategic imperatives for their overall CX strategy. How can this emerging model help enterprises tackle high-value CX objectives such as digital enablement, greater insights on and visibility into consumer wants and behaviors, increased wallet share, and reduced customer effort? What are the mechanisms in play around technology, governance, talent models, pricing models, and others?

This is an all-around different approach to CXM services – a rethinking of which outcomes to target, what to measure, the role of technology, and the new relationship model.

Curious to know what leading CX Outsourcing Pinnacle Enterprises are doing? Want to know where your organization stands compared to others? Everest Group invites you to become part of the research process and take our survey.

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