What Do You Want to Learn from Your Customers this Year?

Learning from CustomersCustomer satisfaction is, of course, your number one goal as a company, but do you really know what learning from customers entails? Do you know what your customers think about you? Customer research and learning what makes them tick will go a long way towards meeting their needs and desires, as a company. Continue reading

mTab: Why It’s the Most Complete Solution on the Market

If you are looking for a complete and user friendly data analysis tool, you should consider PAI’s mTAB. We have developed and perfected the mTAB program to provide ease of use while analyzing large and complex datasets so you can make informed decisions quickly to increase the success of your business. Continue reading

4 Tips for Successful Customer Experience Management

Successful companies clearly define and practice customer experience management. Customer experience management falls under the umbrella of customer service, and is used to gain data and use that data to essentially drive business and improve the overall customer experience. To get the most out of your investment, follow these tips for successful customer experience management. Continue reading

5 Important Rules for Getting Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence is the practice Business Intelligence of collecting and analyzing mountains of data to determine current business success, opportunities within the current market, and forecast potential opportunities and options that will benefit the business over the long term.

Collecting data for business intelligence purposes can be time consuming and expensive; however, there are important rules for getting business intelligence that allow you to reduce costs and obtain the most relevant data. Continue reading

Reading between the lines with your survey data: what aren’t they telling you?

Reading between the lines with your survey data should not be necessary, but it is a reality that every business must face. Even with the most well developed surveys there is always the unfortunate reality that customers are not filling them out accurately to provide you the information you need to improve your business and generate increased success. Continue reading

Ways that Survey Data Can Be Used to Make Big Improvements

Survey Data Collection

Survey Data Can Lead to Big Improvements

Survey data is one of the easiest forms of data to obtain to rate overall customer experience and satisfaction so you can make beneficial changes to your business. Whether your business is brick and mortar, online, or both, you can gear your customer surveys to ensure that you gain the data you need to improve product or service quality, improve customer service, maintain market share through competitive offerings, and improve the overall level of the customer experience. Continue reading

Is Data Tangible or Intangible?

Did you know that electronic information is tangible? From the apps you use, the games on your phone, right down to every message you send – all of it appears to invisibly float away and live somewhere far off in the ethers, but actually, most of it will land with a thump in our earthly domain.

Because of our impression that information is invisible, we can end up taking the resources it requires for granted. Data centers or server farms dot the globe, and actually come with considerably large carbon footprints, because of not only the power the require to run them, but also to keep them cool. In the United States Continue reading

Latent Variables in Data Analysis

Latent variables are variables that are not directly observed, but are inferred through other data. Once data is accumulated it is typically presented through the usage of oval diagrams.

Latent variables correspond to real current physical aspects. For example, when a store determines where to place products on shelves next to other products that were observed to be bought together by most customers, this can be considered latent variables within survey data. Continue reading

Designing Effective Customer Satisfaction Surveys

When customers want to feel effective, they can be motivated to take customer research surveys. The easier it is to do this, the more likely they will be to fully comply. The more compelling the invitation to participate, the more likely it is you will get the results you need.

Just as surveys give information that improves results, surveys that follow specific guidelines have more chance for capturing the necessary information. Design template choices can be pivotal for specific results. As with most things, the simpler it is to comply, the more likely it is you will get your needs met.
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Approach Market Research with Deduction or Induction Reasoning

As a corporation or individual, it is important for you to excel in your business. For you to succeed you need to know factors that affect your enterprise. The market research process should include gathering information about your competitors’ activities, consumer preference on product or services, product placement and many marketing issues for analysis. Continue reading