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Journey (Re)Invention

Journey (Re)invention is a mature, service design–led approach to transforming customer or partner journeys. It provides a clear path to journey realization and identifies growth and ​cost-to-serve opportunities.

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Nearly 90% of companies compete mostly on the basis of customer experience.​ But while 80% of companies think ​they deliver a superior customer experience, just 8% of customers agree. Customers are often forced to trudge through confusing steps with complicated interfaces to access the brands they love. Yet, they are still dependent on employees to fix their problems manually.

At the same time, non-optimal and often outdated tools, policies and systems make it very difficult for employees to actually serve these customers well.

 

“Companies that have glued together technologies to bring experiences to market in a patchwork fashion are feeling the pain, as the experience does not live up to the consumers’ needs and expectations in a modern ecosystem. This leads to abandonment of not only the particular experience but sometimes, even more alarmingly, the brand.”
Chad Borlase, North America Telco, Media & Tech Experience Lead

Publicis Sapient developed Journey (Re)invention to close the gap between what customers expect and what clients can deliver. This solution answers two essential questions:

What is the ideal customer experience?

What is the simplest, most effective way to deliver the value proposition to customers?

To answer these questions, Publicis Sapient facilitates  a fact-based collection and an assessment  of current state opportunities within clients’ customer or partner journeys. This current state picture is then transformed into a future state, leveraging design thinking and best practices to reimagine how end users are served.

This process uncovers new ways to meet customer needs by reimagining the holistic experience along with the processes, systems and tools that will efficiently and effectively deliver it, generating a mixed backlog to facilitate transformation.

The components of frontstage experiences and backstage organization and operations are all underpinned by service design.
“Acquiring new and retaining existing customers and employees can only occur with complete consideration of the end-to-end experience and how a company organizes to deliver them. Without a comprehensive approach, transformative and industry defining opportunities will be missed.”
Emanuel Churchley, North America Telco, Media & Tech Strategy Lead

Our approach to Journey (Re)invention consists of four building blocks:

1)  Deep human insight

Co-creation through segments, journeys and primary research of customers and employees drive future business strategy, culture and operating models.

2)  North Star vision

The definition of an ideal future state in tangible form, which illustrates the radical transformation of the customer and employee value proposition.

3)  Frontstage-to-backstage transformation

More than a vision of the future customer experience, but a reengineering of employee process, policies, technology and data, which enables the value proposition.

4)  Agile delivery

The delivery of a mixed backlog of transformation—epics that address change to both software and the business—tied to product or journey teams enabled by agile process and tools.

Our unique process translates customer experience value pools into a mixed backlog that sets clients’ agile design and engineering teams up for success:

Step one: opportunity
Immerse

Identify Opportunities

Customer Research

Current State Service Blueprint

Review & Alignment

Processes, Systems & Tools

Employee Research


 

Step two: vision
Envision

Develop the Vision

North Star Ambition

Future State Service Blueprint

Concept Test

Develop & Refine Concepts


 

Step three: roadmap
Define

Prioritize & Roadmap

Epics

Mixed Backlog Refinement

 

 


 

Step four: build and iterate
Realize

Design & Develop

Sketching & Wireframes

Business & Technical Consulting

Design & Prototype

Prototype Testing

Demos & Readouts

Hand Off to the Business


 

What customers and partners consider a best-in-class experience today will be outdated tomorrow. Publicis Sapient reinvents customer and partner journeys within 6 to 12 weeks, ensuring that companies can advance scalable digital transformation quickly and easily.

Chad Borlase
Chad Borlase
North America Telco, Media & Tech Experience Lead