Insights

Unveiling IBM Journey Designer: A No-Cost ROI Magnifier

j
By BlueSky Commerce
}
09.30.2015

BlueSky Commerce Blog

Featured

Related Posts

HCL Commerce Featurette: Signals CDP

Welcome to this month’s BlueSky Featurette where we dissect a feature of the HCL Commerce platform or in this case, a feature that is coming soon! HCL is introducing an open-source customer data platform (CDP) called “Signals” to be included in the HCL Commerce...

read more

HCL Commerce Featurette: Marketplace

Welcome to this installment of BlueSky’s featurette series, where we break down a feature of the HCL Commerce platform. HCL continues to push the envelope when it comes to adding new functionality to the Commerce platform. This featurette highlights their newest...

read more

Have Questions?

Get In Touch

About the Author

BlueSky Commerce

BlueSky Commerce

Blending strategy, technology, marketing, and talent expertise to create solutions that fuel your business.
View BlueSky's Latest Articles:

Follow Us

Unveiling IBM Journey Designer: A No-Cost ROI Magnifier

Customer experience is the new battlefield.

Few things are now as critical to your business’ success as marketing enters the Experience Era, where customers demand a compelling experience at every touch point and marketing channel.

Managing that experience well is your only hope of earning your buyer’s preference and, yes, credit cards.

“By 2016, 89% of companies expect to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience, versus 36% four years ago.”
GARTNER

With that in mind, IBM unveiled its Journey Designer platform on September 24. The basic platform is available at no cost, with a more advanced version bundled with the IBM Marketing Cloud in October.

How Journey Designer benefits marketing teams:

Put simply, IBM’s Journey Designer enables marketing teams to create, refine, and visualize customer journeys and shared goals for dozens of priority segments. With this tool, once siloed marketing-channel owners can now collaboratively plan their interactions within the context of the customer’s experience, leading to relevant, cohesive communication across all channels–both online and offline.

Capabilities:

  • Design experiences, not campaigns: Use visual storyboards to integrate campaigns and meet goals such as purchasing, event registrations, and advocacy. Grow brand loyalty by serving seamless experiences across all channels.
  • Collaborate across teams: Sign up, sign on, and invite team members to simultaneously create visual journey storyboards. Ask questions, send comments, and attach files in real time to build a creative brief for each journey you design.
  • Innovate the ways you engage: Develop a common view of your brand’s customer journeys, then adapt those templates for segments or individuals. Use the shared virtual workspace to rapidly iterate and advance objectives.

How it works:

Drag and drop. IBM’s Journey Designer is as simple as texting, pointing, and clicking.

Watch a brief demo video below:

 

 

Version breakdowns:

[table id=1 /]

Below is a snapshot of where Journey Designer fits between IBM’s Marketing Cloud and Marketing Solutions frameworks.

As with the forthcoming Journey Analytics and Universal Behavior/Data Exchange (UBX), Journey Designer is a shared capability between the two frameworks, and will be available to anyone, regardless of the software solutions they use.

Lucky for you, IBM’s goal is to enable Journey Designer to integrate with any platform in the future.

Ibm marketing cloud and marketing solutions framework - journey designer

Ready for a test drive?

Get your free IBM Journey Designer account here.

 

 

 

Start the Conversation

BlueSky’s unmatched commerce expertise allows us to help our clients understand how to utilize omnichannel and business solutions to reach, attract, engage, and grow customers.

Related Posts

Talent:  Benefits of Hiring Talent Acquistion

Talent: Benefits of Hiring Talent Acquistion

Ten Benefits of Outsourcing Recruitment to a Third Party In today’s competitive market, finding the specific talent that meets your company’s requirements is more difficult than ever. It’s also no secret that hiring new employees can be costly, time-consuming, and...

Did you miss the HCL Commerce Global Summit in July?

Did you miss the HCL Commerce Global Summit in July?

Don’t worry – BlueSky has got you covered! It was great to see old friends, partners, clients, and prospects at the House of Blues in Chicago last month. If you weren’t able to attend this year, read on to catch up on what you missed! Over three days in Chicago, HCL,...

What to Consider When Hiring a Marketing Agency

What to Consider When Hiring a Marketing Agency

Lead generation and increasing sales take a strong marketing strategy and a specific skill set. Therefore, effective marketing services are dependent on the people involved. Finding the perfect mix of talented marketers to add to your internal team or outside your...