CM.com: Higher conversion and customer loyalty through the enrichment of data

Altares Dun & Bradstreet has been supporting CM.com with optimizing the onboarding process since 2015. Using the D&B Direct API, CM.com's web forms automatically enter the correct data when someone contacts them.

CM.COM

500

employees

20

active countries

€134M

revenue

The onboarding has been optimized, which has increased the conversion rate. In addition to better segmentation, the data from Altares Dun & Bradstreet has proven its value for CM.com’s market analyses. Cas: “We now know which markets are growing fastest and which are losing ground. This allows us to focus our marketing efforts more effectively.”
CM.com
Cas Schalkx
Head of Platform Development

1. The Challenge

The lowest possible barrier

'A large part of our business is self-service. People sign up for our services. To ensure that they complete their registration and thus increase our conversion rate, this process must be as easy as possible. We’re always looking for ways to improve onboarding..'

Texting old-fashioned? Not for CM.com. This successful Dutch company started in ’99 with sending text messages for discotheques to engage with their visitors. The company now offers a complete communication platform (CPaaS) on which messages, payments, apps and voice are integrated. From two-step verification to QR payment to multi-channel messaging, CM.com helps companies worldwide with communication on mobile channels.

Because self-service is a core component for CM.com, it is important to make customer onboarding as easy as possible. Altares Dun & Bradstreet has been supporting CM.com in optimizing its onboarding process since 2015. Using the D&B Direct API, CM.com’s webforms automatically enters the correct data when someone is seeking for a contact, by entering the first credentials only. This means the user is able to complete the form fast and correct, which leads to higher conversion. To make even better use of the company data, this information is also used within CM.com’s own marketing data and customer data platforms.

Cas says: “A large part of our business is self-service. People sign up for our services. To ensure that they complete their registration and thus increase our conversion rate, this process must be as easy as possible. We’re always looking for ways to improve onboarding.” One of the ways to do this was to automatically add company information to the web form. When someone types in the first few letters of his or her company and selects the right organization from the drop-down, CM.com also wanted to automatically fill out the form with the right information. Cas: “We were already familiar with the D-U-N-S® number. Given Altares Dun & Bradstreet’s large corporate database, it was a logical step for us to talk to them.”

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2. The Solution

Extra service with self-service

Cas: “The implementation of the API was pretty straightforward. It is modern and offers a so-called typeahead function. With this, possible matches are already shown during typing. We also have access to rich information sets, such as family structures and sectors.”

We also looked at other possibilities. Cas: “In addition to the basic D-U-N-S® number, we make use of a more extensive call for our own marketing data and customer data platforms. We use this data for marketing segmentation and optimization. We divide our customers into certain profiles in order to help them with better content as much as possible. We communicate differently for each customer. Think, for example, of segmentation for new product releases, cases and workshops.”

500

employees

20

active countries

€134M

revenue

3. The result

Interfacing with own platform

By integrating Altares Dun & Bradstreet’s data into CM.com’s web forms, it is now even easier for customers to fill in their data. The onboarding has been optimized, which has increased the conversion rate. In addition to better segmentation, the data from Altares Dun & Bradstreet has proven its value for CM.com’s market analyses. Cas: “We now know which markets are growing fastest and which are losing ground. This allows us to focus our marketing efforts more effectively.” In its own product range, CM.com has also made the link with the data from Altares Dun & Bradstreet.

“What I really like is the link with our own customer data platform (CDP). This technology, which we both use and sell ourselves, offers customers the opportunity to use the versatile datasets of Altares Dun & Bradstreet to enrich customer data and to communicate much more personally. And of course that’s another thing CM.com is good at.”

CM.com heeft in haar eigen productaanbod ook de link gelegd met de data van Altares Dun & Bradstreet. Cas vertelt: “Wat ik erg leuk vind is de koppeling met ons eigen customer data platform (CDP). Deze technologie die we zowel zelf inzetten als verkopen, biedt klanten de kans om de veelzijdige datasets van Altares Dun & Bradstreet te gebruiken om klantdata te verrijken en vele malen persoonlijker te communiceren. En dat is natuurlijk weer iets waar CM.com goed in is.”