800 IT Decision Makers Rate Product and Relationship Satisfaction With 62 Tech Vendors

WABAN, Mass. -- Temkin Group recently published its annual Product and Relationship Satisfaction of IT Clients which rates 62 technology vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers within large North American organizations. At the top of the ratings, six tech vendors earned average satisfaction levels of 70% or more across the eight areas:  HPE outsourcing (76%), Google (75%), IBM SPSS (75%), IBM software (73%), IBM outsourcing (70%), and Dell outsourcing (70%).


David Menzies | 919-274-6862 Fiction Writer and Public Relations Consultant  | www.daviddeanmenzies.comAt the bottom of the ratings, five vendors earned average satisfaction levels below 50%: Trend Micro (42%), Infosys (46%), SunGard (47%), Pitney Bowes (48%), and Cognizant (49%).

"Large enterprises depend a lot on all of these tech vendors, but there's a wide gap in how effectively the vendors meet the needs of their customers," states Bruce Temkin, Managing Partner of Temkin Group.

The research examines eight areas of satisfaction; four that deal with products & services and four that examine relationships. Tech vendors earned the highest average satisfaction level for product features (64%) and the lowest for total cost of ownership (57%).

The average satisfaction rating is 61%, the same level as last year. Of the eight criteria we looked at, product/service ease of use and features increased the most, each going up by about two percentage-points since last year. Innovation declined the least, dropping by two percentage-points.

Here are the leaders across the four areas of product/service satisfaction:

Features: IBM SPSS (79%), IBM software (79%), and HPE outsourcing (79%).
Quality: Google (80%), VMware (76%), and IBM software (76%).
Flexibility: Google (78%), Dell outsourcing (77%), IBM IT services (72%), and IBM software (72%).
Ease of use: IBM SPSS (80%), Google (77%), and Dell outsourcing (75%).
Here are the leaders across the four areas of relationship satisfaction:

Tech support: IBM software (75%), IBM SPSS (73%), and Software AG (73%).
Account team support: HPE outsourcing (79%), IBM SPSS (74%), and IBM outsourcing (72%).
Total cost of ownership: HPE outsourcing (79%), Google (72%), IBM software (70%), Dell outsourcing (70%), and IBM SPSS (70%).
Innovation: HPE outsourcing (84%), Google (82%), and IBM software (80%).

This research report can be accessed from the blog, Customer Experience Matters, at ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com or at the Temkin Group's website, www.TemkinGroup.com.

For more information about Temkin Group, visit www.TemkinGroup.com.

About Temkin Group: Temkin Group is widely recognized as a leading customer experience research and consulting firm. Many of the world's largest brands rely on its insights and advice to steer their transformational journeys. Temkin Group combines customer experience thought leadership with a deep understanding of the dynamics of organizations to help accelerate results. Rather than layering on cosmetic changes, Temkin Group helps companies embed practices within their culture by building four critical competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Employee Engagement, Compelling Brand Values, and Customer Connectedness. The firm's ongoing research identifies leading and emerging best practices across a wide range of activities for engaging the hearts and minds of customers, employees, and partners. For more information, contact Bruce Temkin at 617-916-2075 or send an email to 141652@email4pr.com.

About Bruce Temkin: Bruce Temkin is widely recognized as a customer experience visionary and is Customer Experience Transformist and Managing Partner of Temkin Group. He is also the author of a very popular blog, Customer Experience Matters®. Prior to forming Temkin Group, he was a VP at Forrester Research for 12 years. Bruce is a highly demanded speaker and regularly quoted in the press. He is also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association.

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