India ranks the second highest in Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled customer maturity compared with other Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets, a new report revealed on Tuesday.
The report “IoT-Enabled Customer Experience (CX) Report 2016”, released by Customer experience company Genesys, found that across APAC, businesses are realising the wide reaching benefits of implementing IoT.
“Our research found the overwhelming majority of respondents across APAC believe customer lifetime value is the most significant business benefit delivered by an effective customer experience strategy,” said Keith Budge, senior vice president, APAC, at Genesys.
Across India, the research revealed organisations see high value in integrating IoT into their Customer Experience (CX) initiatives compared to other markets in the region.
“Most organisations in India are not bogged down by having to integrate IoT into existing legacy infrastructure and as a consequence, this market was ahead of the region when it comes to the adoption of IoT-enabled CX solutions,” Budge added.
The report reveals 83 per cent of respondents across APAC have some level of familiarity with IoT and nearly 50 per cent believe IoT is important in enhancing CX.
“Despite this, only 15 per cent of respondents across APAC have already implemented IoT,” the report noted.