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Now generally available: The new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

At Microsoft Inspire 2023, we announced that we are bringing together Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights into one offer, enabling organizations to unify and enrich their customer data to deliver personalized, connected, end-to-end customer journeys across sales, marketing, and service. We are retaining the existing “Dynamics 365 Customer Insights” name to encompass this new offer of both applications. Today, we’re excited to share that the new Dynamics 365 Customer Insights is now generally available for purchase.

For our existing Dynamics 365 Marketing and Dynamics 365 Customer Insights customers, this change signals an acceleration into our “better together” story, where we’ll continue to invest in new capabilities that will enable stronger, insights-based marketing, making it easier for marketers and data analysts to glean insights from customer data. Beginning September 1, 2023, customers who had the previous license for Marketing and/or Customer Insights will only see a product name change in the product; there will be no changes to the core product functionality due to the consolidation of the two products.

The new Customer Insights offers your organization flexibility to meet your business needs, with access to both the customer data platform (Customer Insights—Data) and real-time marketing with customer journey orchestration (Customer Insights—Journeys). The new pricing enables customers to unlock access to both applications and then buy the capacity they need. This gives you, our customers, the power of choice—where you can start with one or both applications and further invest in the capabilities that you’d like to scale. If you’re an existing customer of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service, you can use Customer Insights as the foundation of your customer experience (CX) stack by achieving greater customer understanding and orchestrating contextual customer journeys across every touchpoint of the business.

Achieve greater personalization with Copilot in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

With the Customer Insights customer data platform, you can gain a holistic view of your customers, anticipate needs, and discover growth opportunities. And with real-time marketing and journey orchestration, you can deliver personalized, in-the-moment customer-triggered engagements that are relevant and contextual. With Copilot in Customer Insights, you can save time by using natural language to create or enhance target segments. You can also nurture creativity by turning topics into suggested copy, helping marketers move from concept to completion faster.

With the power of Copilot in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, included at no additional cost, your data analysts and marketers can be more productive and increase their focus on personalizing the customer journey.

Our latest investments in copilot capabilities include the ability to:

  • Style your emails, forms, and event registration pages to match your organization’s brand guidelines using natural language, so you can deliver a consistent brand narrative and customer experience. You can get started by simply using an existing website.

  • Use natural language to easily orchestrate contextually relevant customer journeys across marketing, sales, and service, so customer actions can be responded to appropriately and quickly, generating sales leads and increasing customer satisfaction.

  • Use conversational, everyday language to quickly build, summarize, and simplify targeted segments. Generate accurate rules with less effort, allowing you to spend more time building customer relationships and less time constructing complex segments from scratch.

  • Ask questions about customers in natural language and see an answer within seconds. Review extensive information related to your original question that provides further insights and suggested questions to continue discovering new insights about your customers.

  • Get help with content development by providing a short list of key points, and tailor with a tone of voice that matches your brand and campaign. Utilize the generated content suggestions as-is or build upon them in email, social posts, and more.

Customer success with Dynamics 365 Customer Insights: Lynk & Co

Let’s take a look at an organization that is using Dynamics 365 Customer Insights today.

Lynk & Co is a Sweden-based company that is transforming the way people use cars by offering a simple and flexible experience where customers can choose to buy, borrow, or subscribe to a vehicle. With ambitions to disrupt the automobile industry and launch its business in seven markets in less than two years, Lynk & Co needed to quickly build an infrastructure that could support multi-channel customer engagement and drive highly personalized experiences. The company chose Microsoft Dynamics 365 for its out-of-the-box and customizable tools and the ability it provided to build in modules to create unique processes and prioritize specific customer experiences. Within 18 months, Lynk & Co was able to ramp up a significant digital presence in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden, as well as open social clubs designed to bring the company’s online brand to life through community-focused events.

The company uses Dynamics 365 Customer Insights to capture actionable customer data and link it with operational data within its cars. This is helping the company create seamless, highly personalized experiences for every customer from their first engagement to every time they use the app, drive a car, have service, or visit a club. It also makes it easy to support customers if they want to move from simply borrowing a car, to a monthly subscription, or to a car purchase.

With the customer journey orchestration features in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, customers get personalized messaging and image content. Beyond that, the system sends right-timed information on specific-to-the-customer club event invitations. These events vary from country to country but have included everything from unplugged live music nights and art openings to meet-ups for running and cycling groups, community talks on social issues, or workshops on how to upcycle old sneakers.

Engagement data from these events feeds back into the platform to further personalize member experiences across all lines of business, across all communication channels—and helps Lynk & Co learn and iterate.

Learn more and get started today with Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

To learn more about Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, take the guided tour or start a free 30-day trial. If you have questions about the merging of Dynamics 365 Marketing and the previous Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, including pricing, please reference the FAQ on Microsoft Learn. If you missed Inspire 2023, you can watch the session by Emily He (Corporate Vice President, Business Applications Marketing), on demand, to see the announcements for Business Applications, including the latest innovations in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights.

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