Royal Philips is one of the largest HealthTech companies in the world with core divisions covering Personal Health and Health Systems solutions. Tasked with managing thousands of customer touchpoints across multiple channels, the company recognized the role that digital technologies could play in bringing together people and data across their global markets to drive better engagement with their customers. Philips therefore launched the Digital@Scale initiative, a Digital Transformation Program encompassing CRM and Digital Campaign to transform both B2B and B2C CRM across its global business units. A particular focus was to remodel the B2B campaign and lead management capability on a global scale, with a fully integrated and consistent process to enable greater control and visibility throughout the lead lifecyle. Philips looked to Oracle Marketing Cloud to assist in this transformation across domains.
Before working with Oracle Marketing Cloud as part of its wider campaign and lead management transformation, Philips had quite a manual process in place for B2B lead management, and in some instances, opportunities have not been addressed promptly enough. Undertaking a comprehensive review of its campaign and lead management program, the Global Brand, Communications and Digital CRM & Campaign B2B team recognized that they could significantly improve the end-to-end process - from identification of interest through to lead qualification to sale opportunity creation. This was also the time to improve communication between the sales and marketing teams, who struggled to efficiently share information about marketing initiatives, lead generarion and sales pipeline. As a result of these disjointed and ultimately ineffective processes, the measurement of campaign key performance indicators (KPIs) was very difficult, making it impossible to clearly see results.
Philips decided that the campaign and lead management processes needed to be completely re-designed and formalized, to allow greater control of customer data and journey, and improve visibility between the sales and marketing functions.
We’ve been very impressed at how quickly our new campaign and lead management capability has delivered results. After only nine months, we generated 600 MQLs and delivered new pipeline worth €9M – not to mention the wider business benefits that come from having real control and visibility of the end-to-end leads process.
B2B CRM Lead, Philips
Founded by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik in 1891, Philips is a Dutch company that employs over 105,000 people across more than 60 countries. As the business has grown its international presence and developed a comprehensive range of new products, the B2B customer base has expanded to create contact with thousands of individuals across multiple touchpoints. However, keeping on top of customer leads has not always been a straightforward process.
Philips leveraged Oracle Eloqua to completely re-design its campaign management capability and ways of working, for both B2B and B2C, and to connect the Oracle Eloqua B2B instance with the existing lead management system to address specific challenges identified by each market.
The new B2B campaign & lead management way of working was piloted first in the UK&I market, as part of the wider Digital@Scale Program, to be then deployed across the whole of Royal Philips Health Systems (B2B) and additional 16 Markets (>60 Countries).
The new Royal Philips B2B campaign and lead management capability began to yield results after few months of operation, and after nine months in the UK&I market, had delivered a pipeline for sales worth € 9M and 600 MQLs (Marketing Qualified Leads).
Critically, the new capability has given marketing and sales clearer visibility of both new and existing leads, bringing the two departments closer together as they work through opportunities. Further benefits included:
With the campaign & lead management capability firmly in place in the UK&I, it has been deployed throughout all of Royal Philips globally, and extended to include welcome, lead nurture and re-engagement campaigns as well.