Recognized as a leader in the "The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management (Independent Platforms), Q3 2021," Braze is a leader in the Forrester Wave Cross-Channel Campaign Management (Independent Platforms), Q3 2021. Braze impresses with its vision to forge human connections between customers and brands.
Key Advantages of Braze for Cross-Channel Customer Engagement
#1: Real-time customer data, real-time customer messaging
Braze enables brands to create live audiences, power in-the-moment segmentation and personalization, and send dynamic content in real time. This is because Braze is powered by continuous stream processing that ingests a constantly updated stream of customer data into the platform.
#2: Cross-channel orchestration
While many customer engagement platforms claim to support multiple channels, most fall short of truly cross-channel orchestration. Braze, on the other hand, is designed to solve the problem of customer engagement across channels and throughout the customer lifecycle.
#3: Create better customer journeys
Easily build, measure, and optimize customer journeys with our customer journey management tool, Canvas. Braze Canvas allows brands to seamlessly orchestrate campaigns across channels—from email to push to SMS—within a single, user-friendly interface.
#4: 1:1 Personalization
Deliver in-the-moment, 1:1 personalization at scale using dynamic content personalization.
Plus, with Braze Connected Content, marketers can easily insert any information accessible via API directly into messages to users and can include product information.
See how Australian retailer BoozeBud used Connected Content to personalize recommendations and boost revenue by 59%.
#5: Customer-centric data
Braze makes it easy to put your customer at the heart of your strategy. The Braze platform was built to incorporate data at the user profile level, allowing your strategy to grow and evolve based on what your customers need, regardless of channel choice..
#6: Leading third-party integrations
As a best-in-class real-time and cross-channel messaging platform, we pride ourselves on working with other best-in-class technology partners to empower our clients to build out a modern growth stack.
A full list of our technology partners is available at Braze Alloys and we also provide REST APIs and webhooks to communicate with any other system.
#7: Flexible SDKs
Easily integrate our SDKs into a wide variety of digital interfaces, including iOS, Android, and desktop, and mobile web, as well as React Native, tvOS, Roku, and Unreal Engine.
We also support a variety of hybrid SDKs (e.g. Flutter, Xamarin), so if your app is still in progress we can help you get up and running with ease.
We embed new messaging capabilities directly in our SDKs, which lets us deploy new functionality to our customers with little to no additional effort on their part. Our SDKs also allow marketers to connect in-product and out-of-product messaging to provide a cohesive customer experience, regardless of channel.
#8: A partner to grow with:
While your organization may be focused on select channels today, your needs will likely evolve and grow over time. While most of our customers are using us for three or more channels, many of them started with just one or two.
Customer Engagement Platforms: A Buyers Guide
Get your copy of our Buyer's Guide and we'll walk you through the exact steps to take to find a comprehensive customer engagement solution that's tailored to your specific business needs, empowers your organization to deliver relevant customer experiences, and works seamlessly with your existing technology stack.
Plus, discover how Overstock, Burger King, Microsoft, The Guardian, and other top brands managed to surpass industry standards for critical customer engagement KPIs with our real-time, cross-channel customer engagement platform.
Braze vs Alternatives
Braze is second to none when it comes to real-time, cross-channel customer engagement. See for yourself how we stack up compared to other offerings.
Braze vs Cloud-Based Legacy Platforms
A collection of tools cobbled together through acquisitions and relying heavily on ineffective batch-and-blast, one-size-fits-all campaigns, cloud-based legacy platforms fail to support modern marketing and seamless customer experiences. These platforms not only lack cohesion and fall short of executing on cross-channel marketing, they can't match Braze's key capabilities, including real-time segmentation and 1:1 personalization.
Braze vs Point Solutions
Point solutions are channel-specific customer communications platforms. Think email marketing technologies that don't support push notifications. Or SMS marketing platforms that don't support web or email. While these may be the go-to when brands are just getting started with their customer outreach, they aren't able to support true cross-channel engagement the way Braze does.
Braze vs Startup Platforms
Slightly more advanced than point solutions, startup platforms have typically evolved from a single-channel focus to offering cross-channel support, but still fall short. While they can technically enable brands to send messages across different messaging channels, they fail to execute cross-channel at scale and rarely offer real-time messaging capabilities the way Braze does.
Braze vs Alternatives, at a Glance
How Azimo Cashed in on Better Customer Engagement With the Help of Braze Customer Success
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How Canva’s Email Strategy Increases User Engagement
Grubhub Creates Buzz And Engages Diners With Personalized Emails
How Overstock Used Braze to Boost Engagement with Personalized, Real-Time Messaging
How Hinge Drove 200% More App Engagement With Cross-Channel Messaging
The Beauty of Suite Symphony
How Braze Supports Lifecycle Marketing
The Total Economic Impact of Braze
An ROI of 840%. Over $12M in increased customer LTV. Less than 3 months payback period. These are just a handful of the cost savings and business benefits of investing in Braze, according to Forrester's Total Economic Impact™ analysis.
The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management (Independent Platforms), Q3 2021
Named a leader in cross-channel campaign management by The Forrester Wave,™ Braze achieved the highest scores in the Strategy and Market Presence categories.