Almost all customer feedback systems include surveys with open-ended questions. Indeed, in the popular Net Promoter System (NPS), the survey can consist entirely of just two questions: a likelihood-to-recommend score, followed by an open-ended question explaining the score. As a result, as much as half of the data generated by customer feedback systems is verbatim, “unstructured” text.
Maggie had a problem. In addition to her "day job" as marketing director for a regional telecom, she had been assigned a pilot project to gather more customer experience data. She knew she could send out more surveys but was wary if that would have any lasting impact. After all, had her company made any changes after five years of reviewing the annual customer satisfaction survey?