Use Case Scenario:
PERSONA: Samantha, an IT director at a large manufacturing firm, shops for (and configures) a virtualization solution. As she researches, she collaborates seamlessly with her Dell team and her co-workers. There is no separation between Dell.com and “Premier” — it’s all one seamless experience.
Samantha is researching a data center virtualization solution on dell.com. Based on a cookie, weknow that she is a Premier customer, so the P-bar (personalization) displays special Premier branding, and the new 'Dashbar' appears at the bottom of the browser chrome.
INRODUCING THE DASHBARAt the bottom of the screen, locked to the browser (and always visible), the Premier Dashbar offers quick access to frequently-used tools, contextual resources, and collaboration.
The Premier Dashbar allows IT decision makers to access all the features of Dell.com that they need to make informed buying decisions, while also providing them access to B2B Premier functionality. The Dashbar and overallsite view can be customized as needed by Premier users, by customer-side Premier admins, and by My Dell Team members.
EFFORTLESS COLLABORATIONSamantha decides she wants to get some advice from her My Dell Team. She clicks Collaborate on the Premier Dashbar.
AUTHENTICATIONBecause the Collaborate feature requires full authentication, Samantha is asked to log in. She chooses to
authenticate using facial recognition.
COLLABORATE VIEWNow that she is logged in, Samantha’s Dashbar expands to show the Collaborate view. Users can opt to collaborate with members of their Dell Team, with colleagues on their organization’s Premier account, or both.
Communication can be real-time or asynchronous, to accommodate busy schedules. The function of these modules follows the 'Mobile First' approach to easily integrate into a mobile app.
MY DELL TEAM
Samantha sees that Miguel, a Solutions Architect on her My Dell Team, is online. She moves her mouse over Miguel’sprofile, then clicks to open a chat with him.
LIVE CHAT INITIATED
A chat window slides up from the Dashbar and fuctions just like any other instant messaging tool.
SHARINGIn response to Samantha’s question, Miguel drops into their conversation a link to a virtualization case study. Conversations can also span multiple days and be saved for future reference.
The Resources area initially populates with content relevant to the user’s browse path (Samantha's site research). During a chat conversation,links and other resources that users share are added to the Resources area.
QUICK VIEW LINKSMiguel also suggests VMware training for Samantha’s staff. Samantha can hover over the training link for more information and even add it to her cart.
MULTI-CHATSamantha adds her colleague, Frank, to the conversation and asks if he wants to take the course.
ONE CLICK TO PURCHASEFrank agrees and Samantha purchases 2 seats for her staff. She simply returns to the link in her Chat conversation or Resources module to add the training to her Cart. Also see Quick Shop >
COLLABORATION PURCHASE COMPLETE