Why Sentigrade

The idea behind Sentigrade was formulated from a Rezenent Inc. client that was collecting Raving Fan Index (RFI) scores of their clients. The surveys had three questions: (1) Provide a grade 0-10 on how well the service was provided, (2) What was the reason for giving that grade, and (3) What were any improvements that could be made.

During some regression analysis of the data, it was found that some survey respondents were too generous with their grading with respect to the reason for providing that grade. For example:

We have had a terrible experience. Communication has been horrible and very inaccurate. We have had to communicate with four different people. I think that there are way too many cooks in the kitchen. Several of our change orders were incorrect and if we had not reviewed progress and caught it ourselves the wrong things would have been installed. You really need to work on communication, and someone needs to take ownership instead of passing it off to someone else. We are sadly not excited about our product and it's all due to bad communication that caused a lot of stress for us and several items not being completed from our requirements document. We have purchased your services several times before with very good results. This is not what we expected from you.

The person who left this comment provided a grade of 5 out of 10. That review doesn't sound like a neutral 5. If you copy and paste the text into the main page and press the 'Get Score!' button, you'll see that Sentigrade more realistically grades the comment a 0 out of 10.

Sentigrade can be used as a replacement grading system, or it can be used in conjunction with your grading system. Studying the difference between the provided grade and Sentigrade score can help provide prioritization to your comment response.

Think of the actual grade as the velocity, and the difference from the Sentigrade score as the acceleration.

In other words, if two responses come in at the same time and Sentigrade measures one as an unhappy response and the other as an attaboy, you can focus on the unhappy comment first before thanking the attaboy comment.

Sentigrade provides tremendous value in systems that collect and measure Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) scores, Net Promotor Scores (NPS), or Raving Fan Index (RFI) scores. It quickly allows you to measure each incoming communication to guide your response prioritization respectful to the sentiment of the customer.

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About Rezenent Inc

Rezenent Inc is a data analysis company started in 2016 by Chris Jones. Every day petabytes of data are created and companies still struggle with collecting, classifying, filtering, prioritizing, and analyzing the data for market and specific business trends. Rezenent aims to help companies mine key performance indicators from this mountain of data. Specifically here are ways Rezenent helps:

  • Date Pipelining and Storage
  • Business Intelligence Reporting/Dashboards
  • Custom Web Development
  • Onsite Search Technology
  • Web Analytics Analysis Including Enhanced eCommerce Reporting
  • Security Incident and Event Monitoring and Triage

Please visit www.rezenent.com for more information.

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