Cisco Commerce Workspace

Streamlining B2B Commerce: Cisco's Transformative UX Strategy

Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) is a comprehensive enterprise B2B platform designed to streamline and optimize he quoting, configuring, and ordering process for Cisco products, software, services, and subscriptions. This unified tool aims to enhance efficiency for Cisco partners, resulting in faster bookings and significant productivity gains across the sales lifecycle.

Role: UX/UI Designer
Shipped: 2016
Keyword: UX Research, User Testing, Design System, UX/UI Design

My Role

As the Lead Graphic/Brand Designer, I led the creation of Manrke's visual identity. My responsibilities included conducting competitive analysis, developing the visual aesthetic, and designing the logo and brand elements. Throughout the project, I collaborated closely with the Manrke team to ensure the final product accurately represented their vision and values.

Challenge

The primary challenge was to design a brand that balanced professionalism with approachability. We needed to create a visual identity that would set Manrke apart from competitors while still inspiring trust in potential clients. The goal was to infuse fresh, energetic elements into a traditionally conservative industry without compromising the firm's credibility.

Research

Our research phase began with a comprehensive competitive analysis of the four main players in the CPA industry. We examined their visual designs, including logos, color schemes, imagery, and typography. Additionally, we evaluated the overall brand experience, assessing factors such as impact, services offered, functionality, and consistency. This analysis provided us with a clear picture of the industry landscape and helped identify opportunities for Manrke to differentiate itself.

Ideate

Building on our research findings, we focused on creating a visual aesthetic that would maintain the industry-standard level of trustworthiness while incorporating Manrke's unique personality. We explored various design concepts that blended professionalism with approachability. Our ideation process involved brainstorming sessions, sketching, and digital mockups to visualize different ways of expressing Manrke's core values through visual elements.

Solution

We developed a brand identity that combined elements of stability and premium quality with a modern, approachable feel. The logo design incorporated clean lines and a sophisticated color palette to convey professionalism, while subtle dynamic elements were added to represent Manrke's energetic approach. We created a comprehensive brand guide that included typography, color schemes, and graphic elements to ensure consistency across all touchpoints.

Outcomes

The implementation of Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) resulted in significant improvements to the B2B buying experience. Partners achieved productivity gains of up to 25% due to decreased cycle times from quote creation to order processing. The consolidation of 21 disparate commerce tools into a single platform led to faster bookings and increased efficiency for Cisco's channel partners. Additionally, the new system enabled a 3x faster deal cycle time, 5x more quotes generated, and 85% of customer interactions powered by an AI chatbot, demonstrating substantial enhancements in partner productivity and customer engagement.

What I Learned

I learned the importance of balancing tradition with innovation in brand identity creation for professional services. The experience reinforced the value of thorough competitive analysis and close collaboration with the client to develop a visual language that truly represents their unique positioning. Most importantly, this project demonstrated how strategic design choices can help a company differentiate itself in a conservative industry while maintaining credibility and trust.

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Cisco Commerce Workspace

Streamlining B2B Commerce: Cisco's Transformative UX Strategy

Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) is a comprehensive enterprise B2B platform designed to streamline and optimize he quoting, configuring, and ordering process for Cisco products, software, services, and subscriptions. This unified tool aims to enhance efficiency for Cisco partners, resulting in faster bookings and significant productivity gains across the sales lifecycle.

Role: UX/UI Designer
Shipped: 2016
Keyword: UX Research, User Testing, Design System, UX/UI Design

My Role

As the Lead Graphic/Brand Designer, I led the creation of Manrke's visual identity. My responsibilities included conducting competitive analysis, developing the visual aesthetic, and designing the logo and brand elements. Throughout the project, I collaborated closely with the Manrke team to ensure the final product accurately represented their vision and values.

Challenge

The primary challenge was to design a brand that balanced professionalism with approachability. We needed to create a visual identity that would set Manrke apart from competitors while still inspiring trust in potential clients. The goal was to infuse fresh, energetic elements into a traditionally conservative industry without compromising the firm's credibility.

Research

Our research phase began with a comprehensive competitive analysis of the four main players in the CPA industry. We examined their visual designs, including logos, color schemes, imagery, and typography. Additionally, we evaluated the overall brand experience, assessing factors such as impact, services offered, functionality, and consistency. This analysis provided us with a clear picture of the industry landscape and helped identify opportunities for Manrke to differentiate itself.

Ideate

Building on our research findings, we focused on creating a visual aesthetic that would maintain the industry-standard level of trustworthiness while incorporating Manrke's unique personality. We explored various design concepts that blended professionalism with approachability. Our ideation process involved brainstorming sessions, sketching, and digital mockups to visualize different ways of expressing Manrke's core values through visual elements.

Solution

We developed a brand identity that combined elements of stability and premium quality with a modern, approachable feel. The logo design incorporated clean lines and a sophisticated color palette to convey professionalism, while subtle dynamic elements were added to represent Manrke's energetic approach. We created a comprehensive brand guide that included typography, color schemes, and graphic elements to ensure consistency across all touchpoints.

Outcomes

The implementation of Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) resulted in significant improvements to the B2B buying experience. Partners achieved productivity gains of up to 25% due to decreased cycle times from quote creation to order processing. The consolidation of 21 disparate commerce tools into a single platform led to faster bookings and increased efficiency for Cisco's channel partners. Additionally, the new system enabled a 3x faster deal cycle time, 5x more quotes generated, and 85% of customer interactions powered by an AI chatbot, demonstrating substantial enhancements in partner productivity and customer engagement.

What I Learned

I learned the importance of balancing tradition with innovation in brand identity creation for professional services. The experience reinforced the value of thorough competitive analysis and close collaboration with the client to develop a visual language that truly represents their unique positioning. Most importantly, this project demonstrated how strategic design choices can help a company differentiate itself in a conservative industry while maintaining credibility and trust.

Question about my work?

Or just want to say hi

Say Hello

Made with You in Mind ❤ — KhoaNguyen.Design — 2024

Cisco Commerce Workspace

Streamlining B2B Commerce: Cisco's Transformative UX Strategy

Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) is a comprehensive enterprise B2B platform designed to streamline and optimize he quoting, configuring, and ordering process for Cisco products, software, services, and subscriptions. This unified tool aims to enhance efficiency for Cisco partners, resulting in faster bookings and significant productivity gains across the sales lifecycle.

Role: UX/UI Designer
Shipped: 2016
Keyword: UX Research, User Testing, Design System, UX/UI Design

My Role

As the Lead Graphic/Brand Designer, I led the creation of Manrke's visual identity. My responsibilities included conducting competitive analysis, developing the visual aesthetic, and designing the logo and brand elements. Throughout the project, I collaborated closely with the Manrke team to ensure the final product accurately represented their vision and values.

Challenge

The primary challenge was to design a brand that balanced professionalism with approachability. We needed to create a visual identity that would set Manrke apart from competitors while still inspiring trust in potential clients. The goal was to infuse fresh, energetic elements into a traditionally conservative industry without compromising the firm's credibility.

Research

Our research phase began with a comprehensive competitive analysis of the four main players in the CPA industry. We examined their visual designs, including logos, color schemes, imagery, and typography. Additionally, we evaluated the overall brand experience, assessing factors such as impact, services offered, functionality, and consistency. This analysis provided us with a clear picture of the industry landscape and helped identify opportunities for Manrke to differentiate itself.

Ideate

Building on our research findings, we focused on creating a visual aesthetic that would maintain the industry-standard level of trustworthiness while incorporating Manrke's unique personality. We explored various design concepts that blended professionalism with approachability. Our ideation process involved brainstorming sessions, sketching, and digital mockups to visualize different ways of expressing Manrke's core values through visual elements.

Solution

We developed a brand identity that combined elements of stability and premium quality with a modern, approachable feel. The logo design incorporated clean lines and a sophisticated color palette to convey professionalism, while subtle dynamic elements were added to represent Manrke's energetic approach. We created a comprehensive brand guide that included typography, color schemes, and graphic elements to ensure consistency across all touchpoints.

Outcomes

The implementation of Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) resulted in significant improvements to the B2B buying experience. Partners achieved productivity gains of up to 25% due to decreased cycle times from quote creation to order processing. The consolidation of 21 disparate commerce tools into a single platform led to faster bookings and increased efficiency for Cisco's channel partners. Additionally, the new system enabled a 3x faster deal cycle time, 5x more quotes generated, and 85% of customer interactions powered by an AI chatbot, demonstrating substantial enhancements in partner productivity and customer engagement.

What I Learned

I learned the importance of balancing tradition with innovation in brand identity creation for professional services. The experience reinforced the value of thorough competitive analysis and close collaboration with the client to develop a visual language that truly represents their unique positioning. Most importantly, this project demonstrated how strategic design choices can help a company differentiate itself in a conservative industry while maintaining credibility and trust.

Question about my work?

Or just want to say hi

Say Hello

Made with You in Mind ❤ —
KhoaNguyen.Design — 2024