Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2015 (B2B)

1509_IT_NPSBenchmark_COVERWe just published a Temkin Group report, Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2015, The research examines Net Promoter Scores and the link to loyalty for 62 tech vendors based on feedback from IT decision makers in large North American organizations. We also compared overall results to our benchmarks from the previous three years. Here’s the executive summary:

To examine the link between Net Promoter Scores® (NPS®) and loyalty, we surveyed 800 IT decision-makers from large North American firms to learn about their relationships with their technology providers. Of the 62 tech vendors we evaluated, SAS Institute, HP outsourcing, and Intel earned the highest NPS, while Accenture, CA Technologies, and Hitachi received the lowest. Overall, the tech vendor industry’s average NPS jumped to 31.8 in 2015—an increase of more than eight points—after two straight years of declining scores. Our analysis shows that promoters are much more likely than detractors to spend more money with tech vendors, try new products and services when they are announced, and forgive their tech vendors after a bad experience. Our results also revealed that SAS Institute and Cognizant outsourcing were the top companies for purchase momentum, IBM SPSS and Intel have the highest Temkin Innovation Equity Quotient, and HP outsourcing and Intel scored the highest in the Temkin Forgiveness Ratings.

The report includes graphics with data for NPS, purchase intentions, likelihood to forgive, and likelihood to try a new offering. The excel spreadsheet includes this data (in more detail) for the 62 companies as well as for 25 other tech vendors with less than 40 pieces of feedback. It also includes the summary NPS scores from 2014.

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As you can see in the chart below, the NPS ranges from a high of 57 for SAS Institute down to  a low of 1 for Accenture consulting.


After declining for the past two years, the industry average NPS increased to 31.8 this year, almost reaching the level from our initial study in 2012. The research also includes data for Purchase Momentum (how much customers are planning to buy), Temkin Forgiveness Ratings (likelihood of customers to forgive after a bad experience), and Temkin Innovation Equity Quotient (likelihood of customer to try a new offering). We not only list the results for each company, but we also show that NPS is highly correlated to each of these items (as you can see below for Purchase Momentum).


Report details: When you purchase this research, you will receive a written report and an excel spreadsheet with more data. The report includes graphics with data for NPS, purchase momentum, Temkin Forgiveness Ratings, and Temkin Innovation Equity Quotient for the 62 tech vendors that had at least 40 pieces of feedback. The excel spreadsheet includes this data (in more detail) for the 62 companies as well as for 25 other tech vendors with less than 40 pieces of feedback. It also includes the summary NPS scores from 2014. If you want to know more about the data file, download this SAMPLE SPREADSHEET without the data (.xls).

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Note: See our 2014 NPS benchmark2013 NPS benchmark and 2012 NPS benchmark for tech vendors as well as our page full of NPS resources.

P.S. Net Promoter Score, Net Promoter, and NPS are registered trademarks of Bain & Company, Satmetrix Systems, and Fred Reichheld.

About Bruce Temkin, CCXP
I'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about these topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

14 Responses to Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2015 (B2B)

  1. VijayR says:

    Will the details include the “one thing you could get these vendors to improve” (lower prices, improve products, improve support etc) as they did in 2013/14?

  2. Adam Cringle says:


    Do you capture the products the contacts are using when you capture the NPS?

    Just as a heads up, there a quite a few mistakes in your excel spreadsheet download without data example. I would want to know if it were mine so figured I would pass it along (simple fixes like spelling mistakes and duplicate words).

    Thank you.

    Adam Cringle
    Client Experience Intelligence
    T +1 518 285 7044

    Pitney Bowes
    One Global View
    Troy, NY 12180

  3. Diane Shotton says:

    How does an organization get included in the vendors surveyed? What are the requirements?

    • Diane: Temkin Group chooses the list of vendors in the study based on the size of the company, and our expectations that they will be large enough to garner the required sample size of respondents (40 or more) from our survey sample (800 large companies).

  4. donna says:

    Are there any plans to do a report like this for Europe, I would be very interested to see that.

    Regards Donna Quibell

  5. Net Alvarez says:

    Do you have a report like this for Latam?

  6. Jane Riad says:

    These results are based on your own benchmarking survey, correct? Do you include stats and demograhics for the samples surveyed? Also, do you provide a free copy of the report to the companies included?

    • Hi Jane: Yes, the results are from our benchmarking survey. We do not provide any demographics beyond the fact that all respondents are IT decision-makers within North American organizations with at least $250M in annual revenues. We also do not provide free reports for any company, but… Cisco has a corporate subscription to our research and therefore you have access to the research. I’ll send you information on how to access the report in a separate email.

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