Managing customer relationships profitably is a challenge many businesses face. Increasingly available information and customer choices translate into a decrease in automatic loyalty. New distribution and communication channels create more complex customer interactions. Implementing powerful technology enablers may be prohibitively expensive for many firms.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to fuel demand for customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and more software firms are stepping up to offer appropriate technologies. SMBs, defined as companies with 1,000 or fewer employees, are searching for CRM solutions that will allow them to satisfy customers, control costs, and comply with various government regulations. But when choosing CRM software, it’s important to keep in mind that the needs of small and medium businesses aren’t always the same.
Since the 1990s, the customer relationship management (CRM) concept has been embraced by the business world as a way to forge, maintain, and improve bonds with customers. Previously, many companies focused mainly on gathering consumer data for their own use. However, once businesses began to understand the value of allowing customers to dialog about their needs, they began implementing more systems that invited customer feedback.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
Most businesses today are under increasing pressure to respond to change expeditiously—to adapt to the ongoing needs and demands of their customers, the changing competitive landscape, and the evolution of the marketplace. An organization’s CRM system can either effectively support or hinder their business agility and capacity to respond to change, affecting overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction.
In this paper, learn how with the right CRM solution, information workers can increase productivity, improve customer service, and boost collaboration, while the business simplifies complex processes, increases sales, and reduces costs.
For more than a decade, Pivotal CRM has been the choice of Microsoft-centric organizations that want the flexibility to model their specific business practices within their customer relationship management system. The Pivotal CRM product line leverages the Microsoft technology stack to provide usability and productivity advantages through integration to Microsoft Office, and more.
In a time when consumers are in control of their content consumption, marketers need to integrate permission-based initiatives into their strategies. Learn how marketers are delivering original content through webinar programs to drive lead generation and customer relationship management.
This report explores how organizations can leverage technologies driven by cloud computing and mobile apps, and the benefits gained from integrating travel and expense management solutions with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
The typical strategy for meeting sales targets is to set aggressive individual rep quotas, rely on your top reps to achieve them, and then hope to get enough from the rest of your team to get over the top. Find out how to make a major shift in your sales approach for the better in order to both increase individual sales rep effectiveness and improve collaborative team selling.
Every day, technology plays a bigger and bigger role throughout corporate America, corporate success becomes increasingly dependent on productive use of information technology – and IT support grows more critical. But while excellent IT support rapidly returns users to productive work, the information necessary to that excellence is often fragmented in different parts of the IT organization. Effective knowledge management empowers service desks – and even users themselves – by enabling quick, accurate and consistent user solutions. That leads to measureable benefits for your business. This brief explores 20 metrics that measure those benefits – in other words, your “return on knowledge.”
Customer service for B2B is challenging: products and services can be complex and the knowledge needed to solve customer problems is often fragmented throughout an organization. But effective knowledge management empowers customer service reps – and even customers themselves – while providing measurable benefits to your business. It enables quick, accurate and consistent customer solutions. This brief explores 20 metrics that measure those benefits – in other words, your “return on knowledge.”
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
As one of the most popular integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions on the market, SAP has enabled organizations to optimize many of their most essential business functions in finance, human capital management, enterprise performance management, and supplier relationship management. One of the most pervasive challenges for SAP shops is integrating SAP to other applications within their organization. Without proper integration between SAP and these systems, organizations fail to fully automate and optimize their business processes. This whitepaper provides an overview of some of the most common challenges faced when integrating SAP, a brief overview of SAP interfaces and integration points, various approaches for SAP integration and a suggested best architecture for solving the SAP integration challenge.
"The percentage of consumers making purchases online has officially outpaced those who don’t.
But what does this mean for brands? Once tethered largely to wholesale and resale, the door has been opened for brands to try a variety of selling options. And they are.
The time is now for brands to step into the e-commerce game and figure out the best approach for them.
In this white paper, we’ll dive into six critical components that all brands should be watching as the industry evolves:
- Customer connections
- Relationships with retailers
- Quality of product content
- Marketplace management
- Social commerce influence
- Big data for brands"
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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