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ALSO CALLED: Customer Relationship Management Best Practices
DEFINITION: What is CRM (customer relationship management)?CRM (customer relationship management) is an information industry term for methodologies, software,and usually Internet capabilities that help an enterprise managecustomer relationships in an organized way. For example, an enterprise might build a database aboutits customers that described relationships in sufficient detail so that management,  … 
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Six Success Factors for Building a Best-Run Marketing Organization
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses six success factors that will enable your marketing organization to overcome the challenges to reaching growth and profitability objectives. Continue reading to learn more about these six success factors and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2010 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Strategic Value With Trade Promotion Management: A Closed-Loop Process for Quick Wins and Profitable Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the situation of N-Hair, a fictional high-end hair-care products company that is now expanding into channels in broader consumer markets. Read this paper to learn how the firm has positioned itself well for long-term success as it preserved its brand image with SAP software.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Sales: Maximize Profitability, Improve Performance, and Deliver Customer Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how the SAP CRM application equips your sales professionals with the tools and information they need to plan, execute, and analyze sales operations throughout the sales cycle. Continue reading to learn how to maximize profitability, improve performance, and deliver customer value with SAP CRM.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Partner Channel Management: Build Stronger Partnerships for Stronger Profits
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how the SAP CRM application helps you leverage your partner relationships and empower channel partners so they can better market to, sell to, and provide service to your end customers. Continue reading to learn how you can have a more profitable partner channel network – and a more profitable company.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Enhancing Constituent Perceptions with CRM for Public Sector: Advancing Beyond Efficiency and Service Improvements
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By using a CRM strategy with software solutions, government agencies can achieve a host of benefits when it comes to streamlining business processes and analytical capabilities. Read on to learn how By enabling such CRM processes, governments can build communication campaigns that help shape the public’s perceptions and advance the value delivered.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Customer Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy & Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: CVE is a predictive, adaptive approach to linking front and back office functions through the prism of advanced business intelligence and analytics. Read this paper to learn how to link strategy and operations with CVE for better customer loyalty and margins.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Banking: Differentiate Through Service Excellence with SAP CRM – Optimizing Customer Satisfaction, Efficiency, and Profit
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how SAP for Banking solutions, which encompass the SAP® CRM application, encourage agility and customer centricity in today’s demanding market. By seamlessly connecting front- and back-office tasks, they can provide a superior customer experience and stronger top-line growth.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Making the Back Office Pay: Measuring and Increasing Productivity while Reducing Costs
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Understanding how to manage many different types of back-office tasks in the most consistent and efficient manner is a perplexing challenge. This paper will describe how automated workforce optimization is the solution. Continue reading to learn how to improve the customer experience while decreasing required staffing through predictive modeling.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Aspect

Keeping Pace with the Consumer: What you Need to Deliver a Next-Generation Customer Experience
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines key capabilities and top-line technical requirements to consider as you engage with IT to determine the best path forward to meet your customers’ demands. Continue reading to learn tips and techniques to keep pace with the consumer and deliver a next-generations customer experience.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Aspect

Live Help: Global Consumer Views & Trends Live Voice and Live Chat
sponsored by Art Technology Group (ATG)
WHITE PAPER: This report presents the results of a global survey commissioned by ATG that reveal that consumers want more than just a phone number or e-mail address when it comes to online customer service. Continue reading this report to learn more about the consumer views and trends of voice and live chat.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Art Technology Group (ATG)

8 Traits of IT-Friendly Contact Center and Web Customer Service Software
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we discuss eight IT-friendly software traits that minimize risk, maximize ROI, and encourage innovation. Although the focus of this paper is on contact center and web customer service software, the discussion is broad enough to be a valuable guide for any technology investment.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 06 May 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

Three Key Steps to B2B Marketing Optimization
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: In B2B marketing, small changes can mean big differences to the success of marketing programs.  But just because you met the plan goals does not mean the program was as successful as it could have been. The secret to getting the most out of your campaigns is to optimize continually - pre-click, post-click, and post-conversion.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Marketo

A Silver Lining for Communications, Media, and Entertainment Companies
sponsored by Infor CRM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how a cross-channel approach can help CME companies increase customer retention and loyalty, streamline marketing processes, and overcome the numerous technical, organizational, and logistical barriers to an effective multichannel environment.
Posted: 03 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Infor CRM

 Achieving Measurable Gains by Automating Claims Processing
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies seven levels of claims automation and provides a roadmap that can be followed to enhance claims processing for insurance companies worldwide.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

Kofax, Inc.

Mobile Solutions for Increasing Sales Productivity and Revenue
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: The most effective sales are face-to-face sales, yet sales representative only spend 26% of their time selling face-to-face. The rest of their time is taken up with administrative tasks, prep and travel. Learn how Sybase Mobile Solutions for SAP can increase sales productivity and bring the advantages of business mobility to your organization.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Sales Intelligence: The Secret to Sales Nirvana
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about sales intelligence-- the external sources of information that a company uses to enhance sales force effectiveness. This Aberdeen Group report offers tips from best-in-class companies, including best practices related to data quality, sales force automation, and CRM solutions.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

IBM

Frost and Sullivan: Customer Experience Management: A Business Imperative beyond a Technology Solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting and research firm, shares real-world insights from its latest comprehensive study of the value of CEM, including operator strategies driving adoption, best practices and KPIs, and a glimpse into the future of CEM.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

5 Web Self-Service Pitfalls: What Every Contact Center Manager Must Know
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses and analyzes 5 myths frequently encountered in the context of self-service strategies and implementations, and offers proven industry best practices to counter them. This paper will be a valuable resource for you as you develop, implement, and refine your customer self-service strategy.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Contact Centers and Help Desks
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we discuss seven traits of successful contact centers and help desks, backed by stories and tips from our customers - some of the world’s most innovative customer service and support organizations. Read on to learn more about the seven habits that could set your contact center or help desk on the path to success and growth.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

New Contact Center Megatrends and How to Ride them: The Contact Center Executive’s Guide to Career Success in Turbulent Times
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Megatrends are not fads; they won’t go away after a while. The trick is to embrace change and stay ahead of these trends instead of getting swept away. This paper discusses what the seven megatrends of transforming contact centers today. Read on to learn more about these trends and learn some proven ways of how to benefit from them.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

The Five Must-Have Capabilities for Unbeatable Customer Care
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
WHITE PAPER: Today, firms in the communications industry must relook at how they deliver customer service in order to streamline operations, retain customers and drive business revenue. Read this paper to learn about five, practical, cost-effective opportunities that allow firms to meet market demand and achieve an impressive Return on Investment.
Posted: 15 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Saving At-Risk Customers and Revenue Through Survey Action Management
sponsored by MarketTools, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to understand what Survey Action Management is and how it can help your organization effectively address customer concerns, save at-risk customers, and build customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009 | Published: 24 Nov 2009

MarketTools, Inc.

Winning in Today's Environment: Six Imperatives for the Chief Sales Officer
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download the Oracle CRM White Paper, "Winning in Today's Environment: Six Imperatives for the Chief Sales Officer," to learn how you can deploy several best practices to achieve unparalleled sales success in your organization.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Oracle Corporation

7 Habits of Highly Successful Surveys
sponsored by Vovici
WHITE PAPER: Understanding your customer is vital to maintaining and improving loyalty. Learn how to measure customer experience so you can build customer loyalty. Download a copy of the latest Vovici whitepaper 'The Customer Satisfaction Survey' to learn how to understand the major customer experience metrics and more!
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

Vovici

Circumstances and Customers Have Changed: Has Your Loyalty Program Kept Pace?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights some of the issues that reduce or increase the effectiveness of customer loyalty programs and suggests a solution that offers tips for building a more loyal customer base.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Oracle Corporation
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CRM BEST PRACTICES DEFINITION (continued): …  salespeople,people providing service, and perhaps the customer directly could access information, matchcustomer needs with product plans and offerings, remind customers of service requirements, knowwhat other products a customer had purchased, and so forth.  Ask your CRM questions at ITKnowledgeExchange.comAccording to one industry view, CRM consists of:Helping an enterprise to enable its marketing departments to identify and target their bestcustomers, manage marketing campaigns and generate quality leads for the sales team.Assisting the organization to improve telesales, account, and … 

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