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The Real Challenge of CRM: Employee Buy-In
Your company has just selected a new customer relationship management (CRM) system for your company. Congratulations should be in order. However, your work has

crm review bi  , CRM Programs , CRM Review , CRM Services , CRM Software , CRM Software Comparison , CRM Software Packages , CRM Software System , CRM Software Systems , CRM Softwares , CRM System . Your company has just selected a new CRM system for your company. Congratulations should be in order. However, your work is really just starting so there won’t be much time to rest. You know that in order for your CRM initiative to be successful, that you’ll need buy-in from your users. This buy-in starts from the top

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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