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CRM Without Workflow Is Not CRM: How to Maximize Sales and Service Productivity
Since there are multiple vendors offering hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications, the buyer’s toughest decision is finding a vendor that

real time crm articles  CRM providers have a real workflow engine to permit full process automation. After the initial burst of enthusiasm for CRM in the late 1990s, CRM as a category suffered a confidence blow as enterprise-level systems were not embraced by the employees who were supposed to use them. Although workflow-enabled, the complexity of the user interface of these expensive onpremise CRM applications ultimately doomed these projects to failure. For the most companies, these platforms were expensive, and not worth the Read More...
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8 CRM Essentials: An Executive Guide to the Must-have Elements of Every Successful CRM Initiative
It’s no secret that winning and retaining customers is the key to growth and success. But that’s no small feat, with ever-increasing customer demands, as well

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CRM Application Users Are Key to Project Success
For a customer relationship management implementation to be successful, consulting firms, vendors, and users must pay attention to user training and change

real time crm articles  time to establish a real strategy that responds to the company's unique layout. Once a big chunk of the budget is spent on software and material acquisition and integration fees, decision makers find it hard to invest an extra 10 percent for user training and change management. Be aware of last minute changes, unscheduled mini-trainings, and poor communication that could jeopardize your entire CRM project. We have seen many companies start over after months of technical settings and implementation. CRM Read More...
Precision Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM
All organizations, across all industries, have one thing in common—a deluge of customer data idling somewhere waiting to be monetized. Most likely, the

real time crm articles  customers. As a result, unrealized revenue opportunities continue to simmer right within the CRM system until these prospects find a competitor to meet their needs. Leading organizations are proof that marketing automation tools and applications are vital to success. In the Precision Marketing Benchmark Report 1, the Aberdeen Group found that top performers invest in precision marketing tools and services at greater levels in order to understand and influence the purchasing decisions of customers as Read More...
CRM: A Business Imperative during the Economic Downturn
The economic downturn means that businesses must capitalize on every opportunity to gain revenue. With the right customer relationship management (CRM) solution

real time crm articles  reductions and the very real possibility of sliding into an irrevocable decline. What Can You Do? Cutting costs while maintaining growth is a formidable challenge at the best of times, but during a downturn, it can seem almost impossible. To meet these goals, SMBs will need to look for practical solutions that will help them to drive productivity and increase effectiveness across their operations. Increasingly, companies like yours are turning to business software and CRM applications in particular, to Read More...
How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs
While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer

real time crm articles  another commodity. End-users quickly realize that business needs of growing organizations cannot be met without significant custom integration services that enable: Visibility across customers, products, partners & channels Front-to-back office integration for operational decision-support Multi-channel customer interactions Pricing & availability Order management & transaction processing Upcoming Research Customer Data Management: How Leaders Attain Tangible ROI Figure 1: Use of CRM Functionality Read More...
CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth
When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at

real time crm articles  high, and many times real integration was never achieved. Successful companies realized that integration along the entire process chain was the only way to gain a lasting competitive advantage. The need for change grew under the terms of global competition. So far, few companies have used the time profitably, redefining their own strategies and reshaping business processes for a truly customer-driven enterprise. Operational excellence in today's context needs to encompass not only customer-facing Read More...
Access Commerce Spices Up North American CRM Fray
In May, Access Commerce, a French CRM vendor, announced the opening of its first USA office in San Diego, California. During Explore 2000, QAD’s annual user

real time crm articles  Commerce Spices Up North American CRM Fray Access Commerce Spices Up North American CRM Fray P.J. Jakovljevic - July 5, 2000 Event Summary According to the company's press release from June 8, Access Commerce, a French eCRM vendor, has announced its acquisition of AIS Technologies Inc. from Vancouver - British Columbia, Canada - a leading e-business solution provider for mid-sized enterprises. This acquisition will accelerate growth plans for penetrating into North America as well as the development Read More...
Speeding Time to Market: Reducing Product Introduction Time and Costs with Product Information Management
As product lifecycles continue to shrink and product complexity increases, reducing the time it takes to introduce new products has become a strategic

real time crm articles  Time to Market: Reducing Product Introduction Time and Costs with Product Information Management As product lifecycles continue to shrink and product complexity increases, reducing the time it takes to introduce new products has become a strategic imperative for companies. Businesses must have clean and accurate product data that’s consolidated across sales channels and back-end systems. Find out why product information management and master data management platforms are key to getting products Read More...
CRM Without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth
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CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

real time crm articles  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional Read More...
Enterprise On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide
This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for businesses.

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Your CRM Selection Challenge: CDC Pivotal CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+
Every now and then, I’ll examine the data from TEC’s past software selection projects, and explore the choices users have made. The information below is based

real time crm articles  is based on a real-life CRM selection project, but I have modified some of the data in order to respect confidentiality agreements still in place. To put myself in the user’s shoes, here’s how I answered the CRM Evaluation Center questionnaire : Industry : Manufacturing Structure : National Site : 21–40 sites Nature of business : Manufacturer (or producer) Total budget and total users : 101 to 200 users, total budget $75,000 to $100,000 Services included : Customization and integration as part of Read More...
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

real time crm articles  How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on satisfying customers while removing waste and unnecessary costs from their organizations. And they need to do so faster and better than their competitors. This white paper highlights how companies are doing just that by relying on strategic lean concepts. Read More...
Social CRM is Dead, Long Live Social Media Flavored CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is not and cannot really be social, since social means “of, relating to, or occupied with matters affecting human welfare

real time crm articles  opinion, CRM does not really affect human welfare, since it brings advantages only to its users and to the customers of the companies using it. In this blog post, I will explain why CRM is not social and why social CRM (SCRM) is nothing more than CRM using social media tools. Does Social Media Affect Human Welfare? Yes, it does, and in many ways. Of course, different people have different views on the use of social media but I think it has a great impact on human welfare for the following reasons: It is Read More...

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