Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

CRM systems leverage technology to organize and synchronize marketing, sales, customer service, and technical support processes, helping organizations reduce costs and improve efficiency. Forrester provides advice on how to plan, justify, evaluate, implement, and improve areas like sales force automation and sales effectiveness, customer service and support, customer self-service and assisted service, and multichannel management. Research coverage includes CRM architecture, strategy, deployment, and services.

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202 results in Reports

  • Consumer Electronics & Technology
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Updated 2011: Use Social Media To Boost Your TV Audience

    Social media is changing the way audiences engage with TV. Audiences are increasingly multitasking on digital devices while watching TV — and sharing what they are watching with their friends....

    • Downloads: 442
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Personal Cloud: Transforming Personal Computing, Mobile, And Web Markets

    An Empowered Report: Sizing The Opportunity As Individuals Embrace New Services For Managing Their Work And Personal Digital Lives

    The personal computing experience for individuals is broken, ruptured by the fragmentation of personal information across PCs and mobile devices and the scattering of content across a multitude of...

    • Downloads: 2621
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2011: Luxury Fashion Brands

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Five European Luxury Fashion Brands

    Forrester evaluated the transactional websites of five European luxury fashion brands — Burberry, Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton — using our Website Functionality...

    • Downloads: 1091
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Consumer Security Market, 2011 And Beyond: Evolving Buyer Behaviors Breed Market Volatility

    Consumer attitudes toward security solutions are changing markedly. Consumers are becoming more concerned about Internet risks, more savvy about the protection measures they need to take, more...

    • Downloads: 408
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Getting Mobile Right With Mobility POST

    A Methodical Approach To Building Your Mobile Phone, Tablet, And Wearables Strategies

    Back in 2009, Forrester created the first version of mobile POST — a methodology to help our clients create mobile strategies that align well with the mobile sophistication of their customer...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Personas Require Regular Updates

    Ensure Personas Accurately Reflect Customers' New Behaviors And Technologies

    Personas are ideal tools to guide the design of products, channels, and messaging, but companies are concerned that they fail to keep track of evolving behaviors. Although customers' psychographics...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail spending by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, consumer electronics, and baby products. Includes metrics, by category, such as online buyers, average spending per...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Spanish Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2011

    Spanish banks have been at the forefront of banking innovation in Europe, yet customer behavior in Spain has been slow to change. Spanish customers are more likely than customers almost anywhere in...

    • Downloads: 390
    • Comments: 1
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Natives: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    Digital natives have grown up in the age of technology and cannot imagine a life without computers, cell phones, and social networking. Although digital natives may not have large amounts of...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Defining The Boundary Between Business Tech Buying And Consumer Tech Buying

    Understanding Who Chooses And Who Pays For Devices That Span Business And Personal Tasks

    The spreading bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has created a more complex landscape of tech buying. But traditional divisions between consumer tech purchases and business tech purchases still...

    • Downloads: 223
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:An Overview Of Online Consumers In Argentina

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    Latin America is on the priority list of many global companies. This is not surprising given the meteoric rise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter and Latin Americans' willingness to connect...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Taming The Insurance Claim Experience

    An Integrated Channel Claims Strategy Improves Experience And Reins In Costs

    Claims are a big deal to both insurers and customers. It's an emotional time for claims customers, and costs and processes can go off the rails, affecting a variety of key insurance business metrics...

    • Downloads: 708
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A Systematic Approach To Mobile Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile is hot, but too many executives take a backward approach to developing a mobile initiative and begin with technology decisions such as "We need an iPhone application" or "Let's do something...

    • Downloads: 4550
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Tablet And eReader Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Sales and installed base for tablet and eReader devices as well as book market spending for 16 Western European countries. Breaks out installed base of consumer- and business-owned tablets by country...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 396
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Segmenting Buyers: Introducing Super Buyers, Connected Traditionalists, And Traditionalists

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Report

    For US consumers, the shopping experience has moved beyond the in-store experience and involves multiple other channels. Online shopping now accounts for a significant part of consumers' wallet share...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Start To Play With Social Gamers

    Social Gaming Provides A Ripe Marketing Opportunity

    Eighty-four percent of US interactive marketers have no plans to use games in their 2011 marketing strategies, making social gaming a large, untapped opportunity for marketers. Marketers should start...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of Online Consumers In Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    Over the past couple of years, Latin America has risen on many global companies' priority lists of new markets to focus on and understand. Given the meteoric rise of social networks like orkut and...

    • Downloads: 129
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Game On: Education Product Strategists Embrace Gamification

    Classroom Technology Enables New Product Innovation

    "Gamification" is a hot topic in product strategy, especially in US K-12 education. Product strategists in education are helping their customers achieve teaching and learning goals by developing...

    • Downloads: 666
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Amazon Will Be Apple's Top Competitor In Tablets

    Tablet Product Strategists Should View Amazon As Their New "Frenemy"

    With 28.7 million iPads sold worldwide to date, Apple's lead in the tablet market looks invincible. Enter Amazon.com, whose tablet can compete on price, content, and commerce. If it's launched at the...

    • Downloads: 850
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Online Retailer Uses New Fraud Detection Systems To Cut Fraud Loss Rates

    A North American online retailer found that fraud losses ate at profits and affected the customer experience. The retailer's manual fraud management processes could not scale with the volume of its...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Updated Q1 2012: Use Social Media To Boost Your TV Audience

    Social media is changing the way audiences engage with TV. Led by Generation X and Generation Y, audiences are increasingly multitasking on digital devices while watching TV — and sharing what...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Commerce Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Includes mobile buyers as well as revenue segmented by retail sales, travel, and daily deals, with average spend per mobile buyer. Includes data from 2010 plus a five-year forecast.

    • Downloads: 16
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Paid Content Checklist

    Use A Structured Framework To Build A Digital Paid Content Strategy

    There are few examples of companies operating a successful paid digital content strategy. Yet there is a strong need for all companies offering content — many of them not traditional media...

    • Downloads: 566
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: Australian Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Websites Of Five Australian Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Consumer electronics retailers in Australia face many challenges, but online retail is booming despite the relatively modest feature set provided by most Australian sites. To dig deeper, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 177