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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  • Customer Data
  • Past 18 months
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Consumer Centricity In Retail And CPG

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) AD&D professionals have to help their stakeholders to drive actionable insight from a wide range of solutions and external agency services, such as those for...

    • Downloads: 38
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Radical Rethink Of Data Architecture For Customer Engagement

    Effective Customer Engagement Requires Rapid Change And A New World Of Data

    A prerequisite to winning in the age of the customer is a deep and almost uncanny knowledge of customers and prospects. "Customer data" used to mean the data in customer relationship management (CRM)...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Q&A: The Top Five Strategic Big Data Questions

    Big-data-related inquires have mushroomed in the past year. Forrester's data indicates that most organizations are either experimenting with big data technology or have already started. This report...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Creepiness: How Not To Spook Your Customers

    Find, But Don't Cross Your Customer's Creepiness Line When Designing, Developing, And Delivering Digital Experiences

    Customers are flocking to apps that use more personal information because they find them intensely valuable. However, at the same time, many people think its creepy how much detailed information...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Turn Data Into Intelligence With Customer Analytics

    Executive Overview: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    Big data signals a step change in the availability of customer data and is providing firms with their biggest opportunity yet to understand their customers. The sheer scale and diversity of customer...

    • Downloads: 1121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Data Should Be The Lifeblood Of Your Enterprise

    Some say that data is the new oil — but we think that comparing data to oil is too limiting. Data is the new sun: it's limitless and touches everything firms do. Customer data is the most...

    • Downloads: 699
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: FTC Vs. Wyndham Ruling Further Solidifies The FTC's Role In US Data Security

    Firms Find Themselves In The FTC's Crosshairs By Violating Basic Security Principles

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals: If the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was not on your radar before, it should be now. Protecting consumers and consumer privacy is one of several mandates...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Reset On Big Data

    Embrace Big Data To Engage Customers At Scale

    Big data rhetoric is at an all-time high. The media is all over the map with its points of view and technology vendors tout products with claims that seem incredible. In the midst of this din, CIOs...

    • Downloads: 541
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Things We Do For… Data

    Many Apps Give You Something For Nothing — Well, Not Quite Nothing

    Forrester has noted the growing presence of applications and websites that provide free services just to capture consumer data and market it to third parties. This report reviews examples of the...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data In Banking: It's Time To Act

    Compete In The Age Of The Customer By Making Use Of All The Available Data

    Big data is a key trend for many industries, including financial services in general and banking in particular. Key business drivers in the banking industry, such as improving customer service,...

    • Downloads: 460
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Building The Foundation For Customer Insight: Hadoop Infrastructure Architecture

    The proliferation of customer-facing data-intensive systems in almost every modern enterprise has catalyzed the rapid deployment of big data environments, commonly with Hadoop as the underlying...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Providers

    The Regulatory Tsunami Upends US Healthcare BT

    The seismic shift in business goals brought about by the Affordable Care Act and other legislative actions are causing providers to forge new relationships with care delivery stakeholders. The...

    • Downloads: 556
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer Analytics Methods, Q1 2014

    Road Map: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    Forrester has identified 15 key customer analytics methods that customer insights professionals must master. Customer insights professionals are faced with tough decisions about which combination of...

    • Downloads: 675
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of Customer Service In 2014

    Vision: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    In the age of the customer, executives don't decide how customer-centric their companies are — customers do. Changes such as the explosion of digital communications, mobility, and the...

    • Downloads: 2645
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Chaotic Or Innovative? Discover Your Customer Data Management Maturity

    Benchmark Your CDM Capabilities And See Where You Stack Up

    Are you a "Nomad," "Tourist," "Business Traveler," or "Explorer?" Forrester identified these four customer data management (CDM) maturity levels to help organizations determine their sophistication...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Five Ways IT And Business Can Cooperate To Win At Digital Experience Delivery

    Enterprises are overhauling their digital customer experience strategies and adopting technology to address customer needs. Amid this rapid digital shift, many companies fall behind because...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Self-Assessment Tool For Customer Data Management Capabilities

    Forrester recommends using the customer data management self-assessment tool to prepare to prioritize effort and investment in customer data management capabilities. The tool allows you to...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Flex Your Customer Data Muscle: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Customer data management (CDM) is no longer a boring, backwater capability. It is a foundation for and fundamental to success in the age of the customer. What are your firm's CDM capabilities? That's...

    • Downloads: 125
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile Customer Data Support Organization

    In a customer-centric world, designing, architecting, building, and deploying processes and applications based solely on business requirements no longer works. Leading organizations need to take an...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The CMO And CIO Must Accelerate On Their Path To Better Collaboration

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) need to engage their chief information officers (CIOs) to develop the most effective strategy for putting marketing technology into practice. But the two organizations...

    • Downloads: 365
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forge EA-Business Partnerships To Support The Mobile Mind Shift

    EA Practices Should Recalibrate For "Outside-In" Architecture

    Enterprise architects are frustrated by a lack of clear business strategy that they can use for alignment; but they are not alone in their frustration. The pace of digital disruption only seems to...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Nail Your Next-Gen Customer Data Management Strategy

    Rookies make the mistake of thinking that customer data is just about customer relationship management (CRM) or just about transaction history. Not so — customer data is the lifeblood of your...

    • Downloads: 379
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Customer Data Management

    Live Or Die By Your Customer Data Management Strategy

    Customer data is the lifeblood of the contemporary enterprise. It's used in virtually every function of the business, including product research, design, and development; advertising and marketing...

    • Downloads: 1524