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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  • Media & Entertainment
  • Customer Experience Management
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Does Social Media Contribute To Customer Experience? Let Us Count The Ways

    It's Time To Document Best Practices For Social Media And Customer Experience

    Social media already plays a role at each step of customers' complex journeys to discover, evaluate, buy, access, use, and get support for products and services. Customer experience professionals...

    • Downloads: 2019
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailing In Australia 2011: Marketing, Merchandising, And Customer Service

    Despite the momentum in Australian online retail, the sector is still quite focused on the basics of customer engagement. When it comes to marketing, this means online retailers don't just prioritize...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

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

    • Downloads: 1268
    • Comments: 4
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report: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: 482
  • 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 Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own customers? This report helps answer that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 1260
    • Comments: 2
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  • 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: 410
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Crowdsourcing Gains Legitimacy For Advertisers

    Leverage Professional Crowdsourcing Networks To Create New Video Content

    The demand for video advertising and content — whether for television, online, or cinema — is outpacing the rate at which marketers can supply it. Specialized crowdsourcing networks are...

    • Downloads: 399
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using Online Video To Drive Clicks And Conversion

    A Guide To Approaching Or Revitalizing A Retail eCommerce Video Campaign

    Shoppers are beginning to use online video to inform their purchases. Although consumer uptake is slow when compared with the wider acceptance of Internet video, online retailers are turning to video...

    • Downloads: 1066
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Drive Better B2B Content Distribution

    Use Mobile, Social, Media, And Sales Channels To Deliver Reach And Engagement

    B2B marketers are putting thought-leadership and content at the core of their marketing strategies, but even the best content marketing will falter without the right distribution strategy. While...

    • Downloads: 647
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of Online Consumers In Asia Pacific, 2012

    Asia Pacific Technographics®

    For the past seven years, Forrester has been tracking consumers' online and offline behavior in Asia Pacific. As in recent years, this dedicated report helps companies understand the online and...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Tablet Commerce May Soon Trump Mobile Commerce

    Ownership of tablet devices is poised for rapid growth with tablet users in the US estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 51% from 2010 to 2015. Already a significant percent of...

    • Downloads: 1857
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's North American Technographics® Online Benchmark Survey (Part 1), Q2 2012 (US, Canada). It provides a generational overview of US consumers'...

    • Downloads: 465
    • Comments: 3
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Using Facebook As A Content Platform

    Optimize Your Products For Emerging Social Media Channels

    The rise of social networking has been one of the key disruptive trends of the past five years, but content, as well as communication, has driven that growth. Facebook, as the dominant social...

    • Downloads: 897
  • 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
  • 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 Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2012

    Business Case: The Experience-Driven Organization Playbook

    This report outlines the business case for customer experience professionals seeking to discover the business benefits of improving customer experience in an experience-driven organization. Years of...

    • Downloads: 2424
    • Comments: 2
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  • 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: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 Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2011

    Improvements Can Add More Than $1 Billion In Revenue For Wireless Carriers And Hotels

    Customer experience professionals must clearly articulate the business benefits of improving customer experience. Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a...

    • Downloads: 1366
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2012

    This report provides benchmarks of the quality of customer experience at major companies. It should be used to help customer experience professionals set goals and optimize as they transform their...

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Want Loyalty? Improve Your Call Center Customer Experience

    Call Center Satisfaction Ties To Loyalty Across 11 Industries

    Call center satisfaction correlates with three loyalty metrics: consumers' willingness to repurchase, reluctance to switch, and likelihood to recommend. Call satisfaction also correlates highly with...

    • Downloads: 929
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, China

    Asia Pacific Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of metropolitan Chinese online consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes. In general, metropolitan Chinese consumers are enthusiastic mobile owners and social...

    • Downloads: 64
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: Digital Customer Experience Technologies, Q3 2013

    Landscape: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Consumers are dazzled by digital experiences that are enjoyable, innovative, and contextual. How are you going to keep up? Firms face an expanding ecosystem of technology supporting digital customer...

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