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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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  • Retail
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Needs To Think Green

    The "Green Consumer" Opportunity And How Retailers Can Seize It

    Retailers have been dancing around green initiatives for years, but consumer demand has finally put green retail on the main stage. In addition to their obvious positive (or, at least, less damaging)...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Wearable Computing

    The Next Devices And Platforms That Matter To Your Product Strategy

    Consumers are adopting technology faster than ever: Witness the rapid mainstreaming of devices such as the Apple iPad and Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360. Wearable devices will be next, but right now...

    • Downloads: 957
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Communications Technology And Services Sourcing Strategy Evaluation Checklist

    Forrester enterprise clients with distributed organizations want to simplify management of an increasingly complex communications environment. This includes defining and then periodically reviewing...

    • Downloads: 55
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digitization Of The In-Store Experience

    Mobile Devices And Interactive Displays Are Redefining The In-Store Experience For Sales Associates And Customers Alike

    Retailers are ditching the term multichannel. Instead, in the era of agile commerce, they talk about delivering a "buy anywhere, fulfill anywhere" experience to their customers. In pursuit of this...

    • Downloads: 2527
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Retail eCommerce Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as increasing retail sales both online and offline — retail eCommerce executives need to ensure that they have the right metrics in place. These metrics should...

    • Downloads: 786
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Best And Worst Of Chinese-Language Websites, 2013

    Forrester has been evaluating website user experiences since 1999, and we've completed more than 1,500 site reviews so far. This year, for the first time, we turned our attention to Chinese-language...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption: Content And Collaboration Is Just The Start

    Driving A SharePoint-Based Information Workplace Will Challenge C&C Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is poised for broader adoption as an Information Workplace platform. While most use it for content and collaboration (C&C) needs today, the platform's broad, integrated...

    • Downloads: 1494
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Next In Tech: Indoor Positioning

    Indoor Venues Are The Next Frontier For Location-Based Services

    Location is a cornerstone of mobile experiences and enables some of the most widely used mobile apps, such as Foursquare and Yelp. Location has also become a new battleground as Apple, Google, and...

    • Downloads: 731
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US eCommerce Forecast: 2013 To 2018

    Forrester expects online retail sales in the US to reach $294 billion in 2014, or approximately 9% of all sales in the US. We're forecasting a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Email Marketing, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report helps marketing leaders benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 98 of their peers that Forrester reviewed from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial services,...

    • Downloads: 353
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2012: US Retail eBusiness

    eBusiness executives in retail will grapple with three key trends in 2012: growth of mobile device usage, heightened competition from Amazon.com, and continued market share shift to web retail....

    • Downloads: 1999
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all consumer industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral,...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selling Luxury Goods To Online Shoppers In China

    Understanding The Needs Of Today's Luxury Buyers

    China is an enticing market for luxury brands looking to sell online, yet brands must recognize the opportunity is not without multiple challenges. In China, the online channel is widely considered...

    • Downloads: 368
  • 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: 2060
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:EU Mobile Commerce Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Mobile eCommerce revenues across Europe will rise from €1.7 billion in 2011 to €19.2 billion in 2017, reaching 6.8% of total web sales. Simple, easy to merchandise categories such as...

    • Downloads: 954
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Will Hit $114 Billion In 2014

    Forrester estimates that 29% of all online retail sales in the US will be transacted on smartphones and tablets by the end of 2014. Media goods (e.g., video, music, books), clothing, and consumer...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2011 To 2016 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail spending forecast (Western Europe): Online retail spending by 22 retail categories for each of the 17 Western European countries. Includes online retail sales as a percent of total...

    • Downloads: 9
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: Business Execs Increase Direct IT Spend To Support Systems Of Engagement

    Our Q4 2011 Business Decision-Makers Survey Shows CIOs Under Pressure

    During October and November of 2011, Forrester surveyed 3,534 business decision-makers in North American and European enterprises regarding their business priorities (and views of IT priorities),...

    • Downloads: 634
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Canada)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail spending by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, and consumer electronics. Includes metrics by category, such as online buyers and channel share as percent of overall...

    • Downloads: 3
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2013

    US Online Holiday Sales To Top $78 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online sales will grow 15% from 2012 to 2013. Despite a dip in consumer confidence in October and a truncated holiday season, Forrester expects consumers to...

    • Downloads: 283
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce

    Executive Overview: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As retail eCommerce sales continue to explode, eBusiness executives must check all the boxes to ensure that they are not missing opportunities in this critical channel. This playbook provides...

    • Downloads: 1744
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Retool Your Retail Applications To Thrive On Digital Disruption

    Use Advanced Merchandising And Planning To Steer A New Course

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail must contend with established categories of packaged apps for store operations, eCommerce, supply chain, and loyalty. But most...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobility And Computing Technologies In The Age Of The Customer

    Six Meta-Trends That Will Influence How You Ensure That Employees Have Access To The Right Technology In 2014 And Beyond

    In 2013, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals saw increased mobility and diversity in the technology that employees could use for their jobs get thrust into the forefront. In 2014, I&O...

    • Downloads: 720
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 86