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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  • Retail
  • 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: 1331
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Opportunities For Brick-And-Mortar Establishments In Canada

    Mobile will fundamentally change consumer behavior in local establishments in the decades to come. It already generates substantial web traffic for consumer-facing companies and is increasingly...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:German Online Retail Overview, 2011

    Despite A Thriving Online Market, Multichannel Retail Is Still An Untapped Opportunity For German Retailers

    The German online retail market is the second largest in Europe. Amazon.de and eBay are dominant forces, with major German consumer brands selling through those sites, and others following suit...

    • Downloads: 723
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Optimizing The Affiliate Channel For Deal-Driven Customers

    Traffic Has Increased And The Channel's Matured, But Proving Incrementality Remains A Challenge

    Customers are flocking to affiliate deal sites that offer promotional coupons and offer codes. The slowdown in the economy, advances in technology, and a more favorable consumer mindset toward...

    • Downloads: 468
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Shoppers Buy At General Merchants

    North American Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase

    Consumers today have a myriad of choices when deciding where to shop. The age of the customer is in full swing, and to best serve existing and potential customers, companies need to be...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using International Shipping To Reach Online Shoppers Around The Globe

    How US Online Retailers Can Extend Their Offerings To Consumers Abroad

    Given that online retail growth rates remain higher outside the United States than within, eBusiness executives are increasingly looking to tap into online buyers in other markets. The lowest-cost...

    • Downloads: 745
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Four Specialist European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester applied its Website Functionality Benchmark evaluation methodology to four European consumer electronics retailers: Best Buy UK, Currys, Darty, and Redcoon. These specialist retailers...

    • Downloads: 331
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The eBusiness Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of their current strengths and weaknesses is essential. In 2008, Forrester introduced its proprietary eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 1215
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:French Online Retail Overview, 2012

    French Online Retail Is On The Brink Of A Multichannel Revolution

    France is the third largest online retail market in Europe; although it will continue to mature and grow at a pace outstripping overall retail growth, there are significant changes in store for...

    • Downloads: 610
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Open Source And Cloud-Based Integration Trends

    A Recent Forrester Survey Shows Divergent Plans

    Open source and cloud-based integration solutions are becoming more prevalent in many organizations. Still, many others are resisting these new alternatives, sometimes based on rational concerns but...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total online retail spending within the three Latin American (LATAM) countries covered in this forecast -- Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico -- is expected to reach $47.3 billion by 2018, up...

    • Downloads: 5
  • 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: 163
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Executives' Perceptions Of Differentiation Among Suppliers: Update For 2011

    Results, not products, differentiate vendors in the eyes of executives.Executives assign strategic supplier status to vendors that are willing and able to align in substantial, not superficial, ways....

    • Downloads: 13
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Order Management, Q3 2014

    IBM And Manhattan Associates Stand Out In An Increasingly Competitive Landscape Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 77-criteria evaluation of omnichannel order management vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers in the category — eBay Enterprise, hybris (an SAP...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Extended Packaging Will Redefine Relationships Among Brands, Retailers, And Customers

    A European Perspective On Mobile Bar Codes

    You've seen them everywhere: in the corners of print ads, across billboards, on buses, or in pieces of direct mail — those small blocks of even smaller squares. Marketers are increasingly using...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 696
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Compare Your Campaigns To 70 Others

    This report helps interactive marketers benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 70 of their peers that Forrester reviewed, from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial services,...

    • Downloads: 1733
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Company spending on interactive marketing spending segmented by industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search, SEO,...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2012: US Online Grocers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark To The Sites Of Four US Online Grocery Stores

    Forrester evaluated the grocery websites of the four most frequently used online grocers based on Forrester Consumer Technographics® data — AmazonFresh, FreshDirect, Peapod, and Safeway...

    • Downloads: 456
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2012 To 2013

    Improving Economic Prospects Create Upside Potential

    CIOs care about tech market trends for three reasons: 1) to understand how much other firms are spending on information and communications technologies (and where); 2) to determine where they ought...

    • Downloads: 1284
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

    • Downloads: 654
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Beyond Marketing: How Mobile Is Transforming McDonald's France

    Use Mobile As The Catalyst For Digital Transformation

    In France, you can order a Big Mac anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and pick it up later at any of 1,200 McDonald's restaurants. But mobile ordering and in-store pick up are...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 206