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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  • Consumer Electronics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

    • Downloads: 463
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2015

    Benchmarking The Canadian Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Six in 10 Canadian companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmarks 194 companies that do business in Canada...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Smart Home Finally Blossoms

    Connected Home Activities Will Challenge CIOs To Support Smart Products That Deepen Customer Engagement

    After decades of poorly executed home automation systems and gadgets, startups are taking advantage of mobile tech advances to deliver slick smart home devices that support a wide range of activities...

    • Downloads: 512
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:US Online Consumers' Perspectives On Wearable Technology

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    In 2012, Forrester's "smart body, smart world" report asserted that sensor-laden embedded devices would be the next big thing among technology trends. Since then, we've witnessed the adoption...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Harness The Power Of The Second Screen

    When And How It Makes Sense For Marketers To Integrate Second-Screen Experiences Into Their Plans

    Consumers today are rarely without a mobile, tablet, or laptop device close to hand, even when engaged in other activities such as watching TV. Being active on these second screens is now a normal...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Pay TV Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    TV households by subscription service, including cable, satellite, telco, and free/online TV as well as DVR households by service. Also includes online pay TV households that pay for an online TV...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Build Seamless Experiences Now

    Experience Persistence Transforms Fragmented Interactions Into A Unified System Of Engagement

    Multidevice ownership and pervasive connectivity mean customers now have, use, and expect multiple ways to interact with companies far beyond the desktop or retail outlet. This change in behavior is...

    • Downloads: 783
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: PTC Bulks Up For Internet Of Things But Will Face Stiff Competition

    Adding Axeda To ThingWorx Assets Gives PTC A Jump On Enterprise Rivals

    PTC, a software maker that serves product manufacturers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Axeda for $170 million in cash. The Axeda acquisition, combined with the...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Google Glass: What Marketers Need To Know

    Utility-Based Marketing Is In; Advertising Is Out

    Google Glass, the new head-mounted device from Google, has the potential to be the next great platform for app development — as disruptive and fertile a platform as the iPhone has been....

    • Downloads: 729
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Customer Experience In The Post-PC Era

    Vision: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    In the post-PC era, customers expect experiences to come to them and provide services aligned with their needs and abilities in the moment. In this report, we explore how consumer experience (CX)...

    • Downloads: 1930
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

    • Downloads: 310
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Embedded Systems Close The Experience Gap In Connected Cars

    Tech Mahindra Enables The Connected Aftermarket For Cars

    Over the past few years, automotive firms have invested heavily into creating great customer experiences around the process of choosing and buying cars. But once a car is sold, automakers tend to...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Personal Identity And Data Management

    Consumers are leaving a growing digital footprint across channels and media, and they are mindful of the fact that marketers use this data for financial gain. Combined with growing concerns about...

    • Downloads: 1171
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Meet The Changing Needs Of Connected Customers

    Your customers are more connected, more empowered, and more distracted than ever. To compete in this volatile world, companies need a new approach to delivering customer experiences. This report...

    • Downloads: 963
  • 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: 819
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Customer Experience Index, Q1 2015

    Benchmarking The US Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Three-quarters of companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's first US Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmark of 2015 sets the baseline that will tell...

    • Downloads: 1378
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: What Marketers Should Take Away From Mobile World Congress 2015

    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona brought together 90,000 attendees, including 4,500 CEOs and a growing number of CMOs and marketing leaders. Of course, MWC isn't SXSW or ad:tech;...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:TV Ads Break Their Content Shackles

    TV Ad Targeting Enters The 21st Century, And Marketers Will Finally Be Able To Target Audiences, Not Just Content Type

    Historically, television had just one way of delivering advertising: embedding it directly in the show so everyone who tuned in saw the same ad. But consumers' increasing appetite to watch TV on...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Apple Watch: What Makes Consumers Tick?

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    The unveiling of the Apple Watch on September 9, 2014 left consumers and industry analysts with more questions than answers. For example, after the sluggish sales of smartwatch predecessors, such as...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research World Tablet Adoption Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Global)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    The global tablet installed base will approach 1 billion devices by 2018, nearly tripling from its current level. While consumer-owned tablets will represent the vast majority of those in use, the...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit

    Digital Homes Will Get Smart In Small Steps

    The connected world's tendrils are expanding far and wide to gear like farm equipment and parking meters, yet most consumers' homes remain a simple endpoint of connectivity whose intelligence is...

    • Downloads: 1542
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How Online Video Will Challenge DVRs' Role

    Advertisers Must Now Prepare For A Multiplatform Video Ecosystem

    Digital video recorders (DVRs) have become popular devices with consumers who want to control their television viewing, but today, online streaming services make it possible for viewers to get their...

    • Downloads: 357
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: IoT And Analytics Startups Can Turn Insurers Into "The Good Guys"

    Insurers Deliver Broader Services, Greater Engagement, And More Value With New Technologies

    The property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry is notoriously conservative. But in the age of the customer, this old-guard loyalty to the status quo needs to change. In this brief, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Increasing Sophistication Of The Digital Home

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    The US digital home has undergone major disruption in the past decade. Five years ago, the digital home was just starting to see the early stages of consumer home networking; today, the digital home...

    • Downloads: 174