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
  • 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: 338
  • 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: 244
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 18
  • 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:Pioneer Vendors: Smart, Connected Products For The Internet Of Things

    Five Startups Transforming Customer Experience In A Connected World

    Many companies are rethinking the nature of their products and services as connectivity and control become easier. Smarter, more connected products are being enabled as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 1067
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Humdrum Hardware: Why Google And Microsoft Are Goading Their Partners To Innovate

    Google Nexus and Microsoft Surface Force OEMs To Up Their Games

    Google's and Microsoft's efforts to launch first-party hardware, form exclusive partnerships, and acquire partners are disrupting the status quo within their ecosystems. These changes are driven...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research eReader Adoption Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Part of our global eReader adoption forecast, this forecast details the sales and installed base for eReader devices as well as book market spending. It also includes total book (physical and...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Clash Of The Digital Platforms

    Why 2014 Will See A Flood Of Innovation From Platform Players And How You Can Profit From It

    We're only a month into the year and already the digital platforms so necessary to digital disruption are either flexing their muscles or reporting they have the power to do so. Google acquired Nest...

    • Downloads: 536
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Smart Products Will Require A Hybrid CTO/CIO Skill Set

    The Burgeoning Set Of Connected Offerings Will Require New Skills

    The era of the standalone product is over. More and more offerings are becoming intelligent, connected, and thus able to provide more engaging experiences for customers in business or consumer...

    • Downloads: 453
  • 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: 2509
  • 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: 135
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Access Forecast — Broadband, 2012 To 2017 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online households and broadband households by access platform (DSL, cable, and fiber) for the EU-7 countries of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. Includes...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Getting Mobile Right With Mobility POST

    A Methodical Approach To Building Your Mobile Phone, Tablet, And Wearables Strategies

    Back in 2009, Forrester created the first version of mobile POST — a methodology to help our clients create mobile strategies that align well with the mobile sophistication of their customer...

    • Downloads: 554
  • 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: 960
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. Our...

    • Downloads: 350
  • 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: 174
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: HP Splits But Changes Little

    What The Two Companies Will Do Next Matters Most To CIOs

    On October 6, 2014, HP announced that it will split its $115 billion business into two public companies by the end of its fiscal year 2015. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will focus on the enterprise...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research World Online Population Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (Global)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    The world online population forecast estimates the number of individuals with online access and includes total population and Internet penetration by region and...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Search Engine Marketing Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending on paid search and search engine optimization (SEO) for each of the 17 Western European countries. Segments paid search spending by 11 different verticals. Includes historical...

    • Downloads: 8
  • 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: 277
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 542
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Worldwide Tablet Forecast

    A ForecastView Report

    Forrester recently launched its first global tablet forecast. This report provides color and insight into the numbers behind the forecast. We examine some of the key drivers from both a consumer and...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2013

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

    • Downloads: 2565
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Access Forecast -- Broadband, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Forecasts broadband households by platform (DSL, cable, fiber, satellite, and other) as well as broadband users. Includes number of broadband households with bundled service...

    • Downloads: 8