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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Digital Predator Or Digital Prey?

    Six BT Transformation Strategies To Energize Your Digital Business

    By 2020 every business will become a digital predator or digital prey — which will your company evolve into? The answer to this question lies in how well you, as the CIO, and the executives in...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and communications...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Kids Are Overrated: Don't Worry About The Millennials

    Why eBusiness Pros Risk Missing A Bigger Prize

    It is human nature to be fascinated by youth. History has the exploits of Ponce de Leon and his search for the fountain of youth dating back to the 16th century. Even today, retailers are obsessed...

    • Downloads: 448
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Loyalty Program Members Give Brands Higher Customer Experience Index Scores

    Many loyalty programs include perks that are designed to give a firm's best customers a differentiated experience. But do they deliver? In this brief, we answer that question by comparing the...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: The State Of India's Online Retail Market In 2015

    Mobile And Marketplaces Are Key Growth Drivers

    The Indian online retail market is at an early stage, yet it is attracting investment and Forrester expects it to grow at a rapid pace through 2019. We anticipate that India's online retail spending...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailers: Focus On Serving Your Customers In Their Mobile Moments

    You Have Many Opportunities To Drive Sales And Customer Loyalty

    For the past 20 years, online retailers have been steadily taking market share away from traditional retailers. Initially, they used price arbitrage, but more recently have shifted focus to...

    • Downloads: 188
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Have You Built A Customer Engagement Network In Retail?

    Nine Customer Experience And Eight Operational Initiatives That Will Shape Your Customer Engagement Network

    Borders Group, Circuit City, and Virgin Records were once juggernauts in retail stores. But companies such as Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Flipkart, Rakutan, and Yandex have since changed the retail game,...

    • Downloads: 88
  • 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: 246
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Marketing And Merchandising

    Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, in partnership with Forrester Research, conducted its annual survey of web retailers in May and June of 2015. This study is a review...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (India)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    The forecast analyzes the influence of the Web on retail sales to understand the total web impact (online sales plus web influence on offline sales) on retail sales and the need for omnichannel...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Shopping

    Only Six Sectors Will Thrive; Others Will Struggle Or Die

    The retail industry is more complex than ever. Every year, startups release new technologies that promise to help consumers shop more easily or aim to help retailers improve their businesses. At the...

    • Downloads: 996
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    The forecast emphasizes the importance of multichannel retailing as 45% of offline sales will be influenced by the Web in 2020. From 2015 to 2020, web-influenced sales will grow at a compound annual...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Consumers And Retailers Alike Are Embracing Reserve-And-Collect

    Store pickup is a tried-and-true form of fulfillment for omnichannel retailers but not all store pickup programs were created equal. In fact, today there are fundamental differences in programs...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Mobile Benchmarks

    Forrester partners with Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, to survey retailers annually about their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the coming year. This latest...

    • Downloads: 614
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Paving The Path To Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Road Map: The Retail Omnichannel Playbook

    Omnichannel fulfillment programs have topped eBusiness priority lists for a number of years. And while there is no doubt that retailers understand the omnichannel mandate, many are unsure of where to...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    This forecast details mobile and tablet commerce sales, sales growth, and online market share from 2015 to 2020 for retail and travel across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands,...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading A Digital Business Transformation

    Insights From The Front Lines At 3M, Bank Of America, And Walgreens

    The forces of digital disruption have reached critical mass, threatening every incumbent firm in every industry. Attendees at our Forum For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals heard from...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Future Of The Retail Experience

    Digital Business: Digitize The End-To-End Customer Experience

    Retail CIOs have always had a tough job, but digital makes it tougher. Emerging digital technologies threaten to transform retail experiences both in stores and at home. Without a good business case,...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Drive Incremental Sales With Endless Aisle Capabilities

    Today's Tools Deliver Top-Line Growth For Retailers

    The retail industry has been tackling omnichannel fulfillment for a few years, with most of the focus going toward store fulfillment of online orders and click-and-collect. These capabilities rose to...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Australian Retail Website Experiences, 2015

    Forrester has been evaluating website user experiences since 1999, completing more than 1,500 site reviews to date. This year, for the first time, we turned our attention to Australian websites...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Retail CIO Agenda 2015: Secure And Innovate

    In December 2014, Forrester partnered with the National Retail Federation (NRF) for its annual survey of retail CIOs to understand their most important challenges and opportunities for the upcoming...

    • Downloads: 235
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    We expect US eCommerce to enjoy a double-digit year-over-year growth rate heading into 2015. While online buyer growth approaches maturation, the continual shift in wallet share will drive the...

    • Downloads: 19
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: One Stop Delivers Great Value Locally With Assortment Localization

    This brief provides application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders with a case study showing how the fast-growing retailer One Stop has harnessed the power of category optimization to localize...

    • Downloads: 39
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Just For You: Use Personalization Technology To Help Associates In The Retail Store

    Retailers Fail To Create Relevant Digital Experiences For Their Associates

    As retail stores transform into digital stores, customers will expect personalized content and experiences in-aisle. Personalization technologies such as automated product recommendations are poised...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Does Customer Experience Really Drive Business Success?

    The Relationship Between Superior Customer Experience And Growth

    It's the age of the customer, when technology and economic forces have changed the world to such a great extent that an obsession with winning, serving, and retaining customers is the only possible...

    • Downloads: 505