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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  • Past 6 months
  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Black Friday — The Sale That Stole Christmas

    What Can eBusiness Professionals Learn From Black Friday's Rocky Arrival In The UK?

    The 2014 holiday season was a roller coaster ride for many UK retailers. Black Friday arrived via the technology super highway from the US, with an unprecedented fanfare. For some it was highly...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Mobile Devices On US Retail

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    Mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, have changed the way consumers shop. This slide deck, originally presented at Forrester's Forum For eBusiness And Channel Strategy Professionals in...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Latin America)

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    eCommerce in the Latin American markets covered in this forecast (Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina) will continue to enjoy robust growth for years to come. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of online...

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  • 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: 358
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CPG Brand And Retail Channel Collaboration — From Signaling To Synchrony

    CPG And Retail Collaboration In The Digital Age Of The Customer

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) have invested significant effort in traditional electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging to...

    • Downloads: 101
  • 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: 74
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retail eCommerce In Canada 2015

    A Look At Canadian Online Retailers' Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Marketing Tactics

    Forrester partnered with Retail Council Of Canada to conduct a survey of Canadian retailers regarding their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the year. The survey incorporated insights...

    • Downloads: 15
  • 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: 422
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Moment-Of-Truth Best Practices In Retail And CPG

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have heard how mobile moments transform customer experience and how micro moments — critical windows of opportunity — are the...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Top 10 Questions About Retail Pricing Solutions Answered

    Retail pricing solutions — technologies that help retailers set initial, ongoing, and clearance pricing for their product assortments — are quickly becoming standard competitive tools for...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Capture The Global eCommerce Opportunity

    Landscape: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Gone are the days when most brands offered just one or two international sites: Today, a global eCommerce footprint is the end goal. To reach that goal, companies are taking a strategic look at the...

    • Downloads: 2092
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How To Craft A Better Digital Vision

    Anchor Your Vision In Customer Value

    In the age of the customer, your company must exploit digital assets in order to compete effectively and deliver world-class customer experiences. But moving the business from its traditional roots...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Key Technology Themes For Digital Retailers

    NRF's Big Show Highlights A New Generation Of Solutions Offering Customer-Centric And Data-Based Insights

    The rules of engagement between retailers and customers are changing. Recognizing the serious challenge they face, eBusiness professionals often turn to solution providers that specialize in...

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  • 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...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: European Online Apparel Retailers

    The online apparel retail market is highly competitive across all regions. To assess whether European online-only apparel retailers have the features and functionality to compete, Forrester evaluated...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building The Business Case For Omnichannel In Retail

    Use Forrester's TEI Model To Understand The Value Of Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Retailers are launching omnichannel fulfillment projects at a rapid pace. eBusiness professionals are prioritizing these projects due to growing customer demand for new order fulfillment options and...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of current strengths and weaknesses is essential. This year,...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:China Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Embrace The Mobile Sales Momentum In China

    China's eCommerce market continues to grow rapidly in terms of both the number of online buyers and the amount they're spending. Total online retail spending in China reached $307 billion in 2013 and...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Business Case For mPOS Is Associate Enablement

    Mobile Point Of Service Is Marked By Rising Interest But Misunderstood ROI

    Mobile point of service (mPOS) has seen a rapid increase in interest from eBusiness and retail leaders over the past few years; however, the return on investment (ROI) has been elusive. Deployment...

    • Downloads: 103
  • 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...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

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    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...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Banks Can Learn From Retailers' Websites

    Eight Marketing And Sales Tactics That Digital Banking Teams Should Borrow From Their Retail Peers

    Over the past decade, eBusiness and channel strategy teams at many large banks have done yeoman's work in upgrading and improving their public websites. They've made great strides in areas like...

    • Downloads: 228
  • 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: 199
  • 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: 820
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Cross-Border Sales Drive 17% Of Online eCommerce In Western Europe

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    This report provides context for and insight into the Forrester Research Online Cross-Border Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe). This forecast defines cross-border buyers as consumers who...

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