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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  • George Lawrie
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Organize To Deliver And Manage Application Transformation

    Organization: The Business Applications Playbook

    Every firm faces a central dilemma: how to resolve the standardization and differentiation of its business apps to the satisfaction and benefit of all within the organization. Matching the upgrade...

    • Downloads: 734
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q2 2012

    Epicor, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Micros Retail-J, NCR, Oracle, And Wincor Nixdorf Lead, With JDA, Micros Xstore, Retalix, And SAP Close Behind

    In Forrester's 70-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the most significant solution providers in this category — Epicor Software, Fujitsu, NCR, JDA Software,...

    • Downloads: 1246
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Retool Your Retail Applications To Thrive On Digital Disruption

    Use Advanced Merchandising And Planning To Steer A New Course

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail must contend with established categories of packaged apps for store operations, eCommerce, supply chain, and loyalty. But most...

    • Downloads: 462
  • 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: 29
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Turn The USA EMV Retail Deadline Into Customer Advantage

    In October 2015, responsibility for credit cardholder present fraud will shift from the issuer to retailers that have failed to implement chip and pin protection. Retailers with 75% of more of their...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Drive Faster Retail Performance With SAP'S CAR

    How To Benefit From SAP's Customer Activity Repository

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail face a barrage of urgent demands from line of business colleagues to equip them with actionable insight about inventory...

    • Downloads: 63
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Logistics Applications, Q1 2015

    Logistics Applications Deliver Merchandise Availability And Lead-Time Transparency For Compelling Customer Experience

    In the age of the customer, merchandise availability and lead time are critical differentiating elements of the customer experience. Existing and new technologies provide both the threat and...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester’s Business Application Age Of The Customer Assessment Tool

    This is a self-assessment tool for companies to evaluate their level of maturity of their business application strategy in relation to customer-centricity in the age of the customer.

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Business Processes And Govern Transformation

    Processes: The Business Applications Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have a poor reputation among their line-of-business colleagues of being able to deliver timely, high-impact solutions. This research shows...

    • Downloads: 562
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: CPG's Digital Future

    How CPG Brands Will Adapt To Digital Disruption

    Consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands face intense threats from an accelerating rate of new product introduction and the erosion of brand loyalty. They also face grueling competition in a race to...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Readiness For Application Strategy Transformation

    Compose Your Applications Portfolio From The Outside In

    This report outlines how application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) working on business application strategy can determine their level of readiness for application transformation....

    • Downloads: 343
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 561
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Long-Term Application Effectiveness And Value

    Benchmarks: The Business Applications Playbook

    Firms invest millions in application software — money that they might otherwise invest in new sales and distribution partnerships or new plants and machinery. Traditional arguments about...

    • Downloads: 195
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define The Road Map For Transforming Your App Landscape

    Road Map: The Business Applications Playbook

    Firms are often torn between forces driving application change or transformation and the overarching desire for cost management. At the same time, they often struggle to deliver projects on time and...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Put The Customer At The Center Of Your Business Applications Strategy

    Assessment: The Business Applications Playbook

    Mature enterprise applications portfolios are well adapted to vertically integrated enterprises with highly trained dedicated users. But the age of the customer means that enterprises need to...

    • Downloads: 221
  • 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: 71
  • 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: 157
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Hana Is The Answer! What's The Question?

    Demystifying SAP's In-Memory Solution

    SAP Hana is SAP's latest flagship technology, and it seems to be the company's silver-bullet response to almost every question. There is, however, a good reason behind this, as SAP has extensively...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Canvass Support For Your New Retail Architecture

    Forrester's Retail Reference Architecture Enables Successful Response To Digital Disruption

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have to engineer differentiating connected consumer experiences from a web of overlapping systems of engagement such as eCommerce, supply...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

    • Downloads: 2217
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Ground Applications Strategy In Business Imperatives

    Business Strategy: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines the role of business strategy in Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business applications strategy. Large firms are...

    • Downloads: 549
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Application Benchmark Self-Assessment Tool

    Application development and delivery professionals should benchmark their application portfolios and governance processes to help their stakeholders understand how investing in applications...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Systems Of Engagement Will Shape The Retail And CPG Application Landscape

    RadioShack reported its tenth consecutive quarterly loss in August 2014, blaming eroding topline growth, declining gross margins, and high inventory levels. Similar woes wrecked household names in...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Manage Your Business Application Transformation Performance

    Performance Management: The Business Applications Playbook

    In today's digital world, business transformation often also means change in the ways of business capability provisioning. Many, if not all, transformation initiatives encompass both business as well...

    • Downloads: 283
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brick And Mortar Retail Fights Back

    Use Store Inventory To Win, Serve, And Retain Retail Customers

    Consumers have fallen out of love with stores. They can (and do) buy anything they like online, but miss the immediacy of an in-store purchase. Amazon's formidable supply chain investments continue...

    • Downloads: 360