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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  • Media & Entertainment
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Tactics: Learning From Other Verticals

    In Forrester's report, "Marketing Tactics Of Top Tech Performers," we analyzed how top-performing tech companies apply various marketing tactics and metrics, and their resultant effectiveness. In...

    • Downloads: 491
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Consumers Want Online Advertising To Be Relevant, Respectful, And Rewarding

    Forrester Technographics® Digital Consumer Community Report, September 2012

    In the age of the always addressable customer, where hyperconnected consumers are increasingly savvy and demanding of the brands with which they interact, marketers must become more audience-centric...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 330
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Food And Beverage Brands Must Be Trusted And Essential

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Food And Beverage Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Put Distribution At The Heart Of Content Marketing

    Marketers Need A Solid Distribution Strategy To Drive A Return On Content Investments

    Investment in branded content is rising sharply, but too many brand marketers fail to plan for the distribution and discovery of their content. The result? Significant content investments don't reach...

    • Downloads: 722
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Video Platforms And Webcasting, Q1 2015

    Choose From Solutions For Presenting Live Or Publishing Video On Demand To Internal Or External Audiences

    In Forrester's 24-criteria evaluation of enterprise video platform and webcasting vendors, we identified the 16 most significant providers — BrightTalk, Cisco, InXpo, Kaltura, Kontiki, Kulu...

    • Downloads: 150
  • 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: 305
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The New Privacy: It's All About Context

    Adopt Contextual Privacy To Gain A Market Advantage

    "Privacy is dead": It's a trope so often repeated you might actually think it's true. But in the age of smartphones and sensors, privacy is not only possible, it's essential for building trust, the...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

    • Downloads: 325
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Generation Z

    Generation Z, the generation born after the Millennials, are true digital natives who have grown up in the age of technology. The only world they know is a digital one — where they can connect...

    • Downloads: 615
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Established Media Brands Fend Off Social Newcomers To Top TRUE Brand Rankings

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Media

    Consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century, and traditional and digital media brands are no exception. Media brands must go beyond single-channel access points and prove that they are a...

    • Downloads: 199
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Case Study: NASCAR Starts Up Its Contextual Marketing Engine

    How A Sports Enterprise Leverages Its Fan & Media Engagement Center To Transform Into A Digital Enterprise

    Forrester believes that firms must look beyond campaigns and instead deliver self-perpetuating cycles of real-time and insight-driven customer interactions to win, retain, and engage with customers....

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: LOCOG Builds Partnerships To Deliver London 2012 Faster, Higher, Stronger

    An Example Of Forrester's Best Practices For Strategic Relationships

    The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius," and the business technology (BT) for the London 2012 Olympic Games lived up to it — faster results, higher-quality systems with stronger...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Delivering Brand Engagement With Short-Form Social Videos

    Video-Sharing Platforms Such As Vine Can Deliver For Marketers — As Long As They Focus On Utility, Discovery, And Sharing

    Emerging short-form social video platforms, such as Instagram and Vine, have a combined global reach closing in on 200 million users and growing quickly. For marketers, the short-form videos shared...

    • Downloads: 437
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Germany 2014

    How good is the experience at leading German companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 25 German brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1441
  • 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: 2521
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: How The Washington Post Closes The Experience Gaps

    Improving customer experience is now the No. 1 priority of business executives. And as Forrester's revised Customer Experience Index makes clear, simply meeting needs is not enough to deliver...

    • Downloads: 55
  • 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: 957
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Paid Search In 2012

    Forrester applied an adjusted version of its search marketing review methodology to 300 paid search ads from the retail, travel, consumer packaged goods (CPG), media and entertainment, financial...

    • Downloads: 1333
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The App Engagement Index

    Using Behavioral Tracking To Measure Engagement Levels For Media And Communication Apps

    In this report, we introduce Forrester's App Engagement Index, a framework that evaluates media, communications, and entertainment apps based on key behavioral metrics: popularity, audience...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Segmenting The US Tech Market

    SMBs' Tech Buying Outpaces That Of Enterprises Or Consumers, But The Situation Will Reverse In 2013

    For CIOs, understanding trends in the broader tech market is useful, but even more useful is information on trends for companies of their size and in their industry. With IT consumerization or...

    • Downloads: 681
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Advertising Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending by companies on mobile and tablet marketing segmented by display, search, and social. Includes data on mobile Internet users and spending by company size as well as mobile video...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For Marketing Leadership 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 Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Five Steps To Build An Effective Threat Intelligence Capability

    Against today's mutating threat landscape and sophisticated cybercriminals, security and risk (S&R) professionals are outgunned and outmatched. The traditional strategy of waiting for an alert and...

    • Downloads: 1035