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 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: 1102
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:European Tech Buyers Continue To Consume Digital Content Socially

    The 2012 B2B Social Technographics® Of European Buyers

    Technology buying is a highly considered, collaborative process, and one ideally suited for social interactions. To see how emerging digital media affects the process, Forrester surveys technology...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit

    Digital Homes Will Get Smart In Small Steps

    The connected world's tendrils are expanding far and wide to gear like farm equipment and parking meters, yet most consumers' homes remain a simple endpoint of connectivity whose intelligence is...

    • Downloads: 1391
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Examples Of Decoding An IT Org Chart

    This presentation illustrates four examples of IT organization redesigns. Use this presentation to help envision your own redesign and understand the goals, barriers, and target groups...

    • Downloads: 54
  • 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: 374
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Five Key Questions To Kick Off Your Mobile Video Advertising Strategy

    It's Time To Think Outside The Reel

    Mobile video advertising is the new shiny object in the nascent mobile ad market, and marketing leaders want more clarity on the merits and execution of this promising format. Too many marketers...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For B2B Marketing 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: 524
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Connect With The Power Of Microvideo

    Learn The Basics Of Microvideo

    Marketing leadership professionals are missing a key opportunity to connect with customers through microvideo channels. It's increasingly difficult to keep the attention of customers, and these...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Three Gaming Apps Earn "Engaging" Scores On The App Engagement Index

    North American Consumer Technographics® — Revealing The Q4 2014 App Engagement Index Scores Of US Gaming Apps

    As consumers shift the time they spend on PCs and TVs to mobile devices, marketing leadership professionals need to shift their advertising budgets in parallel. Forrester estimates that mobile...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1408
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Different Investor Segments Really Want

    Understanding US Investor Segments Through The Media They Consume

    Forrester segments investors based on two dimensions: investable assets and self-directedness. The combination yields nine discrete investor segments. Among other distinct characteristics, the...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Keeping Score Of US Smartphone Usage During The 2015 Super Bowl Event

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Behavioral Tracking, Social Listening, And Online Community Data

    The 2015 Super Bowl had 114 million viewers, making it the most watched television event in US history. This unprecedented level of viewership presents B2C marketing professionals with many...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Application Spending Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    In 2019, users will download more than 33 billion apps in the EU-7 -- France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK -- representing more than 13% of all downloads worldwide. As...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: What's Behind The Unlikely Charter Communications/Time Warner Marriage Proposal

    Cable TV Companies Need Scale Against Content Owners And Must Invest In Digital Infrastructure Upgrades

    Charter Communications' David-and-Goliath-like pursuit of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is the harbinger of a wave of consolidation in the cable industry. Changes in technology and the competitive...

    • Downloads: 82
  • 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: 2505
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Develop Content Capabilities Now

    How To Reach European Consumers In New Ad-Free Media

    Marketers' traditional advertising tactics face a new disruption: paid content. Why? Because the number of consumers buying online content in Western European countries will continue to swell over...

    • Downloads: 394
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:See Me, Serve Me: Video Chat For Customer Service Starts To Take Hold

    The Technology Arrives, But Does It Improve The Customer Experience?

    Despite a history of false starts, live video chat for eCommerce and customer support is now at the beginning of a viable adoption cycle. Early adopters — most notably Amazon — are...

    • Downloads: 411
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Observations From IFA 2014

    CIOs Need To Recognize The Value Of Consumer Electronics For Their Business Technology Strategies

    Forrester recently visited the oldest and largest global consumer electronics trade fair, Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), which took place in Berlin. IFA 2014 demonstrated that smart consumer...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Video Platforms For Digital Media Companies

    From Ancillary Strategy To Critical Growth Opportunity

    For media companies two years ago, online video was an ancillary strategy; now the conversation is about tapping unrealized revenue streams and converging traditional with digital workflows. For...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Sharpen Your Competitive Edge With A Digital Intelligence Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Intelligence Playbook

    As customers effortlessly move across digital touchpoints and as marketing campaigns span an increasing number of channels, the need for comprehensive analytics has never been greater. But...

    • Downloads: 1127
  • 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 Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's Latin American Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, 2013. It provides an overview of metropolitan Latin American consumers' Internet and consumer...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: HBO Won't Go As Direct As You Think

    Why HBO Will Succeed, Others Will Follow, And TV Will Thrive

    HBO stunned the market and raised the ire of its cable and satellite partners by announcing that it will offer some version of the HBO experience directly to consumers in 2015. When the details are...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Younger US Shoppers Use The Mobile Channel Differently Than Older Shoppers

    ForecastView Document

    Forrester recently released its mobile phone and tablet commerce forecast for the US, which illustrates the transition from the PC to smartphone and tablet online retail market. While the overall...

    • Downloads: 37