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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: European Online Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, 2014

    European Online Holiday Sales Will Reach €35 Billion

    As Europe gears up for the most multidevice, multichannel holiday season ever, Forrester forecasts that online retail sales in Europe will generate €35 billion during the holiday months of...

    • Downloads: 85
  • 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: 341
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The eCommerce Juggernaut Dominates Retail

    In this document, we lay out the current state of eCommerce and the enormous trillion-dollar opportunity it will represent around the world by 2018. We discuss the key drivers of web success; the...

    • Downloads: 1745
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:OMS Platforms Bridge The Gap Between Online Commerce And Store POS For Omnichannel Retail

    Tools And Technology: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook

    In today's high-touch omnichannel environment, retailers are in an all-out sprint to modernize their commerce systems in order to meet the higher customers' expectations. Firms are increasingly...

    • Downloads: 225
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Data Loss Prevention

    Tools And Technology: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Policies to control data use and movement require enforcement mechanisms. Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities give security and risk (S&R) professionals the means to enforce those policies and...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Win Your Offline Mobile Moments

    Use Mobile To Break Down Channel Barriers On-Premises

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift. She expects to get anything she wants, immediately and in context. Whether she's in your store making a product decision or navigating an airport,...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use Mobile To Engage With In-Store Consumers In China

    Globally, mobile has changed the way consumers shop: They expect both to research and purchase goods on their mobile devices. The biggest sales opportunity in mobile is not driving digital sales, but...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Comparing CX Quality Between Store-Based Retailers And Digital-Only Retailers

    Store-based retailers face an uphill battle as they compete against digital giants like Amazon and Etsy for consumer dollars. Customer experience (CX) professionals should use this report to get a...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Canadian Online Retail Set To Reach $39 Billion By 2019

    Online retail in Canada is fast picking up steam, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years almost five times higher than the tepid growth of brick and mortar sales across...

    • Downloads: 291
  • 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: 321
  • 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: 220
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Evolution Of Global eCommerce Markets

    Vision: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global eCommerce is evolving rapidly. Consumers around the globe are migrating online, with shopping increasingly becoming a key part of the online experience. Countries vary greatly in their...

    • Downloads: 2555
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How China's Retail Innovators Built Their Agile Architecture Foundations

    Suning, JD.com, And Yihaodian Implemented Their Own Versions Of The Agile O2O Architecture Framework

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals who are putting customer experience (CX) at the top of their agenda should take a deep dive into China's retail industry. While the vertical still serves...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

    • Downloads: 278
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

    Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico

    Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

    • Downloads: 199
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Five Key Success Factors Of Every eBusiness

    Strategic Plan: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Successful organizations are largely driven by the right people, the right organizational structure, and an innovative idea for selling online that often leverages brick-and-mortar stores. In the age...

    • Downloads: 1159
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Take Your eCommerce Business Global

    Executive Overview: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    eCommerce revenues continue to climb around the globe: The US, Western Europe, and China alone will generate over $1.4 trillion in online sales this year. In fact, 2015 marked the year China...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerating Technology Change Restructures US Services Employment

    Human Middleware And Transaction Processing Jobs Are Becoming Obsolete

    A perfect storm of technology change is streamlining, simplifying, and atomizing business processes. The effects will ripple across organizations, as human capital shifts from handling transactions...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Seven Steps To Protect Your eCommerce Website In 2016

    Start Now To Protect Your Site Before The Next Holiday Crunch

    During the busy holidays, there is always news of a website breach or crash. Despite the millions of dollars they generate for their businesses, websites remain vulnerable to cyberattack, performance...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Our Q4 update to the online retail sales forecast in Western Europe has found slower growth in France and stronger growth in the UK, Italy, and Ireland compared with the previous forecast. The Q4...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2015

    Benchmarking The Canadian Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Six in 10 Canadian companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmarks 194 companies that do business in Canada...

    • Downloads: 311
  • 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: 627
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Trends In China, Japan, South Korea, India, And Australia

    The past decade has solidified the leading role that Asia Pacific plays in the global economy, and eCommerce is no exception. Our forecast outlines the magnitude of the opportunity in the region:...

    • Downloads: 774
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Paving The Path To Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Road Map: The Omnichannel Commerce 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: 324
  • 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: 463