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:How US Consumers Shop On Mobile Devices

    Consumers Use Mobile Phones Primarily For In-Store Product Research

    Sales remain small on mobile devices, and online retailers are taking a cautious approach to investment in mobile services — for now. In this report, we discuss the size of the US mobile retail...

    • Downloads: 850
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Canada)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail spending by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, and consumer electronics. Includes metrics by category, such as online buyers and channel share as percent of overall...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Global eCommerce Mandates Multiple Touchpoints And Business Models

    Eight Trends Set To Impact The Industry

    The past year saw a surge in eCommerce revenues around the globe, and 2014 will be no different. eCommerce brands in every country will continue to spread their global wings, expanding their...

    • Downloads: 649
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 4111
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:China Appliance Market Dynamics, 2013 To 2017

    Understanding of and interest in appliances is surging in China as organizations there struggle to manage massive growth while simultaneously using traditional infrastructure and platforms to...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Banks And Retailers: You Cannot Price Your Way Out Of Bad Customer Experiences

    Why Customer Experience Matters More To Loyalty Than Price

    Have you ever wondered whether it makes more sense to invest in customer experience or in dropping your prices to improve customer loyalty? We tested the relationship between customers' perceptions...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retail eCommerce In Brazil: Key Metrics 2014

    Understanding KPIs In Latin America's Largest eCommerce Market

    The Retail eCommerce In Brazil series summarizes the results of a survey that Forrester Research conducted together with E-Commerce Brasil in August and September 2014. In this survey, respondents...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Next In Tech: Indoor Positioning

    Indoor Venues Are The Next Frontier For Location-Based Services

    Location is a cornerstone of mobile experiences and enables some of the most widely used mobile apps, such as Foursquare and Yelp. Location has also become a new battleground as Apple, Google, and...

    • Downloads: 774
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Powering The Agile Store

    Bringing The Best Of Digital Into The Physical Environment To Empower Customers And Associates Alike

    Digital technology is poised to transform the retail experience. As many retailers struggle to maintain costly store estates, eBusiness executives have an opportunity to play a leading role in...

    • Downloads: 658
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Process-Driven Transformation Will Depend On Stronger Business-IT Partnerships

    How IT Will Forge Lasting Relationships With Process Owners And Process Teams

    Business process transformation requires an unprecedented level of collaboration among business owners, process teams, and IT, three groups not accustomed to working together. IT usually limits...

    • Downloads: 689
  • 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: 82
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retail eCommerce In Brazil: Team Headcount, Priorities And Challenges

    Understanding eCommerce Teams And Their Key Initiatives

    The Retail eCommerce In Brazil series summarizes the results of a survey that Forrester Research conducted together with E-Commerce Brasil in August and September 2014. In this survey, respondents...

    • Downloads: 82
  • 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: 118
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience In China, 2014

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

    • Downloads: 139
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:China Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    China Online Sales To Pass $300 Billion By 2014

    China is forecast to be the largest eCommerce market in the world and is leaving eBusiness professionals feeling dizzy. A few unique factors drive the massive growth in this market: Both the B2C and...

    • Downloads: 402
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Zebra Strengthens Its Connected World Platform With Motorola Solutions

    Combined Company Assets Enhance Reach Of Zebra's Zatar Platform

    On April 15, 2014, Zebra Technologies announced its intent to purchase Motorola Solutions' enterprise business unit for $3.45 billion using cash and debt. This gives Zebra comprehensive asset...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Open Data

    Well-Designed Programs, Partner Ecosystems, And Data Brokers Generate Innovation And Value

    Open data strategies — initially driven by goals of increased transparency and accountability in government spending and performance — are now shifting to supporting innovation and...

    • Downloads: 381
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Put Shoppers Back Into Shopper Marketing

    Shopper Marketing Needs Close Ties To Brand Marketing To Attract Empowered Consumers

    CMOs have given renewed attention to shopper marketing efforts lately, as these marketers sit closest to the consumer while she is in buying mode. However, shopper marketing teams are more typically...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Best And Worst Of Chinese-Language Websites, 2013

    Forrester has been evaluating website user experiences since 1999, and we've completed more than 1,500 site reviews so far. This year, for the first time, we turned our attention to Chinese-language...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digital Leadership In Retail, 2014

    Digital Business Insights For Retail CIOs

    Retailers are at the sharp edge of change in the age of the customer; those that fail to embrace digital transformations of customer experience will fail to win, serve, and retain customers —...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Profiling Chinese Luxury Goods Buyers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Luxury goods are very popular in China; they are bought by men and women of all ages and across all income levels. Compared with non-luxury goods buyers, Chinese luxury goods buyers tend to have...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Marketing Case For A Branded Sales Channel

    Marketers Must Look Beyond Incremental Sales And Margins To Assess The Full Impact Of A Direct Sales Channel

    Every product category has a set of competitors that have a branded route to the customer — such as The Body Shop in cosmetics, Gap in apparel, and Apple in consumer electronics — while...

    • Downloads: 293
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2012: Mobile And Tablet Commerce

    Forrester partners with Shop.org annually to survey retailers on their attitudes toward and investments in the online retail channel. This year the research specifically probes mobile and tablet...

    • Downloads: 1794