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:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2012

    US Holiday Online Sales To Top $68 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online retail sales will grow 15% from 2011 to 2012. We expect consumers to show a willingness to spend this season and to use a variety of touchpoints,...

    • Downloads: 411
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: eCommerce, 2013

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Forrester's ForecastView group undertook a 2013 study to assess eCommerce readiness among 55 global markets. While there is no universal tool in selecting expansion opportunities, the Forrester...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Mobile Engagement

    Smartphones and tablets are game changers for engagement because people carry them everywhere they go. Your customers and partners and employees have perpetual access to the vast resources of the...

    • Downloads: 1146
  • 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: 1075
  • 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: 152
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: UK Online Grocery Sites

    Forrester evaluated the grocery websites of four supermarkets in the UK — Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose —using its Website Functionality Benchmark methodology. We selected the...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Italy 2014

    How good is the experience at leading Italian companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 31 Italian brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Just For You: Use Personalization Technology To Help Associates In The Retail Store

    Retailers Fail To Create Relevant Digital Experiences For Their Associates

    As retail stores transform into digital stores, customers will expect personalized content and experiences in-aisle. Personalization technologies such as automated product recommendations are poised...

    • Downloads: 166
  • 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: 155
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Canadian Online Retail Will Reach $34 Billion By 2018

    Online retail in Canada is finally on the move, outpacing sales growth at traditional stores and playing a critical role in the transformation of the nation's retail landscape. With Canadian online...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Dynamics Of China's eCommerce Market

    China is set to be the world's largest eCommerce market by 2015. Growth in this market shows no signs of slowing down, but many of the forces driving sales differ from other eCommerce markets. This...

    • Downloads: 592
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Lessons Learned From Global Customer Data Breaches And Privacy Incidents Of 2013-14

    Continuous Improvement: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Frustrated security and risk (S&R) professionals once wished for more media coverage of customer data breaches and privacy abuses to help them raise the importance of security with naive business...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Canada)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Canadian online retail sales account for 6% of total Canadian retail sales today, lagging behind the US and other developed markets. Many retailers have been slow to build out their digital offering,...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Our US online retail forecast update in Q4 found a slightly faster uptake in eCommerce sales in 2014, which are projected to grow at an 11.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2018. The increase...

    • Downloads: 41
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: European Online Apparel Retailers

    The online apparel retail market is highly competitive across all regions. To assess whether European online-only apparel retailers have the features and functionality to compete, Forrester evaluated...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Opportunities For Brick-And-Mortar Establishments In Canada

    Mobile will fundamentally change consumer behavior in local establishments in the decades to come. It already generates substantial web traffic for consumer-facing companies and is increasingly...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Demandware Gears Up To Enter The Store

    Demandware's Acquisition Of Tomax Accelerates In-Store Ambitions, But Retailers Will Likely Take A "Wait and See" Approach

    Demandware announced on January 12 its intent to the acquire Tomax, a Salt Lake City-based provider of point-of-service (POS), store operations, and merchandising solutions, a decision that will...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Latin America eCommerce Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    The Online Retail Markets Of Brazil, Argentina, And Mexico Will More Than Double By 2019

    With a population of over a half billion and two countries among the world's 15 largest economies, Latin America has increasingly been on the radar of eBusiness leaders looking to expand their...

    • Downloads: 302
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Capability Map Development: Process Guide

    How To Develop A Business Capability Map

    This PPT shows you how to develop a business capability map. Please see "Forrester's Business Capability Map Development: Tool" to access the tool.

    • Downloads: 118
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:International Shipping Solutions For US Online Retailers

    Using Cross-Border Shipping To Reach Global Customers

    The US may boast the largest eCommerce market today, but eCommerce growth rates are far higher in other countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other regions of the globe than in...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US eCommerce Forecast: 2013 To 2018

    Forrester expects online retail sales in the US to reach $294 billion in 2014, or approximately 9% of all sales in the US. We're forecasting a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%...

    • Downloads: 720
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

    Forrester partners with Shop.org annually to survey online retail executives on their adoption of various web-related technologies and the investment levels associated with those initiatives. This...

    • Downloads: 1241
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Engage Your Omnichannel Consumer

    Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    The report "Brand Engagement The Consumer Way," originally written for market insights professionals, highlights key behaviors that today's US online consumers exhibit when they engage with companies...

    • Downloads: 884