For Customer Insights Professionals

How Analytics Drives Customer Life-Cycle Management

    Why Read This Report

    With the growing importance of customer insights (CI) in organizations, the role of analytics to extract insight and embed it back into organizational processes is at the forefront of business transformation. However, marketers predominantly enable measurement and analytics infrastructure to serve the needs of customer acquisition, with a limited view toward the entire customer life cycle. Forrester recommends deploying various analytical techniques across the customer life cycle to grow existing customer relationships and provide insight into future behavior. This report of the customer analytics playbook is an update to the report of the same title, originally published on July 29, 2011, and updated in November 2012; Forrester reviewed it for continued relevance and accuracy and updated it with our new customer life-cycle model and analytical methods that apply to the new model.
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    • Analytics Must Yield Insights, Not Information
    • Current Analytical Approaches Miss The Mark
    • Make Customer Analytics Pervasive Across The Life Cycle

      Map Out Analytics Requirements At Each Life-Cycle Stage
    • Supplemental Material
    • Related Research Documents