for Customer Relationship Management.It is a process or methodology used to learn more about customers' needs
and behaviors in order to develop stronger relationships with them.The more useful way to think about CRM is as
a process that will help bring together lots of pieces of information about
customers, sales, marketing effectiveness, responsiveness and market
trends.A CRM that is widely known and
used is Salesforce.com.
CRM helps businesses use
technology and human resources to gain insight into the behavior of customers,
and the value of those customers.It
can help provide better customer service, increase customer revenues, discover
new customers, cross sell/up sell products more effectively, help sales staff
close deals faster, make call centers more efficient, and simplify marketing
and sales processes.
The types of data CRM
projects collect are responses to campaigns, shipping and fulfillment dates,
sales and purchase data, account information, web registration data, service
and support records, demographic data, and web sales data.
Within a CRM there is software that has the following
management,whichstores, tracks and manages
contacts and leads of an enterprise.
Lead management,which enables an
organization to manage, track and forecast sales leads.It also helps understand and
improve conversion rates.
Service eCRM,which enables web based customer
interaction, automation of e-mail, call logs, web site analytics, and
Survey management,which automates an
enterprises’ electronic surveys, polls, and questionnaires that helps
understand customer preferences.
Customer Service, which has call center, help
desk, and support tracking capabilities.
enables an enterprise to create, track and manage partnerships, contracts,
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