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CRM's 7 Deadly Warning Bells
Between May 2004 and June 2005 CRM magazine checked in every two to three weeks with Churchill Downs Inc. to gauge the progress of the company's multiyear, multimillion CRM initiative. Vice President of CRM and Technology Solutions Atique Shah's CRM initiative diary shed light on the ups and downs that he and his team encountered during a hectic, and ultimately winning, year one. In the course of these discussions Shah regularly mentioned CRM's warning bells, some of which sounded, some of which remained blessedly silent. We return to the site of the Kentucky Derby's parent company to examine the seven warning bells and to flesh out year-one lessons that will help other CRM project managers improve their odds of success.
12 Tips for Generating Rich Data
Here, a guide to uncovering the bounty buried in your data warehouse.
CRM Gets the Call
Hosting, performance evaluation solutions, and a creative call center layout help telecoms improve their customer relationship efforts.
Online Banking: Consumer Trust Versus Loyalty
Identity theft victims' assurance of security reflects comfort levels with online banking, and not their loyalty to a particular bank.
'Information at Your Fingertips'
These five business drivers will propel real-time CRM.
Find Out What Employees Are Afraid Of
Fear keeps many workers from reaching their full level of commitment and productivity.
The Tipping Point
Companies are moving to converged prepaid and postpaid billing systems to support all customer payment preferences.
Pint of View
What Would Genghis Do?
CRM the Mongol way, and we ain't talkin' pencils.
Nortel's Extreme Makeover
Financial woes behind it, the company is focusing on new products and brand awareness.
Microsoft Says 2.No
Version 3.0 focuses on the SMB market with hosting options, Outlook integration, and marketing automation tools.
Email Response Times Lag Still
Companies are undervaluing the channel as more customers seek support.
Surveys: A Dying Breed?
EFM solutions are replacing the old-school method of customer feedback.
Required Reading: Life After the 30-Second Spot
The Pulse: What is your company's current prospect pursuit plan?
Blogs Can Boost Sales
Use online journals to eliminate status calls and leverage team resources.
Nailing Satisfaction and Cost
"Through the call center we are able to be more precise...in the evaluation of a problem."
A Prescription for Ricohvery
Office automation meets SFA with ACT! and WiredContact.
An Employee Scorecard Boosts Productivity
Telus rings in more work with 25 percent fewer people by monitoring individual performance.
Accommodating Customers With Automated Agents
A hotel group selects Voxify to provide callers with a consistent customer experience.
Is It Done Yet?
eSuds eliminates the guesswork around college washing machines' availability.
Lawyers Learn to Share
BranchIT helps a global firm leverage its relationships to better serve clients.
Tech Solution: Agent Training Applications
Business Problem: Customer satisfaction levels are too low and agents are not sufficiently cross- and upselling products.
Salesforce.com Announces Salesforce Inbox Calendar
Analytics Give Companies Important Competitive Advantages
Drive High-Velocity Selling Through Salesforce
YourMembership Releases SocialLink
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Streaming Media Producer
Delivering Certainty Through In-Depth Analysis of Enterprise Technology, IT, Marketing & Media Trends
Coming August 30th: "Extreme Call Deflection: Utilizing your Digital Arsenal"
While the phone still remains the most popular safety net for customer service, it's not the consumer's first choice. Today, 64% of consumers begin their journeys online, and over 70% will seek live agent assistance if they can't get what they need done on the website. Register for this free webinar and you will learn how to deal with extreme call deflection.
Coming September 7th: "Outperform Through Analytics: Understand Your Business, Optimize Your Resources, Satisfy Your Customers"
Join this webinar and learn how Qlik helped HDFC see the whole story within its data, increase end-to-end understanding of its business, and better leverage resources, resulting in cost savings, reduced customer response times and improved satisfaction, and increased growth, making HDFC Life one of the top private life insurance providers in India.
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