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Magazine Features

Customer Service Becomes a Marketing Tool

As businesses today compete on customer experience (CX), marketers have a tremendous opportunity to leverage effective customer problem resolution to increase loyalty and, potentially, sales. This approach integrates marketing and customer service in the ways that CRM always promised.

With Gamification, Contact Centers Can Be Fun

Contact centers are not blind to the issues that cause worker discontent, and many are now trying to inject a little fun into the drudgery by incorporating gamification. It's viewed as a natural progression as changing employee expectations increasingly alter the workforce.

Tips to Avoid Drowning in Data

Having tons of customer data means nothing unless companies can turn it into actionable intelligence that they can use to influence or alter the bottom line. That translation might not happen immediately, but it has to happen eventually if data projects are to sustain themselves.

When It Comes to Texting, Companies Need to Strike a Balance

Texting is a viable business communications tool, but inefficiencies still abound

It’s Not Too Late to Add Text Messaging to Your Marketing Strategy

Customers are showing a growing acceptance of text messaging by businesses

Businesses See a Sales Lift with Texting

Many companies are converting leads to sales with SMS outreach

Deeper Relationships Require Intelligence

Companies need new technologies to connect the dots in customer data

The Meandering Path from IVRs to IVAs

Opportunities abound for emerging voice intelligence solutions, but companies need to be mindful about what the systems can and cannot deliver

Strategies to Keep Revenue from Slipping Away

Revenue leakage happens, but you can limit just how much is lost

The Best Software, Solutions, and Leaders: The 2019 CRM Market Awards

The Best CRM Software and Solutions: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards

Our finalist and winners in nine categories point the way forward with the latest products and capabilities hitting the market

Top Leaders in CRM: The 2019 CRM Influential Leader Awards

Join us in recognizing their achievements

Six Top Innovating CRM Companies for 2019: The CRM Rising Star Awards

These vendors provide the products, services, and integrations that add up to innovation

The Best CRM Case Studies: The 2019 CRM Elite Customer Awards

The user companies that demonstrate the power of a good solution

The Best Enterprise CRM Software and Solutions: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards

The Best CRM for Midsize Companies: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards

The Best CRM for Small Businesses: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards

The Best Sales Force Automation (SFA) Software and Solutions: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards

The Best Sales Performance Management (SPM) Software and Solutions: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards

The Best Marketing Automation Software and Solutions: The 2019 CRM Market Leader Awards