Building a Customer-Centric Organization –Customer Relationship Management

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  1. CRM enables an organization to:

  • Provide better customer service
  • Make call centers more efficient
  • Cross sell products more effectively
  • Help sales staff close deals faster
  • Simplify marketing and sales processes
  • Discover new customers
  • Increase customer revenues
Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Value

Organizations can find their most valuable customers through ―RFM‖ -Recency, Frequency, and Monetary value

  • How recently a customer purchased items (Recency)
  • How frequently a customer purchased items (Frequency)
  • How much a customer spends on each purchase (Monetary Value)

The Evolution of CRM

CRM reporting technology–help organizations identify their customers across other applications
CRM analysis technologies–help organization segment their customers into categories such as best and worst customers
CRM predicting technologies–help organizations make predictions regarding customer behavior such as which customers are at risk of leaving

The Ugly Side of CRM

Customer Relationship Management’s Explosive Growth

CRM Business Drivers

Forecasts for CRM Spending (in billions)
Using Analytical CRM to Enhance Decisions

  • Operational CRM –supports traditional transactional processing for day-to-day front-office operations or systems that deal directly with the customers
  • Analytical CRM –supports back-office operations and strategic analysis and includes all systems that do not deal directly with the customers
  • The primary difference between the two is the direct interaction between the organization and its customer

Customer Relationship Management Success Factors

  1. Clearly communicate the CRM strategy
  2. Define information needs and flows
  3. Build an integrated view of the customer
  4. Implement in iterations
  5. Scalability for organizational growth

Muhammad Imran


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