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CRM Without Workflow Is Not CRM: How to Maximize Sales and Service Productivity
Since there are multiple vendors offering hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications, the buyer’s toughest decision is finding a vendor that
As such, the right CRM application can dramatically improve efficiency and productivity and bring new levels of automation to sales, customer service and marketing operations. While Workflow is managed by software, it is more about technique than technology. What Workflow is Not Workflow is NOT: Email routing for alerts or notifications Simple integration with an email client Contact management Information sharing between users The above capabilities are useful in many instances - but they fail to truly
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CRM Solutions Buyer's Guide
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CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part One: Searching and Establishing the Business Parameters of CRM
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users is key. If CRM is approached as an essential strategy with clear performance goals, then committing to proper levels of user support is a lesser issue. Change management is an essential component of CRM. However, the change in focus should precede the deployment. CRM must be positioned as a means to an end and not an end unto itself. Defining success is essential to the governance of the initiative and maintaining focus on the right issues. These results should not really come as a surprise. Are we
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CRM Transformation and Innovation to take Organisations into 21st Century
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Pivotal CRM is a full-featured customer relationship management (CRM) platform built on the Microsoft .NET framework, suited to organizations of all sizes
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CRM Buyer's Guide
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