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It’s the Time to Master Your Master Data
A recent blog post CRM for the Finance and Banking Industry – Part 1 by Gabriel Gheorghiu touched on a pain point of many of today’s enterprise IT environments.

crm master research  care representative using a CRM system, the customer wants to be addressed as the same person. More importantly, as a company, you don’t want the two departments to contact the same customer as if they were talking with two individuals. What you want is the single version of the truth with respect to your customers. Besides managing customer master data, product master data is another major area of MDM. The accuracy of product master data needs to be maintained consistently across various departments

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets Software Evaluation Report

This CRM Software Evaluation Report supports specialized criteria for groups engaged in the financial and insurance markets. In addition to many of the regular CRM features, the Software Evaluation Report has a range of criteria for policy tracking, agency management, investment tracking, and other areas of concern to professional service automation (PSA) groups. 

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