Customer-relationship management (CRM) is a blanket term that covers the management of sales, opportunities and customer relations, as well as marketing information and processes. CRM brings the efficiency of technology into the otherwise highly interpersonal and hands-on art of sales with a variety of tools that allow the user to log, track and report on sales activities or other customer, vendor or partner contact. CRM is a leading market for open source and SaaS adoption, particularly by SMBs.
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Microsoft's update of Dynamics CRM is designed to help companies better serve empowered consumers. It is also refreshing Dynamics ERP with improved supply chain capabilities. More >
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Integration as a role-based function.More >
Jill Dyché, vice president of Thought Leadership at SAS, explains to IT Business Edge’s Loraine Lawson how Big Data can help marketing and customer relations reap more value from their CRM tools.More >
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An interview is actually about how you can help your future boss and future employer succeed. It's about finding out what their requirements and hopes are and matching up your background and experience with what they need.More >
Proving lower costs, high revenue and better productivity are always the key....