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How One Provider's Solution Covers the Bases of Price Optimization and Management
What are the solutions that enable Zilliant's customers to gain a better understanding of their markets' price response and translate this into more profitable

customer contracts agreements header  enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and database infrastructure the user company might already have in place to administer and calculate pricing. To that end, ZPPS Server is the integration point for the application suite's incoming and outgoing data. Transactional and master data from CRM, ERP, and data warehouses are typical inputs. Outputs usually include price recommendations by way of price multipliers, policies, or pricing rules. These outputs are fed back

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Customer-centric CRM


Companies implement a customer relationship management (CRM) system to balance increasing revenue, decreasing costs, while enhancing the customer experience. However, many implementations fail to do this. Companies, however, can meet these goals by implementing a customer-centric CRM. In this system, all business processes throughout the extended enterprise are optimized around customer life cycle care, which builds stronger relationships.

customer contracts agreements header  CRM Companies implement a customer relationship management (CRM) system to balance increasing revenue, decreasing costs, while enhancing the customer experience. However, many implementations fail to do this. Companies, however, can meet these goals by implementing a customer-centric CRM. In this system, all business processes throughout the extended enterprise are optimized around customer life cycle care, which builds stronger relationships. Read More

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management: Strengthen the Brand and Improve Customer Retention


Customer churn is very costly—it’s many times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one—so retaining customers by offering a superior experience is a top priority. Also, delivering unique experiences to different customer segments is a valuable strategy. Read about how to increase brand equity and retain customers by offering a better experience.

customer contracts agreements header  the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management: Strengthen the Brand and Improve Customer Retention Customer churn is very costly—it’s many times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one—so retaining customers by offering a superior experience is a top priority. Also, delivering unique experiences to different customer segments is a valuable strategy. Read about how to increase brand equity and retain customers by offering a better experience. Read More

Integrating Customer Relationship Management through Software As A Service


The customer relationship management (CRM) market is changing. Over half the market is served by small vendors. Fully integrated business suites like NetSuite standalone solutions like salesforce.com, are heeding the demand for software as a service, but they are approaching the market with very different market strategies.

customer contracts agreements header  Customer Relationship Management through Software As A Service The CRM Marketplace According to the research firm Gartner , in the past year alone, more then $3.5 billion (USD) was spent on new customer relationship management (CRM) software licenses, but the top four CRM vendors ( SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, and Oracle ) accounted for only 38 percent of this total CRM revenue. Part two of the Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives series. So, despite Oracle's Read More

Listen and Learn: Improving Operations by Using Customer Feedback


Customer service means being aware of needs, problems, and fears. Studies have shown that the cost of acquiring a customer is seven to ten times that of retaining a current customer. And according to The Harvard School of Business, even a 5 percent improvement in customer retention can boost profits up to 85 percent. How do companies retain a loyal and consistent customer base? They listen, learn, and adapt—find out more.

customer contracts agreements header  Improving Operations by Using Customer Feedback Customer feedback from retail units is combined with company website feedback, online services feedback, and central call center feedback. Source : Mindshare Technologies Resources Related to Listen and Learn: Improving Operations by Using Customer Feedback : Customer Feedback Management (CFM) (Wikipedia) Listen and Learn: Improving Operations by Using Customer Feedback Customer Feedback is also known as : Customer Feedback Analysis , Customer Feedback Read More

How Web 2.0 Is Transforming CRM: Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Customer Experience


With the rising popularity of Web 2.0 technologies, companies are marketing their products and services to an increasingly savvy customer base. Customers today are taking greater control of their own consumer experiences. Learn how some vendors are leveraging social computing to build our customer relationship management (CRM) communities, and building Web 2.0-based CRM applications that help customers achieve success.

customer contracts agreements header  Media to Improve the Customer Experience With the rising popularity of Web 2.0 technologies, companies are marketing their products and services to an increasingly savvy customer base. Customers today are taking greater control of their own consumer experiences. Learn how some vendors are leveraging social computing to build our customer relationship management (CRM) communities, and building Web 2.0-based CRM applications that help customers achieve success. Read More

Customer Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details


The purpose of this white paper is to help readers understand the importance of customer-centricity in today's highly competitive and constantly evolving business landscape. Its aim is to remove misconceptions and guide you to achieve "true" customer-centricity.

customer contracts agreements header  Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details The purpose of this white paper is to help readers understand the importance of customer-centricity in today's highly competitive and constantly evolving business landscape. Its aim is to remove misconceptions and guide you to achieve true customer-centricity. Read More

Transforming Customer Service with Business Analytics


Customer service needs to go beyond handling dissatisfied customers and build relationships with customers so they are profitable, loyal advocates. Business analytics can help customer service departments acquire the information and capabilities to transform themselves.

customer contracts agreements header  Customer Service with Business Analytics Customer service needs to go beyond handling dissatisfied customers and build relationships with customers so they are profitable, loyal advocates. Business analytics can help customer service departments acquire the information and capabilities to transform themselves. Read More

Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals


What makes a strong supplier/customer relationship? The bottom line is trust. However, trust needs to be earned through a series of conversations and commitments that have been met.

customer contracts agreements header  Management for IT Professionals Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals J. Dowling - January 17, 2001 Introduction A satisfying relationship between IT and line of business is maintained through ongoing dialogue that is meaningful to both parties. The discipline of Conversations for Alignment, a title for a simple technique for making and managing commitments, enables such a dialogue. My consulting group and I have done a good deal of research into what makes a strong supplier/customer Read More

Infor Finds Its Customer Engagement Rhythm


Infor recently unveiled Infor Rhythm for Commerce, a global, scalable, and secure cloud-based e-commerce and customer engagement platform, now complemented with compelling designs from Infor’s own Hook & Loop creative agency. Read more about the platform and how it came to be in this blogpost.

customer contracts agreements header  Finds Its Customer Engagement Rhythm Infor recently unveiled Infor Rhythm for Commerce , a global, scalable, and secure cloud-based e-commerce (and even more, customer engagement) platform, now complemented with compelling designs from Infor’s own Hook & Loop creative agency. Infor Rhythm includes top-notch software for storefronts, product configuration, recommendations, upsell and cross sell, pre-packaged Infor ION integrations to order management, faceted search, content management, layout, and Read More

Customer-oriented Banking and Account Origination


A decline in customer loyalty has put a great deal of pressure on financial institutions of late. Thus, as banks tailor products and services to meet customer demands, they must also boost revenue. That’s why it’s essential to target your most profitable customers with real-time insight that helps you drive revenue, increase profitability, and build long-term relationships with those customers.

customer contracts agreements header  Origination A decline in customer loyalty has put a great deal of pressure on financial institutions of late. Thus, as banks tailor products and services to meet customer demands, they must also boost revenue. That’s why it’s essential to target your most profitable customers with real-time insight that helps you drive revenue, increase profitability, and build long-term relationships with those customers. Read More

Is Your Store Customer-centric?


Most retailers might say that they are customer-centric, but what does that really mean? After all, there is a huge difference between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer's specific needs and satisfaction.

customer contracts agreements header  between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer's specific needs and satisfaction. Students of Your Customers Customer-centric stores are students of their customers, which means that they literally go to school to learn as much as they can about their customers' needs, wishes, dreams, hopes, wants, and desires. Every customer is different. A customer-centric retailer recognizes this fact, and also recognizes that it cannot create a different environment for each individual customer. Read More

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The Customer as a Strategic Asset


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The Forrester Wave: CRM Suites Customer Service Solutions, Q3 2010


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