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On-Premise vs. On-Demand CRM
When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not

crm cons  Premise vs. On-Demand CRM When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not the least of which is choosing between an on-demand or on-premise solution. Both the on-demand and on-premise models have pros and cons, as well as risks and rewards. Download this white paper and know what you need to consider before making a final decision.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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