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SAS Helps 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Grow Deep Roots with Customers
“SAS business analytics help us put a laser focus on knowing our customers, reducing operating expenses and innovating for the future,” says Chris McCann
Grow Deep Roots with Customers “SAS business analytics help us put a laser focus on knowing our customers, reducing operating expenses and innovating for the future,” says Chris McCann, president of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. “As our business has grown from one flower shop to an online gift retailer serving more than 30 million customers, we need SAS’ abilities to really know our customers and turn that knowledge into action. Read the full story now.
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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis
An unsettled economy needs a different approach to managing revenues. Companies must identify their most profitable customers and the most effective marketing
can help overcome objections customers have to making large up-front purchases. Launch new, or enhance existing, loyalty programs. These can yield insight into your customer base to help develop better products, services, or promotions. Drive innovative promotion strategies to minimize cost and risk to the customer. Witness the bold returnguarantee policies from the auto industry that give special consideration to customers who lose their job after purchasing a car. Deliver smarter pricing. Instead of
Defining the Value of Customer Loyalty
What does customer relationship management (CRM) mean to you? What is its value? Thousands of companies have ventured down the CRM path@many successfully, and
of CRM in defining customers, increasing customer loyalty, and increasing your profits.
Distribution: Costs Down, Customer Loyalty Up
Do distributors always have to settle for a trade-off between cost management and customer service? Is it impossible to keep costs down, yet still respond to
can result in happier customers. How to use an integrated business management system to promote efficiency isn’t a secret—learn more.
Knowledge at the Point of Action: 6 Ways to Make Sure Your Customers Love Your Company
Exceptional customer experiences revolve around one central principle: knowledge at the point of action (KAPA). Learn how your marketing, customer service, and
to Make Sure Your Customers Love Your Company Exceptional customer experiences revolve around one central principle: knowledge at the point of action (KAPA). Learn how your marketing, customer service, and sales systems can work together to drive customer loyalty and advocacy.
What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development?
Bringing all product stakeholders in a tighter loop within the entire product life cycle is one of the main strategies of the product lifecycle management (PLM)
Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development? Bringing all product stakeholders in a tighter loop within the entire product life cycle is one of the main strategies of the product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Following this idea, letting the customers (those who pay for and/or use the product) get involved as early as possible in the product design and development phases provides many benefits, including: more ideas for innovation, less design rework, higher customer satisfaction,
Bridging the CRM Analysis Gap
On any given day, your interactions with a few strategic customers will make a huge long-term difference. But which few customers? A new type of analytic
with a few strategic customers will make a huge long-term difference. But which few customers? A new type of analytic application, customer value management (CVM), answers the need to identify, analyze, and predict customer behavior. Using CVM enables companies to shift from campaign-centric to customer-centric analysis, and develop more individualized and profitable customer relationships.
Designing for Digital: 8 Tips for Creating Digital Publications that Engage Customers and Drive Sales
The overarching goal of any digital publication is to tell a story that connects with your customers in as many ways as possible. Today, this means bringing
Digital Publications that Engage Customers and Drive Sales The overarching goal of any digital publication is to tell a story that connects with your customers in as many ways as possible. Today, this means bringing your offerings to every touch point—Web, mobile, tablet, and social. Download this white paper to discover 8 tips for designing a digital publication that increases brand awareness, improves audience engagement and, ultimately, drives sales.
Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious
Although end-user companies should continue to track the financial health of their vendors to possibly discern if the vendor will be a collector or one of the
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Customers Are Ready For Mobile Commerce, But Are Retailers Ready?
Mobile device interfaces can enhance customer engagement by providing services such as pricing information and user review facilities. The upward trend in the
Are Ready For Mobile Commerce, But Are Retailers Ready? Mobile device interfaces can enhance customer engagement by providing services such as pricing information and user review facilities. The upward trend in the sale of smartphones further validates the importance of creating retail mobile solutions. By leveraging the potential of mobile commerce, retailers can unify the customer experience across channels and better understand customer behavior through analytics. In this context, retailers
ROI Systems Defies The Odds Through Delighted Customers
ROI Systems' strategy in terms of enhancing its product only in tune with ensuring its customers' delight has apparently been paying off in terms of staffing
The Odds Through Delighted Customers Event Summary Recently, ROI Systems , Inc. ( www.roisystems.com ), a privately held provider of extended ERP software systems, with its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, reported profitability for the year 2002. ROI's revenue and number of employees reportedly grew over 6%, while a significant increase in profitability (i.e., a whopping 212% net profit growth) was achieved over 2001. The company also reported record software sales in December 2002, making the last quart
From Promises to Proof: How to Demonstrate Value to Your Customers
For managed services providers (MSPs) aiming to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the ability to capture and retain lasting customer relationships is a
Demonstrate Value to Your Customers For managed services providers (MSPs) aiming to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the ability to capture and retain lasting customer relationships is a determining factor for long-term profitability. Only by clearly and consistently communicating your value to your customer can you hope to attain the role of trusted advisor—a position that will help protect you from losing business to lower-priced competitors. Learn how an integrated, offline reporting
SAP Customers Support Sales-effective Processes and Technologies with Enhanced Data Analysis
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Customers Support Sales-effective Processes and Technologies with Enhanced Data Analysis In recent Aberdeen studies focused on sales effectiveness, the importance of providing sales and corporate leaders with real-time intelligence about its business has proven to be a best-in-class attribute. Combining technology with strong analytical capabilities helps top performers achieve better business results. This Aberdeen Analyst Insight addresses the trends among SAPs customers in adopting these practices.
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Not Cars, Now Drive Auto Importer’s Strategy This report reviews how one company made the strategic decision to replace the legacy systems built to support the old organizational structure with a new system that revolves around customers, not vehicles. The new system consists of fully integrated components, with a customer relationship management (CRM)-based frontend. The technology infrastructure was crucial to the overall success of the restructuring effort.
Zero Contact Resolution: How to Keep Customers and Build Great Brands
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