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CRM: What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background
Many consultants, vendors, and analysts today define CRM in terms of being a customer-centric business strategy that is enabled by a set of applications that

examples research proposals definitions  or magical. As the examples demonstrate, the tools of CRM can be associated with the fundamental financial metrics of the organization. The key learnings from this discussion include: CRM offers effective tools that address real organizational issues. Benefits are derived by understanding the opportunities and re-designing processes to leverage improvement. Improvement is measurable and discernable. It is not hidden in vague notions and concepts. A sure recipe for disaster is to deploy CRM without a

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance


An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New Capital Accord expected to become effective during 2006. Because of the dependence financial institutions have on IT services, the accord requires adequate provision to assure the availability of these services. Centauri Business Service Manager is presented as the solution: one that allows a CIO to assess current risk levels, measure ongoing risk and support a process of ongoing improvement to reduce this risk. Furthermore, Centauri provides the financial institution with a cost-effective balanced scorecard to improve decision-making.

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Business Answers at Your Fingertips: The Real-time Value of BI


This Aberdeen Research brief homes in on the critical time element of a best-in-class business intelligence (BI) strategy. The research shows that top performer are leveraging real-time of near real-time analytics to proactively manage their business and drive substantial performance improvements. Download this report for full details.

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Business Application Research Center


Business Application Research Center (BARC) is a software industry analyst firm. BARC’s specializations include data management and business intelligence. The company also organizes conferences and runs seminars.

examples research proposals definitions  Application Research Center Business Application Research Center (BARC) is a software industry analyst firm. BARC’s specializations include data management and business intelligence. The company also organizes conferences and runs seminars. Read More

Ultimus Case Study: BPM for Research Excellence


The Biological and Biotechnological Research Council (BBSRC) is the UK’s principal public funder of basic bioscience research. BBSRC needed an automated business process management (BPM) system to handle grant application processes more efficiently. In particular, the chosen solution had to manage the complexities of the grant application and grant round processes, with 6000 applications within a 12-month period.

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Market Focus Report: The Value of Mobile and Social for CRM


Nucleus Research surveyed 223 CRM decision makers to analyze the benefits of adding mobile device access and social capabilities to CRM. Respondents included small, medium, and large enterprises using both on-demand and on-premise CRM applications. Results show that adding mobile access and social collaboration to CRM delivers significant benefits to organizations. See why you should consider mobile and social CRM adoption.

examples research proposals definitions  Focus Report: The Value of Mobile and Social for CRM Nucleus Research surveyed 223 CRM decision makers to analyze the benefits of adding mobile device access and social capabilities to CRM. Respondents included small, medium, and large enterprises using both on-demand and on-premise CRM applications. Results show that adding mobile access and social collaboration to CRM delivers significant benefits to organizations. See why you should consider mobile and social CRM adoption. Read More

CTS Guides


CTS Guides provides software selection research and advice, including reviews and reports available on the company’s website.

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Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation


The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) is the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada). CFERF studies financial management issues.

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Gartner: How to Grow in the Recession


In the free 20-minute on-demand webcast small and midsized companies in a slowing global economy, gartner* vice president of research robert anders...

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Yankee Group


Yankee Group is a research and advisory firm that focuses on the mobile economy. Yankee Group research follows five key themes: mobile marketing and commerce, mobile and connected devices, mobile applications and cloud, mobile broadband, and mobile leadership.

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Business Analytics: Nucleus Research Note—How Analytics Makes Midsize Companies More Profitable


When senior leaders of small and midsize companies invest in analytics tools, they can improve operating results by enabling managers to make fact-based, data-driven decisions. Learn how in this report from Nucleus Research.

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2006 PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community


The 2006 PMI Research Conference was an excellent venue for gauging the direction in which project management research is heading. The presentations of the areas of portfolio management and program management confirm the rising demand for project portfolio management solutions.

examples research proposals definitions  PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community Introduction For years, project management research has focused primarily on the methodology to execute projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications. Project managers who were able to meet these three requirements attached the keyword success to their projects—with the perspective that from an execution point of view, the project was a success. However, other business factors (such as Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software


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