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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy
A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact

knowledge island  self-service usage (i.e., searching knowledge base or initiating support cases) can uncover customer interests and suggest process improvement. Keep in mind that prospects may have far different information and support needs than current customers. This can help in fine-tuning an acquisition program to better respond to those customers. Remember, first impressions come but once. For instance, data may show that first-time inquiries responded to within 30 minutes are twice as likely to lead to a sale than

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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