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Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact
Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D

market crm  of players in the market and it is very unlikely that all will survive in the long run. This mid-market vendors urge has been accentuated by recent Microsoft intrusion into the CRM space (see Microsoft Throws .NET At SMEs, With CRM As Bait ), and by Best Software's acquisition of Interact Commerce that still owns possibly the most popular and most often partnered with CRM products. Interact's product strategy with ACT! for smaller businesses matched well with Best's portfolio of low-end operational system

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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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