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TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 2)
The story so far: Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. When we asked you what you thought Mike should

one liner  to hear. More than one project has fallen victim to analysis paralysis, bickering, and interdepartmental politics. In any case, morale is not at an all-time high, and internal rumors that the company is being shopped around by the CEO aren’t helping matters. Nevertheless, Mike doesn’t see much of an alternative. He figures he doesn’t know enough about how the other departments work to figure it all out alone. He sends an e-mail to the execs to outline his proposal for the creation of a project team

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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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