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EDI: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying EDI Integration
Your business has a better chance of withstanding the challenges of difficult economic times if it can respond quickly to change, provide accurate data, and

understanding edi  mistakes are made. POOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNDERTAKING This second mistake is perhaps the most understandable ' but it s also a critical one to avoid. As a business embarks on the road to EDI Integration, it s critical to understand how data integration will afect the systems and the data being integrated. For example ' what file format do the two systems being integrated have for exchanging data? Flat file? XML? Proprietary API? Amazingly, this is often one of the last items businesses investigate,

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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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