This competitive arena is evolving on a second-by-second basis and no company is free from the effect of commercial rivalry. Indeed, as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) professionals readily confess, the relentless jostling for the acquisition of new customers or the retention of existing clients have now become precise arts in their own right.
Yet, throughout the evolution of CRM, one thing has remained true; the customer is king. Industrial analysts from both the technical and non-technical areas have predictably revamped this old-age marketing truth with phrases such as 'Personalization,' 'One-to-One Marketing,' 'Customer Experience Management" and today's latest mantra 'Customer-Centric' marketing. Unfortunately, the fact remains that nothing has really changed in 20 or so years. It's all about who can fulfill the customers needs cheaper, quicker and in the most personal, professional and intelligent manner.
In pursuit of this Holy Grail of CRM, many organizations have deployed powerful CRM applications and brought about greater structure, meaning and professionalism to the management of their customer relationships. Furthermore, CRM systems have facilitated strong business forecasting, increased accountability and visibility of the marketing department and made a solid contribution to organizational growth.
Yet, although the success stories of CRM systems are well documented in industrial circles so is CRM's Achillies-heel; its complete dependence on people.
TaskCentre’s Business Process Management (BPM) Software removes the administrative burden placed on CRM users to conduct routine, repetitive activities such as creating and distributing contract renewal polices, the archiving of e-mail communications or the creation and sending of event-based e-mail shots.
Popular business processes CRM professionals have automated include:
- Event-Based E-mail/SMS Marketing Shots
- Sales Reports
- Literature Request Fulfilment Processes
- User E-mail Archiving
- Sales Representative Performance Reports
- Creation and Distribution of Welcome Packs