Accelerating Customer Relationships

Accelerating Customer Relationships : Using CRM and Relationship Technologies

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In Accelerating Customer Relationships, a world-renowned CRM expert demonstrates how to build knowledge "infostructures" that deliver breakthrough profitability and customer loyalty. Ronald S. Swift walks you step-by-step through integrating every customer touchpoint: retail, Web, call center, and beyond. Swift covers every aspect of enterprise-wide relationship management -- strategies, processes, partnerships, platforms, software, methodologies, and more. Through practical examples and case studies, Swift demonstrates how to use today's CRM and data warehousing technologies to identify your most profitable customers, find more just like them, and drive unprecedented rates of customer loyalty and profitability. Learn how to build a complete infostructure and Active Data Warehouse to support real-time decision support and marketing -- and discover the key factors associated with a successful CRM deployment. From calculating the economic value of CRM projects to gaining the benefits of profiling without compromising customer privacy, Ronald S. Swift shows how to get the job done -- before your competitors do!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 174 x 232 x 28mm | 839.99g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130889849
  • 9780130889843
  • 1,796,044

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Leverage people, processes, activities, information, and technologies to...

Acquire new, more profitable customers Build long-term customer loyalty Serve every customer as an individual Drive powerful marketing opportunities Increase profits and shareholder value!

The start-to-finish guide to breakthrough customer relationship management!

In Accelerating Customer Relationships, a world-renowned CRM expert shows you how to build knowledge "infostructures" that deliver breakthrough profitability and customer loyalty. Ronald S. Swift walks you step by step through integrating every customer touchpoint: retail, Web, call center, and beyond. Swift covers every aspect of enterprise-wide relationship management--strategies, processes, partnerships, platforms, software, methodologies, and more. Through proven methods, practical examples, and case studies, you'll discover how to create the customer-centric environment to:

Identify what your most profitable customers share in common-then find more customers just like them! Shorten your sales cycle by anticipating your customer's requirements and expectations more accurately Manage your channel partnerships and other relationships more profitably Maintain customer privacy and confidentiality while gaining the benefits of profiling Calculate the economic value of customer relationship management Discover the key factors that make or break CRM for your organization

The high-value, loyal customer is the #1 key focal point for growth organizations worldwide! Today's relationship technologies give you an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and deepen the customer relationships you care about most. Ronald S. Swift can show you how to do it-before your competitors do!

"Ron Swift's book is designed to help you tie the loyalty knot with your customers. It has the tools, the framework, and the know-how to deliver customers and profits."
-- Martha Rogers, Ph.D.,
Peppers and Rogers Group
and co-author of The One to One Future and One to One B2B "When your customers know you know them, your business is bound for success. Ron Swift's book provides the tools, the framework, and the know-how to build rock solid CRM and DW strategies to deliver customers and profits. Ron continues his excellence with profound and practical knowledge and advice."
-- Bill Inmon,
Father of the Data Warehousing concept,
and author of 30 books on Data Warehousing, Decision Support, and Database Technology
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Table of contents

1. Managing Customer Relationships 1:1

Foundations of the Past Drive Our Future. The Major Types of Customers. Who Really Knows Their Customers? Keeping the Customers You Have. How You Serve Your Customers Is a Major Competitive Differentiator. Defining Customer Relationship Management. Some Companies Do CRM Naturally. Targeting Profitable Customers. Positioning Is the Key to Success in Business. Who Owns the Customer? Changes in Customer Positioning. Using Data Better Enables You to Manage Relationships with Your Customers. CRM Is Easy for Small Companies. Large Companies Must Succeed at CRM. CRM Is Not Easy for Many Companies. Costs and Benefits of Relationship Management. Who Is Responsible for CRM? Why This Book Is for You! Are You Ready for CRM? Marketing Communications Strategies. The Power of Relationship Optimization. Management Considerations.

2. Defining Your CRM Process.

Why Create a Process for CRM? CRM As a "Process"-Not a Project. Major Objectives and Benefits of a CRM Process. From Product Focus to Customer Focus. The Business View of a Marketing Process. The CRM Organization's Structure. Integration of Business, Information, People, Process, and Technology. Successful Excellence: Israel's Pele-Phone. Data Warehouse Requirements Definition. Management Considerations.

3. The Role of Information Technology.

The Change from Data to Relationships. Six Key Enterprise Priorities. Four Stages of Knowledge Maturity. Integrating the Business Functions and Info-Structure Provides the Foundation. The Enterprise Opportunity. Preparing for Cultural and Idea Interchanges. The Role of Technology in Driving Customer Retention and Profitability. Enabling Customer Retention and Higher Profits. Who Are Your Customers? CRM Enables Customer Segmentation. Data Data Everywhere. Enabling the New Marketing Litany: The Four Cs. Customer Retention. Knowing the Customer and Using Cross-selling. Enabling Target Marketing. The Importance of Enabling Technologies. The Emergence of Relationship Technologies. Excellence in Business Transformation: Hallmark Cards. Management Considerations.

4. Learning from Information: Data Mining.

The World of Learning from Information Itself. The Role of Data Mining. Electronic Commerce. Operationalizing the Customer-Centric Data Warehouse. The Data Mining Process. Using Data Mining and Modeling for Business Problems. Selection Criteria for Data Mining Technologies. Management Considerations.

5. The Stages of Growth for CRM and Data Warehouse.

The Six Stages of Growth. Categorizing Analytical Approaches. The Types of Decision Support. Managing the "Stages of Growth" in Customer-Centric Enterprise Info-Structure Environment. The Info-Structure or Framework. DW Successes from Long-Term Detailed Historical Enterprise Data. Any Question-At Anytime-of Any Data-from Any Level of Business. Mature Data Warehousing and CRM Decision Support. CRM and the Stages of Growth for Customer-Centricity. Management Considerations.

6. Data Warehouse Methodology.

The Proof Is in the Experience. The Planning Phase. The Design and Implementation Phase. Usage, Support and Enhancement Phase. How to Achieve a High Degree of Scalability. Management Considerations.

7. Building the CRM Data Warehouse and Info-Structure.

Defining Your Timeframes and Objectives. Defining a DW Framework and Building a Data Warehouse. Building a Data Warehouse in 100 Days. Phase 1: Analysis & Design. Phase 2: Implementation. Phase 3: Reports, Queries, and Analytical Uses.

8. Critical Success Factors for CRM and DW.

Strategic "IT and Business" Enterprise CSFs. Information Infra-Structure CSFs. Guidelines for Success-Knowing Your Providers. Seven Rules for Discussions with CRM Solution Providers. Business Questions and Issues. Information Technology Questions. Business Users' Questions. Red Flags. Management Considerations.

9. Data Privacy: Ensuring Confidence.

The Need for Data Privacy. Guidelines-The OECD Principles. Online Privacy Alliance. The Emerging "P3P Standard." European Legislation.The Approach to Privacy in Data Warehousing. Opportunity for Enhanced Customer Relationship Management. Building Privacy into the Data Warehouse. Management Considerations.

10. Implementing Privacy and Customer Views.

Applying the Privacy Policies to a Data Warehouse for CRM. Opportunities for Managing Your Customers. P3P Adoption Scenario: Retail Data Warehouse. Enhanced Personal Data. Potential Marketing Initiatives. Using Privacy Views to Implement Privacy in a CRM Environment.

11. The @ctive Data Warehouse.

A New Breed of Decision Support. Knowing Differences-Old World Versus Active Info-Structures. First Generation Implementations-The Refreshment Cycle. Current Generation Data Warehouse Implementations. Learn by Having Very Detailed CRM Data About Customers. The @ctive Data Warehouse Strategy. Web-Based Business Opportunities. Paving the Future for Knowledge Commerce. Coming of Age in the New Age of E-Commerce. E-commerce and E-business. Excellence in Business Transformation: Delta Air Lines Takes Off Using Advanced @ctive Data Warehousing for CRM. Management Considerations.

12. The Economic Value of CRM.

One-to-One Marketing. Anticipated Results of CRM-Key Assumptions and Verifications. How to Get Your Economics Around CRM. The Payback from Detailed Information and the Cost of Not Having It. Advancing Toward Strategic Economics of CRM. Management Considerations.

13. The Strategic View of Data Warehousing and CRM.

Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA). The Eternal Struggle of Business. Strategic Thinking. Data Warehousing and Strategic Thinking. A Rising-Tide Strategy. Data Warehousing and the Strategic Paradox. Data Warehousing and Maneuverability. Management Considerations.

14. How Companies Succeed Using CRM, Data Warehousing, and Relationship Technologies.

The Financial Services Industry. The Manufacturing and Distribution Industries. The Retail Industry. The Airline and Tourism Industries. The Ground Transportation Industry. The Telecommunications Industry. The Health Insurance Industry. The Entertainment Industry. Management Considerations.

15. Studies of Communications Industry Implementations.

The Oshita Research Project-Focus on Knowledge. Four-Phase Technique for Research in CRM. The Communications Industry-A Review. Research Findings. Understanding Strategic Horizons. Management Considerations.

Appendix A: Author's End Notes and Acknowledgments.

Appendix B: Bibliography/References.

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About Ronald S Swift

RONALD S. SWIFT is Vice President and a key Strategist for Customer Knowledge Solutions at NCR Corporation, the world's leading provider of Relationship Technologies that expand and enhance relationships with customers.
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