In CRM, Jeffrey Peel defines Customer Relationship Management in a radical new way by putting communications at the center. In the past, CRM was mostly about the technology, not about the customer. In this book, Peel talks about a new ethos that is beginning to fundamentally change the way organizations do business. At a technology level, CRM is increasingly about conjoined best-of-breed applications delivered via portal technologies. At a business level, it is beginning to invade traditional territories occupied by brand management or customer support. Peel shows companies how to make the shift to the new paradigm.
· Defines the nature of new CRM niche solutions
· Provides entirely new types of functionality that mesh seamlessly
· Describes solutions focused solely on the needs of the customer
"I have long maintained that in a global market liberalized by free trade policies and advanced communications technology, there remains just one powerful regulatory force—the customer. In this book, Jeffrey Peel has taken a close look at customer relationship management from the perspective of large distributed companies. This is a novel approach, not really covered by dot-com/IT-based definitions. The refreshing difference is that Peel appears to understand the difficulties and suggests practical methods to do things better."—Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, Chairman, British Airways Plc
"In this book, Jeff Peel combines the deep insights of an experienced market researcher with the practical understanding of how technology can be applied to CRM to provide a truly original work. He provides a wholly new focus on how CRM impinges on marketing processes, which provides a particular challenge for marketeers and CRM practitioners to review the way they look at their separate disciplines. This book is for those marketeers, CRM practitioners, students, and academics who want to challenge the established preconceptions of what CRM is about."—Peter Hutton, Deputy Managing Director, Market & Opinion Research International (MORI), London