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Derek Martin, Executive Director, CRM and Database Marketing, Laureate International Universities
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The Evolution of CRM
By Bill Ziska, Director-CRM and Mobility, Deloitte Digital
User Centric Approach – We used to do Package Enabled Re-engineering (PER)—demo the CRM software and ask why you cannot do it that way. The shift now is away from PER to focus on the user experience the customers have with your company, all your company! Placing the customer in the middle rather than the company changes the lens by which we define success. User centric approaches transform interactions and engagement models between internal and external stakeholders (customers, clients, employees, alliances, and regulators) through digital services and channels to strengthen relationships. Leveraging intelligent devices (IoT) and interactive technologies such as voice and gesture recognition systems to not only collect real time relevant data but drastically change the human interface. Value is created by exploiting points of inefficiencies, and finding point of disruption, but the key is focusing on the user and all the elements of the company that surround them.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) – We used to write reports on the data in our CRM and ERP systems, and hope to find trends or insight we could use.
Data is forcing the biggest changes in CRM, where to create, find, and use it to the advantage of your company
Digital Marketing – Marketing is perhaps one of the most rapidly changing ways in which customer relationships are changing. While e-mail, white mail, and search engine optimization are still going on, it’s the data we are gaining to power new and better targeted messages that is exciting. Our ability to understand consumer preferences by merging marketing data, sales data, social data, consumer data (where we live, how much we make, what we buy, what we talk about) along with 100’s of other sources, and use this data to programmatically provide real time impressions to those target customers that have a profile most likely to buy our products and services, is both amazing and scary! No longer is a company satisfied with placing an ad on a website for the world to see. They only want that space if they know the person seeing it fits their target profile. Could they be interested in my product, have they looked at it or products like mine before, do they have the money to buy it, could they influence others in their social network if they buy my product, have they posted something, somewhere about their preferences? These and other questions are now driving what message as companies want to know what I’m sending, who I’m sending it to and what I’m getting back.
In the end, data is forcing the biggest changes in CRM, where to create, find, and use it to the advantage of your company. The shift in the last five years has been dramatic, understanding how the customer interacts with your company with so many advanced tools and method that did not exist when I started my CRM career. And it will only get better, just wait.