In todays competitive marketplace, managing customer relationships or customer relationship management (CRM) is critical to a companys profitability and long-term success. To become more customer-focused, skilled managers, IT professionals, and marketing executives must understand how to build profitable relationships with each customer and how to make everyday managerial decisions that increase the value of a company by increasing the value of the customer base. The goal is to build long-term relationships with customers and generate increased customer loyalty and higher margins. In Managing Customer Relationships, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, credited with founding the customer-relationship revolution in 1993 when they coined the term "one-to-one marketing," provide the definitive overview of what it takes to keep customers coming back.
Presenting a comprehensive framework for CRM, Managing Customer Relationships provides CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, privacy officers, human resources managers, marketing executives, sales teams, distribution managers, professors, and students with a logical overview of the background, the methodology, and the particulars of managing customer relationships for competitive advantage. Peppers and Rogers incorporate many of the principles of individualized customer relationships that they are best known for, including a complete overview of the background and history of the subject, relationship theory, IDIC (Identify-Differentiate-Interact-Customize) methodology, metrics, data management, customer management, company organization, channel issues, and the "store of the future."
One of the first books designed to develop an understanding of the pedagogy of managing customer relationships, with an emphasis on customer strategies and building customer value, Managing Customer Relationships features:
The techniques in Managing Customer Relationships can help any company sharpen its competitive advantage.