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Learning Path: CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

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CRM (customer relationship management) is an information industry term for methodologies, software, and usually Internet capabilities that help an enterprise manage customer relationships in an organized way.

Basic Ideas
customer relationship management - business intelligence - customer relationship analysis - collaborative CRM - hosted CRM

Becoming Smarter about the Customer
intellectual capital - data mining - OLAP - knowledge base - knowledge worker - knowledge management - data mart - data warehouse - CRM analytics - RFM analysis - clickstream analysis

Recognizing and Adapting to the Customer
customer life cycle - customer valuation - personalization - customer segmentation - Digital Silhouettes

Talking to the Customer
call center - help desk - contact center - Automatic Call Distributor - customer-facing - collaborative browsing - customer-managed relationship - online transaction processing - Customer Information Control System

Marketing to the Customer
one-to-one marketing - permission marketing - viral marketing - multichannel marketing - buzz marketing - database marketing - marketing encyclopedia - Web marketing and advertising terms

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This was last updated in January 2006

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