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Our CRM software application TELEMATION, was developed with this in mind. But the ability to change is just as important in this ever changing business environment.
Telemation call center software was designed from the very beginning for this environment.
Many call center managers, with unique and changing requirements, have chosen and continue to use our CRM software as their solution of choice.
Our contact center CRM solution is ideally suited for call center service bureaus.
Social Networking Makes CRM Business Case
The following is an extract from the article "Social Networking Makes CRM Business Case" by Erika Morphy from CRM Daily:
"Social networking, a relationship-building application for businesses -- a la the Friendster model -- has become the latest hot technology with new arrivals entering the space every month. The most recent company talking about entering the fray? Yahoo , nipping at the heels of Google's experimental offering.
The big question, though, has been how companies can leverage this technology most effectively to win new business. Certainly, everyone seems to have an opinion -- or at least a business plan. The most successful ones, though, predicts Yankee Group analyst Sheryl Kingstone, "will be those that are integrated into a CRM application and not necessarily controlled at the user base."
The next wave of social-networking applications will have to incorporate some kind of tangible value-add to the company -- and, most likely, that will be in CRM, specifically sales and lead generation.
One example will come on Monday, when Spoke Software, a hosted provider of social networking, will announce its technology for work groups, a complement to its Spoke Network for individual professionals.
The work-group module, which will debut in early March, will integrate into Web-based sales-force automation and CRM applications. Spoke says there are 20 work groups lined up to implement its new product, including the Atlanta Braves, Citibank and Bank of America .
Mark Organ, CEO of Eloqua, a lead-generation software provider, told CRM Daily that his company has been using Spoke Software in a similar manner. "It is an amazing tool," he enthused. "What we have done is integrate Spoke into our sales workflow."
As a result, lead generation at the company has, in effect, morphed into a two-pronged operation. "We use traditional lead generation techniques in our own software coupled with Spoke to see if there is another contact we should approach outside of the traditional campaign," Organ said.
Indeed, Spoke Software co-founder Chris Tolles says the application extends a company's CRM system instead of replacing it. "Most CRM systems track a contact's presence in a system. We, on the other hand, through communications traffic, measure and rate how well you know this contact......"
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