Customer Relationship Management - News, Features, and Slideshows

Features

  • What does the future hold for Microsoft Dynamics?

    Alongside the news that the Microsoft teams that make devices like Surface and Surface Hub will now be in the same division that makes the operating system on which they run, Microsoft's latest reorg moves Dynamics to the Cloud & Enterprise group (Microsoft Dynamics is the company's line of ERP and CRM applications). That shifts it from the Applications & Services division that builds productivity products and cloud services like Office 365, and puts it alongside Azure, SQL Server, Intune, Power BI, Visual Studio and BizTalk.

    Written by Mary Branscombe24 June 15 00:11
  • 9 Ways to Improve Your Company's CRM System

    Customer relationship experts share their top tips for managing customer interactions and getting the most out of your CRM software.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff19 May 14 23:12
  • The future of Dynamics in a Nadella-led Microsoft

    Microsoft's Dynamics ERP and CRM product lines seemed safe immediately following former CEO Steve Ballmer's sweeping reorganization of the company last year. But now that longtime Microsoft executive Satya Nadella has been named Ballmer's successor, the time is ripe for more focused speculation on the future of Dynamics. Here's a look at what could be in store.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 Feb. 14 18:50
  • Big Data Drives City of Buffalo's Operation Clean Sweep

    By layering data from 311 and 911 calls over Census data, unemployment data and other poverty indicators, Buffalo uses data analytics to identify its most challenged neighborhoods and more effectively deploy resources for everything from neighborhood beautification to combatting crime and reducing fire hazards.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud06 Sept. 13 13:38
  • Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies

    Salesforce.com's second-quarter earnings conference call featured the usual dose of chest-thumping by CEO Marc Benioff as the company posted US$957 million in revenue and raised its full fiscal year forecast to at least $4 billion.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Aug. 13 16:05
  • Microsoft reorganization leaves Dynamics in a sweet spot

    Microsoft's sweeping company reorganization may have some insiders feeling jittery about the future, but it's doubtful that the vendor's Dynamics business applications division or its customers need to worry.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 July 13 18:54
  • Salesforce.com aims for next $1 billion business with ExactTarget buy

    Salesforce.com's pending US$2.5 billion purchase of marketing software vendor ExactTarget will help it develop a new $1 billion annual revenue stream and set the company on a clear strategic course for the foreseeable future, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 June 13 15:58
  • Marketo IPO may spark suitors, including Salesforce.com

    Cloud-based marketing automation vendor Marketo's plans to raise up to $75 million in an initial public offering, which were revealed this week, could influence larger companies to acquire the company, including Salesforce.com and SAP.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 April 13 18:19
  • Why Oracle bought Eloqua, and what it means for the market

    Oracle surprised many tech industry observers by announcing Thursday it would pay US$871 million for marketing automation software vendor Eloqua. The move seemed a bit unlikely given the amount of sales and marketing software Oracle already had.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Dec. 12 20:59
  • Six ways social media affected the enterprise in 2012

    Social media has changed more than the way companies market and promote themselves. Social networking has also changed the way companies recruit, how they communicate internally and how they handle sensitive data.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff13 Dec. 12 22:45
  • 10 CRM Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Making Them

    Customer relationship management experts and seasoned users discuss how to avoid the most common mistakes, so you can get the most out of your CRM software or service with the least amount of hassle.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff27 Nov. 12 14:10
[]