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How CRM helps organizations with Digital Transformation

Paul Nilsen - Apr 5, 2020 5:52:47 AM

Abstract
Digital transformation is driving organizations to upgrade their business models and familiarize themselves with the new market reality. Those organizations who are struggling hard to adapt new approaches and strategies to improve client acquisition, retention, and faithfulness will be the great winners. It also includes the digitization of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). In this article, we will discuss how CRM helps other organizations with digital transformation.
Introduction
Most organizations and industries are disrupting by digital transformation. The recent digital trends are all about focusing to improve the client experience. Rapid digitization involves constant usage of CRM. Organizations need to concentrate their functions and workflow around a strong CRM framework that helps in lead generation and transformation. The key factor that helps your organization to be successful is that your first step in digital transformation must put the client at the focal point of your digital efforts through sound CRM processes to connect with your customers.
Role of CRM to help Organizations with Successful Digital Transformation
CRM helps organizations to achieve their goals and plays a significant role to help these organizations to adopt digital transformation which is the most demanding field in today’s world. Let’s dig deeper into CRM’s significant role in successful digital transformation.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) includes the holistic customer profile for all categories of customers such as representatives, suppliers, end customers, managers, and possibly others. The holistic profile should contain relevant transactions, selling, advertising, and customer service information along with financial information such as customer win rates, customer lifetime value, competitive items purchased, customer performance, and more. By adding social media vision, to recognize what clients are saying about your organization and items, as well as identity resolution tools, which helps you to identify anonymous digital visitors, you are now in a position to influence your customer holistic profile for maximum impact.
                                   

CRM’s Digital Transformation building blocks
CRM is a framework that completely coordinates with the four other digital transformation building blocks.
   oData and analytics
CRM integrates with your strong data and analytics tools to offer in-depth customer perception so you can personalize your communications and benefits.
   oSocial Media
CRM works in close collusion or association with your private and public social media to guarantee you frequently receive social insight from your digital clients.
   oCustomer Engagement
CRM holds the customer excursion mapping tools and digital examination tools or integrates with third-party tools so you can interact better with your digital clients.
   oEmerging Technologies
CRM contains digital triggers and other emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence that helps to not only keep your digital clients pleased and satisfied but also transform them into digital supporters.
                             
CRM’s Digital Marketing Campaign
In the journey of digital transformation, Digital Marketing is playing a significant role in the success of organizations in the digital world. CRM holds the tools and methods to launch digital marketing campaigns. It is necessary to incorporate the following elements in your digital marketing campaign.
      oThey are “closed loop”; you can see the outcomes in transactions and income of your marketing investment based on intuitions and analytics tied to sales.
      oThey are completely joined with CRM for sales, so can execute closed-loop marketing.
      oThey influence your holistic customer profile and customer journeys excursion so you can personalize conversations to an individual customer or customer groups.
      oThey automate lead scoring, sharing, and monitoring.
      oThey include lead nurture programs that are produced by web behavior or event appearance.
      oThey integrate online and offline client information through an identity resolution tool.
      oThey contain metrics and intuitions that are observed and monitored in real-time.
CRM Digital Tools to automate Marketing Process
CRM’s latest tools and technologies help to provide the following innovative marketing and sales opportunities to its customers.
      oSynchronizing databases.
      oDigital Communication.
      oWeb control opportunity to enhance user interaction with the application.
These technical tools make it easier to plan, organize, and evaluate comprehensive marketing campaigns. These latest tools run in the public cloud or in a hybrid cloud model. One benefit of Cloud-based solutions is that they can be simply and quickly scaled. Additionally, it offers numerous pre-designed interfaces and applications, as well as remove the expense of purchasing and operating Information Technology (IT) in the house.
                                              
 

Digital Transformation with CRM
Those organizations who are struggling to figure out where to start their career in digital transformation, there are the following three key steps that we recommend them to consider.
      oConcentrate on Business Outcomes.
      oDetermine Business Outcome Progress.
      oGet and Keep Administrators involved.
1.Concentrate on Business outcomes
The first step is to look at the business outcomes that they need to accomplish. It will help these organizations as well as the customers to be successful. Most organizations are considered to drive business outcomes in the customer lifecycle including. These are all great starters in your digital transformation journey.
       

2.Determine Business Outcome Progress
At this point, you have an ultimate business outcome, the succeeding step is to look at the progression or advancement that your organization will want to go through to accomplish this.
Let’s have a look on the following image to study conceptual development of business outcomes ‘Adoption’ through ‘CRM ready’. To set the correct business outcome progression, it is necessary to understand your level in the digital transformation journey.
               
3.Get and Keep Administrators involved
Getting and keeping the administrator engaged and leading the initiative from the beginning. They need to be engaged in leading the project because is important and effective for the organization.
Conclusion
Digital transformation offers organizations a chance to comprehend the digital visitor, involve with them and provide quality work on their expectations of multi-channel customer experience. It also contains the digitization of customer relationship management. Organizations need to upgrade their businesses with digital transformation to become successful.

Paul Nilsen

Paul Nilsen

Paul Nilsen is the director of solution development at Cetrix Cloud Services. He also works with the Solution Development Department at Cetrix Technologies, where he headed the department for three years. Paul has over 20 years of experience in IT, working on software engineering projects, hardware-software product integration, design of special purpose systems using artificial intelligence, and implementing CRM and ERP software systems.

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