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Developing a Universal Approach to Cleansing Customer and Product Data
Data quality has always been an important issue for companies, and today it’s even more so. But are you up-to-date on current industry problems concerning data

customer relationship management reviews for transportation and  phone numbers, and addresses, customer data records are reasonably consistent in the number of data elements involved. This is mainly due to the fact that most countries have standardized name and address formats. This is not the case for product data, which is more variable, and involves a wider range of industry standards. Some of these standards are very specific, while others are global in nature. Supporting Standards Many organizations create their own hierarchical product codes, while others follow

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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