Description : A brand new collection of powerful insights into building outstanding customer relationships… 4 pioneering books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 4 remarkable eBooks help you develop rock-solid, high-value long-term customer relationships: levels of loyalty you thought were impossible Today, rock-solid long-term customer relationships are the holy grail of every business -- and they seem just as elusive. But such relationships are possible: great businesses are proving it every day, and reaping the rewards. In this extraordinary 4 eBook set, you'll learn how they do it -- and how you can, too, no matter what you sell or who your customers are. First, in Managing Customers for Profit: Strategies to Increase Profits and Build Loyalty, internationally respected marketing expert V. Kumar presents a complete framework for linking your investments to business value - and maximizing the lifetime value of every customer. Learn how to use Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) to target customers with higher profit potential…manage and reward existing customers based on their profitability…and invest in high-profit customers to prevent attrition and ensure future profitability. Kumar introduces customer-centric approaches to allocating marketing resources…pitching the right products to the right customers at the right time…determining when a customer is likely to leave, and whether to intervene…managing multichannel shopping… even calculating referral value. Next, in Smart Retail: Practical Winning Ideas and Strategies from the Most Successful Retailers in the World, Richard Hammond presents remarkable new case studies, ideas, strategies, and tactics from great retailers worldwide. Discover new ways to use data to drive profit and growth… do more with less… leverage technology to develop highly productive and innovative remote teams… create your ultimate retail experience! In Inside the Mind of the Shopper: The Science of Retailing, the legendary Herb Sorensen reveals what customers really do when they shop, ripping away myths and mistakes that lead retailers to miss huge opportunities. Sorensen identifies simple interventions that can have dramatic sales effects, shows why many common strategies don't work, and offers specific solutions for serving quick-trip shoppers, optimizing in-store migration patterns, improving manufacturer-retailer collaboration, even retailing to multicultural communities. Finally, in The Truth About What Customers Want, Michael R. Solomon demystifies today's consumers, revealing what they want, think, and feel. Then, based on his deep truths about consumer behavior, he presents 50 bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for finding and keeping highly profitable customers! From world-renowned experts in customer behavior and retail performance V. Kumar, Richard Hammond, Herb Sorensen, and Michael R. Solomon
Description : The value of knowledge -- in particular customer relationship knowledge -- is only just being appreciated. The dot.com revolution is spearheaded by companies whose worth is measured not by profits but by the extent of their customer databases and their ability to mine that information. Companies will spend more that 5 billion pounds on new CRM applications by 2002. 55% of companies plan to review Sales and Marketing systems within 12 months; 33% will purchase new, 22% will upgrade. But software is only about 25% of the cost. The real cost (and risk) is in implementation, and particularly with your key customers; Ken Burnett's book focuses on getting your KCRM implementation right. Implement your KCRM strategy now."Knowledge, it is said, is power. Through this book Ken Burnett empowers readers to gain an insight into 'know-what' and 'know-how' aspects of customer knowledge management. If your business is on a 'bleeding edge' then this book will transform it into a 'leading edge'."--Sultan Kermally, Author of "When Economics Means Business," and an Associate Lecturer in Knowledge Management, Open University Business School"Throughout the book, the author demonstrates his extensive experience and mastery of this important subject. This book will be invaluable to the practitioner manager as well as students of marketing or business strategy."--Peter Woolliams, Ph.D. Professor of International Business, Anglia Business School"Ken Burnett writes with the easy style and grace of a business man who has been there and done that ... and is gracious enough to let us in on the secret."--Ron Springer, Vice-President Sales (Americas), Arca Xytec Systems Inc.
Description : A brand new collection of state-of-the-art guides to more effective supply chain management… 4 pioneering books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 4 up-to-the-minute books help you build and optimize agile, flexible, efficient global supply chains — in the face of any challenge! As a supply chain or operations professional, you face unprecedented challenges in delivering the agile, resilient, efficient supply chain your company needs. This indispensable 4-book package gives you unprecedented resources, best practices, tools, and case studies for managing each of these challenges. Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management shows how to manage supply and demand in the face of massively disruptive emerging societal, technological, geopolitical, and environmental macro trends. You’ll find a complete decision framework and practical tools, insights, and guidance for systematically mitigating new risks and building long-term competitive advantage. Step by step, you’ll walk through assessing and responding to population growth, migration, urbanization; socioeconomic change, global connectivity, environmental issues, geopolitics, growing scarcity, transportation congestion, aging infrastructure, and more. Next, Supply Chain Network Design helps you use strategic network design techniques to drive dramatic new savings throughout your supply chain. The authors, who are experts at IBM and Northwestern University, combine rigorous principles and practical applications, helping you optimize the right number, location, territory, and size of warehouses, plants, and production lines; and optimize product flow through even the most complex global supply chains. They help you manage tradeoffs such as cost vs. service level, improve operational decision-making through analytics; and re-optimize regularly for even greater savings. Then, Demand and Supply Integration shows how to implement world-class demand forecasting management, and effectively integrate it into comprehensive Demand and Supply Integration (DSI) processes. You’ll learn how to recognize failures of demand/supply integration, approach Demand Forecasting as a management process, and choose and apply the best forecasting techniques. You’ll discover how to thoroughly reflect market intelligence in forecasts; measure forecasting performance; implement advanced demand forecasting systems; manage Demand Reviews, and more. Finally, The Supply Chain Management Casebook brings together 30 up-to-date, focused case studies illuminating every aspect of modern supply chain management — from procurement to warehousing, strategy to risk management, IT to supplier selection and ethics. Contributors present key challenges in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to fashion, and preview issues ranging from the “limits of lean” to the potential of 3-D printing. Both qualitative and quantitative cases are included; quantitative cases are supported by completed numerical solutions, and, where applicable, associated spreadsheets. From supply chain experts Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, John E. Bell, Michael Watson, Sara Lewis, Peter Cacioppi, Jay Jayaraman, Mark A. Moon, and Chuck Munson
Description : Companies need a new approach—customer relationship management, or CRM—to leverage the Web's unique strengths for capturing and publishing a single view of customers. How does it work? What is the best CRM strategy? Which companies have successfully implemented CRM in their business? This HOTT Guide defines CRM from different points of view: sales, marketing, customer support and technology. By presenting white papers on the technology, business cases, reports sharing the major trends occurring in the CRM marketplace, interviews with experts in the CRM-field, and a special chapter dedicated to the implementation of CRM in callcenters, the reader will have the most complete file on CRM possible at his disposition. This HOTT Guide is unique ready-to-use guide for any manager interested in optimizing the relationship with his customers, by using the newest technology The HOTT Guide series is intended for a professional business audience: Management, Marketing, Sales, System Integrating, CIOs, IT specialists and executive level. Customer Relationship Management is especially aimed at those concerned with customer management, marketing and measurement: marketers, callcenter, managers, data architectures, the sale force and service
Description : A brand new collection of high-value HR techniques, skills, strategies, and metrics… now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! HR management for a new generation: 6 breakthrough eBooks help you help your people deliver more value on every metric that matters This unique 6 eBook package presents all the tools you need to tightly link HR strategy with business goals, systematically optimize the value of all your HR investments, and take your seat at the table where enterprise decisions are made. In The Definitive Guide to HR Communication: Engaging Employees in Benefits, Pay, and Performance, Alison Davis and Jane Shannon help you improve the effectiveness of every HR message you deliver. Learn how to treat employees as customers… clarify their needs and motivations … leverage the same strategies and tools your company uses to sell products and services… package information for faster, better decision-making… clearly explain benefits, pay, and policies… improve recruiting, orientation, outplacement, and much more. In Investing in People, Second Edition, Wayne Cascio and John W. Boudreau help you use metrics to improve HR decision-making, optimize organizational effectiveness, and increase the value of strategic investments. You'll master powerful solutions for integrating HR with enterprise strategy and budgeting -- and for gaining commitment from business leaders outside HR. In Financial Analysis for HR Managers, Dr. Steven Director teaches the financial analysis skills you need to become a true strategic business partner, and get boardroom and CFO buy-in for your high-priority initiatives. Director covers everything HR pros need to formulate, model, and evaluate HR initiatives from a financial perspective. He walks through crucial financial issues associated with strategic talent management, offering cost-benefit analyses of HR and strategic financial initiatives, and even addressing issues related to total rewards programs. In Applying Advanced Analytics to HR Management Decisions , pioneering HR technology expert James C. Sesil shows how to use advanced analytics and "Big Data" to optimize decisions about performance management, strategy alignment, collaboration, workforce/succession planning, talent acquisition, career development, corporate learning, and more. You'll learn how to integrate business intelligence, ERP, Strategy Maps, Talent Management Suites, and advanced analytics -- and use them together to make far more robust choices. In Compensation and Benefit Design , world-renowned compensation expert Bashker D. Biswas helps you bring financial rigor to compensation and benefit program development. He introduces a powerful Human Resource Life Cycle Model for considering compensation and benefit programs… fully addresses issues related to acquisition, general compensation, equity compensation, and pension accounting… assesses the full financial impact of executive compensation and employee benefit programs… and discusses the unique issues associated with international HR programs. Finally, in People Analytics, Ben Waber helps you discover powerful hidden social "levers" and networks within your company, and tweak them to dramatically improve business performance and employee fulfillment. Drawing on his cutting-edge work at MIT and Harvard, Waber shows how sensors and analytics can give you an unprecedented understanding of how your people work and collaborate, and actionable insights for building a more effective, productive, and positive organization. Whatever your HR role, these 6 eBooks will help you apply today's most advanced innovations and best practices to optimize workplace performance -- and drive unprecedented business value. From world-renowned human resources experts Alison Davis, Jane Shannon, Wayne Cascio, John W. Boudreau, Steven Director, James C. Sesil, Bashker D. Biswas, and Ben Waber .
Description : A brand new collection of state-of-the-art guides to business innovation and transformation 4 authoritative books help you infuse innovation throughout everything your business does: not just once, but constantly! This extraordinary collection shows how to make breakthrough, high-profit innovation happen – again and again. Start with the recently updated edition of Making Innovation Work: a formal innovation process proven to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. This guidebook draws on unsurpassed innovation consulting experience, and the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. It shows what works, what doesn’t, and how to use management tools and metrics to dramatically increase the payoff of innovation investments. You’ll learn to define the right strategy for effective innovation; structure organizations, management systems, and incentives for innovation, and much more. Next, Innovation: Fast Track to Success helps you get six key things right about innovation: planning, pipeline, process, platform, people, and performance. You’ll learn how to deeply integrate innovation throughout team structure, so you can move from buzzwords to achievement. Then, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design’s Luke Williams shows how to start generating (and executing on) a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. Williams combines the fluid creativity of “disruptive thinking” with the analytical rigor that’s indispensable to business success. The result: a simple yet complete five-stage process for imagining a powerful market disruption, and transforming it into reality that can catch an entire industry by surprise. Finally, in the highly-anticipated Second Edition of Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation, Jonathan Cagan and Craig Vogel offer an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value today, and building products and services that redefine (or create entirely new) markets. This edition contains brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, new insights and best practices, and new case studies ranging from Navistar’s latest long-haul truck to P&G’s reinvention of Herbal Essence. With even more visual maps and illustrations, it’s even more intuitive, accessible, and valuable! From world-renowned business innovation and transformation experts Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Andy Bruce, David Birchall, Luke Williams, Jonathan Cagan, and Craig Vogel
Description : This book presents the first proven framework and step-by-step methodology for driving maximum value from Social CRM throughout sales, marketing, customer service, and beyond
Description : A brand new collection introducing today's most powerful strategies and techniques for measuring and optimizing marketing… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 3 authoritative Books help you measure, analyze, and optimize every marketing investment you'll ever make Measuring and optimize your marketing investments is more crucial than ever. But, with an explosion in channels and complexity, it's also more challenging than ever. Fortunately, marketing metrics and analytics have taken giant leaps forward in recent years: techniques now exist for accurately quantifying performance and applying what you learn to improve it. In this unique 3 Book package, world-class experts present these new approaches, and show how to profit from them. In Marketing and Sales Analytics, leading consultant Cesar A. Breaexamines the experiences of 15 leaders who've built high-value analytics capabilities in multiple industries. Then, building on what they've learned, he presents a complete blueprint for succeeding with marketing analytics. You'll learn how to evaluate "ecosystemic" conditions for success, frame the right questions, and organize your people, data, and operating infrastructure to answer them. Brea helps you overcome key challenges ranging from governance to overcoming hidden biases. Along the way, he also offers specific guidance on crucial decisions such as "buy vs. build?", "centralize or decentralize?", and "hire generalists or specialists?" Next, in Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics, three pioneering experts introduce today's most valuable marketing analytics methods and tools, and offer a best-practice methodology for successful implementation. They augment this knowledge with hands on case studies, guiding you through solving key problems in resource allocation, segmentation, pricing, campaign management, firm valuation, and digital marketing strategy. All case studies are accompanied by real data used by the protagonists to make decisions. As you practice, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the value of marketing analytics, learn to integrate quantitative analysis with managerial sensibilities, master core statistical tools, and discover how to avoid crucial pitfalls. Finally, in the award-winning Marketing Metrics, Second Edition, Paul W. Farris and his colleagues show how to choose the right metrics for every marketing challenge. You'll learn how to use dashboards to view market dynamics from multiple perspectives, maximize accuracy, and "triangulate" to optimal solutions. You'll discover high-value metrics for promotional strategy, advertising, distribution, customer perceptions, market share, competitors' power, margins, pricing, products and portfolios, customer profitability, sales forces, channels, and more. This extensively updated edition introduces innovative metrics ranging from Net Promoter to social media and brand equity measurement, and shows how to build comprehensive models to optimize every marketing decision you make. If you need to measure and improve marketing performance, this 3-book package will be your most valuable resource. From world-renowned business sustainability experts Cesar A. Brea, Rajkumar Venkatesan, Paul W. Farris, Ronald T. Wilcox, Neil T. Bendle, Phillip E. Pfeifer, and David J. Reibstein
Description : This HOTT Guide defines CRM from different points of view: sales, marketing, customer support and technology. By presenting white papers on the technology, business cases, reports sharing the major trends occurring in the CRM marketplace, interviews with experts in the CRM-field, and a special chapter dedicated to the implementation of CRM in callcenters, the reader will have the most complete file on CRM possible at his disposition.
Description : Companies and financial institutions are employing operational information systems in an efficient way. While they have consolidated a strong level of knowledge in management information systems, there is still a lack of knowledge on the right way to apply customer relationship management (CRM) systems under a business perspective. Most of the companies are still having problems in evaluating how CRM can meet with the expected results. The level of complexity is perceived both under a technological and organizational point of view. A complete innovation process and heavy change management initiatives should be ensured in order to have effective and successful systems. This book offers a solid theoretical and practical perspective on how to face CRM projects, describing the most appropriate technologies and organizational issues that have to be considered. Some explaining cases have been included as well.