"Welcome to the age of Social CRM, a different way of thinking about customer relationship management that focuses on using social media to enhance customer engagement. How prepared are companies to make this shift? Despite widespread
adoption of social media, for most, Social CRM is still in its early stages, execution is patchy and concerns about ROI remain. To fully exploit the power of social media to connect with customers, organizations need to move beyond isolated projects to integrated programs and, ultimately, a Social CRM strategy."
Most enterprises understand the importance of listening to customer comments and conversations through social channels, and engaging and developing relationships with influencers and customer communities. But as the variety, volume, and velocity of social data continues to grow, many organizations are looking for cost-effective ways to use this data to get a better understanding and more holistic view of their customer. Social provides a unique channel to learn about your customer, and offers real-time insights like interests, actions, likes and dislikes that can provide invaluable behavioral and predictive data patterns. This social data (when aggregated with enterprise CRM data) reveals a more complete picture and understanding of customers.