Incentive Compensation in Retail Industry

The retail landscape is increasingly dominated by stores. But the headlong rise of e-commerce has put extreme pressure on retailers to become more efficient, and to justify their bricks and mortar existence to customers. Retailers are recognizing that traditional retail needs to be retooled and their key differentiator could be that employee standing in the … Continue reading Incentive Compensation in Retail Industry

Telephony Integration  – A smarter way to make and receive calls inside Oracle CRM

Enhance your customer interaction, service and satisfaction with CRM++ Computer Telephony Integration for Oracle CRM Are you still manually dialing telephone numbers, looking up contacts and capturing telephone call information by hand? Moreover which sounds better? "Who is this?" or "Thank you for calling us Mark!" Clearly, the latter. In business, every call you make … Continue reading Telephony Integration  – A smarter way to make and receive calls inside Oracle CRM

Oracle Sales Cloud – Best Practice Data Model for Accounts, Contacts & Activities

Through releases 8 and 9, Oracle Sales Cloud started to standardize its data model around Accounts, Contacts and Activities. Accounts Previously “Customers” object included both organizations and individuals to whom we sold. Organizations were called Customers and Individuals were called Consumers. But from R8, Organizations and Individuals are separated and are now called Accounts and … Continue reading Oracle Sales Cloud – Best Practice Data Model for Accounts, Contacts & Activities

The Future of Oracle CRM On Demand: Roadmap and Strategy for Continuous Innovation

The future of Oracle CRM On Demand: Oracle CRM on Demand or simply OCOD, is presently 26 releases old. This and few of the releases in the recent past indicates the commitment Oracle has towards this product. Also, it has brought in sigh of relief among Oracle’s customers and partners who otherwise thought that the … Continue reading The Future of Oracle CRM On Demand: Roadmap and Strategy for Continuous Innovation

Driving Sales by Leveraging Analytics with Oracle Sales Cloud

So what does it take to give an accurate forecasting? For an organization, it’s important that the sales rep achieve their numbers (the one they predicted). It’s known fact that underachieving is dangerous. It is equally true, though may not be agreed upon that overachieving (with higher margin) is equally dangerous. Though we can applaud, … Continue reading Driving Sales by Leveraging Analytics with Oracle Sales Cloud

Introduction to Oracle Customer Experience Offerings

Customer experience is a term getting prominence in the previous few years, thanks to the changed expectations from customers who started demanding from organizations. This meant the driving seat was getting changed to customers instead of organizations. This soft affected all parts of a company such as sales, presales, design, production, quality control, marketing, commerce … Continue reading Introduction to Oracle Customer Experience Offerings

Why Oracle Sales Cloud?

  The way customers buy has changed. It doesn’t matter which product or service you sell, your customers have changed their expectations and purchase process already. Whether you are prepared for it or not, they expect you to interact in a different level when making any sales communications. For  example, when a sales person speaks … Continue reading Why Oracle Sales Cloud?

Aligning Sales and Marketing with Oracle Eloqua and Oracle Sales Cloud

Marketing budget, leads generated, deals closed, sales credits. These are the terms normally heard when we talk about Marketing & Sales teams and their contribution towards revenue generation. It’s very important to break down sales & marketing silos for a revenue generating business and co-existence. At times we see marketing complaining about low lead conversion … Continue reading Aligning Sales and Marketing with Oracle Eloqua and Oracle Sales Cloud

‘Customer Experience’ – Is it only for B2C?

The stereotype notion that has emerged in the industry is that Customer Experience or ‘CX’ is only meant for B2C businesses and consumers. I cannot disagree more! The problem is, social engagement or social monitoring of consumers or customers is often mistakenly attributed to CX. Social experience of a sales person or the end consumer … Continue reading ‘Customer Experience’ – Is it only for B2C?

Modern Customer Service for Life Sciences

  Science is bad business. The ends never meet, and the people are rarely on your side. Life science is possibly the worst of them all! The life of Life Sciences is riddled with externalities of every geo, bio and demo graphic. Sometimes you just hope Gaia made things easier but that's really asking for the … Continue reading Modern Customer Service for Life Sciences