Customer Relationship Management Exam Information

CRM Exam (212-16) Information


Credit Towards Certification

Certified e-Business Professional

Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Test Duration: 2 hours
  • Test Format: Multiple choice
  • Test Delivery: Prometric Online Web site
 
 

Skills Measured

Companies e-business prospects are often derailed by poor customer support because companies don't understand the frantic pace of Internet time. Procurement, fulfilment, and post-sale support can be severely crippled by poor communication channels. Customer Relationship Management explains the circular relationship between suppliers, technology, and customers, which together provide the infrastructure for customer support in an e-business environment.

Managing relationships with customers has become a critical organizational competency. Get winning strategies for acquiring and retaining customers by leveraging the latest advanced technologies. This course will teach you how to select the right tools for your business-- so it can grow today--and on into the future. Lagging means lost customers, which means damage to the bottom line. But how do you not lag when customers are moving lightning fast to demand constant changes in the speed to complete their transactions? How do you keep your customers when the move to another company is nothing more than a mouse click and a minute away?

CRM is the answer. Customer Relationship Management, a strategy that leverages very advanced technologies is the way to cut to the 21st Century business chase.


Test Objectives v2



Overview of CRM

  • CRM Concepts
  • CRM - More definitions
  • CRM Drivers
  • Constituents of a Good CRM Strategy
  • CRM and Technology
  • CRM Solutions Map
  • The Concept of e-CRM
  • e-CRM and CRM
  • Implementation Challenges

Developing a Customer Strategy

  • Section 1:  Fundamentals of Customer Strategy
  • Customer Strategy Basics
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer profiling and Modeling
  • Section 2: Evolution of a Customer Centric Enterprise
  • Customer Centric Enterprise - Background
  • Customer Centricity - Concepts
  • Product Centricity Vs. Customer Centricity
  • Customer Centric Strategy
  • Evolution of Customer Centric Enterprise (CCE)
  • Specific Adaptations of a CCE
  • Section 3: Discussing the core of successful CRM initiatives
  • Core of any successful CRM initiative
  • Seven Habits of a successful CCE
  • Section 4: Mapping People, Processes and Technology
  • Revisiting the basic precepts
  • Discussing People, Processes and Technology
  • Transitioning from product centricity -Processes
  • Transitioning from product centricity -People
  • Transitioning from product centricity -Technology

Customer Lifecycle Management and Lifetime Value

  • Concept of Customer lifecycle
  • Customer Life Cycle stages - Illustrated
  • Customer Life Cycle Management
  • Managing the Customer Life Cycle in a CCE
  • Concept of Customer Lifetime Value
  • Customer Lifetime value assessment

CRM Technology

  • CRM Ecosystem
  • Customer Interaction and CRM
  • Three Pillars of CRM
  • Operational CRM
  • Analytical cycle of CRM
  • Analytical CRM
  • Collaborative CRM

Operational CRM

  • Sales Force Automation
  • Account Management - Illustrated
  • Opportunity Management -Illustrated
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Funnel management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Campaign Management
  • Analyzing, Learning, Listening and Responding
  • Workflow Management
  • Marketing Communications - Illustrated
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Management - Illustrated
  • Ticket Management

Analytical CRM

  • Critical components of Customer Centric Strategies
  • Analytical CRM defined
  • CRM Intelligence Management Cycle
  • Analytics and Customer Life Cycle Management
  • CRM Data warehouse
  • Analytical CRM Components
  • Benefits from CRM Analytics
  • Customer Centric Data Mining
  • Analytical CRM application areas
  • Teradata Industry CRM
  • Requirements from an Analytical CRM application
  • Data Extraction - Illustrated
  • Data Enhancement - Illustrated
  • Clustering and profiling
  • Model building and Analysis
  • Scoring
  • CRM Analytics - Sample vendor options
  • Common Implementation Problems

Collaborative CRM

  • Collaborative CRM
  • Customer Centricity revisited
  • Channel evolution
  • Multi-channel Strategy
  • Multi-Enterprise Value Networks
  • Mapping Customer interactions into Life Cycle stages
  • Customer Interaction Centers
  • Avaya Communications architecture -Illustrated
  • Customer Interaction Center - Detailed
  • Avaya Unified Communication model -Illustrated
  • Call Center - Explained
  • Evolution of Contact Centers
  • Contact Centers -Evolution Phases
  • Technology Transformation and Migration
  • Customer interaction -illustrated
  • What do portals address?
  • Integrating Customer Information through portals
  • Employee Portal
  • Customer Portal
  • Partner Portal

CRM Project Management

  • CRM Initiative- Phases
  • Planning the CRM initiative
  • Preparatory Phase
  • Preparatory Phase - Activities
  • Defining the CRM vision
  • Assessing CRM readiness  (Organizational perspective)
  • Analyzing business processes
  • Auditing the IS/IT infrastructure
  • Establishing CRM project objectives
  • Building a business case for CRM
  • Building the team
  • Ensuring involvement of key people
  • Prioritizing the requirements
  • Establishing the budget
  • Establishing tentative timelines
  • Short listing prospective CRM solution vendors
  • Selecting the CRM solution
  • Selecting the solution partner
  • Implementation Phase
  • CRM implementation project methodology
  • Definition Stage
  • Analysis Stage
  • Design & prototyping Stage
  • Configuration & Testing
  • Deployment Stage
  • Managing Change
  • Training is key to implementing change
  • Post Implementation Phase
  • Post Implementation Support
  • Problem areas to look out for

Building a Business Case for CRM

  • Need for a Business Case
  • Elements of a good Business Case
  • Challenges in quantifying CRM Benefits
  • Categorization of CRM Benefits
  • CRM Metrics Framework
  • CRM Benefits -Customer’s perspective
  • A methodology for ROI Estimation
  • Presenting the benefits - Illustration
  • Identifying and mitigating risks