CRM / Call Center Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing CRM and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • C

    customer experience management (CEM or CXM)

    Customer experience management (CEM or CXM) is the collection of processes a company uses to track, oversee and organize every interaction between a customer and the organization throughout the customer lifecycle.

  • customer health score

    A customer health score is a value that indicates the long-term prospect for a customer to drop off or, conversely, to become a high-value, repeat customer through renewal or cross-selling or up-selling strategies.

  • customer lifetime value (CLV)

    The customer lifetime value (CLV) is a metric that represents a customer's monetary worth to an organization.

  • customer service and support (CSS)

    Customer service and support (CSS) is the part of a company's customer relationship management (CRM) department that interacts with a customer for their immediate benefit, including components such as the contact center, the help desk, and the call management system.

  • customer-facing

    Customer-facing is an adjective used to describe a hardware or software product, technology, or anything that the customer of a business deals with directly.

  • customer-managed relationship (CMR)

    A customer-managed relationship (CMR) is a relationship in which a business uses a methodology, software, and perhaps Internet capability to encourage the customer to control access to information and ordering.

  • D

    database marketing

    Database marketing is a systematic approach to the gathering, consolidation, and processing of consumer data (both for customers and potential customers) that is maintained in a company's databases.

  • decision tree software

    In data mining, decision tree software describes a combination of mathematical and computing techniques that enable a given set of data to be accurately described, categorized and analyzed to derive conclusions...(Continued)

  • digital marketing

    Digital marketing involves the various efforts by a company to connect with customers through digital and online communication channels, including email, geolocation and mobile marketing, social media, online customer communities, webinars and other video-based content.

  • Digital Signage (dynamic signage)

    Digital signage, also called dynamic signage, is a specialized form of slivercasting in which video or multimedia content is displayed in public places for informational or advertising purposes... (Continued)

  • Digital Silhouettes

    Digital Silhouettes is the trademarked name that Predictive Networks has given to user profiles that are established through gathered click stream data and artificial intelligence (AI) processes.

  • direct email marketing

    Direct email marketing is a format for email-based campaigns in which standalone advertisements are sent to a targeted list of recipients.

  • direct marketing

    Direct marketing is a type of advertising campaign that seeks to elicit an action (such as an order, a visit to a store or website or a request for further information) from a selected group of consumers in response to communication from a marketer.

  • dirty data

    In a data warehouse, dirty data is a database record that contains errors.

  • do not call list

    The "do not call" list is a registry of phone numbers in the United States that telemarketers are prohibited from calling in most circumstances.

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