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.

  • L

    level of support (support level)

    Level of support indicates a specific extent of technical assistance in the total range of assistance that is provided by an information technology product (such as a software product) to its customers.

  • lifestyle center

    A lifestyle center is a shopping center, or mixed-use commercial development that combines retail with other services, such as medical services, home rental units, movie theaters and other leisure or other activities.

  • longest delay in queue (LDQ)

    Longest delay in queue (LDQ) is the longest time period that a customer in a queue waits before either connecting with an agent or hanging up.

  • loyalty card program

    A loyalty card program is an incentive plan that allows a retail business to gather data about its customers. The goal of a loyalty card program is to build repeat business by offering participating customers something that isn't available to non-participing customers.

  • loyalty punch card

    A loyalty punch card is a token that lets a customer earn free merchandise or discounts after a certain number of purchases.

  • M

    market leadership

    Market leadership is when an individual or company owns the largest market share or highest profitability margin in a given market for goods and services. Market share may be measured either the volume of goods sold or the value of those goods. (Continued...)

  • marketing campaign management

    Marketing campaign management is the planning, executing, tracking and analysis of direct marketing campaigns.

  • marketing encyclopedia

    A marketing encyclopedia is an application with an online interface to a database of information that a sales person might want to help a customer make a purchase decision.

  • martech (marketing technology)

    Martech is the area of customer relationship management (CRM) concerned with creating, managing and using digital tools that make it possible for marketers to automate tasks and make data-driven decisions.

  • masthead

    On the Internet, a masthead is a graphic image or text title at the top of a Web page that identifies the Web site and, sometimes, the particular section of the site.

  • microsegmentation

    Microsegmentation is a process that divides an entity into extremely small parts.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based business applications platform that combines components of customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), along with productivity applications and artificial intelligence tools.

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM software

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM software is a customer relationship management package available in the cloud and on premises.

  • mindshare (share of mind)

    Mindshare, also known as share of mind, is an approach to marketing that involves attempting to make a company, brand or product the first one that comes to mind when a customer thinks of a particular market.

  • mobile CRM (mobile customer relationship management)

    Mobile CRM (mobile customer relationship management) enables remote employees to access customer data and customer accounts wherever they are.

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