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.

  • M

    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.

  • N

    nagware (annoyware)

    On the Web, nagware (sometimes called "annoyware") is programming that presents the user with one or more pop-up windows or alerts when an application is launched or closed (sometimes both), reminding the user to register, purchase the application, or take some other action.

  • Net Promoter Score (NPS)

    Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a metric for assessing customer loyalty for a company's brand, products or services.

  • neuromarketing

    Neuromarketing is the study of how people's brains respond to advertising and other brand-related messages by monitoring brainwave activity, eye-tracking and skin response...(Continued)

  • O

    obliquity

    In systems engineering, obliquity is a theory that proposes the best way to achieve a goal when you are working with a complex system is to take an indirect approach instead of a direct one.

  • occupancy

    Occupancy is the percentage of time that call agents actually spend handling incoming calls against the available or idle time, which is determined by dividing workload hours by staff hours.

  • off-peak

    Off-peak, in a call center context, describes a time period with fewer calls than are handled in a busy period... (Continued)

  • one-to-one-marketing (1:1 marketing)

    One-to-one marketing (sometimes expressed as 1:1 marketing) is a customer relationship management (CRM) strategy emphasizing personalized interactions with customers.

  • Opt-In Email

    Opt-in email is a Web marketing term for email that recipients have previously requested by signing up at a Web site or special ad banner.

  • Oracle Commerce Platform

    Oracle Commerce Platform is omnichannel technology that integrates customer data into a 360-degree customer view. Find out more in this definition.

  • Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud)

    The Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud) is a suite of cloud-based tools for CRM and sales, marketing, customer service, e-commerce and other tools.

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