Analytical CRM supports organizational back-office operations and analysis. It deals with all the operations and processes that do not directly deal with customers. Hence, there is a key difference between operational CRM and Analytical CRM. Unlike from operational CRM, where automation of marketing, sales-force and services are done by direct interaction with customers and determining customerâ€™s needs, analytical CRM is designed to analyze deeply the customerâ€™s information and data and unwrap or disclose the essential convention and intension of behavior of customers on which capitalization can be done by the organization.
Primary goal of analytical CRM is to develop, support and enhance the work and decision making capability of an organization by determining strong patterns and predictions in customer data and information which are gathered from different operational CRM systems.
The following are the key features of analytical CRM:
Seizing all the relevant and essential information of customers from various channels and sources and collaboratively integrating and inheriting all this data into a central repository knowledge base with a overall organization view.
Determining, developing and analyzing inclusive set of rules and analytical methods to scale and optimize relationship with customers by analyzing and resolving all the questions which are suitable for business.
Implementing or deploying the results to enhance the efficiency of CRM system and processes, improve relationship and interaction with customers and the actual business planning with customers.
Combine and integrate the values of customers with strategic business management of organization and value of stakeholders.
Analytical CRM is a solid and consistent platform which provides analytical applications to help predict, scale and optimize customer relations. Advantages of implementing and using an analytical CRM are described below.
Leads in making more profitable customer base by providing high value services.
Helps in retaining profitable customers through sophisticated analysis and making new customers that are clones of best of the customers.
Helps in addressing individual customerâ€™s needs and efficiently improving the relationships with new and existing customers.
Improves customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The power of CRM provides a lot of managerial opportunities to the organization. It implements the customer information in an intelligent way and creates views on customer values, spending, affinity and segmentation. Analysis is done in every aspect of business as described below:
Customer Analytics- This is the base analytic used to analyze customer knowledge base. It provides a better view of customer behavior and by modeling, assessing customer values and assessing customerâ€™s portfolio or profiles and creates an exact understanding of all the customers.
Marketing Analytics- This helps discovering new market opportunities and seeks their potential values. It also helps in managing marketing strategies and scale and plan marketing performance at district, regional and national levels. Marketing analytics also focus on campaign management and planning, product analysis and branding.
Sales Analytics- Sales analytic provides essential environment to plan, simulate and predict sales volumes and profits by constantly analyzing organizational sales behavior. It helps in pipelining all the selling opportunities in an efficient way by indulging and improving the sales cycle.
Service Analytics- Analytical CRM has major role in enhancing the services which answering all the questions regarding customer satisfaction, quality and cost of products, complaint management etc. It even helps in improving and optimizing the services by sophistically analyzing the service revenue and cost.
Channel Analytics- This type of analysis helps to determine the customer behavior on channel preferences, like web channel, personal interaction, telephone channel etc. This information is efficiently integrated in customersâ€™ knowledge base so that they can be contacted accordingly.
The essential results produced by Analytical CRM system could diversely help the organization to tackle customersâ€™ based on values. It also helps in determining which customer is best to invest in, which can be treated at an average level and which should not be invested in.