Microsoft Dynamics 365 as a standalone platform or combined with Sitecore is a powerful tool for contextual marketing and digital transformation. By bringing together AX or NAV, and CRM into a complete enterprise solution, Dynamics unifies the capabilities of CRM and ERP. Although marketers can clearly see the benefits and possibilities that it holds for digital transformation, licensing and scalability have proven to be somewhat more challenging to grasp. To get a handle on these aspects requires a basic understanding of the broader choices with Dynamics 365.
CRM solutions that are capable of agility and speed in terms of end user access are critical to boosting sales and overall salesforce empowerment. But for the many organizations that installed CRM software when the company was small, system challenges and limitations have begun to sneak up on them as the business grows.
The term "content management" is difficult to pin down. There are many differences between content types and management purposes, which in turn has spawned different terminologies that muddy the water for marketers in terms of which to use and how to use it.
For marketers, it is the fast evolution of customer expectations that drives digital transformations. As the future of digital transformation unfolds, businesses are looking for integrated approaches to bring it into reality with tangible results. What is clear is that without the agile technology driven by a culture of innovation, deep and accurate customer analysis and focus on the customer experience, businesses cannot compete.
Today’s multichannel shopping preferences and convergence of offline and online have retailers searching for ways to take the friction out of the customer experience. While large retailers like Macy’s have turned to AI-powered platforms to accomplish this goal, the expected growth of this emerging omnichannel and AI-powered landscape is clear from a recent Chain Store Age article.
With the FTC investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices, it’s clear that privacy directives must be carefully adhered to whenever a business might have access to customer Personally Identifiable Information (PII). As companies scramble to maintain trust with their target audiences, one of the challenges for marketers is gaining clarity on how the six primary directives will impact marketing efforts.
Although business leaders understand the need for digital transformation, the nuance of how to achieve it is more elusive. According to a study from global advertising consortium Wunderman, 68 percent of global brand decision makers still struggle to bring data, creative and technology together.
Topics: Digital Transformation
Marketing teams are constantly searching for the means to create a natural access pipeline to vital, real-time customer experience data. This is the only way to harness the power for creating proactive rather than reactive experiences for them. While the multi-channel digital age appears to increase the challenge of obtaining real-time customer data, it also holds the key to making contextual marketing a reality.
Every business is looking for a viable way to jumpstart their operational digital transformation to become more competitive and customer-centric, which requires agile and scalable processes. The key is in harnessing big data to unlock the hidden insights of digital customers, channels, markets and business processes. For example, data-driven insights improve personalization and contextual marketing opportunities that can transform user experience (UX) and increase market share.