Customer Relationship Management is no longer considered a business trend, but an industry standard that is required to secure and maintain competitive advantage. CRM, when correctly and effectively utilized, results in increased profitability and greater customer loyalty, two key needs for any organization. This paper will address the future of CRM, and will support assumptions for future CRM value based on effective examples of modern day success. The internet can be effectively utilized for CRM, and one company that is an example of customer loyalty success is Harrah’s Casino. Furthermore, multi-channel approaches are essential for future CRM success, as shown by Amazon.com, who has developed a successful relationship marketing program.
Larson, Rebecca, "The Future of Customer Relationship Management" (2009). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 7.