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1 Enterprise e-Business Systems
6 Enterprise e-Business Systems

2 6 Learning Objectives Identify and give examples to illustrate the following aspects of customer relationship management, enterprise resource management, and supply chain management systems: Business processes supported Customer and business value provided Potential challenges and trends

3 6 Section I Customer Relationship Management: The Business Focus

4 Customer Relationship Management
6 Customer Relationship Management Provides customer-facing employees with a single, complete view of every customer at every touch point and across all channels Provides the customer with a single, complete view of the company and its extended channels

5 Customer Relationship Management (continued)
6 CRM.. Integrates and automates many of the customer serving processes Creates an IT framework of Web-enabled software & databases that integrates these processes with the rest of the company’s business operations

6 Customer Relationship Management (continued)
6 Includes software modules that provide tools that enable a business & its employees to provide fast, convenient, dependable, consistent service.

7 Major Application Components
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Major Application Components Contact & Account Management Helps capture and track relevant data about past and planned contacts with prospects & customers.

8 Customer Relationship Management (continued)
6 Sales Provides sales reps with software tools & company data needed to support & manage their sales activities. Helps optimize cross-selling & up-selling

9 6 Marketing & Fulfillment
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Marketing & Fulfillment Helps accomplish direct marketing campaigns by automating tasks Helps capture & manage prospect & customer response data Helps in fulfillment by quickly scheduling sales contacts & providing appropriate information on products & services to them

10 6 Customer Service and Support
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Customer Service and Support Provides software tools & real-time access to the common customer database Helps create, assign, & manage requests for service from customers Call center software Help desk software

11 Retention and Loyalty Programs
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Retention and Loyalty Programs Helps the company identify, reward, and market to their most loyal and profitable customers

12 Customer Relationship Management (continued)

13 6 Three Phases of CRM Acquire (new customers)
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Three Phases of CRM Acquire (new customers) By doing a superior job of contact management, sales prospecting, selling, direct marketing, & fulfillment.

14 6 Enhance (customer satisfaction) Retain (your customers)
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Enhance (customer satisfaction) By supporting superior service from a responsive networked team of sales and service specialists. Retain (your customers) Help identify and reward your most loyal, profitable customers.

15 Benefits and Challenges
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Benefits and Challenges Allows a business to identify its best customers Makes possible real-time customization & personalization of products & services based on customer wants, needs, buying habits, & life cycles

16 6 Benefits and Challenges (continued) Failures
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Benefits and Challenges (continued) Enables a company to provide a consistent customer service experience Failures Due to lack of understanding & preparation. CRM is not a silver bullet

17 6 Trends Operational CRM Analytical CRM Collaborative CRM
Customer Relationship Management (continued) 6 Trends Operational CRM Analytical CRM Collaborative CRM Portal-based CRM

18 Enterprise Resource Planning: The Business Backbone
Orasa T. 6 Section II Enterprise Resource Planning: The Business Backbone

19 Enterprise Resource Planning
6 Enterprise Resource Planning Serves as a cross-functional enterprise backbone that integrates & automates many internal business processes and information systems Helps companies gain the efficiency, agility, & responsiveness needed to succeed today

20 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Gives a company an integrated real-time view of its core business processes ERP software suites typically consist of integrated modules of… Manufacturing Distribution Sales Accounting Human Resource Management

21 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Benefits and Challenges Quality and efficiency Helps improve the quality and efficiency of customer service, production, & distribution by creating a framework for integrating and improving internal business processes Decreased Costs Reductions in transaction processing costs and hardware, software, and IT support staff

22 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Decision support Provides cross-functional information on business performance to assist managers in making better decisions Enterprise agility Results in more flexible organizational structures, managerial responsibilities, and work roles

23 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Costs of ERP The costs and risks of failure in implementing a new ERP system are substantial.

24 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)

25 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Causes of ERP failures Underestimating the complexity of the planning, development, and training required Failure to involve affected employees in the planning & development phases and change management programs

26 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Trying to do too much, too fast Insufficient training Believing everything the software vendors and/or consultants say

27 Enterprise Resource Planning (continued)
6 Trends Flexible ERP Web-enabled ERP Interenterprise ERP E-Business Suites

28 Supply Chain Management: The Business Network
Section III 6 Supply Chain Management: The Business Network

29 Supply Chain Management
6 Supply Chain Management A cross-functional interenterprise system that uses IT to help support & manage the links between some of a company’s key business processes and those of its suppliers, customers, & business partners. Goal is to create a fast, efficient, & low-cost network of business relationships.

30 Supply Chain Management (continued)

31 Supply Chain Management (continued)
6 Electronic data interchange Exchanging business transaction documents over the Internet & other networks between supply chain trading partners

32 Supply Chain Management (continued)
6 The Role of SCM

33 Supply Chain Management (continued)
6 Benefits and Challenges Can provide faster, more accurate order processing, reductions in inventory levels, quicker time to market, lower transaction and materials costs, & strategic relationships with suppliers

34 Supply Chain Management (continued)
6 Problem causes Lack of proper demand planning knowledge, tools, and guidelines Inaccurate or overoptimistic demand forecasts Inaccurate production, inventory, and other business data Lack of adequate collaboration

35 Supply Chain Management (continued)
6 Trends

36 Discussion Questions 6 Should a company become a customer-focused business? Why would systems that enhance a company’s relationships with customers have such a high rate of failure?

37 Discussion Questions (continued)
6 How could some of the spectacular failures of ERP systems have been avoided? Should companies continue to use EDI systems?

38 Discussion Questions (continued)
6 How can the problem of overenthusiastic demand forecasts in supply chain planning be avoided? What challenges do you see for a company that wants to implement collaborative SCM systems?

39 Discussion Questions (continued)
6 Should companies install e-business software suites or “best of breed” e-business software components?

40 References 6 James A. O'Brien; George M. Marakas. Management Information Systems: Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise 6th Ed., Boston: McGraw-Hill/ Irwin,2004

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