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The concept of CRM evolving into a "customer personal assistant" is feasible and aligns with the broader trend of AI-driven personalization and automation. However, its success depends on various factors, including the organization's resources, technology infrastructure, and available data quality.

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A New Era of Customer Service

Applying AI to customer service as a test case does have some advantages. Customers are different from sales prospects. A prospect can ghost you, but a customer has a need to make things work both product-wise and throughout the relationship.

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Landing Intelligent Customer Service

What a difference a decade makes. It seems only about that long ago that vendors were wrestling with providing the rudiments of automated triage for customer service. It was not often pretty, but they kept at it. Good thing, too.

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CRM’s AI Singularity

Recently, Oracle and Microsoft jointly announced a cooperative pact to interoperate several of each other’s products to support Bing searches and other applications. The questions I have include whether this is significant and, if so, what it says about the future of CRM.

A key motivation for businesses to stay updated is AI's significant enhancements in customer satisfaction compared to the previous generation of CRM bots. Understanding how to recommend the next product or appointment reminders and anticipating the customer's needs is the new playing field. So is un...

Sooner or later, small-to-medium-size businesses engaging the e-commerce market and looking to grow must buy into a more workable solution for the demanding customer experience. StoreConnect and Salesforce transform SMB e-commerce by improving customer experience and enabling scalable growth.

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Dr. Salesforce

Navigating the transition from CRM 2.0 to CRM 3.0 requires a focus on ethics and proactive problem-solving, paralleling trends in modern medicine. Some CRM vendors, like Salesforce, are trying to instill the idea.

SugarCRM is incorporating predictive AI to enhance its CRM capabilities, offering sales agents data-driven insights for more effective decision-making.

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Beyond AI at CloudWorld

Last week, I was all over Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) like a junkyard dog. In the quarter-mile race that is the software industry, I have to say that from a standing start, Oracle has done quite well.

Oracle unveiled AI-driven enhancements at Oracle CloudWorld 2023, aiming to optimize CRM and customer experiences through generative AI technologies.

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AI Is Already at a Tipping Point

Even at this early point in the AI era, we may be seeing a divergence. On one side, we can easily see vendors bending over backward to deliver ethical AI apps and services, and on the other, a real conundrum. I

Oracle is announcing that it has added AI in critical spots like Intelligent Sales Orchestration, Guided Campaigns, AI-Powered Account Linking, and more. All of it is intended to help sellers do the right things with the right customers at the right time.

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Einstein 1 and the Big Shift

Salesforce is coming very close to being able to say that regardless of what incumbent software vendors are already in a business's portfolio, Salesforce should be there, too.

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Hope May Have Landed at Dreamforce

What’s been missing in the losing contest against "bad social" has been an ability to chase down misinformation to the root and to overpower it with truth. That’s exactly what AI can do.

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