New technologies aimed at improving the competitiveness of companies in the services sector

Domazet, Ivana and Stošić, Ivan and Hanić, Azra (2016) New technologies aimed at improving the competitiveness of companies in the services sector. In: Europe and Asia: economic integration prospects. CEMAFI International, France, pp. 363-377. ISBN 979-10-96557-02-8

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Developments in technology and constant innovation in services market, impose companies to monitor trends and implementation of best practices in order to improve competitiveness and profitability. Hence this paper focuses on new technologies aimed at improving competitiveness of service companies, with an emphasis on CRM (customer relationship management in services companies), where communications systems plays an important role, especially if communication with a customer is integrated and easily accessible. The unified communications (UC), supported by up to date databases, represent a step forward in communications development, because they are concentrated on matching the specific needs of particular user. Integration of communications enhances the comfort of communication with customer to his satisfaction, since the customer does not have to be contacted by the company exclusively via the desk phone, whereas it can be done via mobile phone, e-mail, SMS, online chat or through social networks. All of these methods make communication more efficient – increasing availability and affecting the time when the customer, according to their preferences, can be contacted. The final score of customer relationship management through the optimal integration of communication is the simplification of business processes and the increase in customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction leads to greater loyalty to the company caused by the high level of service provided, which contributes to the improvement of competitivenes and, consequently, the achievement of the main goal of every company - greater profits.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512399458
Uncontrolled Keywords: improving of competitiveness, the integration of communications, CRM system, service companies
Research Department: Digital Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 10:49
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 12:18

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