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Introduction to Customer Relationship Management-Part 1


In today's highly competitive business environment, knowing your customers well and effectively interacting with them is a mission-critical exercise. This emphasis on developing and enhancing customer loyalty has evolved over the years and is now called Customer Relationship Management or CRM. CRM has assumed a crucial role in the enterprise.

According to a study conducted by the Aberdeen Group entitled "Customer Relationship Management: Year 2000 Edition" the CRM market will experience continuous growth from $8 billion in 1999 to more than $24 billion by 2003. This course will provide you with an overview of CRM, its components and relevance in a fast-paced business arena.

Recommendations:Those students who successfully complete the course will be encouraged to take Part 2 which will be offered in sequence. The advanced-level course will help you master advanced concepts and implementation strategies. It will also lead to a Completion Certificate in Customer Relationship Management and allow you to sit for any exams in this field.

Who should take the course:

  • Those students who have chosen CRM as their full-time career option and are planning to enter the CRM industry.
  • Sales and marketing professionals who engage in business development in a customer-focused environment and generate a customer base for their company.
  • Individuals who are planning a career or are already employed in the call center industry
  • Business managers who manage large corporate, government and institutional accounts.
  • Professionals involved in developing and preserving brand equity.
  • Small business owners whose business success depends largely on repeat business and a loyal customer following.

All Online Materials provided by the instructor.


Once you complete the course you will be able to:

  1. Develop a clear understanding of key CRM concepts and the role CRM plays in improving corporate productivity and profitability.
  2. Develop a comprehensive theoretical framework to evolve a viable CRM strategy when faced with the opportunity to implement it.
  3. Develop insights into the various components of CRM.
  4. Practice effective CRM in interactions with your own customers to generate repeat business.

In short, this course will provide you with the necessary ammunition to successfully launch a career in CRM or be better informed and able to apply this knowledge in industry.


  1. Assessment will be conducted on the basis of five multiple choice quizzes taken at the end of each lesson.
  2. A comprehensive end-of-term project report which will be due by the end of the of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED1640
cost $195.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

April Adams owns and operates a Healthcare/ Information System consulting firm, and has extensive experience in Customer Relationship Management. April teaches a variety of online courses which covers topics such as: healthcare information systems, customer relationship management, and e-business.