CRM Market in India 2015
Netscribes’ latest market research report titled CRM Market in India 2015 states that CRM market is witnessing a steady growth with an increasing trend of expenditure on CRM across the country. Given the increased competition among firms these days, the adoption of a CRM strategy is starting to become more and more crucial. Irrespective of their size, businesses today are more inclined to adopt a CRM strategy to manage and create relationships with customers in an effective manner. Currently the market is moving to the SaaS model from the traditional CRM network. Small and Medium Business (SMB) organizations are mainly adopting on demand or cloud CRM as it is based on CAPEX. However security of information and data privacy are the two most important concern for cloud or on demand CRM. The adoption by SMBs is facilitated by both private players and government activities. Existence of a massive SMB segment in India proves particularly beneficial for CRM vendors in India.
In terms of processes & functions, CRM can be broadly categorized into four segments - Operational CRM, Analytical CRM, Sales Intelligence CRM and Collaborative CRM. CRM modules cater to three essential areas of customer relationship leading to customer retention and acquisition. The solution is easy to implement, integrate & use, and also offers remote access, multi-channel interaction, analytical operation, and campaign management tools in a customized interface as required by the client. CRM adoption is driven by enhancement of customer care operations and achievement of global standards. Further cost reduction capability of CRM is also catalyzing CRM adoption. However, high cost associated with CRM solutions and low awareness regarding its advantages hinders its implementation. The market is dominated by private players with most of them being foreign companies. But, with the market growing more and more, players with new solutions are coming up. With new trends of mobile and social CRM gaining importance and the concept of KYC gaining in significance, the CRM market is expected to boom over the coming decade.