Whereas Customer Relationship Management (CRM) focuses on the acquisition, development and retention of customer relationships, Central Data Management encompasses all aspects. CDM is about profitable use of data, whereas CRM is just a small aspect of the bigger picture.
CDM means focusing the entire organization on the needs of the customer, tailoring all products and services to the company's specific target group and personalizing all communication. CDM is the next evolutionary stage in marketing. It brings individuality to a uniform mass.
The goal is to implement the 7 P's of Service Marketing (Product, Price, Place, Promotion, People, Processes, Physical Evidence). Modern data management shows the way.
It is, however, not sufficient to cleanse and link PMS and e-mail data. Other essential data sources such as the cash register system, the restaurant booking system, the feedback management system, the proprietary website and not to forget WLAN must also be included. Only when these data sources are combined comprehensive information about the guest can be obtained. Bits and pieces from individual sources are insignificant. CDM enables to create a complete guest profile in one central source.
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Operating at the intersection of business and technology, Dr. Michael Toedt helps hoteliers with the software dailypoint™ to use the tremendous increase of data in order to become data-centric. Dr. Michael Toedt has over 25 years of experience in operations, technology and marketing. He is the author of several books – among others the German version “Big Data – Herausforderung und Chance für die Hotellerie (ISBN: 978-3-8751-5305-7) and “Data Revolution – How Big Data Will Change the Way of Doing Business” (ISBN:978-3–7375-1688-4) and his articles are published by journals on a regular basis. Dr. Toedt holds a doctoral degree in management science. He is lecturer at several universities and assistant lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Munich for the subject “Customer Relationship Management in Tourism”. Apart from this he speaks at various hospitality events and fairs such as ITB, HITEC, Internorga, Austrian Hotel Society ÖHV or Cornell Hotel Society.
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