Contact Data Management (CDM) summarises the holistic strategy towards managing your contact data.
Ensuring that you develop and maintain a contact or customer data strategy will enable you to differentiate your business in today's competitive environment, whilst also allowing you to provide an improved level of customer service.
Contact data includes all data related to your customer such as address, email and mobile data.
With more data entering your database through increased channels, it is easy to end up with out of date, incomplete and duplicated data. By ensuring this contact data is high quality you will benefit from:
The contact data in your database is a valuable asset and keeping it clean and up to date should be a key business objective.
Tools such as address validation, email validation and mobile validation can be used on your contact data to both clean the data you already have, and make sure any incoming data captured is accurate – maintaining your database’s integrity.
Enriching is another way of improving your customer data, adding more useful insights onto the data you already have.