Project News : Our First Oracle ODM Project Went Live!

This week, one of our major customers went live with Oracle On Demand Marketing (ODM) solution, along with Oracle CRM On Demand (CRMOD). This is our first ODM implementation and we are thrilled to see it going live, after seven months of exploration, innovative design and implementation!

Project Overview

Our customer is a well known management educational institution, based out of Europe, with campuses all around the world. They were looking for a tool that could actually facilitate them with their Sales as well as Marketing activities and provides an integrated approach. Their major challenge was the process of registration on their website and with their outbound emails, as these are some major channels of lead prospects for them.

To take care of these requirements, CRMIT proposed an approach where Oracle CRM On Demand and the newly introduced Oracle Marketing On Demand tools are used in combination. Main features implemented were Account / Contact Management, Campaign Management, Advanced Analytics, Integration with backend systems such as student database etc.,

During the deployment of this project, two main features that we made use of were, third party tagging and source capture integration. These actually improved the progress of keeping track of registrations, especially during special events that were planned by the institution. Now they create events in ODM directly, as per their requirement and take the advantage of this new tool to integrate all the new registrations with the website.

While ODM works in collaboration with CRMOD, CRMIT developed an additional tool called data duplication utility. This helps our client in locating duplicate leads and contacts to avoid unnecessary processing.

Challenges

Even though CRMIT is very well versed in CRMOD, we had a learning curve with respect to ODM which is a very new tool. Additionally, our client required many integrations with their other business systems, which needed a flexible and scalable design, end to end testing and deployment. Our team was able to meet all these requirements in the accepted time frame / budget and the project is live now, we are all Thrilled to see it in action!

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