6 thorny data problems that Vex B2B marketers, and how to solve them

Biznology

Business-to-business marketers are plagued by data problems. Business data is complex and fast-changing. To shed some light on B2B data problems, Bernice Grossman and I compiled a working list of problems and solutions. Data entered by our sales people ends up as mush in our database. Here’s the best practice: Create a centralized data input group. Then, develop a very simple process by which reps pass their data to this group.

Troubleshooting your B2B marketing data problems

Biznology

Business-to-business data continues to challenge marketers, who need to identify and communicate with customers and prospects, but who run into thorny issues every day. Problems range from duplicates, to key-entry errors, to missing data elements, and beyond. Recently, Bernice Grossman and I worked with a group of savvy B2B marketers at a DMA conference to compile a list of difficult data problems. There are two ways to de-anonymize the website visit.

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Leveraging Integration Projects: How to Keep Your CRM Data Clean

SmartBug Media

Before diving into a customer relationship management (CRM) platform integration project , one step to take is the always important but somewhat dreaded task of data cleaning. What Is Data Cleaning? Imagine if your bad data was the reason your organization made a specific decision.

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Did Somebody Ask About Data Quality?

DealSignal

Yet, at no point did I hear a discussion of data quality, data hygiene, contact verification, field standardization, or company and contact enrichment. Except for a short discussion on de-duplication of records, you would think that data was miraculously keyed into CRMs perfectly and wasn’t subject to decay. So, while data quality went unremarked, it is a critical variable in ensuring strong ROI for your CRM investment. The math behind data decay.