The goal of this issue is to brainstorm what would be a useful integration of Piwik with CRM platforms.
What is a CRM?
Customer relationship management (CRM) is a system for managing a company’s interactions with current and future customers. It often involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support.
Providing value integrating a CRM with Piwik
CRM holds all customer and sales information. Piwik holds all web and mobile user information, and via e-ecommerce Piwik can be used to hold all sales information.
By merging the two database in various ways, we can provide very high value to users.
Feel free to post a comment with your ideas about CRM and Piwik: what would be useful to you?
To integrate CRM and Piwik we would need to use a shared User ID between both platforms.
Here is an idea of a useful feature:
I am interested in identifying individual visitors to a website. Is integrating a CRM with Piwik the only way of identifying individual visitors to a website, using Piwik, without creating a website login?
Companies definitely need this data flow, but the devil's in the details.
For all of these reasons, it seems to me that Piwik needs to follow users to their CRM. The upside is that this could attract new users (with budget) to Piwik. Maybe the CRMs would even fund the development. A downside is that you've added several (dozens?) of integrations to the project's scope. How would you decide where to start? Is this really in line with Piwik's open source nature?
Next, there's the nitty gritty of this sort of integration:
I'm very interested in this.
As far as I can tell it involves matching the contacts in CRM with the visitor ID in Piwik. Essentially this becomes a junction table in CRM. The question then is population and management, but if they're simply made CRM's problem for now then that makes it Piwik's side easy.
I'm using StayinFront. It's a standard SQL Server database with a contact table.
I've done a bit of reading since I posted a week ago and had some progress. It looks like I arrange things so that logging in causes the userID to be written through to the contact table in CRM, at which point everything works?