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Comparison Between Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and Traditional Measurement Tools of Customer Value


  • Monica Talaba

    () ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)


The ability to accurately predict the value of the customers of a company has huge impact on the capacity to make intelligent decisions. Knowing the individual value of each customer allows the identification of the most profitable customers and directing marketing spend towards them. This study analysis the benefits of a relative recent metric, customer lifetime value in opposition with more traditional metrics: RFM analysis, SOW, PCV, CPA. Towards these, customer lifetime value CLV is more efficient in selecting profitable customers.

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  • Monica Talaba, 2013. "Comparison Between Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and Traditional Measurement Tools of Customer Value," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 5(2), pages 189-192, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:5:y:2013:i:2:p:189-192

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    Customer lifetime value; RFM analysis; customer value; client segmentation;

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    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics


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