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ALSO CALLED: CIC, eContact Centers, Customer Interaction Centers, Enterprise Contact Centers, Web-enabled Call Centers
DEFINITION: A cost center is part of an organization that does not produce direct profit and adds to thecost of running a company. Examples of cost centers include research and development departments,marketing departments, help desks and customer service/contact centers.Although not always demonstrably profitable, a cost center typically adds to revenue indirectlyor fulfills some other corporate mandate. Money  … 
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Reshaping the Contact Center for a New Era of Customer Interactions
sponsored by Twilio
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast with Forrester Research Principle Analyst Art Schoeller dives into the world of cloud-driven contact centers, and what they can do for your business. View now to find out what Forrester's research shows for companies that have already implemented this strategy, and if the cloud will work for your CRM center.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 24, 2014


Turn your Contact Center from Cost Center to Revenue Generator
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Uncover best practices for delivering a seamless customer experience across multiple touch-points.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 21, 2014

IBM

Visa Desjardins Provides a Differentiated Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WEBCAST: Access this video case study today to learn how Visa Desjardins – the largest financial cooperative group in Canada – optimized customer service delivery by investing in a new blended call center environment.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Feb 27, 2013

Genesys

Introducing Avaya Collaborative Cloud
sponsored by Avaya
WEBCAST: This brief webcast explores Avaya’s Collaborative Cloud strategy, which wishes to showcase how the cloud can improve your communications and collaboration, changing the way your enterprise works.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 30, 2012

Avaya

Business Edition 6000 Business Data Sheet
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 delivers the superior performance, system redundancy, and broad application integration you need. Ideally suited to businesses with 100 to 1000 employees, it's an ideal choice when migrating from analog, digital, or hybrid-PBX phone systems.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Business Edition 6000 Business Data Sheet
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 delivers the superior performance, system redundancy, and broad application integration you need. Ideally suited to businesses with 100 to 1000 employees, it's an ideal choice when migrating from analog, digital, or hybrid-PBX phone systems.
Posted: 08 Sep 2011 | Premiered: Sep 7, 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bringing Personalized Financial Services to Farmers
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: In this case study read how MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a financing company for agribusiness and rural homeowners, utilized Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM to provide a 360-degree view of customer information to every employee.
Posted: 26 Jun 2008 | Premiered: Jun 26, 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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CONTACT CENTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  spent on research and development, for example, mayyield innovations that will be profitable in the future. Investments in public relations andcustomer service may result in more customers and increased customer loyalty.Because the cost center has a negative impact on profit (at least on the surface) it is a likelytarget for rollbacks and layoffs when budgets are cut. Operational decisions in a contact center,for example, are typically driven by cost considerations. Financial investments in new equipment,technology and staff are often difficult to justify to management because indirect profitability … 

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