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DEFINITION: Service assurance (SA) is a procedure or set of procedures intended to optimize performance and provide management guidance in communications networks, media services and end-user applications. Service assurance is an all-encompassing paradigm that revolves around the idea that maximizing customer satisfaction inevitably maximizes the long-term profitability of an enterprise.Service assurance can involve  … 
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The Social Marketing Paradox: Why Brands Fail To Create Customer Relationships
sponsored by Lithium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: 80% of executives say customer engagement is the most important social metric, but this is a very limiting view of social marketing. Discover why so many brands are failing to build customer relationships through social media and learn about the 3 key attributes that social relationship tools must deliver.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Lithium Technologies

Step-By-Step CRM Data Analytics for Sales Teams
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Metrics aren't answers; they are prompts for questions that probe statistics for deeper insight. Discover the simplest way to find the actionable insights hidden in your data analytics. Learn best practices and considerations for using metrics in analytics and see how to turn them into powerful tools.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Infor

Infographic: Keeping Customers Happy
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Retaining existing customers is significantly more cost-efficient than marketing to new ones. Uncover best practices for realizing the benefits of retention from improved word-of-mouth to maximized ROI.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

How to Overcome Customer Experience Challenges with Key Best Practices
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Organizations often state that one of the main reasons their customer experience initiatives don't lead to action is because they lack clear direction. Learn how to overcome common customer experience challenges by leveraging three key necessary actions.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Why CRM is Critical for Value-Selling
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today, salespeople have less control over the sales process than ever before. Discover ways to help salespeople continue to be a valuable part of a transaction with value-selling and CRM by collecting, analyzing, and sharing customer data.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Infor

How New Iterations of Analytics are Changing Business
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Companies are finding that agility and real-time decision-making are critical to satisfying customers. Discover ways advanced reporting tools can help determine customer behavior for better, more targeted customer experiences.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Analytics with No Limits: Real Time Responsiveness at the Speed of Thought
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Running up against challenging roadblocks in terms of speed, accuracy, accessibility, operationalization, and more sounds daunting -- but it's not impossible. Discover ways to break through these barriers with automated, real-time and historical analytics tools.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Get a Competitive Edge with Notifications
sponsored by Twilio
WHITE PAPER: Notifications may not seem like much, but they are effective at delivering time-sensitive information to your customers. Learn how to keep customers informed and up-to-date with notifications, as well as why you need to incorporate them into your applications now.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Twilio

Make CRM stick Eight ways to increase CRM adoption in your organization
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Are your employees actually utilizing your CRM solution or just checking the boxes to make it look good? Read this paper to learn the 8 ways you can increase CRM adoption across your organization to take full advantage of your CRM solution.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

Infor

How to Build Marketplaces that Stand Out
sponsored by Twilio
WHITE PAPER: Communication is the foundation of a successful marketplace and establishing your deal frequency. Producers need to be connected to consumers and vice versa. Learn how to make the most of each customer interaction by increasing the effectiveness of communication on both the customer (app) and support (CRM) sides.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Twilio

How to Build Marketplaces that Users Trust
sponsored by Twilio
WHITE PAPER: Unless you're connecting your consumers and products and services seamlessly, any attempt to attract, engage and retain them to transact on your marketplace will likely fail. With examples from Airbnb, Uber and a few others, dig into how you can establish trust with your customers via improving your communication strategies.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Twilio

Guide to Modernizing Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: CRM isn't enough anymore. Improving customer service is a top concern for most businesses, and we all know that acquiring new customers is more expensive than retaining existing ones. In this guide, find a checklist for modernizing your customer service and the benefits of doing so.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 12 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Simplifying Operations to Deliver Modern Web Experiences
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Delivering modern web experiences that meet growing customer expectations can be quite complex while keeping sites and services simple for end users. Discover how a next-generation CDN provides cloud-based logic to simplify network architectures, foster collaboration across your teams, and coordinate a quality experience for a varied audience.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Akamai

Transform Your CRM into a Complete Business Management Solution
sponsored by Sage Software - Live
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the possibilities of using Salesforce as complete business management and accounting tool. Learn how you can gain a single, unified view of real-time data using Salesforce and an integrated cloud accounting suite.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Sage Software - Live

The Key to Improving Customer Experience and Decreasing Disloyalty
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Providing customers with a "delightful" experience has become a focus for business differentiation. It's garnered a lot of attention, but is it actually worthwhile? Discover the key to improving customer loyalty and 8 questions that are essential to decreasing disloyalty through reducing customer effort.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Putting Context at the Center of Sales Success
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: To gain a thorough understanding of the challenges facing sales departments, a team of vendors and sales directors have unearthed sales leaders' insights and views on several issues. Uncover key details on the tension between targets and costs, changes within the sales funnel, and more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 27 Nov 2015

SAP

Are You Meeting Today's Mobile Mandate?
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: While mobility provides amazing opportunities for business growth, the rapid rate of mobile adoption represents unprecedented challenges in mobile delivery. In this e-book, learn about challenges in mobile delivery and how to master them by optimizing for fast APIs, mobile apps, and mobile sites.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Akamai

Release Automation and Continuous Delivery for Siebel CRM
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can achieve release automation and continuous delivery with technology that supports Oracle's Siebel CRM. Find out how to deliver Siebel-specific upgrades with increased agility for a better all-around customer experience.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Automic

Cloud-based IT-as-a-Service: Providers, SLAs, and More
sponsored by Catchpoint Systems Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores ITaaS providers, SLAs and more. Examine the keys to an ITaaS business, what reporting and analysis in the cloud can do to your business performance and revenue, and 5 reasons your SaaS business should monitor behind the firewall.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2016

Catchpoint Systems Inc.

The Future of Retail Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 71% of in-store shoppers who use smartphones say the device is more important than the in-store experience. Uncover the future of retail shopping with 5 key predictions based on current trends and the changing perception of shopping experiences for you to consider.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Relying on Paper Processes? How to Upgrade Your Content to Stand Apart
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: 23% of companies still haven't achieved any paper-free processes. Is your company relying too much on outdated paper processes? Read this white paper to learn how to reduce your reliance on paper and speed up your processes to improve customer experience.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

IBM

The Definitive Guide to Engaging Email Marketing
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: Generic emails are a good way to alienate potential leads. Email marketing needs to be as engaging as possible in a market which bombards customers on a daily basis. Access this comphrensive guide to create the most engaging email marketing strategy possible.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

Marketo

Manufacturers Turn to Internet of Things to Boost Customer Engagement
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming. By 2020, experts expect the IoT to make 28 billion connections to the Internet. This white paper explores how investing in the right CRM solution can help manufacturers further enhance their IoT strategies, as well as support their customer-centric initiatives.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Infor

Building a Business Portfolio to be Customer-Centric: 3 Considerations
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Is your business positioned to meet the new customer expectations and demands, and add services to your business portfolio? Access this white paper now to learn how you can best take advantage of CRM technology to grow your business portfolio and understand your customers.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Infor

Elevate the Employee Experience With Consumer-Oriented IT Service Delivery
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: We are at the dawn of a new era of IT deployment styles, one that we call the era of consumer-led IT and optimized employee experience is crucial to continued business growth. In this white paper, learn about key challenges and recommendations for adapting to the ear of consumer-led IT. Read on to discover 4 consumer-led IT best practices.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

Gartner
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CRM DEFINITION (continued): …  quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC) and service level management (SLM). Quality assurance is intended to make certain that a product or service under development meets specified requirements at all stages in the process. Quality control ensures that a completed and manufactured product or performed service adheres to a defined set of quality criteria or meets the requirements of the client or customer. QA is sometimes expressed together with QC as a single expression, quality assurance and control (QA/QC). Service level management involves the monitoring and management of the quality … 
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