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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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Six Essential Capabilities Your Workforce Management Solution Ought to be Delivering
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper to learn six key capabilities that can empower your agents by providing insight into their work schedules while streamlining interactions between managers and supervisors.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2008

Genesys

How to Reduce Escalations and Call Handle Time in Your Contact Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the contact center platform capable of reducing escalations and call handle time.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Multi-Channel Customer Experience: The Next Battleground for Mid-Size Businesses
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the changing nature of the customer experience; outline the need for and benefits of a multi-channel contact center; highlight the key drivers and challenges companies must consider as they embark on this approach; identify what to look for in a vendor partner; and offer best practices for success.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Genesys

Five Ways to Make Service Easy for Today's Customers
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Customers now expect your company to solve their issues quickly and give them the capability to find solutions easily on their own. This informative resource gives 5 ways to make service easy for today's customers.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Salesforce

Five Advantages of Mobile for Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect a seamless experience, regardless of where reps are located – making mobile more essential than ever. This whitepaper considers 5 reasons why mobile should be part of your service strategy.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Salesforce

Transforming Customer Experience in the New Digital World
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Companies are expected to facilitate new social, mobile and web platforms in order to interact with customers – resulting in independent interaction points handled by disparate systems and disconnected employees. This white paper discusses a holistic approach to digital channels, and how to transform the end-to-end customer journey.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

Genesys

Best Practices for Improving Back Office Workforce Efficiency
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: 70% of customers report that they have ended a relationship due to poor customer service, a statistic that demands companies be at the top of their capabilities. View this in-depth whitepaper to discover an extensive 7 step guide to streamlining workforce efficiency, ultimately keeping customers happy.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Genesys

Create a Business Continuity Plan for the Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Companies today need to have a business continuity plan that covers more than minor application downtime -- they need to be ready for the very real possibility of natural or man-made disasters. How prepared is your contact center for disaster? Find out in this white paper.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Genesys

Strategizing to Differentiate: 4 Steps to Virtualize your Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Good customer service has become strategically important for companies, yet at the same time, many customer service professionals need to do more with less. Creating a virtual Contact Center environment allows companies to achieve both goals.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Genesys

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of TDM and SIP Contact Centres
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Are you paying too much to run your ACD/PBX based Contact Centre? Does your traditional hardware-based infrastructure stand in your way when trying to offer new services? Are you locked into a vendor with a proprietary platform? Get this white paper on Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of TDM and SIP Contact Centre.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Genesys

Transforming Customer Experience in the New Digital World
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will show you how taking a holistic approach to digital channels in the contact center and beyond and integrating them into your customer experience strategy allows you to transform the end-to-end customer journey and deliver consistent, seamless and personalized experiences across all channels, touchpoints and interactions.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Genesys

Top 5 Steps to a World Class Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this expert resource you'll find five key steps to keep in mind when building a world-class contact centre in today's rapidly changing customer landscape.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Genesys

Meeting Demands, Exceeding Expectations: The Future of Workload Management
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect a great end-to-end experience. Wherever work is accomplished in the enterprise, it's all part of the Customer Service Value Chain. Is your enterprise meeting this expectation? What about in the future?
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Genesys

Cloud, On-Premises or Hybrid? Top Five Considerations in Choosing Your Contact Center Solution
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Organizations looking to differentiate and modernize their contact centers have three major architectural options to consider: on-premises, cloud, or a hybrid solution. We will take you through the top five considerations and leave you with a consideration checklist so you can choose the right deployment model for your contact center.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Genesys

6 Secrets to Offering Exceptional Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: There is always room for improvement in serving your customers.  In a poll, only 7% of customer experiences exceeded their expectations.  In this eBook, we'll show how your customers, employees and brand can come together to earn a "customer for life." Download now.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Salesforce

Preserve Customer Experience Consistency and Loyalty in a Multi-Sourced Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are taking a multi-sourcing approach to contact center services, but it doesn't come without its risks -- what should you look out for? Find out in this white paper, and learn how you can avoid the perils of lackluster service and disappointing cost savings with a common hosted contact center platform.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Genesys

How Cloud-Based Contact Centers Improve Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey, 60% of respondents said executives want to differentiate their organization based on customer experience management (CEM). In this technology adoption profile, explore current CEM trends -- including goals, strategies, and challenges -- as well as how to improve customer experience with the right contact center technologies
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Genesys

Five Simple Strategies to Make Your Contact Center a Success
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn how to cost-effectively increase the level of service in your contact center with the right technology. Discover five best practices to make your call center a success.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

Genesys

Deploying a Contact Center in the Cloud - A Guide to Best Practices
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To effectively engage with customers across a newly-broadened spectrum of channels, savvy organizations are looking to cloud-based contact centers. In this white paper, discover 10 best practices for deploying and managing cloud-based contact centers that will help you keep costs down, customers happy, and processes efficient.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Genesys

Boosting Customer Loyalty and Bottom Line Results - Putting Customer Experience First in Your Contact Centre
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience management (CEM) is coming to the forefront as one of the best ways to differentiate your organization. This white paper explores key elements of the customer experience (CX) and how to achieve better CEM while improving operational effectiveness and driving down costs.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Genesys

The Knowledge Base of the Future: Five Cutting-Edge Ideas You Can Implement Now
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Building a reliable, extensive knowledge base is essential for delivering relevant, efficient customer experiences. It helps employees access information faster and enables customers to serve themselves. View this white paper to uncover five cutting-edge ideas to help you build a next-gen knowledge base.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

KANA

Omni-Channel Customer Service Demands the Intelligent Contact Center
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: In order to respond to changing customer expectations, contact centers must evolve to an omni-channel, context-aware platform. In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the demands placed on the modern contact center, and the strategies and tools you can leverage to optimize customer interactions
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

KANA

Best Practices for Knowledge Management
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Implementing a knowledge management program in the contact center can improve the efficiency and quality of your services, optimize customer experience, reduce agent training costs, and increase job satisfaction. In this white paper, explore best practices for successful knowledge management implementation in the contact center.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

KANA

Performance Improvement In The Contact Centre
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can improve customer satisfaction, become more competitive and reduce the cost of acquiring and retaining loyal customers by investing more money in contact center technologies.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco

How-To Guide: Top Ways to Optimize Your Contact Center Investment
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you need to know to ensure your contact center runs to the best of its ability.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco
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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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