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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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The Blueprint to Contact Center Modernization- Replacing Your ACD
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Your contact center is looking to improve agent productivity, increase efficiency, and provide stellar customer experiences -- but are your legacy technologies hampering your goals? If you still rely on Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), this could be the case.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Genesys

Comparing the total Cost of ownership of TDM and SIP Contact Centers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares the total cost of ownership of traditional Time Division Multiplex (TDM) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) contact centers. Read on to learn how the right contact center infrastructure can lead the way for success.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Genesys

Avaya Aura Contact Center Database Integration Wizard: Part Two, Data Exchange
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In Part 2, Data Exchange, of this series on the Avaya Aura Contact Center Database Integration Wizard you will see how to use the SEND REQUEST and GET RESPONSE operations so that customer information collected during the call to the contact center system can be exchanged with a backend database.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 26 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Avaya Aura Contact Center Database Integration Wizard: Part One, Sending Data
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In Part One: Sending Data, of this two-part series on the Avaya Aura Contact Center Database Integration Wizard (DIW), you will see how to integrate the Avaya Aura Contact Center with a backend database management system in order to to capture call information and store it in a database for reporting purposes.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 21 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

Avaya Asia Pacific Customer Experience Index 2013
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses the critical role that contact centers play in driving customer satisfaction and how your organization can ensure that your contact centers provide customers with the experience that they desire.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Avaya

Avaya Users Deploy Best-in-Class Practices to Improve Contact Center Performance
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines how your organization can position itself to meet changing buyer needs by establishing best-in-class contact center programs. Read on and also discover 14 best practices that can ensure successful customer interactions.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Avaya

What Happens When They are Gone?
sponsored by VoltDelta
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to learn what to ask when searching for a cloud-based contact center tools -- especially interactive voice response (IVR) technology. Discover the hidden "red flags" that signal you to dig a little deeper before selecting a final vendor for your cloud contact center initiatives.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

VoltDelta

The Azzurri Contact Centre Leader Peer-to-Peer Opinion Exchange 2013
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a quantified report on UK contact centre leaders, and compares the results of those who have implemented a single multi-channel communications system and those who have not, to get a clear picture of what the barriers and benefits of this system may be.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Azzurri

Industry Credentials Insurance
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: These top case studies highlight three UK insurance providers and their networking challenges with enhancing customer experience and increasing customer loyalty through better communication and end-user engagement, and how they found a solution that streamlined contact management and more.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

Azzurri

Proactive Customer Engagement
sponsored by Genesys-Angel
WHITE PAPER: In this research report from the Yankee Group, explore how to achieve successful customer engagement management across the entire customer lifecycle by leveraging the right tools and integrating communication channels.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Genesys-Angel

Loss from Legacy Call Center Infrastructure
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Is your legacy call center infrastructure limiting your organization's ability to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and raise productivity? What's the true cost of a legacy call center? Answer these questions now by consulting this exclusive infographic.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

Genesys

Mobile Devices Reshaping the Customer Experience: Learn how a mobility strategy can drive innovation and add a competitive edge to your contact center
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the opportunities that mobility presents for contact centers, and offers guidance to help you weave these opportunities into a strategy that empowers you to capitalize on mobile benefits and sharpen your competitive edge.
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Avaya

Seven Trends Driving Effectiveness in the Contact Center
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Customers want to use social media, video, instant messaging and more to contact you - and they want to do it quickly. In this resource, check out seven key trends that are driving effectiveness in the contact center.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Avaya

Delivering a Superior Customer Experience
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Research shows that 90% of customer service decision-makers believe delivering quality service is paramount to success. But with tight budgets, businesses today need cost-effective ways of achieving higher service levels. Read on to learn how collaboration in your contact center can keep costs low while increasing service levels.
Posted: 06 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Avaya

How Mobile Devices are Driving Innovations in Contact Centers
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Failing to adopt a customer service strategy for mobile devices could put your business at a serious disadvantage. Gartner research suggests that 80% of companies will suffer revenue loss from the lack of customer support on mobile devices by 2013. Read this paper to learn how to utilize the opportunities mobility offers customer service.
Posted: 29 Oct 2012 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

Avaya

Customer Care in a Social World: Are We There Yet?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores and explains why the contact center is a key strategic focal point for customer engagement via social channels.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

ShoreTel Small Business Edition: Simple Communications That Grow With Your Business
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the details of a unified communications (UC) system that provides powerful, feature-rich, scalable, productivity-boosting UC to small businesses at an affordable price point.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Business Case for Integrated Unified Communications and Contact Center Solution
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, discover how using unified communications (UC) in your contact center can help you increase effective communications between employees and clients, which will improve your customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty rates.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

ShoreTel

FCR Done Right!
sponsored by Enkata Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to build an operational FCR program without sacrificing your budget.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

Enkata Technologies

Making WFM Work: Best Practices and ROI Model
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There has been tremendous innovation in contact center workforce management (WFM) over the past three years, with new vendors and offerings entering the scene. Find out how the new generation of WFM solutions are easier to use, improve agent satisfaction, enhance customer experience and cut costs.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

Calabrio, Inc.

Upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition enables your employees to collaborate in the office or on the road from desk phones, PCs or Macs, mobile phones, business tablets, or any combination.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Oct 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Using Communications to Thrive in the New Economy
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Discover one unified communication solution that can help you find the time to accomplish everything you need to do: innovate, grow, gain competitive advantage, and make your customers happier.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Avaya

Upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition enables your employees to collaborate in the office or on the road from desk phones, PCs or Macs, mobile phones, business tablets, or any combination.Now through Oct.29th 2011, US-based customers can buy one eligible Cisco Unified IP Phone and get another free.
Posted: 07 Sep 2011 | Published: 07 Sep 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Speech Analytics - The Power of Simplicity
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This overview examines the power of Speech Analytics technology to extend resources and expand knowledge.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 23 Jun 2011

Calabrio, Inc.

Making WFM Work: Best Practices and ROI Model
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There has been tremendous innovation in contact center WFM over the past three years, with new vendors and offerings entering the scene. Find out how the new generation of WFM solutions are easier to use, improve agent satisfaction, enhance customer experience and cut costs.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Calabrio, 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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