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DEFINITION: Customer service and support (CSS) is the part of a company's customer relationship management (CRM) department that interacts with a customer for their immediate benefit, including components such as the contact center, the help desk, and the call management system.According to Lithium Technologies (a CSS product vendor), corporate costs for CSS interactions are expected to reach $100 billion in 2004.  … 
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Gartner Report: Predicts 2014: Customer Support and the Engaged Enterprise
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: As customer experience is being elevated to a top-executive commitment, the customer engagement center/contact center is uniquely positioned to be at the epicenter of the customer experience revolution. Get this research note on Gartner predictions for 2014 and beyond.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Genesys

Analyst Report: Navigate the Future of Customer Service in 2014
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In the age of the customer, where customers own the relationship they have with companies, delivering customer service in-line with customer expectations becomes a strategic imperative.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Genesys

Dollar Bank Cashes In on Customer Experience Enhancements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how Dollar Bank is reinventing their online experience by utilizing real-time insight into exactly what online customers see and do on their website.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

IBM

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

7 Drivers for Buying an Integrated Contact Center Suite
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: 45% of customers reporting that better service options would have made a difference in their decision to switch away from a company. View this whitepaper now to discover 8 top tips on how to modernize, streamline, and simplify your contact center to keep up with customer expectations.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Genesys

Contact Center Modernization: A Cloud-Based Approach Delivers Clear Value for Mid-Size Organizations
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Cloud-based solutions can be tightly integrated with other applications, ensuring that all points of contact work together to deliver a truly differentiating customer experience. This whitepaper outlines the benefits of moving to a cloud-based contact center model.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Genesys

IDC White Paper: Using Digital Customer Experience for Business Growth and Innovation
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Get this white paper now and learn how to differentiate digital customer care, vital recommendations for designing your digital customer care strategy, and steps taken by leading-edge organizations to deliver exceptional digital customer experiences.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Genesys

Customer Service in the Digital Workplace - Maximizing Employee Potential with Workforce Optimization
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This free white paper presents how an employee effectiveness model leads to happier employees, more satisfied customers, and a much healthier corporate balance sheet.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

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

Top Five Ways to Differentiate Your Mobile Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the many ways you can enhance customer experience through common interactions involving both existing and planned mobile applications and websites.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

Genesys

Using Workload Management to Win Customer Loyalty at Stericycle
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Stericycle, a medical waste disposal leader, knew that managing the customer experience was essential to the company's continued growth and success. View this analyst report to find out the solution Stericycle found, and how similar technology can also help your business.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Genesys

Everyone to Everyone Economy: Preparing for a Very Different Tomorrow
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There is a paradigm shift from customer-centricity towards an everyone-to-everyone (E2E) economy. This informative research dives into this new E2E world, describing what companies can expect from the future and what they can do today to prepare.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 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

The Four Pillars of Effortless Service
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Providing an effortless service experience is essential to success, though many enterprises struggle with where to begin. This essential resource breaks down the implementation of effortless service into 4 clear steps. View now to find out how to boost your customer retention by providing legendary service.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Salesforce

How to Build a Successful Customer Engagement Center
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Customers demand service on their terms – an experience that requires minimal effort and to find a solution easily. View this essential resource now to understand the 5 steps to a successful customer engagement center, and if building a CEC is the right choice for your business.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Salesforce

Five Ways to Drive Revenue with Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Companies need to maintain flawless customer service to retain business, but many do not know where to start. This informative resource provides 5 ways to drive revenue with exemplary customer service.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Salesforce

Customer Service - Beyond the Call Center
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: 61% of customers preferring assistance over the phone and 60% over email, so many companies are looking to contact centers for service solutions. This white paper breaks down the essentials of contact centers into key topics, such as understanding the modern customer and defining customer service without a call center.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Salesforce

Top 10 Ways to Use Help Desk to Build Your MSP Business
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource provides 10 helpful suggestions for building a successful MSP business, starting with the help desk.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

N-able Technologies

The Who, What, When, Where and How of Real Time Personalization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the key questions which must be considered by marketers in order to provide real-time personalization.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

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

MAP and Optimize Your Customer Journey
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 4 steps to identifying what your customer journey looks like today, pinpoint areas of struggle and develop a strategy for optimizing the customer journey in the future.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Improve Service with a Single View of the Customer
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the impact of cloud master data management (MDM) on CRM success, as well as the 5 stages of the customer lifecycle.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Informatica

Consolidating Multiple Salesforce Orgs - A Best Practice Guide
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the various approaches to addressing the multi-org challenge, and find out how a cloud-based master data management (MDM0 solution can maximize end-user adoption and return on investment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Informatica

Gain Critical Insights with the Right Data
sponsored by Salesforce Data.com
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one vendor's technology can give your sales team a competitive edge by giving you a 360-degree view of your customers.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Salesforce Data.com
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CUSTOMER SERVICE DEFINITION (continued): … Customer service and support (CSS) is the part of a company's customer relationship management (CRM) department that interacts with a customer for their immediate benefit, including components such as the contact center, the help desk, and the call management system.According to Lithium Technologies (a CSS product vendor), corporate costs for CSS interactions are expected to reach $100 billion in 2004. To increase customer satisfaction, while minimizing the costs involved, many companies are turning to customer-based service applications such as Web self-service and online communities for customer-to-customer support.

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