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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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Customer Service White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Is Providing 24-Hour Global Support Right for You?
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Learn now about key questions to ask as you determine your global customer support strategy. Access this resource and you'll also discover best practices for providing global support such as dashboards, collaboration tools, the cloud, and more.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Zendesk

SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain Capability and Value Proposition Overview
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Achieving excellence today requires visibility into operational, customer, and market data, and speed across the extended supply chain to react to changes in supply and demand. Access this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 Nov 2016

SAP

Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics into Demand Networks
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper invites you to plan for demand. Read on and explore ways to enable a data-driven supply chain that puts the customer at the center, while your business becomes more agile and responsive.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

SAP

Advanced Process Automation: Setting New Standards of Service in the Contact Center
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Explore 5 key benefits of robotic automation in the contact center, discover how 6 industries have already benefitted from reduced delays, lower operating costs, and fewer mistakes.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

The 8 Top Advantages Of Using A Self-Service Request Portal
sponsored by Requuest
WHITE PAPER: Learn how self-service software can help handle a variety of requests without having to resolve them manually. Discover the 8 top advantages and 5 key elements of a self-service portal. Plus, learn the benefits you could gain by enabling users to activate your self-service program on mobile devices.
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Published: 23 Nov 2016

Requuest

Research Report: How To Deliver the Omni-Channel Support Customers Want
sponsored by BoldChat - LogMeIn
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect contact centers to provide a greater ease of use and faster response time than ever. This may seem daunting given the need for omni-channel support, but it doesn't have to be. Access this comprehensive research report to learn how to reduce customer effort across your omni-channel approach.
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

BoldChat - LogMeIn

Going Back to Helpdesk Basics: Discover The Meaning Behind IT Language
sponsored by Requuest
WHITE PAPER: It's easy to get lost in the depths of IT lingo, and this is no different when it comes to the helpdesk. This white paper explains some of the most common terms that you'll use at any helpdesk to better clarify for, and collaborate with, non-IT employees. What is API integration? How are issues resolved? Find out inside.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2016

Requuest

Case Study: Improve End-User Experience Management & Avoid Downtime
sponsored by Catchpoint Systems Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to delivering web-based services in an always-on market, end-user experience management (EUM) is the most important aspect of your business. Access this case study to learn how global trading company GAIN Capital was able to improve their EUM and the services they offer their customers.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

Catchpoint Systems Inc.

Inside The Mind of the Telecom Customer
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Can you anticipate what customers will look for when they access your website? Access this white paper to get a comprehensive look at today's telecom services customers and how they think.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Business Leaders:5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Ditch Your Dumb IVR
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Can you save money while you lose customers? IVR is hurting customer experience and sending them to your competitiors. Access this white paper for 5 significant reasons to dump your IVR and keep your customers.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Business Leaders: Stop Making it Hard to Be Your Customer
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Instead of trying to increase customer loyalty, what if you could mitigate the causes of customer disloyalty? Customers shouldn't have to do any work in order to be your customers. Access this white paper to discover why efforts to increase customer loyalty are failing and what you can do to decrease customer effort.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Improve the Odds of Your Change Initiatives With Stronger Employee Engagement
sponsored by POP, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: According to Gallup, 70% of change initiatives fail. But why? Does everyone define failure the same way? And in whose eyes do those initiatives fail? Learn how to get your employees to move together to the rhythm of your business with improved engagement for better alignment with business priorities.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

POP, Inc.

Inside The Mind of the Financial Services Customer
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To succeed in today's hyper-competitive market, you need to understand how your customers think and act. Access this white paper to gain 5 key findings and get a full view of financial services customers.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

How IoT-Enabled Platforms Are Transforming Retail
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Taking advantage of digital, omni-channel retailing opportunities means architecting the customer journey across the pantheon of smart, connected devices and platforms. Find out how a unified IoT platform and business strategy can help you deliver targeted, differentiated experiences, increase employee engagement, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

What? Crackle. Drop. The Cost of Weak Online Conferencing for Business and IT
sponsored by ReadyTalk
WHITE PAPER: Every conference—online or in person—is an investment your company makes of time, money and resources. This white paper highlights the risks and costs that weak, online conferencing can bring to your business and IT if it isn't remedied soon.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ReadyTalk

The Path to 2020: Marketers Seize the Customer Experience
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert report to learn what is in store for customer experience over the next three years. Take away the top 5 insights gained from almost 500 CMOs and senior marketing executives and what you can do to future and what they are doing to pioneer the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2016

Marketo

The Virtual Contact Center: Selection, Design, and Implementation
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Uncover an overview of VCCs, their strategic benefits, and examples of companies who have made the move and reaped benefits. Learn key areas of improvement and capabilities you need to get started on your VCC journey.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 13 Oct 2016

Genesys

The Value of Cloud ERP to Your Business
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Finding the right ERP strategy is critical because it helps perform and improve critical functions like automating core business operations, improving financial compliance, enhancing customer service, and more. Access this buyer's guide to help decide if on-premise ERP is right for your needs or if it's time to consider migrating to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

NetSuite

Five Simple Strategies to Make Your Contact Center a Success
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Discover ways to help agents provide quality support at low costs by supplementing self-service automation with live agents, moving to the cloud, making customer data readily available, and more.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Genesys

Baking and the Digital Revolution: Meeting the New Customer Expectation
sponsored by Magenic
WHITE PAPER: Banking is undergoing a digital revolution, due largely to mobile capabilities, in order to keep pace with customer expectations. Discover which services your customers expect to be handled digitally or in-person, and how to deliver the speed and agility they demand without stretching yourself too thin.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Magenic

Frameworks for Assessing WebRTC ROI
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Dean Bubley, founder of Disruptive Analysis, discusses several use cases for calculating the ROI for the open-framework WebRTC in contact centers. As WebRTC becomes a larger norm, learn how to calculate its ROI for your organization and make the most of your investment.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Oracle Corporation

Survey Report: Insights from Today's Customer Service Leaders
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Customer service is difficult to master, but this survey report offers insights from 200 U.S. customer service leaders. Inside you will learn about common practices among these leaders and see how you can apply them within your organization.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

How to Move Beyond Traditional CRM and Modernize Your Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: According to a Forrester study, 80% of businesses believe they deliver a superior customer experience, but only 8% of their customers agree. Explore a holistic approach that brings together people, workflows, and systems to deliver a superior customer experience beyond traditional CRM.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

What Exactly is Deflection and How Do You Measure It?
sponsored by Coveo
WHITE PAPER: Deflection is difficult to define for most organizations, but it is becoming a necessity to keep up with customer expectations. Learn about the different types of deflection and how to define it for your organization's needs.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Coveo

Report: Transforming Your Business to Meet Customer Expectations, React to New Challenges
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Advanced technology plays an important role in the transition to digital consumer engagement. Learn which tools can enhance your omnichannel potential, along with monitoring and analysis of consumer interactions.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

SAP
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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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