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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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Omnichannel Authentication: Balancing Humanity and Technology
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make authentication processes less cumbersome for your customers with technology for secure, simple engagement.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

The New Omnichannel Retailer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This e-book looks at how retailers should reinvent and simplify their entire operations in terms of sourcing, planning, supply chain, and CX. Learn how to succeed in an omnichannel world and embrace digital disruption.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

IBM

Using AI-Powered Interaction Analytics to Transform the Enterprise
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This article examines the business benefits of voice recognition and analysis. Learn the positive outcomes business can realize thanks to customer experience analytics powered by neural networks.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Why Omnichannel Customer Engagement Is No Longer Optional
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Only a mere 7% of customers are extremely satisfied that brands provide a seamless, integrated customer experience across all channels, and omnichannel engagement nearly triples customer retentions. Judging by the numbers, omnichannel is no longer optional. Read this report to uncover how you can integrate omnichannel into your CRM system.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Genesys

Strategic Planning Tools for Contact Centers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage contact center strategic planning tools to predict performance more accurately and provide comprehensive what-if analysis capabilities. Discover how to get key answers to tough operational questions so that you can react to change faster and with more agility.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Genesys

When Every Touchpoint is a Transaction: How Retail Brands Can Adapt to the New Customer Journey
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses trends and best practices for engaging and selling to customers on the channel of their choice. Learn what leading tech brands, such as Pinterest, are doing to reach fast-growing social media and mobile users.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Salesforce.com

Retail Organizations: The Next Stage of Transformation
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This report is the result of 20 interviews and 200 surveys of executives from non-food retailers and brand manufacturers. Learn what your organization can do to offer a personalized blend of products, services and experiences to customers with an adaptive network of business partners.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Salesforce.com

Linking the IT PMO to the Business: Establishing a Value Center
sponsored by Innotas by Planview
WHITE PAPER: Examine the value of linking IT projects with business to help realize innovative digital strategies for handling growth and customer satisfaction. Discover how to integrate IT and business strategies successfully and learn how to shift from a cost center to a value center to achieve greater relevance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Innotas by Planview

While Retailers Face Disruption, High-Performers Offer a Blueprint for Growth
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: The following report is based on a survey of 300 executives in the retail industry. Discover the steps high-performers are taking to focus on geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and new formats to drive growth.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Salesforce.com

Playbook to Activating Customer Engagement
sponsored by BoldChat - LogMeIn
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 7 methods for taking your customer engagement strategy to the next level. Uncover tips on how to think beyond automated telephony, make it easy and fast for customer to access live agents, find a trusted partner to ensure great customer service, and 4 more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

BoldChat - LogMeIn

7 Emerging Trends That Are Changing Manufacturing
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In today's fast-paced global economy, manufacturers are facing demands like never before. In order to thrive, manufacturers must deliver excellence by accelerating product introductions, creating more agile shop floors, and improving order fulfillment. Inside, explore 7 emerging manufacturing trends, and learn how to deliver excellence every time.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Connecting Field Service Management to the IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Field service management teams aim to keep costs down while improving customer service relationships. This is hard for organizations though – often, reducing costs hurt customer relationships. But the IoT allows field service organizations to achieve this goal. Discover 4 ways to leverage the IoT to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Digital Transformation in Sales: Evolving the Art of Customer Engagement
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Customer engagement is an integral part of a successful organization. And with that known knowledge, top-performing sales organizations are prioritizing digital transformation to unlock greater revenue growth. Read about how to digitally transform your sales organization successfully.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Digital Transformation: Risks, Benefits, and 5 Critical Success Factors
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Digital transformation is a key to innovation and the discovery of new business opportunities. The "why" of digital transformation seems obvious, but "how" is less clear. Inside, Ray Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Constellation Research explains the impact of digital transformation on business processes and 5 keys to success.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Microsoft

8 Ways Practices Can Delight Their Patients
sponsored by Medfusion
WHITE PAPER: Patients are evolving into savvy healthcare consumers, shopping around for the best value and experience for their money. Access this white paper to uncover 8 things you should be doing to win over new patients and retain the ones you already have.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Medfusion

The Emergence of the Next-Generation Informal Call Center
sponsored by AVST
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn more about the rise of the informal call center, its use cases, and how to determine if you might actually have one of your own that needs to adopt a call center tech strategy.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

AVST

Proactively Manage Aftersales; Better Service Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Today's hyper-connected customers expect relevant, personalized services anywhere at any time, even in their cars. Access this white paper to learn how to deliver on these customer expectations and capitalize on them.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

How Mobility is a Key Link in Your Product Profit Chain
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has become a critical channel in how businesses interact with customers. For example, in banking, mobility is detrimental for selling products and services along their product profit chain. Learn how you can transform operations and enhance customer relationships with mobile solutions using the banking industry as a use case.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Discover the Secrets to Providing Excellent Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey, 95% of customer service leaders identified connectingservice processes as their top goal – and also as their biggest challenge. In this infographic, learn what other challenges are plaguing your customer service peers, and discover 3 strategies for modernizing your customer service.
Posted: 27 Jan 2017 | Published: 01 May 2016

ServiceNow

10 Trends Impacting Your Contact Center & How to Profit From Them
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Engaged consumers buy 90% more frequently and spend 60% more per transaction. Your ability to create the best customer experience determines how your customers view your business – and how much you profit. Discover the top 10 trends impacting your customer experience, and how you can turn them into loyalty-building profitable opportunities.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

Mitel Networks Limited

A Guide to Multi-Channel Support
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about how to best serve your customers on the channels they prefer. Learn how to optimize and benefit from multi-channel support with unified tools and processes, cross-channel communication, and more.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 18 Jan 2017

Zendesk

The State of Customer Success
sponsored by LogMeIn Rescue
WHITE PAPER: Customer success is spreading rapidly across the tech industry. No one has been able to perfect it yet, but many have taken the right first steps. Access this white paper to learn about top industry trends affecting customer success, top challenges and capabilities, and more.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Apr 2016

LogMeIn Rescue

Manage Your Digital Workforce for Omnichannel Success
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to manage your digital workforce to provide the best omnichannel customer service possible. Discover ways to drive revenue and satisfy customers.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2016

Genesys

Provide Top Customer Experiences with Faster Customer Care
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Constellation Research has compiled extensive research and in-depth interviews of businesses that have implemented agile customer care strategies. Discover what analysts have revealed to work for real organizations.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Zendesk

State of Global Customer Service Report
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Customer expectations have risen to all-time highs and show no sign of stopping. Access this white paper to learn about the current state of customer service and how to prepare your business to move forward alongside customer expectations.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

Microsoft
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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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