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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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What is Driving the Financial Services Industry to the Cloud?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, you'll learn how one global banking organization decided on a cloud infrastructure that helped them quickly add features and iterate on their application. Discover how they did this while still providing a stable, secure experience for their banking customers.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Putting Customer Service First
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Customer service is difficult to master, but this survey report offers insights from 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

A Quick Guide To Modernizing Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are struggling to increase customer loyalty because adopting a CRM tool to passively track issues is just the tip of the customer service iceberg. Explore a holistic approach that brings together people, workflows, and systems to deliver a superior customer experience.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Deflection, Defined and Measured
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

How to Provide Global Support for Customer Service
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: The "follow-the-sun" support model was created to satisfy customers, regardless of time or location. This white paper explores this model and the different ways that it can be achieved. Discover how to deliver anytime, anywhere service and get global, fast with support team best practices – regardless of the size of your company.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Zendesk

Your Guide to Getting Omnichannel Customer Service Right
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: A comprehensive view of your customers' transactions and behaviors can help you answer their questions, and maximize personalization through multiple channels. Access this resource for insight into omnichannel service strategies and imperatives.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Zendesk

Trustpilot Uses 4 Key Consideration to Improve their Helpdesk
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Trustpilot provides a forum for customer service-conscious online shoppers, so they knew their brand's reputation depended on a modernized helpdesk. In this Nucleus Research report, learn what strategy they implemented to console customers who have had bad experiences elsewhere, increase productivity, and more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Zendesk

4 Ways to Drive Service Innovation with the Internet of Things
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how organizations across multiple industries are using real-time insights to deliver better services to clients with an IoT approach to data collection and use. Uncover 4 ways to improve services with IoT and get real-world examples of how organizations from around the world are already using analytics to unlock the power of IoT data.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Analytics and the Customer Journey: 7 Best Practices for Delivering a Better Customer Experience
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can identify the critical factors that detract from a customer experience as well as decide how to rebuild positive experiences by mapping the customer journey. Uncover the 7 best practices for delivering a better customer experience and get helpful advice on data management, metrics, and more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

SAS

Five Ways CRM Tools Improve Constituent Relationships
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to customer relationships, engagement equals empowerment. Access this white paper to explore five ways CRM tools can help you improve the relationship you have with your customers.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

Optimizing Customer Interactions with Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following resource reveals the 5 types of customer data you should be collecting and analytics strategies that automate marketing campaigns, optimize customer engagement, and more.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

SAS

Survey Report: Putting Customer Service First
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Top customer service providers are 53% more likely to significantly impact company revenue. Access this survey report to see what the top service leaders have in common and what you can do to make your business one of them.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Improving the Patient Experience: Portal Adoption Strategies that Work
sponsored by Medfusion
WHITE PAPER: A patient portal is of little value if patients aren't signing up. Access this exclusive resource to leverage 15 proven strategies to develop your portal adoption action plan. Additionally, view an essential checklist as you formulate your strategies.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Medfusion

How Local Governments can Enable Self-Servicing Communities
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Discover intuitive self-service capabilities that enable customers to conveniently and confidentially lodge requests, make payments, and process regulatory transactions online.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Infor

85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Step-By-Step CRM Data Analytics for Sales Teams
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Metrics aren't answers; they are prompts for questions that probe statistics for deeper insight. Discover the simplest way to find the actionable insights hidden in your data analytics. Learn best practices and considerations for using metrics in analytics and see how to turn them into powerful tools.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Infor

Infographic: Keeping Customers Happy
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Retaining existing customers is significantly more cost-efficient than marketing to new ones. Uncover best practices for realizing the benefits of retention from improved word-of-mouth to maximized ROI.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

How to Overcome Customer Experience Challenges with Key Best Practices
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Organizations often state that one of the main reasons their customer experience initiatives don't lead to action is because they lack clear direction. Learn how to overcome common customer experience challenges by leveraging three key necessary actions.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Why CRM is Critical for Value-Selling
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today, salespeople have less control over the sales process than ever before. Discover ways to help salespeople continue to be a valuable part of a transaction with value-selling and CRM by collecting, analyzing, and sharing customer data.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Infor

The Social Customer Service Playbook
sponsored by Lithium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: 40% of customers switch loyalty because a competitor offers better customer service. With customers ready to switch to competitors for better service, you can't afford to fall behind. This white paper will help you improve your customer service for the new digital age.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Lithium Technologies

Close the Customer Communication Gap: How to Use Notifications
sponsored by Twilio
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to keep customers informed and up-to-date with notifications, as well as why you need to incorporate them into your applications. Access this white paper now to discover how Uber and 4 other successful companies have used notifications to deliver superior customer experiences.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Twilio

Your Guide to Social Customer Service Success in 2016
sponsored by Lithium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: 47% of customers seeking service have gone through social media. Social customer service teams are becoming a necessity. Learn how to build your team, find where both your business' and your customers' needs intersect, and more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Lithium Technologies

Guide to Modernizing Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: CRM isn't enough anymore. Improving customer service is a top concern for most businesses, and we all know that acquiring new customers is more expensive than retaining existing ones. In this guide, find a checklist for modernizing your customer service and the benefits of doing so.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 12 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

The Key to Improving Customer Experience and Decreasing Disloyalty
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Providing customers with a "delightful" experience has become a focus for business differentiation. It's garnered a lot of attention, but is it actually worthwhile? Discover the key to improving customer loyalty and 8 questions that are essential to decreasing disloyalty through reducing customer effort.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

The Future of Retail Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 71% of in-store shoppers who use smartphones say the device is more important than the in-store experience. Uncover the future of retail shopping with 5 key predictions based on current trends and the changing perception of shopping experiences for you to consider.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.
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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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