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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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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 customer 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.

Fully-Functional, Cloud-Based, and Omni-Channel: Compounding Your E-Commerce Strategy
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: Cloud-based e-commerce strategies remove the complexities and high costs of an on premise approach to delivering seamless engagements and transactions. Learn how to leverage a full range of omni-channel commerce functions in scalable, flexible private cloud environments.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Omni-Channel Strategies for a Complex World
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: Lead your digital business by embracing and enabling omni-channel commerce. Discover ways to enable your customers and prospects to interact, engage, and transact on any device.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Tame Complexity in B2B Commerce
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: The key to effective B2B commerce is to make it incredibly easy for customers to find, learn about, and purchase products -- but that's just on the surface. Discover ways to make B2B commerce profitable by having the right systems in place behind the scenes.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Case Study: Streamlining Customer Service in Dental Care
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines the strategies one chain of dental practices adopted to streamline its patient service processes, including automated call redirection, reduced call center staff and phone lines, and more.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

Avaya TSG

Build and Manage Highly Personalized Customer Experiences
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: Customers are looking for high-quality, relevant content within tailored, contextual experiences based on their available customer data. Discover fully-integrated strategies and learn to build these experiences into seamless, cohesive omni-channel experiences.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Healthcare Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and Cost-Efficiency
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn about a global pharmaceutical company improved its customer service and the productivity of its contact center while also achieving significant cost savings in communications.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

The Changing Dynamics of Customer Engagement
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Today's healthcare customers, from patients to members, want faster, more responsive service across every channel and on any device — and they want it now. Providing omni-channel service at a cost that makes sense for the business is top of mind for any executive. So how can leaders manage this while delivering best-in-class personalized service?
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

Salesforce.com

Deliver Contextual Customer Experiences and Join the Digital Evolution
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: 22% of CEOs believe that business model change dictates the next big thing. Discover why delivering a contextual customer experience is key to meeting new expectations and thriving in the new era, and learn how to integrate all digital and physical touch points for a seamless customer experience.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Mining Data for a Personalized Customer Experience
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: Discover ways contextual marketing offers the ability to gain insights into each customer's motivations and intent, and how you can leverage these insights to deliver highly targeted and individualized experiences in real time.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 12 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Deploy a Truly Omnichannel Strategy
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: For many companies, making the digital transformation is a huge undertaking. Learn how to be smart with your time and resources as you fully integrate the customer journey across web, mobile, and social channels.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 11 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Creating the Perfect Commerce Experience for the Omni-Channel Customer
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: Customer loyalty is dependent on a brand's ability to deliver a consistent, compelling customer experience regardless of purchase path. Explore actionable strategies for uniting the customer experience for increased loyalty and repeat sales.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 11 Jul 2016

UXC Oxygen

Driving Customer Loyalty through Network Service Quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Communication service providers (CSPs) are searching for CEM solutions that take advantage of the link between network service quality and customer loyalty. Read on to learn about the principles of next-generation CEM architecture and what that means for CSPs.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

How manufacturers can use value selling to deliver great experiences at every touch point
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: 60% of B2B buyers said they spent more time researching purchases and 40% said they waited longer than they did the year before to contact a salesperson. Salespeople aren't just order takers yet! Read on to discover value selling and how CRM solutions give your salespeople the right tools for the job.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Infor

How to Actively Manage Customer Experience with True Proactive Care
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Proactive customer care seeks to settle customer complaints before the customer can take direct action. This may sound both ideal and unachievable, but with the wealth of data recently made available to us, proactive engagement looks to is the next step in customer care's evolution. In this white paper, learn what it means to be truly proactive.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM
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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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