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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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Optimize Business for Omni-Channel: 5 Best Practices
sponsored by Adyen
WHITE PAPER: The emergence of omni-channel is driving major restructuring as businesses seek to serve the omni-channel shopper, who is keen to buy whenever, wherever and however they want. Uncover examples of omni-channel initiatives and their actual impacts, payments-related best practices, and insights into what drives the emergence of omni-channel.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017


Survive Retail Spikes: How global Online Retailers Can Operate at Scale
sponsored by Amido
WHITE PAPER: Retail spikes are a reality: Black Friday, Christmas, Halloween. Too often, simply surviving the next spike dominates IT thinking for e-commerce leaders. Explore how forward-thinking businesses are addressing issues in their search to meet customer expectations and to build lasting advantage – without going from one spike to the next.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 16 Oct 2017

Amido

Exxel Outdoors Sees Triple Digit Mobile Growth
sponsored by BigCommerce
WHITE PAPER: Exxel Outdoors, a sports and outdoors company, faced a problem: The headache of managing various content and ecommerce systems was weighing on their small team. In this case study, learn how Exxel Outdoors was able to manage their sites effectively and grow their mobile brand with an ecommerce platform.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

BigCommerce

Meet Your Future Power Consumer: Generation Z
sponsored by Adyen
WHITE PAPER: Millennials are in the midst of their professional careers and have a steady income, making them a key shopping demographic. But there's another group poised to cause the next big shift in how we shop (and buy): Enter Generation Z. Discover this future power consumer, and how to give them what they want.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017


Digital Transformation: How Identity Impacts Customer Relationships
sponsored by Amido
WHITE PAPER: Your customers expect to be able to use multiple devices to interact with your business. As a result, identity is becoming a cornerstone of digital transformation initiatives. How can you bring identity into the mix and better serve your customers on their terms? Find out inside.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

Amido

How Digital Genius Combined Machine & Human Intelligence to Give Customers A Better Experience
sponsored by Digital Genius
WHITE PAPER: How can artificial intelligence (AI) be integrated into customer service operations to bring the best of both worlds together? Learn how Digital Genius has launched AI on the Salesforce Service Cloud, enabling companies to easily combine human and machine intelligence to improve CX.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 10 Oct 2017

Digital Genius

Digital Transformation in Sales: Evolving the Art of Customer Engagement
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Are your sales leaders strivers, followers, skeptics or drivers when it comes to the digital transformation of your sales department? Learn how (and why) top-performing sales organizations are prioritizing digital transformation to unlock greater revenue growth. Plus, learn how to get your teams on board for your own transformation journey.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 09 Oct 2017

Microsoft

Revolutionize Your Commerce Experience
sponsored by Sitecore
WHITE PAPER: According to Help Scout, 78% of consumers abandon a transaction or purchase because of poor service. You need to personalize and customize your interactions with customers to remain competitive. Learn how to revolutionize your commerce experience, and uncover 5 key benefits of integrating content and commerce.
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

Sitecore

How to Be a Customer Experience Leader
sponsored by West UC
WHITE PAPER: According to a Walker study, CX will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by 2020. So what can you do to up the ante and deliver a seamless CX across multiple channels? Use this infographic to uncover how to be a customer experience leader.
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 | Published: 03 Oct 2017

West UC

Successful Marketing Initiatives: Measuring Quality Over Quantity
sponsored by Sitecore
WHITE PAPER: In the marketing world, it should be quality over quantity. In this white paper, learn how to measure quality with customer engagement value, accelerate your market effectiveness with CRM analytics, and uncover 5 examples of how to improve marketing effectiveness and customer engagement.
Posted: 02 Oct 2017 | Published: 02 Oct 2017

Sitecore

3 Ways Customer Service Technology Can Elevate Your Brick-and-Mortar Store
sponsored by Vonage
WHITE PAPER: Most customers today don't want to deal with the hassles of visiting a brick-and-mortar store: Long wait lines, products that aren't available and difficult comparisons are not on their to-do lists. Learn 3 ways customer service technology can elevate your brick-and-mortar store, so your customers will use their keys instead of their laptops.
Posted: 29 Sep 2017 | Published: 28 Aug 2017

Vonage

Trusted Identities: Solving Fraud in Banking
sponsored by HID Global
WHITE PAPER: One of the biggest challenges facing banks today is how to provide secure and trusted services while substantially improving customer experience. Take a closer look at this white paper to reveal a holistic multi-channel identity and access management platform that can improve the user experience and create a higher level of mutual trust.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

HID Global

Busting The Top 10 Myths Of Omnichannel Customer Engagement
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Think about the technologies you use for customer engagement—what your customers expect today, and what they'll demand tomorrow. You'll need a platform that meets those demands. Learn why omnichannel customer engagement is your best choice for delivering exceptional CX. Plus, uncover the truth behind 10 common omnichannel myths.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Genesys

5 Key Features To Look For In A CX Platform
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Many contact center tools today deploy siloed interaction channels, in which each customer interaction is managed in isolation' – this is a poor approach to CX. Explore 5 critical capabilities you'll need in your CX platform to take your customers to the next level of customer engagement.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Published: 20 Sep 2017

Genesys

A 5 Minute Guide to Cognitive Search for Customer Support
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the basics of a cognitive search platform – from natural language processing to robust security and big data analytics – and find out how cognitive search apps can help contact centers revitalize customer interactions and self-service.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Attivio, Inc.

7 Steps for Delivering Next-Generation Digital Customer Service
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: According to Altimeter Group, 88% of businesses are currently undergoing a digital transformation, and 42% are investing in new digital channels to more effectively serve clients. That means companies understand the urgent need to create engaging digital experiences. Discover7 steps to delivering next-gen digital customer service.
Posted: 14 Sep 2017 | Published: 14 Sep 2017

Genesys

Technology Roadmap for Omnichannel Customer Engagement
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to use a system of engagement approach to enable seamless omnichannel service across all channels and touchpoints, and uncover 4 steps to make your contact center operations omnichannel-ready.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Genesys

Should You Update or Abandon That ACD?
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Explore the potential benefits of VoIP vs. SIP. Find out how to improve contact center efficiency and break down silos between channels. Plus, learn how to migrate from legacy ACD systems to SIP to deliver seamless omnichannel customer experiences.
Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Aug 2017

Genesys

The State of Customer Success 2017
sponsored by LogMeIn Rescue
WHITE PAPER: This research report by Technical Services Industry Association (TSIA) explores the current state of customer success. Discover 10 business challenges surrounding customer service, 5 lessons that 2016 has taught organizations, 3 trends affecting customer success, and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 28 Aug 2017

LogMeIn Rescue

7 Steps for Delivering Next-Generation Digital Customer Service
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Businesses across the globe are looking into how to use digital channels to more effectively serve their clients. Are you doing the same? Read on to learn 7 steps you can take to deliver next-gen digital customer service.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Aug 2017

Genesys

Journey Mapping: An Outside-in Approach to Delivering Great Customer Experiences
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this digitally disrupted environment, journey mapping your customer's buying cycle could be the best way to nurture customer loyalty. But just what is journey mapping? Read on to get this question answered, and to learn how journey maps improve customer experience, a 4 step approach to journey map research, and more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Aug 2017

Genesys

Removing the Barriers to Automating Quality Assurance
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Explore 4 barriers to true quality management automation in contact centers and how to overcome them. Discover how to get the most out of your quality management processes and data by paving the way for the automation.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Keeping the Romance Alive to Attract and Retain Customers
sponsored by SAP Hybris
WHITE PAPER: Uncover tips for improving customer relationships so that you can increase brand trust, customer engagement, and customer loyalty.
Posted: 15 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Jul 2017

SAP Hybris

CRM and Digital Opportunities for Today's SMBs
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: This report, commissioned by Salesforce, aims to identify potential areas SMBs can improve when it comes to using CRM and digital technology. Learn how to create more targeted, personalized marketing strategies, orchestrate multichannel strategies, assess the potential financial benefits of CRM, and more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

Salesforce

How Telco Providers can Enable Real-Time Analytics and Decision-Making
sponsored by Aerospike
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Telco Service Providers (TSPs) can provide seamless, connected experiences with insights from big data architectures and advanced analytics. Find out how to enable real-time decision-making with analytics capabilities that support network management, CEM, and digital innovation.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 12 Jun 2017

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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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