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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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Verity Credit Union Streamlines Application Access, Reduces Helpdesk Costs and Improves Customer Service
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study shares one credit union's experience with an authentication solution that helped it efficiently manage user access across all applications without hindering productivity or adding costs.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Guide to Transactional Email
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a primer on transactional emails, explaining the unique opportunity they present for connecting with customers and the best practices that drive success.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dyn

The Time Is Now: Workforce Optimization Becomes Reality for the Small-to-Medium Sized Contact Center
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes how workforce optimization (WFO) technologies are transforming contact centers in small to midsize businesses (SMBs).
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Calabrio, Inc.

Five Tips to Achieve a Lean Manufacturing Business
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This must-see white paper outlines five primary principles of lean manufacturing, and describes how the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can help you achieve your lean goals.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

Automate Your Business Processes with the Digital Mailroom
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to uncover the tool capable of transforming documentation reception and processing into a more efficient "digital mailroom", so you can improve customer service, reduce costs and more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Kofax, Inc.

Seven Ways to Make the First Mile of Business Smarter
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this game-changing white paper to uncover the seven ways to make the first mile of business interactions smarter.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Kofax, Inc.

Three Tips for Measuring Voice in the Sea of Big Data
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores why the contact center has remained a highly untapped source of customer insight, explains how recent advances are giving organizations the power to analyze voice interactions, and counts down three essential success factors that you should consider.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Calabrio, Inc.

The Chief Merchant Study: Competing in an Omni-Channel World
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Why are so many retailers struggling today? The answer is simple: Their efforts of putting the customer at the heart of their merchandising process are coming up short; they aren't customer-oriented. In this informative research report, find out what the most successful retailers are doing.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

UC And Collaboration Adoption By Business Leads To Real Benefits
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, research shows that buyers are investing in a wide range of UC&C capabilities. The data shows that they derive real business value when deploying multiple capabilities based on the latest innovations in ways that meet both IT operational and line-of-business requirements.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

10 Ways Autotask Automates Your IT Business
sponsored by Autotask Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper lists the 10 essential business processes that Autotask optimizes using one cloud-hosted platform with multiple, function-specific dashboards. This solution can reduce costs and manage growth efficiently through automation and integration.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Autotask Corporation

How to Transform Your Mobile Customer Care Strategy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how by implementing a smart connected integration (SCI) strategy, a company can begin and nurture a better path to mobile customer service.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

3 Smart Moves That Slash Intermodal Costs
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: Even with near limitless intermodal options, planners typically fall back on familiar routes and patterns – regardless of whether or not there's a better way to operate. Fortunately, this resource lays out three smart moves that slash intermodal costs while delivering real planning transparency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Quintiq

Customer Experience (CX) Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide was written to help identify or measure those critical CX measurement points that provide feedback on the health and success of a CX initiative. It is intended to familiarize you with important CX measurements and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) along with providing a definition and a method to calculate their value.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Oracle Corporation

Why CIOs Need to Take Control of Customer Data
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief examines the business implications of unintegrated customer data and outlines how CIOs and other senior IT managers are ideally positioned to take control of customer data with data management technologies.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Informatica

Google+ Guide
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some best practices for utilizing Google+ as an effective user engagement strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle Corporation

Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative solution brief highlights the challenges and potential solutions that can be implemented to help embrace mobile customers, protect payment and personal data and deliver a secure shopping experience.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

The WOW Guide to Self-Service Support
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This valuable guide describes why customers are demanding effective self-service support options and offers recommendations to help you get started.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Self-Service Support For Fast Growing Companies
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive guide reveals the business drivers for self-service support and describes how this strategy fuels customer experience excellence.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative solution brief highlights the challenges and potential solutions that can be implemented to help embrace mobile customers, protect payment and personal data and deliver a secure shopping experience.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

The Four Pillars of End-to-End Sales
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Many people think of used car salesmen or cold calling when it comes to sales -- but the modern sales rep knows it's more than transaction-based. Smart selling today is all about relationships, and in the age of the empowered customer, sales and clients must work together to receive mutual benefits.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Salesforce

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Four Reasons Why Proactive Customer Care Means Customer Loyalty
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down four key reasons that proactive customer care makes good business sense, and examines how this strategy can transform your contact center into a customer loyalty center. Also inside, find key tips to help you get started.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Aspect

Turning Social Media into a Game-Changing Customer Care Channel
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Today's customers demand highly personalized, engaging experiences, and leveraging social media to transform your contact center is a way to surpass these expectations. Access this whitepaper to learn how combining contact center best practices with social media CRM technologies can increase the effectiveness of your customer interactions.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

Aspect

Taking Advantage of Transformational Mobile Technologies in Retail
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this brief resource for key information on how mobility has changed the way of growing retail business by enabling improved consumer-business interaction. Click now to see how to get started with a mobile planning strategy.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Meeting Customers Where They Are With Dynamic, Real-Time Mobile Engagement
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper to highlights a mobile engagement and analytics platform equipped with all the necessities to provide comprehensive, real-time self-service capabilities, ensure a top-notch customer experience.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Kofax, 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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