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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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8 Ways to Increase Conversions with Call Tracking
sponsored by Twilio
WHITE PAPER: If a customer clicks on an ad but calls the store to make a purchase, how can you track conversion rates? Learn how call tracking is helping advertisers use phone numbers to match online clicks with offline purchasing behavior.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Published: 11 May 2017

Twilio

Digital Transformation in Sales: Evolving the Art of Customer Engagement
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top driver behind improved customer engagement: digital transformation. Find out why top-performing sales organizations are increasing their revenues by prioritizing technology as they form new and evolving relationships with their customers.
Posted: 10 May 2017 | Published: 10 May 2017

Microsoft

Preparing for PSD2: The Role of Data in the Future of Banking
sponsored by DataStax
WHITE PAPER: To meet the requirements around customer experience from PSD2, the key will be your data management strategies. Learn how to cleanse and integrate your data for a single customer view and reduce the risk of opening up bank systems to third party access.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 08 May 2017

DataStax

Why Your Business Needs a Personalization Strategy
sponsored by Cxense
WHITE PAPER: Return customers are an asset for your company, providing quality, actionable data for you and your marketing department. Learn more about how you can leverage web personalization in your web apps and website design to provide an enticing customer experience that will keep your customers coming back.
Posted: 05 May 2017 | Published: 05 May 2017

Cxense

Be a Marketing Hero
sponsored by Cxense
WHITE PAPER: If you don't provide a personalized experience, somebody else will – and that's where your customers will keep going back to. Learn more about how you can leverage web app and website personalization in your own company and start keeping your customers.
Posted: 05 May 2017 | Published: 05 May 2017

Cxense

How to Create Compelling CX with Online Personalization
sponsored by Cxense
WHITE PAPER: In an environment where 62% of customers prefer to receive offers and promotions based on previous experiences, learn how to influence purchasing decisions for your demanding audience.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 04 May 2017

Cxense

Get Out of the Queue: Drive Your CX with Attribute Matching
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Today, nearly 90% of companies compete solely on CX – a drastic increase from 36% in 2010. But what exactly does CX consist of? Read this article to learn more about trends and strategies for driving contextualized experiences.
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

Avaya

Technology Trends in Customer Support Centers
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: In a recent Gatehouse Research survey, 54% of customer service and IT executive respondents cited inconsistent service as their main cause of customer frustration. Access the results to the rest of the survey and see how your peers are answering the tough questions.
Posted: 25 Apr 2017 | Published: 25 Apr 2017

Zendesk

Roll Out and Manage Multiple Customer Service Channels
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, uncover the different communications channels you could be using to provide customer service as well as considerations for your roll out of these channels.
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 | Published: 24 Apr 2017

Zendesk

2017 CRM Customer Service Tech Predictions
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Analytics. Machine Learning. AI. Assess Gartner's predictions for customer service and support tools in 2017 – which ones are actually working?
Posted: 23 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

Zendesk

The Fundamentals of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This eBook offers insights on how you can take advantage of innovations that make your enterprise communications digital-ready.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Avaya

Redefine Your Business Communications for Digital Transformation
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Explore the current trends shaping modern businesses like customer-centric experiences, heightened collaboration, and cloud computing and find out why it's time for organizations to start thinking about adapting their communications for the age of digital transformation.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Avaya

2017 Customer Service Trends: Operations Become Smarter And More Strategic
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: This analyst report summarizes the top 10 customer service trends for 2017 that contact center leaders must pay attention to in order to deliver customer service excellence.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 27 Jan 2017

Zendesk

IDC Market Spotlight - Maturity Model
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Any organization can make a good product. One way modern organizations are using to differentiate themselves is excellent, differentiated customer service. Read this white paper for information on new demands that technologies such as IoT are placing in customer service, and how you can utilize them to create proactive service in your organization.
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

ServiceNow

A Quick Guide to Modernizing Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: 80 percent of businesses believe they deliver a superior customer experience. However, only 8 percent of their customers agree. Download this white paper to explore how to redefine the fundamentals of customer service by bringing together people, workflows, and systems to proactively resolve issues and optimize the service experience.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 13 Apr 2017

ServiceNow

Choosing between the Cloud and on-premises solutions for the contact centre
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: The traditional definition of customer service has changed. Communication channels have evolved, and 74% of consumers today use three or more channels when seeking customer care. To adapt, many businesses are enhancing their options. Learn 7 points to consider before moving to a cloud-based contact centre, challenges to look out for, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

Mitel Networks Limited

Predict Customer Behavior With the Power of Big Data
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: How do you delve down into data to discern customer behavior patterns and discover what content will provide focused and personalized experiences? Explore how to leverage big data and predictive analytics to turn customer data into critical opportunities in order to enhance decision-making and architect a truly unique, positive customer journey.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

[24]7

10 Rules For An Efficient Contact Center
sponsored by West Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There are new rules emerging for your contact center. Cloud-based technology is shifting how things are done, but you must now streamline your skills and strategies for success. Learn 10 rules that will help you run a more efficient contact center in the wake of the shifting landscape.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

West Corporation

Why Your Contact Center Needs Closer Integration With Marketing
sponsored by West Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience and engagement are the newest concerns of the modern marketer, having traditionally been the area of the contact center. But while marketing is embracing a customer-centric, multichannel universe, the contact center is lagging behind. Learn why your contact center needs closer integration with marketing, and how to achieve it.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

West Corporation

CX Executive's Agenda 2017: A Data-Driven Approach to Satisfying Customers
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: In January 2017, analysts surveyed 124 organizations of various sizes and industries. Learn how to use a data-driven approach to alleviate the challenges impacting your ability to satisfy customers.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

OpenText

Lead with Customer Experience, and Efficiency Will Follow
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: With advancements in technology and evolving customer needs, customer service is no longer an exercise in addressing existing issues. In this study, learn how to set the right objectives for customer service executives to determine their areas of focus.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

OpenText

Why You Should be Delivering a Continuous Connected Digital Experience
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Learn how investing in a continuous digital experience can increase revenue, retention, and loyalty while improving departmental coordination.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

OpenText

Achieve A Single View Of The Retail Customer For Deeper Insight
sponsored by Hortonworks
WHITE PAPER: Consumer behavior changes constantly, threatening retailers' business objectives. But there are new opportunities for retailers willing to capture and analyze this behavior to gain insights and maintain their edge. Discover how to push your company to adapt to the evolving customer. Plus, learn about the role big data plays in this new landscape.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

Hortonworks

10 Hidden Costs of Quoting with Spreadsheets
sponsored by TechData - Connectwise
WHITE PAPER: Many companies shy away from investing in a professional quote and proposal automation platform because they think it's too expensive, or that spreadsheets are just as good. Unfortunately, spreadsheets weren't designed with quoting in mind. Learn about the 10 hidden costs of quoting with spreadsheets, so you won't get caught off guard.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

TechData - Connectwise

5 Ways Every Sales Rep Can Accelerate Success with Analytics
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This Salesforce research report explores what to look for in an analytics tool and how to put real-time, critical insights in hands of not only executives but their employees as well. Discover how to unlock the information within your customer data to ensure better decision-making, identify best practices, and align your CRM and BI.
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Salesforce.com
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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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