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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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Maintaining Customer Experience Continuity: From Self-Service to Agent-Assisted, Hands-On Dialogues
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Your customers should feel rewarded for using self-service, not forced to recount their story to a live representative. Here's how to provide a consistent experience from self-service to agent assistance.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Aspect

Self-Service: A Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents self-service strategies for your customers to take advantage of that stand the test of organizational challenges. Discover ways to offer a customer experience that delivers relevant information at the right time through multiple channels.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Aspect

Interactive Voice Response Case Study: A Customer Self-Service Strategy for a Leading Home Shopping Company
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Learn how one home shopping company leveraged interactive voice response and was able to shed their dated and inflexible infrastructure and meet their customers' expectations.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Aspect

Virtual Agent Success Stories: One Year Later
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: In this paper containing 4 case studies, you will learn the proper path to achieve digital self-service deployment success by using a virtual agent. Read on to scale your self-service experience as your customer base grows.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Stayin' Alive: Meet the Web-Aware IVR
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, you will learn why IVRs still play a vital role in helping both customers and enterprises exceed their service goals, and discover how you can transform your IVRs to be web-aware. Access 4 key factors for successful web-aware IVR deployment and orchestrate service across all channels.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Where to Place Your CX Bets in 2016
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, you will discover how to accelerate your CX projects' time-to-value by utilizing the latest in digital technology investments, and access 5 expert tips for digital CX. Read on to foster superior customer experience in your enterprise by honoring the mobile experience.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016


7 Keys to Delivering a Rock Star Customer Service Experience
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will learn 7 keys to delivering a stellar customer service experience that can differentiate your digital self-service capabilities from your competitors.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016


E-Commerce Merchandising and Catalog Technology Capabilities
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Unified admin tools simplify management of your catalog, pricing, content, merchandising, promotions, and more. Access this data sheet and learn how to make e-commerce edits easily with a rich-text editor that supports full HTML markup, arrange products manually with simple drag and drop tools, and more.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

Facebook Messenger: Engage Your Customers Where They Are
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover the top 3 benefits gained from engaging your customers via Facebook Messenger. Access this paper to integrate Messenger into your customer interactions to engage them on a deeper level and integrate Messenger with your customer's ecommerce journey.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016


Interactive Text Response: The Key to Re-Imagining Customer Self-Service
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: The outcomes of offering self-service via conversational, automated interactive text response are customer satisfaction, retention, and easier up- and cross-sells. Access this solution spotlight to learn how you can answer customers' questions on their preferred channel without waiting or an agent.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

Aspect

Strategic Considerations When Building Customer Service for The Next Decade
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations keep up with today's mercurial customer service landscape? Access this white paper to uncover a practical approach to creating a customer service strategy while considering the issues that affect customer service today and for the next few years
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Microsoft

The Omnichannel Dilemma: Everyone Wants It, But How Do You Start?
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses the challenges of rolling out an omnichannel framework and delivers 5 action tips for designing a successful strategy.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Six Keys to Effective Chat Operations: Insights to Help Improve Your Business
sponsored by 24/7 Customer
WHITE PAPER: Today, customers expect highly capable chat, including the ability for it to seamlessly integrate other channels as needed. So getting it getting it right is critical to an effective omnichannel strategy. This paper summarizes common misperceptions about chat, and presents six key insights based on lessons learned.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Enabling New Levels of Customer Engagement with Predictive Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how the financial industry is benefitting from advances in analytic targeting. Click through now to explore how bankers are gaining deeper insights into consumers to create personalized, rewarding experiences for digital-savvy customers.
Posted: 26 Jan 2016 | Published: 26 Jan 2016

IBM

Automate Quote-to-Cash Processes to Drive Sales
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses CPQ strategies that enable sales reps to streamline modern quote-to-cash processes. Learn how to use these sales strategies to improve your team's productivity and increase your profit margins.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation

Leverage CPQ Strategies to Sell More, Faster
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores cloud-based CPQ (configure, price, quote) strategies that help businesses eliminate human error and speed up quote turnaround time. Learn how to automate your configuration and quoting processes in order to sell more, faster.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

5 Drivers of the Successful Modern Sales Force
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 steps your sales team should take to modernize sales tactics in the age of the empowered customer. Plus, learn how to become a mobile, productive sales team, stay ahead of competitors with actionable analytics, collaborate across the enterprise to close more deals, faster, and more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

4 Steps to Evolve Your Customer Service Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to craft a customer service strategy that can help you to empower agents, build great experiences, and manage a daunting amount of channels. Uncover 4 steps to effectively evolve your customer service approach.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Microsoft

Benchmarking Enterprise Maturity for Social Customer Service
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the challenges that impede integration of social media with the rest of your contact center and explains how to conquer them by using a social customer service maturity model as a tool to assess contact capabilities. Identify your maturity level and learn how to progress to a higher level for optimal customer satisfaction.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Oracle Corporation

The Socially Enabled Enterprise: Study Results
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover key characteristics of socially enabled enterprises in this research report by downloading it now. Read on to discover how you can transform your business to reap the benefits of social engagement.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation

Socially Enabling Businesses Across the Globe
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today, social is the new business norm. But unlike in the past, numerous siloed social solutions won't cut it anymore. In this resource, learn how you can properly integrate social into your business to improve customer experience management strategies, and collaboration across departments.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation

Delivering on the Promise of the Social Business
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to illustrate the value of social business transformation, how to understand social business maturity, as well as how leaders can plan and prioritize for continued success, scale, and maturation. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

How Close Tracking Against Services Contracts Can Increase Profitability
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn how you can increase customer satisfaction and boost profitability with service contract tracking.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Sage (UK) Limited

7 Requirements For Effective Customer Communication Management
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
WHITE PAPER: You need a customer communications management (CCM) approach that aligns with the customer's need for on-demand communication. This resource provides a seven-point checklist to help you choose the right CCM strategy for your business.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Kofax from Lexmark

How to Provide Efficient & Exceptional Service
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn 8 best practices that can empower your team to deliver exceptional services to your customers, including: treat everything as a ticket, automate service workflows, leverage remote monitoring, and 5 more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

ConnectWise
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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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