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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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10 New Rules of the Inbound Contact Center
sponsored by West Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide defines a variety of "new rules" for contact centers that take into account the evolving demands of cloud, web, and mobile-enabled customers. Learn how to keep up with the rise of the multichannel, customer-centric model of business and uncover 10 rules for modern contact centers.
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 Satisfy 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

Providing Tailored Customer Experiences In Financial Services
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The idea of financial and banking institutions providing tailored customer service isn't a new concept. But what is new is the technology available today to make this a reality. Learn how new perspectives, approaches and technology are transforming banking.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

Microsoft

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

Contextual Marketing: Stop Neglecting your Audience
sponsored by Tealium
WHITE PAPER: With the right technology, today's marketers can understand, segment, and engage their audiences better. Access this white paper and learn how you can grow leads, increase conversions, and decrease future churn.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

Tealium

Omni-Channel Vs. Multi-Channel Vs. Multi-Touch: Understand The New Customer Service Buzzwords
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: The buzzword in customer service and contact centers over the past few years has been omni-channel. But there's a disconnect between how businesses around the world that use the term vs. how vendors use it. Learn about the differences between omni-channel, multi-touch, and multi-channel, and what to consider in each.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Avaya

Critical Innovations Driving Future Customer Experiences
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Customers are the lifeblood of any company, and it's the experiences that customers have with your company that's most important. With a changing digital world, you need to have an understanding of how to move forward with changing consumer needs. Learn the critical elements driving superior customer experiences that you should consider.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Avaya

Customer Engagement In The Spotlight: 3 Pillars Of A High Quality Customer Experience
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Today's digital consumers demand a consistent experience across multiple touch points, both physical and digital. But high quality, seamless interaction depends on how well you build up the 3 pillars of customer experience. Inside, learn what those pillars are, and how to leverage them in order to provide an excellent customer experience.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Avaya

How To Drive Campaigns With Data Science & Make More Accurate Predictions
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Trying to determine who should buy your products or services often amounts to little more than educated guesswork. You might be able to analyze patterns and perhaps even employ a heuristic-based lead scoring methodology, but often these predictions are unreliable. Learn how to take the next step by driving your campaigns using data science.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Infor

10 Trends Impacting Your Contact Center & How to Profit From Them
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Engaged consumers buy 90% more, spend 60% more, and are 5x more likely to pledge loyalty. Creating an optimal experience will affect how your customers view your business. If you're successful, you'll earn their loyalty. If you're not, they're gone. Inside, discover 10 contact center trends to turn into loyalty-building, profitable opportunities.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

Mitel Networks Limited

The Road to Strategic Website Design
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Despite efforts (and money) to attract website traffic, conversions remain low. Learn why organizations need comprehensive tools that help them listen to customer data, leverage in-house or basic testing features, and improve both revenue and engagement.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

OpenText

Digital Experience Portals: A Modern Approach To Secure, Multichannel Customer Experiences
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This report provides insights into what customers expect in the age of the web-based customer experience – a.k.a. the digital experience (DX.)
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

OpenText

What Matters Most in a Remote Support Tool
sponsored by LogMeIn Rescue
WHITE PAPER: Explore survey results of IT decision makers across the US using remote support tools. Discover what 6 features and functionalities matter most in their remote support software.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

LogMeIn Rescue

Modern Warehouse Management for the New Fulfillment Economy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Unaligned processes, technologies and corporate structures affect warehouse operations and the customer experience. Learn how to avoid these issues with cloud warehouse management tools.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Oracle Corporation

Omnichannel Authentication: Balancing Humanity and Technology
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make authentication processes less cumbersome for your customers with technology for secure, simple engagement.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

The New Omnichannel Retailer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This e-book looks at how retailers should reinvent and simplify their entire operations in terms of sourcing, planning, supply chain, and CX. Learn how to succeed in an omnichannel world and embrace digital disruption.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

IBM

Using AI-Powered Interaction Analytics to Transform the Enterprise
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This article examines the business benefits of voice recognition and analysis. Learn 5 positive outcomes businesses can realize thanks to customer experience analytics powered by neural networks.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Why Omnichannel Customer Engagement Is No Longer Optional
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Only a mere 7% of customers are extremely satisfied that brands provide a seamless, integrated customer experience across all channels, and omnichannel engagement nearly triples customer retentions. Judging by the numbers, omnichannel is no longer optional. Read this report to uncover how you can integrate omnichannel into your CRM system.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Genesys

Strategic Planning Tools for Contact Centers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage contact center strategic planning tools to predict performance more accurately and provide comprehensive what-if analysis capabilities. Discover how to get key answers to tough operational questions so that you can react to change faster and with more agility.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Genesys

When Every Touchpoint is a Transaction: How Retail Brands Can Adapt to the New Customer Journey
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses trends and best practices for engaging and selling to customers on the channel of their choice. Learn what leading tech brands, such as Pinterest, are doing to reach fast-growing social media and mobile users.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Salesforce.com

Retail Organizations: The Next Stage of Transformation
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This report is the result of 20 interviews and 200 surveys of executives from non-food retailers and brand manufacturers. Learn what you can do to offer a personalized blend of products, services and experiences to customers with an adaptive network of business partners. Take Cole Haan's partnership with ApplePay and Pinterest for example.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

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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