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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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Putting Dispatch in the Driver’s Seat
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Does your help desk feel like it's stuck in neutral? A dispatcher can help you keep track of which technician is where, what issues they're working on, and make sure all issues are handled in a timely manner.  Learn the 5 simple rules of dispatching your help desk can't afford to break.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

ConnectWise

How Analytics Bring Organizations Closer to Their Customers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Analytics offer insight and can help you make better, smarter decisions - both of which can enable positive customer experiences. In today's wide-open business environment, customers have plenty to choose from. This paper explains why using analytics to your advantage is key to fostering successful customer relationships.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

IBM

Why CRM Implementations Fail….And What To Do About It
sponsored by Scribe Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Companies are scrambling to implement CRM systems, but they might not be getting what they bargained for if they're not careful. Up to 80% are reporting they're not getting what they were promised. Read this paper and learn how to avoid pitfalls, develop a strategy for your CRM system, and much more.
Posted: 20 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Scribe Software Corporation

Cisco IBSG Global Research Reveals New Ways for Banks To Prosper in an Omnichannel World
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Banking customers worldwide are ready for an omnichannel experience – are you ready to give it to them? This resource describes the concept of omnichannel banking, why your customers need it, and why you shouldn't wait to offer it to them.
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 | Published: 17 Aug 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Integrative CRM Enhances Midsize Business Agility and Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper is designed to help IT and business leaders at midsize companies find innovative ways to extend their customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities to capitalize on emerging trends such as cloud, mobile, social media and predictive analytics. Gain essential insight to get closer to your customers and ensure your company's survival.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

IBM

4 Steps to Transforming Your Customer Relationships Using Mobile
sponsored by Appcelerator
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has fundamentally changed the business world, particularly customer relationships. It has not only changed consumer expectations, but also provides a chance to drastically improve the customer experience. Read on to learn 4 simple steps to improving your customer's experience with mobility.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Appcelerator

Empowered Customers Drive Collaborative Business Evolution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this groundbreaking new study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, to understand how empowered customers are changing the way business is doing business—today and in the future.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

Is Your Strategy as Smart as Your Customers?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn the Smart Commerce strategy developed by IBM, designed around customer needs, aspirations, and behavior. This paper goes in depth on each of the four key components of the strategy, demonstrating the work they've done with some of the top names in sports to deliver the Smarter Commerce experience.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 07 Aug 2012

IBM

The Total Economic Impact of IBM® Exceptional Web Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Delivering an optimal web experience not only helps you engage with your customers, partners, and employees but also improves relationships and increases your competitive advantage. This resource explores why investing in web experience solutions can help you achieve this.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

IBM

The mini-guide to social customer service
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Social media has fundamentally changed the world of customer service. This comprehensive guide outlines the keys to success to realize your social customer service potential. Learn why actively engaging with customers is imperative, 4 vital customer services areas to focus on, and more.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

Salesforce.com

Smarter Commerce for Consumer Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The connected customer is changing the way you must conduct business. In order to comply with your customers' demands, you must change the way your products are sourced, manufactured and distributed. Smarter commerce enables this, allowing you to transform how quickly you can manage and adapt your source, market, sell and service processes.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

Social Customer Service: The Pivotal Driver of the Social Enterprise
sponsored by LiveOps
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to see how you can maximize your customer relationship management efforts through social customer service and foster brand loyalty, higher customer lifetime value, enhanced customer experience, and higher revenues.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 06 Jul 2012

LiveOps

A smarter approach to CRM: An IBM perspective
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With instant access to information, customers expect a purchase experience that matches the ease and speed of the information-gathering experience. Read this white paper, created in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, to see how a customer relationship management (CRM) solution can help you respond on the customers' terms.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

IBM

Social Media Feedback for Hospitality: Help Every Location Protects its Online Reputation
sponsored by Medallia
WHITE PAPER: The feedback from social media can allow your business to demonstrate value to customers which will ultimately result in customer loyalty and higher revenues. Read this paper to learn how to join customer experience and social media feedback to eliminate customer pain points in a single reporting application.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Medallia

What If Any Agent Could Take Any Call?
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Good customer service involves leveraging policies, people, and technology to answer customer questions and solve problems with accuracy, speed, and consistency. Check out this paper for tips on how to relieve customer service pain points and get your agents able to answer calls with ease, and keep customers coming back time and time again.
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 | Published: 22 Jun 2012

KANA

Will Your Customers Really Wait for You to Get Service Experience Right?
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: In order to prosper in today’s challenging environment, delivering high quality customer service is critical. This paper outlines an approach to building a solid customer service strategy and addresses common challenges as well as tips for avoiding and overcoming pitfalls.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

KANA

Six Best Practices for Agent Knowledge Management
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Knowledge management can be a useful tool for improving the quality and efficiency of your contact center operations. This paper outlines a series of best practices to help you achieve maximum results from knowledge management within the contact center that will ultimately lead to better customer service, and higher revenues.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

KANA

Business Case for Integrated Unified Communications and Contact Center Solution
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, discover how using unified communications (UC) in your contact center can help you increase effective communications between employees and clients, which will improve your customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty rates.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

ShoreTel

Making the move to Managed Services
sponsored by GFI MAX
WHITE PAPER: This step-by-step guide presents tips for making a pain-free transition to managed services. Inside, learn how your organization can achieve benefits like easier capacity planning, increased long-term customers and more.  
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

GFI MAX

Service. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how a better, smarter approach to commerce can eliminate the potential for unhappy customers and improve your reputation and brand. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, ensuring your customers are satisfied with your services is worth the extra effort.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Buy. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a smart approach to commerce. In this era of the empowered consumer, customer relationship management is a vital to your enterprises success. Discover a smarter commerce strategy that enables you to reduce, or avoid, the potential for unsatisfied customers.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Thumbs Up! Customer Engagement for a New Generation A Benchmark Study of the Impact of Social Media on Customer Service
sponsored by DMG Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews a study of the impact of social media on customer service and how to plan and implement social media for maximum effectiveness within your business.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

DMG Consulting

Remote Monitoring and Management: The Key to Proactive, Efficient IT Service Delivery
sponsored by LabTech Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover the valuable uses of remote monitoring and management. Learn how to provide your customers with better service while also increasing efficiency.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 27 Apr 2012

LabTech Software

Building and Operating a Network Operating Center (NOC) and Help Desk
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the importance of providing a network operating center (NOC) or help desk to your clients. This white paper outlines different NOC/help desk models and tips to build successful services.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

ConnectWise

Smarter Customers, Smarter Commerce: Innovations in the Banking Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Banks today must reassess their business models and focus more on efficiency, data collection and risk management in order to stay competitive. Uncover a unique framework that can help meet your business objectives and allow for better data management in the highly regulated financial industry.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Apr 2012

IBM
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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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