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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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How Mobile Devices are Driving Innovations in Contact Centers
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Failing to adopt a customer service strategy for mobile devices could put your business at a serious disadvantage. Gartner research suggests that 80% of companies will suffer revenue loss from the lack of customer support on mobile devices by 2013. Read this paper to learn how to utilize the opportunities mobility offers customer service.
Posted: 29 Oct 2012 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

Avaya

Benchmarking in the contact center: Tips for managing what you measure
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking projects are a great way for contact center organizations to improve their operations in order to reconcile competing demands from customers and the business. Read this white paper to learn best practices for executing a successful contact center benchmarking project.
Posted: 24 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Avaya

Is Social Media Transforming Your Business?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It's no secret that social media has changed consumer behaviors – but most companies are struggling to capitalize on the unique opportunities it has to offer. Review this resource to learn how incorporating social media into knowledge management, contact centers, and the Web can substantially enhance your customer's experience.  
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Building Success in the Cloud
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why Citrix cloud solutions are a clear choice for leading cloud providers, helping them quickly and profitably build differentiated and flexible cloud solutions that are right for their business and their customers.
Posted: 29 Aug 2012 | Published: 29 Aug 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Using Case Management to Empower Employees and transform Customer Service
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how empowering your employees can lead to significantly improved customer service. Learn how dynamic case management applications can assist in delivering employee empowerment and transform the customer experience.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Kofax, Inc.

The Business Case for Integrated ERP
sponsored by Scribe Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It's critical that your ERP software is integrated and can talk to other business applications and systems. Those who embrace ERP integration will reap lower operation costs, increased customer satisfaction, and a lot of saved time. Read this paper to learn how integrating your ERP software will impact your company's operations and work flow.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Scribe Software Corporation

LEGO: Nurturing Consumer Loyalty Bloomberg BusinessWeek Article
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This LEGO customer success story reported by Bloomberg Businessweek highlights how LEGO leverages SAP Customer Relationship Managment (SAP CRM), especially the loyalty management software, to run the compnay's customer loyalty program.
Posted: 21 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The State of Customer Data Integration 2012: The What, Why & How of CRM Integration
sponsored by Scribe Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customer data integration helps companies grow and thrive, but businesses still have a long way to go to implement customer relationship management (CRM) in a meaningful way. Check out what over 300 companies said about cloud, their CRM platforms, and customer data integration in this survey.
Posted: 20 Aug 2012 | Published: 20 Aug 2012

Scribe Software Corporation

The Perfect Combo: ITIL, I.T. Service Management, and Social Media
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how your service desk can facilitate higher levels of productivity for end users with the integration of social media. Help your business gain improved service delivery and support, as well as improved overall customer satisfaction.
Posted: 20 Aug 2012 | Published: 20 Aug 2012

BMC Software, Inc.

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 - OLD
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 - OLD
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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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