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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

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

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

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

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

Unified Self-Service: Delivering on the Value of Multi-Channel Customer Interactions
sponsored by Voxeo
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper addresses how your company can enhance service, lower costs and increase revenue by taking advantage of these new mediums and expanding the ways in which you communicate with your customers.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

Voxeo

9 Critical Capabilities to Demand From Your IVR Cloud Hosting Provider
sponsored by Voxeo
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper covers 9 critical capabilities to demand from your interactive voice response (IVR) cloud hosting provider.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Voxeo

Is Your CRM Solution Keeping Up with the Times?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IT Business Edge explains the key business and technology factors to consider in deciding whether and when to upgrade your CRM system, including the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) factor.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Deliver a Superior Cross-Channel Commerce Experience
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With the right intelligence and personal information, there are plenty of new opportunities for you to provide superior experience and maximize the opportunity of every customer touch point. This paper shares actionable strategies needed to deliver personalized and relevant content, based on a variety of factors.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Powering the Cross-Channel Customer Experience with Oracle’s Complete Commerce
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and gain an understanding of Complete Commerce and how it can change the way you interact with your customers. Complete Commerce can help you unify your customer's experience, personalize their journey, maximize engagement and optimize the execution along the way.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Knowledge-Infused Customer Relationship Management: A Game-Changing Investment for Customer Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Most customer service organizations have recently seen operational budgets cut by nearly 20%. In addition, the goal of maintaining quality customer service has become more difficult to achieve. Organizations must now deliver the same levels of service with fewer resources. Can it be done? Read on, and find out how.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

Oracle Corporation

Cloud Cover for the Call Center: Meeting Demands Intelligently and Efficiently
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers many of the complications and complexities of managing a call center. It explores the various solutions available and offers pros and cons to each of the options. It shows the positive financial impact picking the right choice can have.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Best Practices for Mobile Device Support
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access today’s whitepaper to learn more about the best practices for mobile devices support and a solution that can help you make your mobile support be better – and smarter.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

LogMeIn, Inc.

Optimizing Your Return on Customer Attention with Oracle RTD
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how business intelligence (BI) can combine your explicitly-defined business rules and automatically-identified statistical information to deliver the best possible content to your customers for every single interaction.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

Oracle Corporation

Making WFM Work: Best Practices and ROI Model
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There has been tremendous innovation in contact center workforce management (WFM) over the past three years, with new vendors and offerings entering the scene. Find out how the new generation of WFM solutions are easier to use, improve agent satisfaction, enhance customer experience and cut costs.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

Calabrio, Inc.

Cincinnati Zoo improves customer experience and enhances performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how one of the world's top-rated zoo uses analytics to create a more satisfying customer experience – while cutting marketing costs, increasing new visits, boosting concession revenues and much more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

IBM

Boost Your Image: Master the Three Stages of Video Conferencing Success
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: This new 1080 Group white paper explores best practices for video conferencing and provides a handy checklist for preparing and conducting a successful video conferencing session.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

PGI halves the time-to-market for new products with cloud infrastructure solutions from CA Technologies
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Keeping up to date with the latest technology is crucial to maintain a competitive edge but with lengthly IT provisioning processes can delay the time-to-market for customer products.  Read this white paper to learn how one company created a cloud-based approach that facilitated business growth by cutting costs and increasing services quality.
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 | Published: 02 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

Vision Paper: Exceptional Experiences:The key to customer engagement
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The online world is one vast opportunity for growing your business.  As the Internet continues to grow, with nearly two billion people and billions of devices already connected, most companies now rightly focus much of their marketing energy on getting the most return from all Internet channels. 
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

IBM

Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can be applied.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

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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