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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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Five Steps to Improving Business Performance through Customer Intimacy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Business success today requires a new depth of customer insight. Read this white paper to learn five practical steps your companies can take to achieve customer intimacy and, by doing so, achieve breakaway performance.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 18 Nov 2010

IBM

Humanising the Service Desk
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Due to technological advances, managers are considering how they operate Service Desks and how they can improve the way they support customers. In this paper, identify key ways to keep the Service Desk human while ensuring customer service stays front and centre.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

LogMeIn, Inc.

Commerce Anywhere: A Business and Technology Strategy to Maximize Cross-Channel Commerce Growth
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: E-commerce has gone from fringe to foundation. Now, businesses must tailor their customer serivce approach to the more complex "anytime, anywhere" customer with mobile device in hand. This white paper from Oracle details the "commerce anywhere" approach.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

Four Effective Service Strategies that Drive Brand Advocacy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will provide answers, focusing on the four key aspects of service that can combine to create a "WOW!" experience: convenience, speed, relevance, and relationship.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 25 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

Advancing Enterprise Mobility to Improve Sales and Service
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the latest thinking on use of mobile technology to deliver business value by enabling sales and service processes – and transform processes across the enterprise. Business software vendors can best support their customers by collaborating with strategic partners to co-innovate and foster a mobile ecosystem.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

SAP Business Communications Management Rapid-Deployment Solution
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how SAP has combined SAP Business Communications Management with implementation services to help you quickly and predictably improve customer service and reduce operational costs in inbound contact centers. The all-IP contact-center solution works with SAP CRM to further increase customer service benefits.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Optimizing Your Return on Customer Attention with Oracle RTD
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how 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: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

Deliver Extraordinary Customer Experience
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to differentiate themselves by providing personalized and rewarding service that leverages the unique value of all customer touch points. If done well, a company can transform customer service into a competitive advantage, and use it to turn a buyer into a customer for life. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Oracle Corporation

Why Deliver Extraordinary Customer Service?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to differentiate themselves by providing personalized and rewarding service that leverages the unique value of all customer touch points. If done well, a company can transform customer service into a competitive advantage, and use it to turn a buyer into a customer for life.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Item-level RFID Tagging and the Intelligent Apparel Supply Chain
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of item-level radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging in the apparel supply chain. It explains the evolution of RFID technology and details key benefits when utilized by retailers, distribution and logistics providers, and manufacturers.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Motorola, Inc.

Workforce Management: "Scheduling to the Opportunity"
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
WHITE PAPER: In the face of shrinking margins, today’s retailers seek a large competitive advantage. Given that a retailer’s largest controllable expense is its workforce, retailers that implement a solution that gives real-time visibility into labor practices and generates optimized schedules will help with labor costs, store sales and customer service levels.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011 | Published: 03 Feb 2011

Infor WFM Workbrain

Service Please: Five Tips for Easy, Affordable Tech Support
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A dark secret of investing in technology is the substantial cost of not doing the technical support well. You may increase productivity and profits simply by adopting a new strategy for network maintenance and troubleshooting. Read on to learn how three small businesses get technical support that brings them peace of mind at an affordable price.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Get the Cisco Tech Support You Need, Online
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT and telecom staff in small businesses (up to 250 employees) meet up at what Google Analytics reports is one of the most popular support sites of its size—the Cisco Small Business Support Community. Whenever you need technical support, or want to learn more about your technology, connect with the community and get support. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Debunking Security Concerns with Hosted Call Centers
sponsored by inContact
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the different layers requiring security, how security should be addressed in each layer, and how to select a qualified hosted call center provider. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 10 Jan 2011

inContact

The Information Agenda: Rapidly Leveraging Information as a Trusted Strategic Asset for Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As the CIO of a flourishing business, you are happy to report that the current information projects are going well. The new call center is up and running, the new data warehouse is on-line, and the new customer loyalty systems have been deployed successfully.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

Moving Towards Customer-Centric Pricing: From Strategy to Implementation, the New Opportunities for Banks to Compete in the Current Economic Downturn
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Pricing is a strategic weapon for acquiring new customers and, as importantly, retaining existing ones. As such, effective and innovative pricing strategies are crucial for banks to achieve organic growth. This white paper argues that banks need more than ever technologies such as the BRMS to effectively manage their pricing policies.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

The Best Best Practice Guide: Benchmarking for Service Desk Success
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking is a critical process for any Service Desk that wants to gauge the quality of their service delivery. Too often, however, desks are overly concerned with industry benchmarks and hitting industry standards for call waiting times, resolution time and the perennial cost per email. Download the SDI best practices guide to learn more!
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

GoToAssist

Improving First-Call Resolution with Team Collaboration Technology
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: How can support reps quickly solve problems when they reach a dead end? Is there an easy way to bring experts into a support session without hindering the customer experience? This white paper will examine key customer support challenges and reveal the many advantages of collaborative remote support.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

GoToAssist

Using Social Media to Deepen Your Customer Relationships
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Written for the marketing executive, this paper provides a useful framework to begin to assess how an organization can engage in social media to build deeper relationships with its customers.
Posted: 24 Nov 2010 | Published: 24 Nov 2010

Infor

Continuous Customer Dialogues
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: The need for customer insight and responsiveness to that insight is the foundation and driving rationale for the emerging CRM concept of continuous customer dialogue through multi-channel touchpoints. This concept is discussed further in the rest of this whitepaper.
Posted: 24 Nov 2010 | Published: 24 Nov 2010

Infor

Virtual + Physical = Hybrid Events:  Best Practices for Creating Compelling, Innovative Hybrid Events
sponsored by INXPO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the growing role of virtual technologies in physical events (hybrid events) in marketing and communication, as well as identifies five best practices for maximizing their success in achieving organizational goals. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 16 Nov 2010 | Published: 16 Nov 2010

INXPO

The Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this guide is to arm B2B marketers with the ultimate resource for lead nurturing, whether you’re just starting to think about lead nurturing in your business or are looking for ways to enhance and optimize your existing programs. Read this definitive guide to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2010 | Published: 12 Nov 2010

Marketo

Mobile Phones Emerge As Security Threat Targets
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Due to their portability and advanced computing features, mobile phones are becoming popular devices for Web surfing. Just like PCs, however, these gadgets are also susceptible to various security threats. Users must remain cautious when using their mobile phones to surf the Internet to keep their phones malware free.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Six Success Factors for Building a Best-Run Marketing Organization
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses six success factors that will enable your marketing organization to overcome the challenges to reaching growth and profitability objectives. Continue reading to learn more about these six success factors and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2010 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

SAP America, Inc.

SAS® Business Analytics for IT Leaders
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: IT leaders, tasked to satisfy the needs of their own business units while satisfying the changing needs of all other business units, face a wide variety of challenges. This white paper identifies the key issues that must be addressed and provides a clear strategy for solving them. Read on to learn more about SAS® Business Analytics for IT leaders.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 06 Oct 2010

SAS
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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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