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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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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

SAP® Custom Development: Meeting the Needs of Utilities Companies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how to stay ahead of the competition you need software solutions that support your unique business processes. The SAP® Custom Development organization offers utilities companies a comprehensive, flexible range of custom development services that transform your unique challenges into innovative solutions and business success.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Top 5 Ways to Make IVR Work for You and Your Customers
sponsored by inContact
WHITE PAPER: This paper will help you find this crucial balance between financial efficiency and customer experience with 5 IVR best practices to help you ensure satisfaction all around. These methods have been developed by call center experts with years of experience in the call center space. Read on to learn about the top 5 ways to make IVR work for you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

inContact

Call Centre Transformation: Turning Customer Experience Into Profits
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Call centres have been constantly evolving since the last third of the twentieth century. This evolution will continue as innovative information technology and shifting forces of competition drive call centre transformation. Customer interaction has become an important source of differentiation for organisations. Learn more in this white paper.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

SAP AG

The Future of Address Validation: Going Beyond Move Update to Cut Costs and Connect with Customers
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
WHITE PAPER: Today, the need to connect with customers efficiently and effectively is more important than ever. The foundation of these communications is a complete and accurate customer record. This paper describes the validation requirements, opportunities and best practices to increase organizational efficiencies relative to enterprise address validation.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Published: 13 Sep 2010

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Customer Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy & Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: CVE is a predictive, adaptive approach to linking front and back office functions through the prism of advanced business intelligence and analytics. Read this paper to learn how to link strategy and operations with CVE for better customer loyalty and margins.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Banking: Differentiate Through Service Excellence with SAP CRM – Optimizing Customer Satisfaction, Efficiency, and Profit
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how SAP for Banking solutions, which encompass the SAP® CRM application, encourage agility and customer centricity in today’s demanding market. By seamlessly connecting front- and back-office tasks, they can provide a superior customer experience and stronger top-line growth.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Advanced Case Management for Smarter Government
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Case management is an area in which many government agencies can benefit by using new tools and approaches. By reading this White Paper, learn how to unify information, processes and people to provide better, faster services and programs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

IBM

Integrated vs. Unified: Five Reasons Why Contact Centers Must Get Unified
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the main differences between integrated and unified contact centers, and gives five reasons why it is imperative for contact centers to adapt a unified solution. Read on to learn how adopting such a solution can increase productivity, decrease costs, and enhance the customer experience, thereby increasing customer loyalty.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Aspect

Seven Things to Consider When Developing a Unified Communications (UC) Strategy
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: UC can increase revenue and enhance customer relationships all while reducing costs, but developing a UC strategy can seem like a daunting task. In light of this, this paper outlines 7 things organizations should consider as they begin to develop a UC strategy. Read on to learn some helpful hints and strategies to ensure a successful UC deployment.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Aspect

Making the Back Office Pay: Measuring and Increasing Productivity while Reducing Costs
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Understanding how to manage many different types of back-office tasks in the most consistent and efficient manner is a perplexing challenge. This paper will describe how automated workforce optimization is the solution. Continue reading to learn how to improve the customer experience while decreasing required staffing through predictive modeling.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Aspect

Keeping Pace with the Consumer: What you Need to Deliver a Next-Generation Customer Experience
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines key capabilities and top-line technical requirements to consider as you engage with IT to determine the best path forward to meet your customers’ demands. Continue reading to learn tips and techniques to keep pace with the consumer and deliver a next-generations customer experience.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Aspect

Measuring the Business Impact of Support
sponsored by Citrix Online UK
WHITE PAPER: Customer support has long been a business mainstay. Yet, the business impact of support is seldom measured - despite the influence of support on higher revenue, customer satisfaction and increased productivity. This new ServiceXRG white paper explores the importance of quantifying the impact of support on your business.
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 | Published: 16 Jul 2010

Citrix Online UK

Make the Most of Your Customer COE: A 3-Step Approach
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To achieve effective objectives and drive effective Application Lifecycle Management, an organization must transform its Customer COE by enhancing the value it delivers to the business. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2010 | Published: 23 Jun 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Live Help: Global Consumer Views & Trends Live Voice and Live Chat
sponsored by Art Technology Group (ATG)
WHITE PAPER: This report presents the results of a global survey commissioned by ATG that reveal that consumers want more than just a phone number or e-mail address when it comes to online customer service. Continue reading this report to learn more about the consumer views and trends of voice and live chat.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Art Technology Group (ATG)

8 Traits of IT-Friendly Contact Center and Web Customer Service Software
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we discuss eight IT-friendly software traits that minimize risk, maximize ROI, and encourage innovation. Although the focus of this paper is on contact center and web customer service software, the discussion is broad enough to be a valuable guide for any technology investment.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 06 May 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

Information is King: Business Analytics in the Age of the Downturn and the (Re)Emergence of the Customer
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) launched a research program in April 2009 to determine the attitudes and opinions of C-level executives with regard to the use and value of business analytics. This paper reviews a portion of the research and provides analysis and insights on the topic of business analytics.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

SAS

Maximizing Smartphone Value: Standardize and Simplify
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how your midsize organization can build a comprehensive mobile strategy and stay head of the competition.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Apr 2010

BlackBerry

A Silver Lining for Communications, Media, and Entertainment Companies
sponsored by Infor CRM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how a cross-channel approach can help CME companies increase customer retention and loyalty, streamline marketing processes, and overcome the numerous technical, organizational, and logistical barriers to an effective multichannel environment.
Posted: 03 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Infor CRM

 Achieving Measurable Gains by Automating Claims Processing
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies seven levels of claims automation and provides a roadmap that can be followed to enhance claims processing for insurance companies worldwide.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

Kofax, Inc.

Borderless Network Access
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Borderless Networks, a Cisco® next-generation architecture for agile delivery of services and applications, delivers a new workspace experience, connecting anyone, anywhere, using any device, to any resource: securely, reliably, and seamlessly. Read this paper to learn more about the Cisco Borderless Networks architecture.
Posted: 23 Mar 2010 | Published: 23 Mar 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Business
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Organizations that seek the elusive goal of a single view of the customer need first to instill an information-sharing culture throughout the company, not simply attempt to apply a quick technology fix. Read this white paper to learn more about how to creat a knowledge-sharing culture in your business.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 12 Mar 2010

Sage (UK) Limited

5 Web Self-Service Pitfalls: What Every Contact Center Manager Must Know
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses and analyzes 5 myths frequently encountered in the context of self-service strategies and implementations, and offers proven industry best practices to counter them. This paper will be a valuable resource for you as you develop, implement, and refine your customer self-service strategy.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Contact Centers and Help Desks
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we discuss seven traits of successful contact centers and help desks, backed by stories and tips from our customers - some of the world’s most innovative customer service and support organizations. Read on to learn more about the seven habits that could set your contact center or help desk on the path to success and growth.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

eGain Communications Corp.
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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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