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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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Is Providing 24-Hour Global Support Right for You?
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Learn now about key questions to ask as you determine your global customer support strategy. Access this resource and you'll also discover best practices for providing global support such as dashboards, collaboration tools, the cloud, and more.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Zendesk

Research Report: How To Deliver the Omni-Channel Support Customers Want
sponsored by BoldChat - LogMeIn
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect contact centers to provide a greater ease of use and faster response time than ever. This may seem daunting given the need for omni-channel support, but it doesn't have to be. Access this comprehensive research report to learn how to reduce customer effort across your omni-channel approach.
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

BoldChat - LogMeIn

What? Crackle. Drop. The Cost of Weak Online Conferencing for Business and IT
sponsored by ReadyTalk
WHITE PAPER: Every conference—online or in person—is an investment your company makes of time, money and resources. This white paper highlights the risks and costs that weak, online conferencing can bring to your business and IT if it isn't remedied soon.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ReadyTalk

The Value of Cloud ERP to Your Business
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Finding the right ERP strategy is critical because it helps perform and improve critical functions like automating core business operations, improving financial compliance, enhancing customer service, and more. Access this buyer's guide to help decide if on-premise ERP is right for your needs or if it's time to consider migrating to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

NetSuite

Frameworks for Assessing WebRTC ROI
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Dean Bubley, founder of Disruptive Analysis, discusses several use cases for calculating the ROI for the open-framework WebRTC in contact centers. As WebRTC becomes a larger norm, learn how to calculate its ROI for your organization and make the most of your investment.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Oracle Corporation

What is Driving the Financial Services Industry to the Cloud?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, you'll learn how one global banking organization decided on a cloud infrastructure that helped them quickly add features and iterate on their application. Discover how they did this while still providing a stable, secure experience for their banking customers.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to Move Beyond Traditional CRM and Modernize Your Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: According to a Forrester study, 80% of businesses believe they deliver a superior customer experience, but only 8% of their customers agree. Explore a holistic approach that brings together people, workflows, and systems to deliver a superior customer experience beyond traditional CRM.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Analytics and the Customer Journey: 7 Best Practices for Delivering a Better Customer Experience
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can identify the critical factors that detract from a customer experience as well as decide how to rebuild positive experiences by mapping the customer journey. Uncover the 7 best practices for delivering a better customer experience and get helpful advice on data management, metrics, and more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

SAS

Five Ways CRM Tools Improve Constituent Relationships
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to customer relationships, engagement equals empowerment. Access this white paper to explore five ways CRM tools can help you improve the relationship you have with your customers.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

Maximizing Moments of Truth: Optimizing Customer Interactions
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following resource reveals the 5 types of customer data you should be collecting and analytics strategies that automate marketing campaigns, optimize customer engagement, and more.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

SAS

Survey Report: Putting Customer Service First
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Top customer service providers are 53% more likely to significantly impact company revenue. Access this survey report to see what the top service leaders have in common and what you can do to make your business one of them.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

How Local Governments can Enable Self-Servicing Communities
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Discover intuitive self-service capabilities that enable customers to conveniently and confidentially lodge requests, make payments, and process regulatory transactions online.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Infor

85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Step-By-Step CRM Data Analytics for Sales Teams
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Metrics aren't answers; they are prompts for questions that probe statistics for deeper insight. Discover the simplest way to find the actionable insights hidden in your data analytics. Learn best practices and considerations for using metrics in analytics and see how to turn them into powerful tools.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Infor

Why CRM is Critical for Value-Selling
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today, salespeople have less control over the sales process than ever before. Discover ways to help salespeople continue to be a valuable part of a transaction with value-selling and CRM by collecting, analyzing, and sharing customer data.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Infor

The Future of Retail Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: 71% of in-store shoppers who use smartphones say the device is more important than the in-store experience. Uncover the future of retail shopping with 5 key predictions based on current trends and the changing perception of shopping experiences for you to consider.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

[24]7

Five Tips for Mastering Digital Customer Service
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: As contact center engagement reaches critical mass, customers now expect the same level of service from digital and voice interactions. Discover ways to provide a seamless experience as your audience navigates across multiple channels.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Genesys

Report: Transforming Your Business to Meet Customer Expectations, React to New Challenges
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Advanced technology plays an important role in the transition to digital consumer engagement. Learn which tools can enhance your omnichannel potential, along with monitoring and analysis of consumer interactions.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

SAP

Case Study: Streamlining Customer Service in Dental Care
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines the strategies one chain of dental practices adopted to streamline its patient service processes, including automated call redirection, reduced call center staff and phone lines, and more.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

Avaya TSG

Healthcare Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and Cost-Efficiency
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn about a global pharmaceutical company improved its customer service and the productivity of its contact center while also achieving significant cost savings in communications.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

A Guide to Patient Interaction
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to enhance the patient experience by automating routine processes and expanding patient interaction outside the hospital. Access now and learn the benefits of proactive outreach, both pretreatment and post-discharge, including fewer preventable readmissions, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

Financial Services: Creating the Connected Customer Experience
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Success in the financial services industry means creating a connected customer experience in every interaction, in every part of the institution. This guide walks you through each step and the different roles to be played in creating connected customers.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Avaya TSG

3 Customer Engagement Pillars: Driving Customer Lifetime Value to New Heights
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
WHITE PAPER: Customer engagement is the central ingredient to improving long term customer retention rates. This resource describes the three pillars of customer engagement required to derive maximum value from every customer interaction.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya CenturyLink

Australian Digital Experience Report
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: 76% of satisfied customers demonstrate brand loyalty. In this report, learn more about how Australian consumer preferences are shifting towards digital channels, and what you can do to close the gap between expectations and delivery.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 Jun 2016

SAP

Customer Analytics and the Role of Flash
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: All-flash arrays can deliver extreme performance at very low latency to produce highly scalable data ingest and access. Discover how your enterprise can utilize flash storage to deliver faster, more responsive analysis and a better customer experience.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

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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