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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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Customer Service White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Linking the IT PMO to the Business: Establishing a Value Center
sponsored by Innotas by Planview
WHITE PAPER: Examine the value of linking IT projects with business to help realize innovative digital strategies for handling growth and customer satisfaction. Discover how to integrate IT and business strategies successfully and learn how to shift from a cost center to a value center to achieve greater relevance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Innotas by Planview

While Retailers Face Disruption, High-Performers Offer a Blueprint for Growth
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: The following report is based on a survey of 300 executives in the retail industry. Discover the steps high-performers are taking to focus on geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and new formats to drive growth.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Salesforce.com

The Playbook to Activating Customer Engagement
sponsored by BoldChat - LogMeIn
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 7 methods for taking your customer engagement strategy to the next level. Uncover tips on how to think beyond automated telephony, make it easy and fast for customer to access live agents, find a trusted partner to ensure great customer service, and 4 more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

BoldChat - LogMeIn

7 Emerging Trends That Are Changing Manufacturing
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In today's fast-paced global economy, manufacturers are facing demands like never before. In order to thrive, manufacturers must deliver excellence by accelerating product introductions, creating more agile shop floors, and improving order fulfillment. Inside, explore 7 emerging manufacturing trends, and learn how to deliver excellence every time.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Connecting Field Service Management to the IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Field service management teams aim to keep costs down while improving customer service relationships. This is hard for organizations though – often, reducing costs hurt customer relationships. But the IoT allows field service organizations to achieve this goal. Discover 4 ways to leverage the IoT to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Digital Transformation in Sales: Evolving the Art of Customer Engagement
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Customer engagement is an integral part of a successful organization. And with that known knowledge, top-performing sales organizations are prioritizing digital transformation to unlock greater revenue growth. Read about how to digitally transform your sales organization successfully.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Digital Transformation: Risks, Benefits, and 5 Critical Success Factors
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Digital transformation is a key to innovation and the discovery of new business opportunities. The "why" of digital transformation seems obvious, but "how" is less clear. Inside, Ray Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Constellation Research explains the impact of digital transformation on business processes and 5 keys to success.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Microsoft

8 Ways Practices Can Delight Their Patients
sponsored by Medfusion
WHITE PAPER: Patients are evolving into savvy healthcare consumers, shopping around for the best value and experience for their money. Access this white paper to uncover 8 things you should be doing to win over new patients and retain the ones you already have.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Medfusion

The Emergence of the Next-Generation Informal Call Center
sponsored by AVST
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn more about the rise of the informal call center, its use cases, and how to determine if you might actually have one of your own that needs to adopt a call center tech strategy.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

AVST

Customer Engagement: What You Need To Know About Chatbots
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Advances in artificial intelligence mean that chatbots can automate more interactions than were previously possible with older technology. But what do you really know about this new technology? In this white paper, discover the truth about chatbots beyond the hype, and learn how your company can benefit from using them.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

[24]7

Discover the Secrets to Providing Excellent Customer Service
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey, 95% of customer service leaders identified connectingservice processes as their top goal – and also as their biggest challenge. In this infographic, learn what other challenges are plaguing your customer service peers, and discover 3 strategies for modernizing your customer service.
Posted: 27 Jan 2017 | Published: 01 May 2016

ServiceNow

10 Trends Impacting Your Contact Center & How to Profit From Them
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Engaged consumers buy 90% more frequently and spend 60% more per transaction. Your ability to create the best customer experience determines how your customers view your business – and how much you profit. Discover the top 10 trends impacting your customer experience, and how you can turn them into loyalty-building profitable opportunities.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

Mitel Networks Limited

The 8 Types of Questions Your Customers Ask Online
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Consumers want a one-stop shop for their customer service, but most companies fail to deliver this experience and live agents are expensive. That's where virtual agents come in. Access this white paper to learn which 8 types of questions virtual agents can handle and how to optimize your contact center to handle them.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

[24]7

Customer Experience In The Digital Age: 5 Key Trends To Watch For
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience is becoming a major differentiator in an increasingly digital marketplace. Access this white paper to uncover the 5 key trends for improving customer experience this year, and how you can apply them to your organization.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 18 Jan 2017

[24]7

How to Improve Customer Experience for Online Shoppers
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Learn 5 ways to improve the customer experience you offer your online shoppers. Discover how chat should fit into this experience, how to make self-service easier, and just how much you can automate without making customers feel disconnected.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

[24]7

Why is Customer Service So Bad at Handoffs?
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: 64% of consumers start their customer service journeys online. Where are the rest going? Access this white paper to learn about automated phone's role in customer experience and how your company can connect Web, IVR, mobile, and social media touch points.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

[24]7

The Robot Apocalypse: Chatbots Make Agents Extinct
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: 76% of customers prefer digital self-service above other customer service channels, but relying too heavily on artificial intelligence, like chatbots, creates a lot of problems. Access this white paper to discover where the balance lies between live, empathetic humans, and fast, low-cost, automated robots.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

[24]7

Humanize the Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: 49% of customers have switched brands due to bad customer experiences and feeling very disconnected from the companies they try to interact with. Access this white paper to discover 4 ways to humanize your digital customer experience.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

[24]7

The State of Customer Success
sponsored by LogMeIn Rescue
WHITE PAPER: Customer success is spreading rapidly across the tech industry. No one has been able to perfect it yet, but many have taken the right first steps. Access this white paper to learn about top industry trends affecting customer success, top challenges and capabilities, and more.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Apr 2016

LogMeIn Rescue

State of Global Customer Service Report
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Customer expectations have risen to all-time highs and show no sign of stopping. Access this white paper to learn about the current state of customer service and how to prepare your business to move forward alongside customer expectations.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

Microsoft

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

Business Leaders: 5 Reasons Why It's Time to Ditch Your Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Can you save money without losing your customers? Interactive voice response (IVR) may be hurting the customer experience and sending your hard-earned customers to your competitors. Access this white paper for 5 significant reasons to dump your IVR and keep your customers.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

[24]7

Business Leaders: Stop Making it Hard to Be Your Customer
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Instead of trying to increase customer loyalty, what if you could mitigate the causes of customer disloyalty? Customers shouldn't have to do any work in order to be your customers. Access this white paper to discover why efforts to increase customer loyalty are failing and what you can do to decrease customer effort.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

[24]7

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 Path to 2020: Marketers Seize the Customer Experience
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert report to learn what is in store for customer experience over the next three years. Take away the top 5 insights gained from almost 500 CMOs and senior marketing executives and what you can do to future and what they are doing to pioneer the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2016

Marketo
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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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