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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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7 Requirements For Effective Customer Communication Management
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
WHITE PAPER: You need a customer communications management (CCM) approach that aligns with the customer's need for on-demand communication. This resource provides a seven-point checklist to help you choose the right CCM strategy for your business.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Kofax from Lexmark

How to Provide Efficient & Exceptional Service
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn 8 best practices that can empower your team to deliver exceptional services to your customers, including: treat everything as a ticket, automate service workflows, leverage remote monitoring, and 5 more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

ConnectWise

The Social Media Guide: Practical Tips to Drive Sales
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is the salesperson's complete guide to social media selling strategies that make a meaningful impact on customers. Discover what it means to be a social seller, best practices to make the sale, and more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Microsoft

How to Balance Conflicting Goals in CRM
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of striking a balance between meeting customers' immediate needs, securing their long term loyalty of the brand, and the need to control the cost of operations. Uncover 5 common CRM approaches, and learn which one can help you overcome some of your core business challenges.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Microsoft

Delivering Effective CRM Today: A Look Into New, Dynamic Approaches
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses dynamic approaches for delivering effective CRM for today's on-the-go, mobile lifestyles. Plus, learn how an organization used next-gen CRM to bring order to their disparate systems and data while driving better customer experiences.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Microsoft

CRM Integration: Boost Customer Retention and Tap into Hidden Opportunities
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: The culprit of weak customer retention is an outdated business model that focuses on products and services, not the needs of your loyal fan base. Access this infographic to learn how a better CRM strategy can lead to a higher customer renewal rate.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Infor

Buyer's Guide: Optimize Your Customer Engagement with CCM
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
WHITE PAPER: A customer communications management (CCM) solution helps you manage increasingly digital and diverse customer interaction. Access this informative resource to see an evaluation checklist that'll tell you the 7 core requirements to look for in a CCM solution.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kofax from Lexmark

Noise in the Customer Service Center
sponsored by Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn why background noises are lowering productivity, increasing stress, and headaches. Discover how you can mitigate the effects of noise in your organization's contact center.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

Plantronics

CRM Success Stories: Pandora Jewelry LLC
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This case study reveals how Pandora implemented a globally connected, collaborative environment to quickly adapt and respond to the needs of its expanding customer base and enabled employees with self-service access to crucial customer data. Discover how you can similarly achieve customer focus.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 06 Nov 2015

Microsoft

CRM Success Stories: Amway Korea
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this infographic and learn how Amway Korea improved service quality and better decision-making by enabling employees with an integrated CRM strategy. Learn how their approach can help you remain competitive and ensure customer satisfaction.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 10 May 2015

Microsoft

CRM Success Stories: Shell Card Services
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: By bringing its CRM approach up to speed, Shell enhanced sales and revenue growth. Access this infographic and learn how you can achieve similar benefits.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Microsoft

Self-Service CRM Success Stories: Metro Bank
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: CEO Craig Donaldson can attest firsthand how self-service CRM not only helped his colleagues engage people, but also helped Metro Bank stand out in the financial services industry for its exceptional customer focus. Learn how Metro Bank delivered a consistent customer journey and turned customers into fans.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

Microsoft

Customer Experience Transformation: The Imperative Need for Digitization
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the fundamental building blocks of your omnichannel transformation. Read on and learn how to reach new sets of customers and grow the value of existing ones.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 07 Jan 2016

Avaya

Case Study: Nissan Motor Company Achieves Omotenashi
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how Nissan developed a CRM strategy to better understand customers' individual needs long after they purchase a car. Access now to learn how their strategy can help you anticipate what the customer wants.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 06 Jan 2016

Microsoft

How the Sales Landscape has Changed
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Backed by useful stats on how your peers are selling effectively, this detailed infographic reveals 3 steps to optimal sales. Tap this resource and discover details of each step that can help you deliver the distinctive client experience.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 06 Jan 2016

Microsoft

Manufacturers Turn to the Internet of Things to Boost Customer Engagement
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore how investing in the right CRM solution can help you grow your IoT approach, as well as support your customer-centric initiatives.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Infor

Digital Marketing Redefines Sales and the Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how marketers have reprioritized their practices to benefit their bottom line. Discover how, by using data analytics and various personalization tactics, these leaders are able to raise the bar for themselves, their organizations, and their customers.
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 | Published: 03 Jan 2016

Infor

The State of Customer Experience in Retail
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: 70% of brands fail to take advantage of exciting new opportunities to build and maintain a profitable audience. Don't be one of them - access this guide to uncover five best practices for creating personalized customer experiences in retail.
Posted: 28 Dec 2015 | Published: 28 Dec 2015

Infor

The Building Blocks of a Mobile-Friendly Omni-Channel Customer Experience
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: While there are challenges to overcome when building a customer-focused mobile experience, many best practices can be accomplished without significant technology implementations. Access this white paper to learn what you can do to satisfy the mobile consumer.
Posted: 24 Dec 2015 | Published: 24 Dec 2015

Aspect

Failing to Meet Mobile App User Expectations: A Mobile App User Survey
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: A well-performing app turns mobile users into brand advocates. Access this report to find survey results from 3,011 mobile-enabled consumers regarding their preferences, expectations, and what makes them dump your app for good.
Posted: 24 Dec 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Improve Customer Experience with Better Self-Service
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, you'll learn how to increase the breadth of your organization's self-service channels -- as well as the depth of these channels. Read on and uncover best practices for doing so.
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Aspect

Expert Advice for Boosting CRM: Stop Reading Infographics and Start Selling
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you will discover how to optimize your valuable time as an enterprise CIO, and foster best-in-class CRM. Read on to discover how to better nurture leads and make the best use of your time in growing your business, and find out how to boost your CRM in just minutes.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 22 Dec 2015

Microsoft

Deliver Secure, New Business Services and Improve the Customer Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses ways organizations can deliver secure, new business services with identity management in mind. By accessing, you'll find a checklist designed to help you simultaneously grow and protect your business.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

Top 4 Emerging Mobile App Strategies
sponsored by Magnet
WHITE PAPER: This e-book digs into the top 4 emerging mobile app strategies for 2016 that can help you win customer loyalty. Rely on this guide as your "cheat sheet" to enabling better mobile experiences for today's always on-the-go customers.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015


How to Maximize Sales Productivity in the Modern Workplace
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a three-step strategy towards selling more effectively. Access now and get details on staying focused, winning faster, and building trust.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

Microsoft
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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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