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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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10 Hidden Costs of Quoting with Spreadsheets
sponsored by TechData - Connectwise
WHITE PAPER: Many companies shy away from investing in a professional quote and proposal automation platform because they think it's too expensive, or that spreadsheets are just as good. Unfortunately, spreadsheets weren't designed with quoting in mind. Learn about the 10 hidden costs of quoting with spreadsheets, so you won't get caught off guard.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

TechData - Connectwise

Contextual Marketing: Stop Neglecting your Audience
sponsored by Tealium
WHITE PAPER: With the right technology, today's marketers can understand, segment, and engage their audiences better. Access this white paper and learn how you can grow leads, increase conversions, and decrease future churn.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

Tealium

10 Trends Impacting Your Contact Center & How to Profit From Them
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Engaged consumers buy 90% more, spend 60% more, and are 5x more likely to pledge loyalty. Creating an optimal experience will affect how your customers view your business. If you're successful, you'll earn their loyalty. If you're not, they're gone. Inside, discover 10 contact center trends to turn into loyalty-building, profitable opportunities.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

Mitel Networks Limited

Omnichannel Authentication: Balancing Humanity and Technology
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make authentication processes less cumbersome for your customers with technology for secure, simple engagement.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Using AI-Powered Interaction Analytics to Transform the Enterprise
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This article examines the business benefits of voice recognition and analysis. Learn 5 positive outcomes businesses can realize thanks to customer experience analytics powered by neural networks.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Why Omnichannel Customer Engagement Is No Longer Optional
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Only a mere 7% of customers are extremely satisfied that brands provide a seamless, integrated customer experience across all channels, and omnichannel engagement nearly triples customer retentions. Judging by the numbers, omnichannel is no longer optional. Read this report to uncover how you can integrate omnichannel into your CRM system.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Genesys

Strategic Planning Tools for Contact Centers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage contact center strategic planning tools to predict performance more accurately and provide comprehensive what-if analysis capabilities. Discover how to get key answers to tough operational questions so that you can react to change faster and with more agility.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Genesys

Retail Organizations: The Next Stage of Transformation
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This report is the result of 20 interviews and 200 surveys of executives from non-food retailers and brand manufacturers. Learn what you can do to offer a personalized blend of products, services and experiences to customers with an adaptive network of business partners. Take Cole Haan's partnership with ApplePay and Pinterest for example.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Salesforce.com

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

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

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

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, how they boost conversion rates, and more.
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

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

Provide Top Customer Experiences with Faster Customer Care
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: Constellation Research has compiled extensive research and in-depth interviews of businesses that have implemented agile customer care strategies. Discover what analysts have revealed to work for real organizations.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Zendesk

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

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

5 Ways Every Sales Rep Can Accelerate Success with Analytics
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This Salesforce research report explores what to look for in an analytics tool and how to put real-time, critical insights in hands of not only executives but their employees as well. Discover how to unlock the information within your customer data to ensure better decision-making, identify best practices, and align your CRM and BI.
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Salesforce.com

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
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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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