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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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4 Steps to Evolve Your Customer Service Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to craft a customer service strategy that can help you to empower agents, build great experiences, and manage a daunting amount of channels. Uncover 4 steps to effectively evolve your customer service approach.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Microsoft

Benchmarking Enterprise Maturity for Social Customer Service
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the challenges that impede integration of social media with the rest of your contact center and explains how to conquer them by using a social customer service maturity model as a tool to assess contact capabilities. Identify your maturity level and learn how to progress to a higher level for optimal customer satisfaction.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Oracle Corporation

The Socially Enabled Enterprise: Study Results
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover key characteristics of socially enabled enterprises in this research report by downloading it now. Read on to discover how you can transform your business to reap the benefits of social engagement.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation

Socially Enabling Businesses Across the Globe
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today, social is the new business norm. But unlike in the past, numerous siloed social solutions won't cut it anymore. In this resource, learn how you can properly integrate social into your business to improve customer experience management strategies, and collaboration across departments.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation

Delivering on the Promise of the Social Business
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to illustrate the value of social business transformation, how to understand social business maturity, as well as how leaders can plan and prioritize for continued success, scale, and maturation. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

How Close Tracking Against Services Contracts Can Increase Profitability
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn how you can increase customer satisfaction and boost profitability with service contract tracking.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Sage (UK) Limited

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 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

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

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

Turn Social Sentiment into Opportunity with CRM and Analytics
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, you'll uncover tips on how to reach customers at the point of influence with social marketing. Learn why social engagement plays a critical role in bridging the gap between your digital campaigns and the conversations they spark.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Microsoft

7 Requirements For Effective Customer Experience Management
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how customer communications management software (CCM) can optimize scheduled and ad-hoc customer communications. Read on to discover the 7 questions you should ask before adopting CCM.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Kofax, Inc.

Fact vs. Fiction: 5 Customer Communications Management Myths
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Customer communications management (CCM) is an essential tool when it comes to improving the customer experience, but there are some misgivings about it. This guide discusses the top 5 myths surrounding CCM and the truths that debunk them.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Kofax, Inc.

Cater to Tech Savvy Customers with By Going Digital Inside and Digital Outside
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how you can transform customer experience an operational excellence by incorporating customer centricity in to digital inside. Click through now to learn more about how you can create exceptional customer experiences with digital outside and inside your orgnaizaiton.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

OpenText

CRM & Manufacturing: Working Hand in Glove
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a Sales Transformation Pyramid (STP) model, a step-by-step methodology for effecting a positive transformation in your company's sales performance. Access this framework to learn how you can optimize your enterprise's sales performance and refine your internal processes, communication, and agility.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

Microsoft

Case Study: Meeting User Expectations with Integrated ERP
sponsored by Unit4
WHITE PAPER: Get the level of technology you expect at home in your organization with integrated ERP. Learn how a ERP tools can meet user expectations while supporting data-driven decision making with analytics.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

Unit4

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

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

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

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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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