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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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The Chief Merchant Study: Competing in an Omni-Channel World
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Why are so many retailers struggling today? The answer is simple: Their efforts of putting the customer at the heart of their merchandising process are coming up short; they aren't customer-oriented. In this informative research report, find out what the most successful retailers are doing.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

UC And Collaboration Adoption By Business Leads To Real Benefits
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, research shows that buyers are investing in a wide range of UC&C capabilities. The data shows that they derive real business value when deploying multiple capabilities based on the latest innovations in ways that meet both IT operational and line-of-business requirements.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

Why CIOs Need to Take Control of Customer Data
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief examines the business implications of unintegrated customer data and outlines how CIOs and other senior IT managers are ideally positioned to take control of customer data with data management technologies.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Informatica

Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative solution brief highlights the challenges and potential solutions that can be implemented to help embrace mobile customers, protect payment and personal data and deliver a secure shopping experience.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative solution brief highlights the challenges and potential solutions that can be implemented to help embrace mobile customers, protect payment and personal data and deliver a secure shopping experience.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

HP Finextra Customer Experience Report 2013
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the results of a survey focused on customer interaction in the banking industry, with 103 responses coming from 52 different European retail financial groups. Read on to discover the key forces that are impacting customer experiences.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 20 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Create a Strong, Dynamic Customer Experience
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the changing e-commerce landscape, and investigates how developing an omni-channel environment can help you create a strong, dynamic customer experience.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Omnichannel Shoppers Trendagram
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic takes a by-the-numbers look at omnichannel shopping trends, customer expectations, and the key opportunities that are emerging for retailers.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Big Job: Understanding the 'Omni-consumer'
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how a predictive analytics strategy can help you navigate customer engagement and handle omnichannel operational challenges.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Delivering omni-channel shopping - Using information management and analytics in consumer industries and retail
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the data-oriented trends affecting consumer industries and retailers, and evaluates next-generation analytics strategies that are driving success.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Surpass rising customer expectations with process optimisation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource offers statistics and other information to help you improve your business processes and operations and increase the value of customer interactions.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 12 Nov 2013

IBM

How Satisfied Are Your Customers?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides statistics and other insights that explain why it's more important than ever to provide excellent customer service and experiences. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

IBM

IBM Watson Engagement Advisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper outlines the recent change in the consumer market and how to ensure that you are delivering the best customer service.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

IBM

3 Smart Moves That Slash Intermodal Costs
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: Even with near limitless intermodal options, planners typically fall back on familiar routes and patterns – regardless of whether or not there's a better way to operate. Fortunately, this resource lays out three smart moves that slash intermodal costs while delivering real planning transparency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Quintiq

Consult the new dictionary for customer experience KPIs
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide was written to help identify or measure those critical CX measurement points that provide feedback on the health and success of a CX initiative. It is intended to familiarize you with important CX measurements and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) along with providing a definition and a method to calculate their value.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Oracle Corporation

Google+ Guide
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some best practices for utilizing Google+ as an effective user engagement strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle Corporation

Close the Omni-channel Customer Experience Gap
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If your customers cannot move smoothly across all channels, their experiences will suffer. Access this guide to learn how you can close the omni-channel customer experience gap and bring online visibility to your contact center.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Billing as a Strategy for Building Customer Loyalty and Retention
sponsored by Fusebill
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the importance of billing in subscription sales, and details how you can use billing to build customer loyalty and retention.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Fusebill

Connected Customer Centricity - MS perspective on the Retail Industry
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals how your organization can develop successful customer-centric strategies and deliver superior customer value.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Microsoft India

Cashing in on Customer Insight
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how customer analytics can help your organization monetize customer insights and compete in a global marketplace.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

6 Hidden Secrets to Offering Exceptional Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: The ability to provide exceptional customer service has quickly become a business differentiator. This resource counts down six secrets to customer service success – read on to learn more now.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

Salesforce.com

UK Network Carrier Gains Network Visibility For Quick Troubleshooting
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This case study focuses on a UK telecommunications organization that found a way to gain network visibility for quick troubleshooting and customer satisfaction, without affecting existing production network.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Gigamon

The Azzurri Contact Centre Leader Peer-to-Peer Opinion Exchange 2013
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a quantified report on UK contact centre leaders, and compares the results of those who have implemented a single multi-channel communications system and those who have not, to get a clear picture of what the barriers and benefits of this system may be.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Azzurri

Go beyond the surface: User Experience Design At A Glance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explains how User Experience Design services can deliver strategic business value by enabling your organization to increase sales and conversions, improve customer retention, build brand trust, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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