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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 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

The Value of Cloud ERP to Your Business
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Finding the right ERP strategy is critical because it helps perform and improve critical functions like automating core business operations, improving financial compliance, enhancing customer service, and more. Access this buyer's guide to help decide if on-premise ERP is right for your needs or if it's time to consider migrating to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

NetSuite

Infor ePathway: Intuitive Self Service Capabilities for Local Authorities
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the Infor Pathway platform and find out how to incorporate enhanced dashboards and KPI reporting into your BPM strategy for processes like people management, property management, revenue management, and regulatory management.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 05 Sep 2017

Infor

85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

The Key to Improving Customer Experience and Decreasing Disloyalty
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Providing customers with a "delightful" experience has become a focus for business differentiation. It's garnered a lot of attention, but is it actually worthwhile? Discover the key to improving customer loyalty and 8 questions that are essential to decreasing disloyalty through reducing customer effort.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

[24]7

The Future of Retail Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: 71% of in-store shoppers who use smartphones say the device is more important than the in-store experience. Uncover the future of retail shopping with 5 key predictions based on current trends and the changing perception of shopping experiences for you to consider.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

[24]7

How manufacturers can use value selling to deliver great experiences at every touch point
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: 60% of B2B buyers said they spent more time researching purchases and 40% said they waited longer than they did the year before to contact a salesperson. Salespeople aren't just order takers yet! Read on to discover value selling and how CRM solutions give your salespeople the right tools for the job.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Infor

The Future of Telecom: Five Predictions
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Discover 5 key predictions regarding the future of telecom, based on current trends and customers' changing perception of the telecom experience. Gain insight into what telecom consumers expect from today's providers, and learn how to deliver exceptional self-service for mobile transactions.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

[24]7

The Future of Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look into the latest trends in customer experience management. Uncover 5 ways you can improve the customer experience in any industry.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 23 May 2016

[24]7

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

Case Study: Streamlining Customer Service in Dental Care
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines the strategies one chain of dental practices adopted to streamline its patient service processes, including automated call redirection, reduced call center staff and phone lines, and more.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

Avaya TSG

Healthcare Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and Cost-Efficiency
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn about a global pharmaceutical company improved its customer service and the productivity of its contact center while also achieving significant cost savings in communications.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

A Guide to Patient Interaction
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to enhance the patient experience by automating routine processes and expanding patient interaction outside the hospital. Access now and learn the benefits of proactive outreach, both pretreatment and post-discharge, including fewer preventable readmissions, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

Financial Services: Creating the Connected Customer Experience
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Success in the financial services industry means creating a connected customer experience in every interaction, in every part of the institution. This guide walks you through each step and the different roles to be played in creating connected customers.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Avaya TSG

3 Customer Engagement Pillars: Driving Customer Lifetime Value to New Heights
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
WHITE PAPER: Customer engagement is the central ingredient to improving long term customer retention rates. This resource describes the three pillars of customer engagement required to derive maximum value from every customer interaction.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya CenturyLink

Australian Digital Experience Report
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: 76% of satisfied customers demonstrate brand loyalty. In this report, learn more about how Australian consumer preferences are shifting towards digital channels, and what you can do to close the gap between expectations and delivery.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 Jun 2016

SAP

Customer Analytics and the Role of Flash
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: All-flash arrays can deliver extreme performance at very low latency to produce highly scalable data ingest and access. Discover how your enterprise can utilize flash storage to deliver faster, more responsive analysis and a better customer experience.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Case Study: Analytics for Big Customer Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes the analytics strategy that allowed an insurance company to rapidly analyze large amounts of raw information to gain a better understanding of customer behavior and needs. Discover how they experienced benefits like increased client revenue, stronger customer loyalty, and a reduction in sales and canvassing costs.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2015

IBM
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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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