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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 value of experience: How the C-suite values customer experience in the digital age
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To learn how companies manage their CX programs, the Economist IntelligenceUnit (EIU) conducted a global survey of 516 senior-level executives. This executive summary presents the highlights of the findings from the European subset of respondents. Discover what these findings mean for your customer experience programs.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Genesys

Optimize Your Workforce for the Omnichannel Revolution
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Where are your customers and what are they doing? Download this white paper now to learn more about the omnichannel revolution. Read on to discover how you can optimize your workforce to effectively serve customers on any channel.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Genesys

Five Capabilities to Look For In a Customer Experience Platform
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how you can choose the right technology to design and orchestrate your customer engagement to deliver on customer expectations while simultaneously addressing your company needs.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Genesys

Best practices for a seamless Omnichannel Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: It is critical that you consider how to design a memorable experience in the customer lifecycle that maps to the needs of your particular customer segment and aligns to your brand values. Download this white paper now to uncover six best practices to help you design and implement that experience.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Genesys

5 Steps to Building a Customer Experience Driven Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey of over 2,000 business executives, sales and service departments are now the top two areas for software and strategic investments – Is your business onboard? In this e-book, uncover 5 steps to building a customer experience driven contact center.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Genesys

Where to Place Your CX Bets in 2016
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to accelerate your customer experience (CX) projects' time-to-value by utilizing the latest in digital technology investments, and access 5 expert tips for digital CX. Read on for insights on fostering superior customer experience in your enterprise by honoring the mobile experience.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

7 Keys to Delivering a Rock Star Customer Service Experience
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will learn 7 keys to delivering a stellar customer service experience that can differentiate your digital self-service capabilities from your competitors.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Strategic Considerations When Building Customer Service for The Next Decade
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations keep up with today's mercurial customer service landscape? Access this white paper to uncover a practical approach to creating a customer service strategy while considering the issues that affect customer service today and for the next few years
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Microsoft

The Omnichannel Dilemma: Everyone Wants It, But How Do You Start?
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses the challenges of rolling out an omnichannel framework and delivers 5 action tips for designing a successful strategy.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Six Keys to Effective Chat Operations: Insights to Help Improve Your Business
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, customers expect highly capable chat, including the ability for it to seamlessly integrate other channels as needed. So getting it getting it right is critical to an effective omnichannel strategy. This paper summarizes common misperceptions about chat, and presents six key insights based on lessons learned.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

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

Practical Tips to Drive Sales with Social Media
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how you can sell more effectively in a crowded market by using the latest social media tips and tricks. Gain ideas on how to maximize LinkedIn for social selling, how to avoid social selling pitfalls, and much 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

Nucleus Research Report: Phase Out Legacy CRM Tools to Drive Business Success
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Download this free Nucleus Research Report to learn the top reasons to upgrade your legacy CRM apps. Discover how you can increase agent productivity, decrease average handle time, and more.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Salesforce.com

4 Steps to Incredible Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Recently, Salesforce surveyed more than 1,900 global service leaders for their 2015 State of Service report. In this e-book, uncover the 4 actions top performers are taking to deliver exceptional service.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Salesforce.com

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

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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