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ALSO CALLED: Churning, Customer Churning, Carrier Switches (Churn)
DEFINITION: Churn rate is a measure of customer or employee attrition, and is defined as the number of customers who discontinue a service or employees who leave a company during a specified time period divided by the average total number of customers or employees over that same time period. For example, churn rate has been an ongoing concern of telephone and cell phone services in areas where several companies  … 
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20 Customer Service Practices
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EBOOK: We surveyed feedback from our customers, product experts and thought leaders to come up with 20 best practices for outstanding customer service. Now we're going to share them with you.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

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2014 Gartner MarketScope for IVR Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals
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WHITE PAPER: Cloud, omni-channel and mobility are revitalizing the interactive voice response (IVR) market. Leading IVR vendors have offers that can satisfy most requirements. The challenge lies in finding a cost-effective IVR platform that will satisfy your specific requirements for improving customer experience and optimizing new IVR investments.
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3 Strategies to Improve the Customer Experience
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EBOOK: Learn about the 3 approaches which can be combined to achieve the level of service your customers demand.
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4 Key factors in building a UC and Collaboration Infrastructure
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WHITE PAPER: Virtual face time with customers theoretically means organizations can cut T&E budgets while keeping the wheels of commerce turning. But savvy IT decision makers know this is just half the story. The real power of UC&C isn't tactical; it's strategic.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

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5 conditions for more productive business operations
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DATA SHEET: In order to compete in today’s economic climate, companies are under constant pressure to do more with less. Read this brief guide to find five tips and best practices for streamlining your information management processes.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

5 Simple Steps to Better Back Office Performance
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WHITE PAPER: Streamlining systems that handle customer requests behind the scenes is essential to preserving the client's experience and retaining their business. This informative white paper dives into the world of optimizing company systems to create efficiency in client requests.
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5 Ways That MSPs Can Capitalize on Cloud Opportunities
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WHITE PAPER: This insightful white paper details how MSPs can ensure the continued success of their businesses as the popularity of cloud computing continues to grow by offering the kind of indispensible personalized support to their clients that cloud giants can't provide.
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ConnectWise

 Achieving Measurable Gains by Automating Claims Processing
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies seven levels of claims automation and provides a roadmap that can be followed to enhance claims processing for insurance companies worldwide.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

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10 Best Practices for Reducing the Stress of IT Audits
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WHITE PAPER: This paper presents 10 best practices that can greatly reduce or even eliminate the angst so commonly associated with IT audits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

10 Places SAP Customers Can Reduce Data Management Costs
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights 10 key places SAP customers can reduce IT operational costs, with a focus on trimming support and data entry costs by automating data entry.
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10 Steps to Safeguard Small Business Data
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i365, makers of Evault

10 tips to integrate mobile and social marketing
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11 Habits for Highly Successful BPM Programs: Proven Steps for Getting Started with Process Improvement
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Posted: 15 Dec 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

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12 Tips to Assess Online Retail Readiness for the Holidays
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WHITE PAPER: Overall Web performance - including availability, responsiveness and consistency - can have a huge impact on an online retailer's revenues, brand and customer satisfaction. Read this whitepaper to learn 12 tips to assess online retail readiness for the upcoming holiday season.
Posted: 15 Sep 2009 | Published: 14 Sep 2009

Gomez

15-Minute Guide to Increasing Customer Loyalty: An Introduction to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM)
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WHITE PAPER: What is the relationship between a loyal customer and a profitable enterprise and what role can feedback play in improving loyalty? Organizations with fiercely loyal customers take the time to listen to feedback and integrate it into decision making. EFM solutions provide the tools needed help businesses transform feedback into business results.
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2008 ERP in the Mid-Market
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3 Reasons Why CEM Is the Place to Innovate
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OpenText

3 Smart Moves That Slash Intermodal Costs
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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.
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Quintiq

4 Steps to Transforming Your Customer Relationships Using Mobile
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WHITE PAPER: Mobility has fundamentally changed the business world, particularly customer relationships. It has not only changed consumer expectations, but also provides a chance to drastically improve the customer experience. Read on to learn 4 simple steps to improving your customer's experience with mobility.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Appcelerator

5 Best Practices for Telling Great Stories with Data
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WHITE PAPER: Data doesn't have to be only fact driven and metric. Learn these five best practices to help you make sense and order out of a disparate collection of facts.
Posted: 20 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Tableau Software

5 Steps toward Disaster Preparedness
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Posted: 25 Sep 2008 | Published: 25 Sep 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

5 Tips For Setting Measurable Social Media Goals
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MarketWired

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Workforce for Customer Contact in a Social Marketplace
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how workforce, quality and performance management capabilities provide practical business processes and tools for effective staffing, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and coaching.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Aspect

5 Web Self-Service Pitfalls: What Every Contact Center Manager Must Know
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WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses and analyzes 5 myths frequently encountered in the context of self-service strategies and implementations, and offers proven industry best practices to counter them. This paper will be a valuable resource for you as you develop, implement, and refine your customer self-service strategy.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

eGain Communications Corp.
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CHURN DEFINITION (continued): … Churn rate is a measure of customer or employee attrition, and is defined as the number of customers who discontinue a service or employees who leave a company during a specified time period divided by the average total number of customers or employees over that same time period. For example, churn rate has been an ongoing concern of telephone and cell phone services in areas where several companies compete and make it easy to transfer from one service to another. Changes in a business' churn rate can provide feedback for a company as it may indicate customer response to service, pricing, competition and so on, as well as the average length of time an individual remains a customer. As such, churn rate is an important business metric. To estimate future churn rates, predictive technology is sometimes applied, in a process known as predictive churn modeling.

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