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ALSO CALLED: CIC, eContact Centers, Customer Interaction Centers, Enterprise Contact Centers, Web-enabled Call Centers
DEFINITION: A cost center is part of an organization that does not produce direct profit and adds to thecost of running a company. Examples of cost centers include research and development departments,marketing departments, help desks and customer service/contact centers.Although not always demonstrably profitable, a cost center typically adds to revenue indirectlyor fulfills some other corporate mandate. Money  … 
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US Airways Standardizes WFM Across All Contact Centers
sponsored by Aspect
CASE STUDY: After a merger, US Airways was struggling with a great disparity between the applications used across its five call centers. It was evident that US Airways needed a single workforce management tool across all contact centers, in order to solve scheduling issues and better forecast call volume.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Aspect

Revolutionizing the WFO Industry with a Superior User Experience
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains the negative effects of a poor workforce optimization (WFO) user experience, and provides a look at some of the trends impacting good user experience today. Also, discover a WFO application that leverages best practices of user experience to revolutionize the contact center agent's experience.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Aspect

The City of Vancouver's Information Services Grows to Better Meet Needs of Employees and Residents
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The call center for the City of Vancouver's 3-1-1 line (city information services) was experiencing a 20 percent year-over-year call volume growth rate. They needed a way to handle the increased call volume, without sacrificing quality service or employee satisfaction.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014

Calabrio, Inc.

The Time Is Now: Workforce Optimization Becomes Reality for the Small-to-Medium Sized Contact Center
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes how workforce optimization (WFO) technologies are transforming contact centers in small to midsize businesses (SMBs).
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Calabrio, Inc.

Innovating in the Contact Center: Why Settle for Good When You Can Be Better?
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to optimize your contact center processes with the help of new interaction channels such as social media, and make the most of interaction data to learn more about your customers and your company.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Calabrio, Inc.

Three Tips for Measuring Voice in the Sea of Big Data
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores why the contact center has remained a highly untapped source of customer insight, explains how recent advances are giving organizations the power to analyze voice interactions, and counts down three essential success factors that you should consider.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Calabrio, Inc.

Contact Centers Evolve with Advanced Technologies
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
EGUIDE: Contact center modernization introduces several challenges, including legacy application integration and managing a growing amount of customer data from new channels. Consult this exclusive e-guide to learn how to overcome the hurdle of legacy application integration with new systems, and how to create a realistic modernization roadmap.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Hosted Contact Center and On-Premises Centers Demystified
sponsored by Genesys
EGUIDE: Choosing between an on-premises or a hosted contact center isn't easy, and unfortunately, this decision is further complicated by misconceptions about the differences between the two and what "hosted" and "on-premises" mean. This expert e-guide aims to clarify those definitions and set straight the misconceptions.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Genesys

Contact Center Metrics for Customer Experience Success
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
EGUIDE: In this SearchCRM.com expert e-guide, get an inside look at common practices for measuring contact center and organizational performance, and learn how you can transform metrics into a world-class customer experience.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Deploying a Contact Center in the Cloud: A Guide to Best Practices
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Modern organizations are often turning to cloud-based contact center models in order to engage with customers via more channels and access a wide range of features in a cost-effective manner. In this white paper from Ovum research, discover 10 best practices for deploying and managing a cloud-based contact center.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Genesys

Five Ways to Differentiate Your Customer Service Offering Using the Cloud
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Implementing new technologies to enable multi-channel customer service isn't always easy, especially for mid-size organizations that are trying to balance costs with customer personalization. Access this white paper to learn why a cloud-based contact center could be the answer for better service at a lower cost.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

Genesys

How the Cloud Levels the Customer Service Playing Field
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this paper by Ovum research, discover how mid-market companies can leverage the cloud to improve customer service, and, as a result, get on a more level playing field with bigger competitors. Explore the challenges that mid-size companies face with customer service, and get recommendations for cloud adoption tailored to service organizations.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Genesys

Transforming Customer Experience in the New Digital World
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why taking a holistic approach to digital channels in the contact center can help you deliver consistent, seamless, personalized experiences across all customer channels.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Genesys

Customer Experience: Essential Requirements for Company Profitability and Competitive Success
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Companies across all industries are feeling pressure to improve the customer experience while reducing costs at the same time. However, most are not prepared to cost-effectively provide great, real-time. multi-channel customer experiences, due to outdated technology and processes.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Genesys

Four Steps Toward Virtualizing Your Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience is a key differentiator for businesses today, and as a result contact centers must manage to improve service quality while also doing more with less. Creating a virtual contact center allows companies to achieve both goals, by increasing efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Genesys

Forrester - A Custom Technology Profile: Leverage Cloud-Based Contact Center Technologies to Deliver Great Customer Experiences
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the results of a survey from Forrester Research, Inc. to see how companies are dealing with contact center challenges and new technologies.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Genesys

New Contact Center Metrics to Fit Busy New Customers
sponsored by Aspect
EGUIDE: View this exclusive e-guide to learn more from Fluss and other CRM experts as they explore the right and wrong way to leverage mobility to reach busy customers, as well as how to implement new contact center metrics to measure the effectiveness of new channels -- including email, chat, and social media.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Aspect

Seven Blueprints for Contact Center Modernization
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are quickly realizing the value of customer experience and modernizing the contact center in order to improve customer retention and satisfaction. Contact center modernization involves transitioning from a closed, proprietary call center to a multi-channel, IP-centric contact center.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Genesys

Cancel Out the Noise! Three Capabilities Every Speech and Text Analytics Solution Should Offer
sponsored by Genesys
EGUIDE: Interaction analytics can help contact center agents expose critical insights buried in customer interactions. Unfortunately, traditional analytics tools lack the capacity, accuracy, and integration needed to truly extract meaning from conversations. So what should you look for in an effective interaction analytics solution?
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Genesys

The Future of Work: Organizations are Changing How Work is Managed to Meet the Needs of Today's Customers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To keep up with increasing customer demands for service delivery, organizations are rethinking the way they interact with customers and how they accomplish work in the enterprise. Smart organizations are looking into workload management systems improve service efficiency and satisfy more customers.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Genesys

5 Steps to Serving Customers in a Mobile World
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Today's businesses need to connect with their customers wherever they are -- and that's often on mobile devices. Effectively implementing a mobile-friendly strategy is more than just adopting the necessary contact center technology -- it's about building and maintaining customer relationships in a multi-dimensional way.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

Aspect

Advanced Technologies Key to Next-Gen Contact Centers
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this helpful e-guide to learn how to improve customer experience by equipping contact center agents with the right tools and technologies. Discover why Forrester Research analyst Art Schoeller recommends an "outside-in approach" to acquiring new contact center technologies, and explore his key considerations for adopting new tools
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

LogMeIn, Inc.

Multi-Channel Contact Center Metrics for Analyzing Customer Satisfaction
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide discusses the contact center metrics necessary to measure customer experience across multiple channels, including: chat, communities, email, social media, text messaging, and more.  Also, get an in-depth look at social media channels and how to avoid the top five pitfalls of social media in the contact center.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Five9

Contact Center's Strategic Role Within Broader CEM Initiatives
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides best practices for connecting the contact center and IT departments for stronger collaboration and overall CEM success.  Learn more about the strategic role the contact center can play in overall CEM initiatives by reading now.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Five9

Contact Center: Mobile Apps and KPI to Boost Customer Satisfaction
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the emergence of mobile contact center apps for creating a better customer experience.   You'll also discover best practices for cutting through copious contact center data with key performance indicators (KPI).
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Five9
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CONTACT CENTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  spent on research and development, for example, mayyield innovations that will be profitable in the future. Investments in public relations andcustomer service may result in more customers and increased customer loyalty.Because the cost center has a negative impact on profit (at least on the surface) it is a likelytarget for rollbacks and layoffs when budgets are cut. Operational decisions in a contact center,for example, are typically driven by cost considerations. Financial investments in new equipment,technology and staff are often difficult to justify to management because indirect profitability … 

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