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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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Customer Experience Exchange E-Zine: Issue 3
sponsored by SearchCRM
EZINE: In this third edition of the Customer Experience Exchange e-zine, Chris Maxcer delves into world of incorporating team-building activities into contact center agents' schedules, Vangie Beal discusses Dell's six-year investment in social media and Anna Fiorentino writes about why customer loyalty has dipped nearly 10%.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

SearchCRM

SIP contact centers: Key benefits and potential challenges
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Learn how Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), unified communications (UC) and contact centers fit hand in hand in this e-guide from SearchUnifiedCommunications.com.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

8 contact center best practices
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to see what Donna Fluss and Michael Krigsman have to say about how companies can ensure contact centers utilize new social media, video and mobile support to their best advantage.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

Salesforce.com

A more social contact center
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, you will discover ways that contact centers are using social media channels to manage customer contact volume and the 10 steps to creating a call center social media strategy.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

Salesforce.com

The power of Call Centers and Customer Loyalty
sponsored by Infor CRM
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide from our award-winning editorial team to learn strategies for how to utilize innovative technologies to improve your customer experiences, retain customers and gain loyalty.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2012

Infor CRM

Making WFM Work: Best Practices and ROI Model
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There has been tremendous innovation in contact center workforce management (WFM) over the past three years, with new vendors and offerings entering the scene. Find out how the new generation of WFM solutions are easier to use, improve agent satisfaction, enhance customer experience and cut costs.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

Calabrio, Inc.

Pros and cons of WFM in the call center
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
EGUIDE: The market for workforce management (WFM) software in the contact center saw double-digit growth last year, but the technology still needs work, according to experts. In this e-guide you’ll explore the pros and cons of WFM.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Infor WFM Workbrain

Business Edition 6000 Business Data Sheet
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 delivers the superior performance, system redundancy, and broad application integration you need. Ideally suited to businesses with 100 to 1000 employees, it's an ideal choice when migrating from analog, digital, or hybrid-PBX phone systems.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition enables your employees to collaborate in the office or on the road from desk phones, PCs or Macs, mobile phones, business tablets, or any combination.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Oct 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Using Communications to Thrive in the New Economy
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Discover one unified communication solution that can help you find the time to accomplish everything you need to do: innovate, grow, gain competitive advantage, and make your customers happier.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Avaya

Business Edition 6000 Business Data Sheet
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 delivers the superior performance, system redundancy, and broad application integration you need. Ideally suited to businesses with 100 to 1000 employees, it's an ideal choice when migrating from analog, digital, or hybrid-PBX phone systems.
Posted: 08 Sep 2011 | Premiered: Sep 7, 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition enables your employees to collaborate in the office or on the road from desk phones, PCs or Macs, mobile phones, business tablets, or any combination.Now through Oct.29th 2011, US-based customers can buy one eligible Cisco Unified IP Phone and get another free.
Posted: 07 Sep 2011 | Published: 07 Sep 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Speech Analytics - The Power of Simplicity
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This overview examines the power of Speech Analytics technology to extend resources and expand knowledge.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 23 Jun 2011

Calabrio, Inc.

Making WFM Work: Best Practices and ROI Model
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There has been tremendous innovation in contact center WFM over the past three years, with new vendors and offerings entering the scene. Find out how the new generation of WFM solutions are easier to use, improve agent satisfaction, enhance customer experience and cut costs.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Calabrio, Inc.

Building a Business Case for your Next-Generation QA Solution
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to build your business case and obtain approval for a new or upgraded contact center quality assurance and recording solution.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Calabrio, Inc.

Speech Analytics: The Simple Definition
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What is "Speech Analytics," exactly, and why is it important? Find out how the latest wave of Speech Analytics offerings are used in call center communication today and what the benefits are.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Calabrio, Inc.

Enhancing customer experience: first, do no harm
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: By reading this short white paper you will gain the knowledge you need to implement a successful customer service system. You will learn best practices for enhancing your customers experience and why cross pollinating your organization can be very helpful.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Avaya

CRM Buyer’s Guide – 2011 Edition
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: Welcome to SearchCRM.com’s Buyer’s Guide. This directory was designed to be a valuable resource for those getting started with research or evaluating vendors in the CRM market.
Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Published: 02 Jun 2011

SearchCRM

Premise vs. Hosted Contact Center: Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
sponsored by inContact
WHITE PAPER: Today, the majority of North American contact centers today are supported by premise-based contact center and telephony systems. But there's another money-saving option for contact centers: third-party owned and operated hosted services. Before you decide which model to use, there's another factor you should consider: Total cost of ownership (TCO).
Posted: 06 May 2011 | Published: 06 May 2011

inContact

Hosted Contact Center Market Report: DMG Consulting
sponsored by LiveOps
ANALYST REPORT: Hosted contact center adoption is increasing rapidly. Solutions provide quick deployment, quantifiable ROI, scalability, ongoing investment protection, reduced maintenance burden and minimal cash outlays. DMG Consulting, a leading contact center firm, has just released this new report discussing key market trends, ROI benefits, and key players.
Posted: 28 Mar 2011 | Published: 28 Mar 2011

LiveOps

SAP Business Communications Management Rapid-Deployment Solution
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how SAP has combined SAP Business Communications Management with implementation services to help you quickly and predictably improve customer service and reduce operational costs in inbound contact centers. The all-IP contact-center solution works with SAP CRM to further increase customer service benefits.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications are complete, prebuilt BI solutions that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence for everyone in an organization - from front line employees to senior management - that enable better decisions, actions, and business processes.
Posted: 22 Jan 2011 | Published: 22 Jan 2011

Oracle Corporation

Contact Center Security: Moving to the True Cloud
sponsored by LiveOps
WHITE PAPER: Today, Cloud is one of the most talked about trends in the IT industry. It’s a paradigm many believe will have a widespread business impact. However, while the term “Cloud”is relatively new, one of the core components, distributed computing, is well-established.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

LiveOps

8 Traits of IT-Friendly Contact Center and Web Customer Service Software
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we discuss eight IT-friendly software traits that minimize risk, maximize ROI, and encourage innovation. Although the focus of this paper is on contact center and web customer service software, the discussion is broad enough to be a valuable guide for any technology investment.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 06 May 2010

eGain Communications Corp.

5 Web Self-Service Pitfalls: What Every Contact Center Manager Must Know
sponsored by eGain Communications Corp.
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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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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