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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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6 Secrets to Offering Exceptional Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: There is always room for improvement in serving your customers.  In a poll, only 7% of customer experiences exceeded their expectations.  In this eBook, we'll show how your customers, employees and brand can come together to earn a "customer for life." Download now.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Salesforce

Preserve Customer Experience Consistency and Loyalty in a Multi-Sourced Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are taking a multi-sourcing approach to contact center services, but it doesn't come without its risks -- what should you look out for? Find out in this white paper, and learn how you can avoid the perils of lackluster service and disappointing cost savings with a common hosted contact center platform.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Genesys

How Cloud-Based Contact Centers Improve Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey, 60% of respondents said executives want to differentiate their organization based on customer experience management (CEM). In this technology adoption profile, explore current CEM trends -- including goals, strategies, and challenges -- as well as how to improve customer experience with the right contact center technologies
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Genesys

Five Simple Strategies to Make Your Contact Center a Success
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn how to cost-effectively increase the level of service in your contact center with the right technology. Discover five best practices to make your call center a success.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

Genesys

Deploying a Contact Center in the Cloud - A Guide to Best Practices
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To effectively engage with customers across a newly-broadened spectrum of channels, savvy organizations are looking to cloud-based contact centers. In this white paper, discover 10 best practices for deploying and managing cloud-based contact centers that will help you keep costs down, customers happy, and processes efficient.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Genesys

Boosting Customer Loyalty and Bottom Line Results - Putting Customer Experience First in Your Contact Centre
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience management (CEM) is coming to the forefront as one of the best ways to differentiate your organization. This white paper explores key elements of the customer experience (CX) and how to achieve better CEM while improving operational effectiveness and driving down costs.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Genesys

Close the Omni-channel Customer Experience Gap
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If your customers cannot move smoothly across all channels, their experiences will suffer. Access this guide to learn how you can close the omni-channel customer experience gap and bring online visibility to your contact center.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

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

4 Steps to a Virtualized 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

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

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

Performance Improvement In The Contact Centre
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can improve customer satisfaction, become more competitive and reduce the cost of acquiring and retaining loyal customers by investing more money in contact center technologies.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco

How-To Guide: Top Ways to Optimize Your Contact Center Investment
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you need to know to ensure your contact center runs to the best of its ability.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco

Multichannel Contact Centers: Metrics and Realities
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the new multichannel realities of the contact center and explores how technologies have started to reflect these changes, as well as tips for benchmarking these new metrics. While there is no agreed-upon industry standard for call center metrics, you can review 11 of the most important ones inside.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

Five9

New Analytics Approach Needed for Contact Center Success
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide features advice from experts on how to take your contact center from good to great with the right metrics for success. You'll also learn how to make better use of the large amounts of social data that are entering CRM systems with the right analytics approach.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

Five9

Make the most of customer interactions in the contact center
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.

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.

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)

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

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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