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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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Multi-channel Self-service for Telecommunications Businesses
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: For the telecommunications (telco) industry, product and price advantages are difficult to maintain, so it often boils down to customer service. To achieve competitive advantage, telco companies have to provide top-notch service to customers demanding 24/7 service via a multitude of channels -- but how?
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Aspect

Multi-channel Self-service for Insurance Businesses
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Customer relationship management (CRM) is more important than ever before for all businesses, especially customer-centric ones such as those in the insurance industry. When your customers expect to reach you on their terms, via the channels of their choice, will you be ready?
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Aspect

Six Keys to Small Business Success
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Small business owners all want to grow their business, and they create products, buils awareness, and target market in order to do that. But are you overlooking the role that technology can play in growing your small business?
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Salesforce

Consumer Satisfaction Benchmarking Report
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report, explore the results of a survey conducted by Vanson Bourne about the current state of customer satisfaction in the UK. Get an inside look at what consumers expect from businesses, how they choose to interact with them, and changing perceptions of customer service.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Aspect

Multi-channel Self-service for Financial Services
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This resource will show you how multi-channel self-service can help you provide consistent, personalized, and integrated customer service across all channels, including mobile web, text, mobile apps, and social media.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Aspect

7 Things Retailers Should Know About Multi-channel Self-Service
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Businesses across all industries are realizing the importance of incorporating multi-channel self-service into their contact center strategies, especially retailers. As of a 2012 research report, over 93% of retailers had implemented some sort of self-service -- and that percentage can only increase.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Aspect

7 Things You Should Know About Multi-channel Self-Service
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Todays' customers expect service via a variety of channels: mobile, social media, and old-fashioned telephone, to name a few. To keep up with customer demands, your contact center must figure out how to deploy multi-channel self-service. View this resource for seven things you need to know about multi-channel self-service before you get started.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Aspect

Mobility and its impact on the contact centre
sponsored by Aspect
WEBCAST: The number of mobile devices in use is growing exponentially, and Gartner predicts that by 2015 over 80% of handsets sold in mature markets will be smartphones. So how can your contact center organization take advantage of the mobile boom?
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2013

Aspect

Seven Critical Capabilities to Demand From Your Cloud Contact Center Provider
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Delivering exceptional customer service today means having a flexible and reliable contact center, as well as all the tools your agents need to be successful. Many companies are looking to cloud contact center platforms to meet these requirements, but what should you look for in a cloud solution?
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Aspect

Case Study: Golfbreaks Implements Integrated, Multichannel Contact Center
sponsored by Aspect
WEBCAST: This brief video case study reveals how Golfbreaks.com, Europe's largest golf travel company, successfully implemented a multichannel contact center and optimized its unified communications strategy.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 3, 2014

Aspect

The Blueprint to Contact Center Modernization- Replacing Your ACD
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Your contact center is looking to improve agent productivity, increase efficiency, and provide stellar customer experiences -- but are your legacy technologies hampering your goals? If you still rely on Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), this could be the case.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Genesys

Comparing the total Cost of ownership of TDM and SIP Contact Centers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares the total cost of ownership of traditional Time Division Multiplex (TDM) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) contact centers. Read on to learn how the right contact center infrastructure can lead the way for success.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Genesys

Call Center Analytics: The Bottom Line
sponsored by Genesys
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide homes in on customer experience analytics and the tools and strategies that lead to success. Also inside, separate contact center analytics fact from fiction.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Genesys

Avaya Asia Pacific Customer Experience Index 2013
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses the critical role that contact centers play in driving customer satisfaction and how your organization can ensure that your contact centers provide customers with the experience that they desire.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Avaya

Avaya Users Deploy Best-in-Class Practices to Improve Contact Center Performance
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines how your organization can position itself to meet changing buyer needs by establishing best-in-class contact center programs. Read on and also discover 14 best practices that can ensure successful customer interactions.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Avaya

What Happens When They are Gone?
sponsored by VoltDelta
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to learn what to ask when searching for a cloud-based contact center tools -- especially interactive voice response (IVR) technology. Discover the hidden "red flags" that signal you to dig a little deeper before selecting a final vendor for your cloud contact center initiatives.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

VoltDelta

Guide to Customer Experience Management Best Practices, Technologies Reader
sponsored by Genesys-Angel
EGUIDE: This guide consists of articles that shed light on the new technologies shaping CEM today and offers advice on strategies and best practices organizations can use to optimize customer relations, increase profit and keep up with their consumers.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

Genesys-Angel

The Azzurri Contact Centre Leader Peer-to-Peer Opinion Exchange 2013
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a quantified report on UK contact centre leaders, and compares the results of those who have implemented a single multi-channel communications system and those who have not, to get a clear picture of what the barriers and benefits of this system may be.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Azzurri

Industry Credentials Insurance
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: These top case studies highlight three UK insurance providers and their networking challenges with enhancing customer experience and increasing customer loyalty through better communication and end-user engagement, and how they found a solution that streamlined contact management and more.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

Azzurri

Proactive Customer Engagement
sponsored by Genesys-Angel
WHITE PAPER: In this research report from the Yankee Group, explore how to achieve successful customer engagement management across the entire customer lifecycle by leveraging the right tools and integrating communication channels.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Genesys-Angel

Managing and Optimizing the Call Center
sponsored by Aspect
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchCRM.com, learn how your organization can optimize its call center and drive customer service success with the use of workforce management (WFM) software, real-time speech analytics software, guidance applications, predictive analytics, and other tools.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Aspect

Visa Desjardins Provides a Differentiated Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WEBCAST: Access this video case study today to learn how Visa Desjardins – the largest financial cooperative group in Canada – optimized customer service delivery by investing in a new blended call center environment.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Feb 27, 2013

Genesys

ESRI Ensures a Single, Seamless Conversation with Customers Across All Channels
sponsored by Genesys
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how Esri, a leading provider of GIS mapping software, redesigned the overall customer service experience in order to better support changing customer demands and improve interactions across all channels.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Genesys

UPMC Health Plan Optimizes Customer Conversations to Ensure Service Excellence
sponsored by Genesys
CASE STUDY: Consult this case study today to learn how UPMC Health Plan developed an innovative customer service strategy that provided consistent, personal customer experiences, enabled constant service improvements, and more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Genesys

ICBC Builds Cutting-edge Contact Center as Part of their Customer-Centric Strategy
sponsored by Genesys
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how Canadian insurer ICBC built a flexible, cutting-edge contact center as a key part of its customer-centric strategy, enabling the company to improve routing flexibility, increase customer satisfaction, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Genesys
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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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