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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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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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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