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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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Managing and Optimizing the Call Center
sponsored by SearchCRM
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

SearchCRM

3-2-1 Contact: The Call Center in a Multichannel World
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: There's no ignoring it - the role of the contact center is drastically changing, and your agents need the tools to keep up with increasing customer demands. In this expert e-guide, explore how you can modernize the tools in your contact center to empower agents to meet the constantly shifting demands of customers.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Aug 2013

SearchCRM

Call Center Tips: Bridging the CEM Chasm
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: Check out this expert e-guide with advice from Forrester analyst Art Schoeller, as he explores how to harness social media channels in your call center via an "outside-in" strategy. Read now to learn how to reach all customer touchpoints and achieve 100% visibility into your end-to-end customer interactions.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

SearchCRM

How to Fine-Tune your Contact Center
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: With call center software, best business practices can be difficult to navigate. But the payoff is worth investigating. In this handbook, readers find detailed explanations of the latest call center technologies as well as insight on call center management—including schedule and workforce management.
Posted: 07 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Aug 2013

SearchCRM

Leveraging the Power of the Peloton to Lead Change
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper combines the concept of the peloton with one of the most widely accepted approaches for enabling change in organizations: John P. Kotter's 8 Steps for Enabling Change.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Avaya Aura Contact Center Database Integration Wizard: Part One, Sending Data
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In Part One: Sending Data, of this two-part series on the Avaya Aura Contact Center Database Integration Wizard (DIW), you will see how to integrate the Avaya Aura Contact Center with a backend database management system in order to to capture call information and store it in a database for reporting purposes.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 21 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

What Tools are New in the Contact Center?
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: This E-Guide takes a look at the latest advanced contact center technologies that can help agents better anticipate customer needs and accelerate the resolution of customer cases.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

SearchCRM

Is Your Contact Center Ready for an Overhaul?
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: Modernizing contact centers isn't easy - it can require a lot of time and money, which is why many organizations are hesitant. This expert E-Guide addresses the difficult question - when is right time to overhaul contact center technology? And how can you ensure that the right technologies are put into place?
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

SearchCRM

Call Center Tips to Optimize Agent Performance
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: This E-Guide examines how Workforce management tools and other CEM technologies can help agents prioritize and meet performance standards.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

SearchCRM

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

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

Loss from Legacy Call Center Infrastructure
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Is your legacy call center infrastructure limiting your organization's ability to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and raise productivity? What's the true cost of a legacy call center? Answer these questions now by consulting this exclusive infographic.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

Genesys

Forging a CEM Strategy
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: Shoppers are looking for more personalized, responsive, relevant experiences, and in order to provide that, your business needs an effective customer experience management (CEM) strategy. Learn how when you access this expert three-part e-guide and discover six top concepts that make up a successful CEM strategy.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Aug 2013

SearchCRM

Building CEM Expertise for Business Value
sponsored by Genesys
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover why the contact center should play a more pivotal role in customer experience management, and learn how to merge siloed processes to create a more cohesive customer experience.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

Genesys

Mobile Devices Reshaping the Customer Experience: Learn how a mobility strategy can drive innovation and add a competitive edge to your contact center
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the opportunities that mobility presents for contact centers, and offers guidance to help you weave these opportunities into a strategy that empowers you to capitalize on mobile benefits and sharpen your competitive edge.
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Avaya
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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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