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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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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

Best practices for integrating your contact centre with salesforce.com
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analyst group, Nucleus Research explores how companies can use technologies such as Genesys Connect to deliver more value from their service cloud investment
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Supporting a Multichannel Contact Center
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: Consult this expert e-guide to uncover how you can provide customer support across multiple communication channels. Assisting customers efficiently is imperative to the reputation of your business. This e-guide covers best practices for managing multiple channels, so you can prepare for communication from every angle.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 | Published: 13 Feb 2013

SearchCRM

Customer Engagement - Transformation Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore best practices for addressing 45 key contact center performance areas that, if enhanced, can help you increase revenue, increase customer satisfaction, optimize operating efficiency while lowering costs, and reduce errors and noncompliance rates.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

Seven Trends Driving Effectiveness in the Contact Center
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Customers want to use social media, video, instant messaging and more to contact you - and they want to do it quickly. In this resource, check out seven key trends that are driving effectiveness in the contact center.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Avaya

Overhauling a Legacy Contact Center: Starting Steps
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: Overhauling legacy contact center technology is often costly and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be. This expert e-guide offers advice on deciding when it's time to upgrade your contact center, making the business case for an overhaul, and important change management considerations.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 10 May 2013

Five9

Delivering a Superior Customer Experience
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Research shows that 90% of customer service decision-makers believe delivering quality service is paramount to success. But with tight budgets, businesses today need cost-effective ways of achieving higher service levels. Read on to learn how collaboration in your contact center can keep costs low while increasing service levels.
Posted: 06 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Avaya

How Mobile Devices are Driving Innovations in Contact Centers
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Failing to adopt a customer service strategy for mobile devices could put your business at a serious disadvantage. Gartner research suggests that 80% of companies will suffer revenue loss from the lack of customer support on mobile devices by 2013. Read this paper to learn how to utilize the opportunities mobility offers customer service.
Posted: 29 Oct 2012 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

Avaya

Getting Sales Dialed In: Improving Process Efficiencies and Increasing Sales Using RingCentral
sponsored by RingCentral
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores how cloud-based telephony can help increase call efficiency, improve manageability, and ensure that a sales opportunity is never missed.
Posted: 29 Oct 2012 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

RingCentral

Customer Care in a Social World: Are We There Yet?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores and explains why the contact center is a key strategic focal point for customer engagement via social channels.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

A contact center manager's guide to integrating self-service
sponsored by KANA
EBOOK: Leveraging self-service technologies in your contact center can significantly reduce costs, but successful implementation is tricky. Gain expert advice on how to ensure your self-service contact center initiative is a success. Read on to learn self-service contact center best practices, how to obtain executive support, and more.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

KANA

Mobile Devices: Changing the Way You'll Service Your Customers
sponsored by Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Discover how you can take advantage of the mobile revolution to deliver an improved and expanded service experience for your mobile device wielding users.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

Interactive Intelligence, Inc.

ShoreTel Small Business Edition: Simple Communications That Grow With Your Business
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the details of a unified communications (UC) system that provides powerful, feature-rich, scalable, productivity-boosting UC to small businesses at an affordable price point.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Business Case for Integrated Unified Communications and Contact Center Solution
sponsored by ShoreTel - OLD
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, discover how using unified communications (UC) in your contact center can help you increase effective communications between employees and clients, which will improve your customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty rates.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

ShoreTel - OLD

Benefits of Cloud-Based Communications
sponsored by Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the options of moving your contact center applications and Unified Communications strategies to the cloud. Uncover the benefits and opportunities of cloud-based solutions and potential pain points, and get help deciding if the cloud is a good option for your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

Interactive Intelligence, Inc.

Introducing Avaya Collaborative Cloud
sponsored by Avaya
WEBCAST: This brief webcast explores Avaya’s Collaborative Cloud strategy, which wishes to showcase how the cloud can improve your communications and collaboration, changing the way your enterprise works.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 30, 2012

Avaya

FCR Done Right!
sponsored by Enkata Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to build an operational FCR program without sacrificing your budget.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

Enkata Technologies

Social channels changing contact center certification
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EGUIDE: In this expert tip, find out which certification programs are getting overhauled, including those focused on individual call center managers and agents, such as the program from ICMI, and the costs associated with these certifications.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

Salesforce.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
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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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