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DEFINITION: Customer service and support (CSS) is the part of a company's customer relationship management (CRM) department that interacts with a customer for their immediate benefit, including components such as the contact center, the help desk, and the call management system.According to Lithium Technologies (a CSS product vendor), corporate costs for CSS interactions are expected to reach $100 billion in 2004.  … 
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Tesco.com Accelerates Development Through Deep Understanding of Customer Behavior
sponsored by Splunk
CASE STUDY: British grocery and general merchandise retailer Tesco wanted to better track and understand customer behaviors on their website Tesco.com. They turned to one platform to help them improve customer satisfaction and reduce revenue loss. Learn more now.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 12 Apr 2016

Splunk

How to Drive Revenue and Increase Loyalty Through Customer Experience
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
RESOURCE: 78% of consumers today trust peer recommendations with social media as a key driver. The way we communicate with each other has evolved, but what about the way your business communicates with your customers? In this infographic, discover how customers are shopping, why they abandon your transactions, and what steps you can take to keep them happy.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

Mitel Networks Limited

Enhance the Customer Experience with Advanced Analytics
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: No one has time to organize massive volumes of customer data to find the most relevant information. This resource reveals how advanced analytics can empower you to forecast demand more accurately, create more targeted and effective marketing campaigns, and more.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

Microsoft

How Social Business Builds A Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today's social media users know when you take their grievances seriously, versus when you're just telling them what they want to hear. Learn ways to show your audience that you take action when addressing their concerns and fixing problems.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Infor

Where to Place Your CX Bets in 2016
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to accelerate your customer experience (CX) projects' time-to-value by utilizing the latest in digital technology investments, and access 5 expert tips for digital CX. Read on for insights on fostering superior customer experience in your enterprise by honoring the mobile experience.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

[24]7

Case Study: Analytics for Big Customer Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes the analytics strategy that allowed an insurance company to rapidly analyze large amounts of raw information to gain a better understanding of customer behavior and needs. Discover how they experienced benefits like increased client revenue, stronger customer loyalty, and a reduction in sales and canvassing costs.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2015

IBM

Case Study: Analytics Strategy Empowers Natural Gas and Energy Supplier to Retain and Attract Customers
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This brief case study describes the analytics strategy that enabled a natural gas and energy supplier to minimize customer attrition and attract new customers. Discover how a customer-loyalty index and early warning indicators allowed them to reach out to unhappy customers with new offers and better customer service.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

IBM

CRM System vs. Spreadsheets for Managing Client Information
sponsored by Insightly
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses why Prosound, a consulting company that focuses on improving customer phone experience, traded in their spreadsheets for a CRM system with mobile integration. Plus, learn the questions you need to ask yourself before implementing a CRM system.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Insightly

Reaching New Heights in Omnichannel Customer Service
sponsored by Zendesk
EGUIDE: This e-guide offers expert advice for creating a successful omnichannel customer experience by utilizing a unified user interface (UI), service clouds, self-service tools, and more. You'll also learn how to implement a unified contact record for customer interactions so that you can create a consistent, satisfying experience for your customers.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Zendesk

As Multichannel Intensifies, Call Centers Get a Wake Up Call
sponsored by Zendesk
EGUIDE: The multi-channel mandate is forcing contact centers to make dramatic changes. From tools to knowledge, get expert advice to ensure your agents are fully prepared for any customer request, with tools such as customer listening posts, so that they can provide satisfying customer service.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Zendesk

Location-Based Apps and CRM: Convenience vs Privacy Concerns
sponsored by HERE
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the current landscape of the taxi-hailing application market (think Uber) and examines how location-based mobile apps are revolutionizing customer relationship management in hospitality, insurance, and retail with a big emphasis on the customer privacy concern.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

HERE

How Metro Bank Creates Happy Customers
sponsored by Microsoft
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how Metro Bank employed a CRM self-service tool, giving front-line agents quick access to the right information so they can deliver exceptional customer service.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Mobile CRM: Conquering the Data Integration Challenge
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Without an effective way to integrate data from disparate systems, your mobile CRM can't help you optimize the customer experience. This expert guide explores how companies have overcome their data integration challenges to improve their mobile CRM.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Microsoft

The American Cancer Society's Multichannel Engagement Strategy Success Story
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will discover how the American Cancer Society's leadership is implementing a sophisticated multichannel engagement strategy to reach all those passionate about their cause. Download now to uncover how this strategy could be useful in helping your organization create meaningful multichannel engagement with your customers.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Six Signs Your Customer Service Strategy Is Broken
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In the "age of the customer" business leaders and decision makers are focusing more than ever on designing customer experiences to attract, engage, and retain finicky consumers. This white paper aims to help CIO's achieve this goal by training them to recognize 6 ineffective customer service strategies.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Driving multichannel engagement with the voice of the customer
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide you will learn how the right infrastructure can allow your marketers to harness your existing data to create seamless, integrated experiences for your customers on any channel.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

How to Deliver Mobile and Multichannel Customer Service
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide digs into mobile and multichannel CRM strategies that companies are leveraging to connect with customers better. You'll learn how a transit system provides real-time data on arrivals, departures, and delays for bus or train to riders' mobile devices, and much more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Microsoft

How Does Social Customer Service Affect Contact Centers?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our CRM experts discuss how social media is transforming the way contact centers work. Learn strategies and best practices for implementing a social media customer service plan in your contact center.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Answering Customer Complaints Gracefully on Social Media
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide digs into the challenges of implementing a social customer service strategy in your enterprise. Uncover considerations on deciding how the organization should interact with customers, which sector of the company should handle these communications, and more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

The Business Benefits of Managing Cyber Risk and Minimizing Unnecessary Data
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: Cyber risk management is becoming an increasingly important area of concern as company directors' realize the limitations of insurance. How can you address this risk and instill confidence in your customer engagement? Find out how to enhance your cyber risk management using 4 key strategies.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

Social Media Customer Service: Where Companies Go Wrong
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide explores the disconnect between customer service and social media in companies both large and small. Uncover the risks of ignoring customer service on social media, and learn expert tips to get it right.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

10 Steps to a More Social Contact Center
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals the actions you can take to manage social media contact more efficiently. Inside, Donna Fluss, founder of DMG Consulting, explains the benefits and limitations of workforce management systems for social media. Bonus: Discover the 10 steps to create a successful call center social media strategy.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

Data’s Pivotal Role in Improving Customer Experience
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Learn how you can build customer loyalty and improve customer experiences via quality and effective customer data collection and analysis. In addition, tap into how companies like 7-Eleven, Walgreens, and Mazda are improving customer journeys by enabling mobile loyalty programs.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Assessing the Benefits of Social and Cloud-Based CRM Tools
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Do the cloud and CRM go hand in hand? Most will argue yes, but why? In this expert e-guide, tap into advantages of CRM in the cloud, and learn how technology company Shuttle Cloud uses cloud tools to manage customers, organize sales leads and hire internally. Plus, gain tips for making social CRM tools work effectively in your organization.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Expert Tips for Social CRM: Why Companies Are Pinning Their Hopes on Pinterest
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Discover how you can formulate a winning social CRM strategy, and knock your customers' expectations out of the park. Tap into why Pinterest is piquing the interest of businesses and get an exclusive look at how MLB teams engage with their customers via personalized mobile updates.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft
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CUSTOMER SERVICE DEFINITION (continued): … Customer service and support (CSS) is the part of a company's customer relationship management (CRM) department that interacts with a customer for their immediate benefit, including components such as the contact center, the help desk, and the call management system.According to Lithium Technologies (a CSS product vendor), corporate costs for CSS interactions are expected to reach $100 billion in 2004. To increase customer satisfaction, while minimizing the costs involved, many companies are turning to customer-based service applications such as Web self-service and online communities for customer-to-customer support.

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