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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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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

7 Keys to Delivering a Rock Star Customer Service Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will learn 7 keys to delivering a stellar customer service experience that can differentiate your digital self-service capabilities from your competitors.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

[24]7

The Omnichannel Dilemma: Everyone Wants It, But How Do You Start?
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses the challenges of rolling out an omnichannel framework and delivers 5 action tips for designing a successful strategy.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

[24]7

Six Keys to Effective Chat Operations: Insights to Help Improve Your Business
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Today, customers expect highly capable chat, including the ability for it to seamlessly integrate other channels as needed. So getting it getting it right is critical to an effective omnichannel strategy. This paper summarizes common misperceptions about chat, and presents six key insights based on lessons learned.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

[24]7

Increase Your Company's Profitability With Service Contract Tracking
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: The first step to building better customer retention is to set client expectations early. Services contracts start the process of complete services profitability. Contracts eliminate uncertainty by setting expectations early. Learn how contract tracking can help increase your businesses' profitability and improve customer satisfaction.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Sage (UK) Limited

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

On Demand Webcast: Elaine Turner Extends Her Reach with Commerce Cloud Platform
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Watch now to hear Elaine Turner's Director of ecommerce, Carrie Leader, discuss key strategies for building an ecommerce business as a branded manufacturer. Learn how Elaine Turner used a Cloud ecommerce platform to create a new destination site where visitors can research, buy, or engage with the brand to support sales in all channels.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Premiered: Dec 15, 2015

Oracle Corporation

7 Requirements For Effective Customer Communication Management
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
WHITE PAPER: You need a customer communications management (CCM) approach that aligns with the customer's need for on-demand communication. This resource provides a seven-point checklist to help you choose the right CCM strategy for your business.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Kofax from Lexmark

How to Provide Efficient & Exceptional Service
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn 8 best practices that can empower your team to deliver exceptional services to your customers, including: treat everything as a ticket, automate service workflows, leverage remote monitoring, and 5 more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

ConnectWise

The Struggle to Make Multichannel Singular
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: This expert e-book explores the steps specialty outdoor retailer Rock/Creek Outfitters took to integrate customer data from various data silos. You'll also learn how public media station WGBH shifted company culture in order to effectively bridge data silos to benefit the customer.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

SearchCRM
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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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