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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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4 Steps to Transforming Your Customer Relationships Using Mobile
sponsored by Appcelerator
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has fundamentally changed the business world, particularly customer relationships. It has not only changed consumer expectations, but also provides a chance to drastically improve the customer experience. Read on to learn 4 simple steps to improving your customer's experience with mobility.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Appcelerator

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.

Empowered Customers Drive Collaborative Business Evolution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this groundbreaking new study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, to understand how empowered customers are changing the way business is doing business—today and in the future.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

Is Your Strategy as Smart as Your Customers?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn the Smart Commerce strategy developed by IBM, designed around customer needs, aspirations, and behavior. This paper goes in depth on each of the four key components of the strategy, demonstrating the work they've done with some of the top names in sports to deliver the Smarter Commerce experience.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 07 Aug 2012

IBM

The Total Economic Impact of IBM® Exceptional Web Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Delivering an optimal web experience not only helps you engage with your customers, partners, and employees but also improves relationships and increases your competitive advantage. This resource explores why investing in web experience solutions can help you achieve this.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

IBM

RE/MAX Premier Realty Sets Itself Apart from the Competition with IP Telephony from ShoreTel
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
CASE STUDY: Discover how a converged communications system increased communications and connectivity for one organization, in turn helping them provide superior customer service and availability to their customers.
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Sales Strategy: How to Effectively Incorporate Social Media
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this white paper learn how social media is incorporated in the sales process, how companies are using social selling, and how to get started.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 02 Aug 2012

SAP America, Inc.

How Luxury Brands Can Reach The Growing Market in China - Presentation transcript
sponsored by CDNetworks
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explains how your business can leverage a global content delivery network (CDN) to increase application performance and deliver reliable ecommerce services to customers across the globe.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

CDNetworks

Staples Case Study
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Staples set the bar for the office superstore when it first opened its doors in 1986. It now has the second-largest Internet retail revenue in the world with $10.2 billion in 2010 sales, 43% of the company's total revenue. This paper details how Staples delivered a much more personalized shopping experience to its online customers.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2011

IBM

The mini-guide to social customer service
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Social media has fundamentally changed the world of customer service. This comprehensive guide outlines the keys to success to realize your social customer service potential. Learn why actively engaging with customers is imperative, 4 vital customer services areas to focus on, and more.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

Salesforce.com

Smarter Commerce for Consumer Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The connected customer is changing the way you must conduct business. In order to comply with your customers' demands, you must change the way your products are sourced, manufactured and distributed. Smarter commerce enables this, allowing you to transform how quickly you can manage and adapt your source, market, sell and service processes.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

Social Customer Service: The Pivotal Driver of the Social Enterprise
sponsored by LiveOps
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to see how you can maximize your customer relationship management efforts through social customer service and foster brand loyalty, higher customer lifetime value, enhanced customer experience, and higher revenues.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 06 Jul 2012

LiveOps

A smarter approach to CRM: An IBM perspective
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With instant access to information, customers expect a purchase experience that matches the ease and speed of the information-gathering experience. Read this white paper, created in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, to see how a customer relationship management (CRM) solution can help you respond on the customers' terms.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

IBM

Social Media Feedback for Hospitality: Help Every Location Protects its Online Reputation
sponsored by Medallia
WHITE PAPER: The feedback from social media can allow your business to demonstrate value to customers which will ultimately result in customer loyalty and higher revenues. Read this paper to learn how to join customer experience and social media feedback to eliminate customer pain points in a single reporting application.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Medallia

Customer Service is Not an Assembly Line - Retool your Service Experience with Dynamic Case Management
sponsored by KANA
WEBCAST: Check out this informative webcast to understand how customer service and dynamic case management are related and how to build a strategy for both.
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 | Premiered: Jun 22, 2012

KANA

What If Any Agent Could Take Any Call?
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Good customer service involves leveraging policies, people, and technology to answer customer questions and solve problems with accuracy, speed, and consistency. Check out this paper for tips on how to relieve customer service pain points and get your agents able to answer calls with ease, and keep customers coming back time and time again.
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 | Published: 22 Jun 2012

KANA

Will Your Customers Really Wait for You to Get Service Experience Right?
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: In order to prosper in today’s challenging environment, delivering high quality customer service is critical. This paper outlines an approach to building a solid customer service strategy and addresses common challenges as well as tips for avoiding and overcoming pitfalls.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

KANA

Six Best Practices for Agent Knowledge Management
sponsored by KANA
WHITE PAPER: Knowledge management can be a useful tool for improving the quality and efficiency of your contact center operations. This paper outlines a series of best practices to help you achieve maximum results from knowledge management within the contact center that will ultimately lead to better customer service, and higher revenues.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

KANA

Marketing strategies to improve customer understanding
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: In our customer-centric market, the voice of the consumer is having a major effect on day-to-day business decisions. This expert e-guide reveals tips and advice to help readers utilize marketing strategies to best improve the customer experience and understanding.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 19 Jun 2012

OpenText

E-Guide: Implementing a CRM Strategy to improve the customer experience
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide highlights the need for a unified customer information hub to improve the quality, consistency and availability of customer data by detailing how one cement manufacturer implemented a successful customer experience initiative. Gain insight into the findings of a recent survey of top CRM challenges faced by today's businesses.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 12 Jun 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Business Case for Integrated Unified Communications and Contact Center Solution
sponsored by ShoreTel
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

Making the move to Managed Services
sponsored by GFI MAX
WHITE PAPER: This step-by-step guide presents tips for making a pain-free transition to managed services. Inside, learn how your organization can achieve benefits like easier capacity planning, increased long-term customers and more.  
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

GFI MAX

Service. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how a better, smarter approach to commerce can eliminate the potential for unhappy customers and improve your reputation and brand. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, ensuring your customers are satisfied with your services is worth the extra effort.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Netherlands Railways uses optimization to grow ridership with minimum congestion and maximum efficiency
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this exclusive case study to gain insight on how Netherlands Railways, the nation's largest and Europe's busiest, was able to save € 20 million annually by crafting an optimized operating plan that improves service quality, reduces costs, and provides guidance for future infrastructure investments.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Buy. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a smart approach to commerce. In this era of the empowered consumer, customer relationship management is a vital to your enterprises success. Discover a smarter commerce strategy that enables you to reduce, or avoid, the potential for unsatisfied customers.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM
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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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