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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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New Opportunities for Business Intelligence: Seven Ways to Deliver a Superior Customer Experience Now
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Customer service has a profound impact on profitability. And even more, you have to think about your reputation in this age of social media. Read this informative white paper analyzing seven exciting technology innovations that can empower businesses to optimize customer service in today's multi-channel world.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Information Builders

Technology industry at the cross-roads: Transforming quote-to-cash operations
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from PwC, highlights the urgency for technology companies to reinvent their existing operating models to meet the fast-changing buying process.
Posted: 06 Mar 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Integrating multiple channels to build a single view of the customer
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: CEM is about so much more than just technology. It's also important to focus on implementing the right processes to facilitate collaboration across different departments and multiple applications. This expert resource describes proven strategies to optimize resources for CEM.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Feb 2013

SearchCRM

Solution Spotlight: The Role of a Chief Customer Officer in Leading Customer Experience Management
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive resource to find out how chief customer officers are cultivated inside the company and come from a variety of different backgrounds. Discover why brining a chief customer officer on board can help your organization refocus on the increasingly important customer experience management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 | Published: 18 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

Advanced Technologies Key to Next-gen Contact Centers
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: Access this helpful e-guide to disscover what a Forrester Research analyst recommends when acquiring new contact center technologies- find out how to address software integration needs, social media challenges, and the growing need for accurate analytics.
Posted: 24 Dec 2012 | Published: 24 Dec 2012

SearchCRM

The MSP Report Advantage
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

N-able Technologies

Solution Spotlight: Creating a Strong Customer Experience Management Strategy
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn how to resolve communication issues between the IT and contact center departments by creating internal service-level agreements, recognizing that what's right for the organization is the same as what's right for the customer, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

SearchCRM

New CRM Technologies bring sales success to businesses
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: In [this expert e-guide], read about how one emergency response software company integrated a CRM platform, resulting in major time-saving efficiencies – most importantly, an improved process that enables the company to sell product licensing. Also read about a lumber executive who recently bought into a successful social CRM.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

SearchCRM

Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform: Our Value Proposition
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Web portals give organizations the opportunity to deliver a tailored web experience to a range of end users. View this white paper to learn how portals are utilized to share information and provide online self-service. it explains the value of sites based on portals.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2013

Red Hat

Enterprise Mobile Apps for Marketing and Sales
sponsored by Apperian, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to learn how you can effectively leverage the BYOD and consumerization of IT trend in order to better support sales and service teams and boost sales. Inside you'll find info about mobile customer relations management, mobile apps for marketing, a guide to selecting apps, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Apperian, Inc.

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

Infor Epiphany Brochure
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource introduces one CRM tool that allows you to optimize your customer interactions across all communication channels and glean deeper insight into your customer base.  Read on to learn about the specific benefits this technology offers businesses across all sectors.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Infor

Advancing Your Digital Marketing Strategy with Webtrends Analytics
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: In the age of social media, web analytics can help you harness data from a variety of channels to construct and implement an effective, integrated marketing strategy. Check out this helpful white paper to learn how you can advance your digital marketing strategy, grow brand loyalty and build revenue through the use of analytics.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

WebTrends

Agile, Secure, Reliable: World Class Customer Service in the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EBOOK: Delivering top-notch service on a budget and tight deadlines is a challenge for even the most successful organizations, so many companies are moving to the cloud for CRM initiatives. Check out this informative e-book from Oracle to discover the business benefits and IT advantages of CRM in the cloud, a platform for implementation, and more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Online Testing for Site Optimization: 101
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: Web site optimization can drastically help your business increase conversion rates and bring in revenue, but it is not a simple process. Turn to this informative white paper to learn about the different types and strengths of online testing for site optimization, and determine which process is most effective for your organization.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2013

WebTrends

Ensuring Success with On-site Testing and Targeting
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: Your company's website is one of your most valuable assets, so it needs to be as effective, informative, and engaging as possible in order to provide the best customer experience. Turn to this white paper to learn the challenges behind optimizing your site and learn how you can avoid the pitfalls while implementing the most effective processes.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2013

WebTrends

Facebook’s Best Kept Secret: Building Conversions and Revenue with Ads for Fans
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: With over 800 million Facebook users to potentially see your message, you need to capitalize on the marketing opportunity that Facebook ads presents. Read this white paper to better understand targeted ads for fans, and for advice on creating a strategy for successfully driving traffic, tracking campaign activity, and increasing conversions.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

WebTrends

Taking Control with Marketing Optimization
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: Customers today are asking for an engaging, personalized web experience that pulls them in, and your business needs to deliver. Access this white paper to discover the business case for creating personalized web experiences, and discover how marketers are listening to consumers in order to optimize digital marketing strategies.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

WebTrends

The State of Customer Analytics: Taking a Proactive Approach to Loyalty and Retention
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive market, it is more important than ever to provide top-tier customer service, and successful businesses know the key to this is leveraging a customer analytics initiative.  Read this resource to learn the ins and outs of customer analytics and the tools you'll need to implement a successful analytics program.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

The A to Z of Mobile Workforce Scheduling Optimization
sponsored by ClickSoftware
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers key advice and recommendations for strategically choosing and implementing an effective mobile workforce scheduling optimization strategy. Continue reading to learn all you need to know to realize workforce scheduling success today.
Posted: 04 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

ClickSoftware

Using Social Media to Win Over Customers
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: While many businesses are eager to join their customers at the social media party, doing so without the proper internal processes in place could spell disaster. In this brief expert e-book, you can learn how to create a successful social CRM initiative (and valuable customer relations) through implementing the right processes and technologies.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 | Published: 12 Mar 2013

SearchCRM

Presentation Transcript- Leveraging Enterprise Modeling to Optimize SAP Implementation
sponsored by OpenText
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Learn how Salt River Project focused on understanding the business architecture of their company to enable process visibility and understanding. And examine their multi-phase approach to building a foundation on SAP around finance, human resources, and supply chain management.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

OpenText

E-Guide: Harnessing Social Analytics
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover how social media analytics software leverages text analytics capabilities to reveal patterns, trends, and potential business problems within online discussions.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

IBM

Essential Guide: Project and Portfolio Management: Analyzing Business Project Needs
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource to learn more about proper sequencing, marketing a software project and how you can keep everything under control with the right tools. It provides a step-by-step process on managing customer driven software development as well as other important steps.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Rally Software
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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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