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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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How Analytics Bring Organizations Closer to Their Customers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Analytics offer insight and can help you make better, smarter decisions - both of which can enable positive customer experiences. In today's wide-open business environment, customers have plenty to choose from. This paper explains why using analytics to your advantage is key to fostering successful customer relationships.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

IBM

Building and Operating a Network Operating Center (NOC) and Help Desk
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the importance of providing a network operating center (NOC) or help desk to your clients. This white paper outlines different NOC/help desk models and tips to build successful services.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

ConnectWise

Smarter Customers, Smarter Commerce: Innovations in the Banking Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Banks today must reassess their business models and focus more on efficiency, data collection and risk management in order to stay competitive. Uncover a unique framework that can help meet your business objectives and allow for better data management in the highly regulated financial industry.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Apr 2012

IBM

SearchBusinessAnalytics.com Tip Guide: Advanced analytics key component for ‘decision management systems’
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
EGUIDE: This tip guide offers an explanation from industry expert James Taylor as to why every customer should not be treated the same in today's ever-evolving business environment. Taylor details why decision management systems involving automation are essential to making successful strategic and operational decisions that please your customers.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 23 Mar 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

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

Unified Self-Service: Delivering on the Value of Multi-Channel Customer Interactions
sponsored by Voxeo
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper addresses how your company can enhance service, lower costs and increase revenue by taking advantage of these new mediums and expanding the ways in which you communicate with your customers.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

Voxeo

9 Critical Capabilities to Demand From Your IVR Cloud Hosting Provider
sponsored by Voxeo
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper covers 9 critical capabilities to demand from your interactive voice response (IVR) cloud hosting provider.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Voxeo

Is Your CRM Solution Keeping Up with the Times?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IT Business Edge explains the key business and technology factors to consider in deciding whether and when to upgrade your CRM system, including the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) factor.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Deliver a Superior Cross-Channel Commerce Experience
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With the right intelligence and personal information, there are plenty of new opportunities for you to provide superior experience and maximize the opportunity of every customer touch point. This paper shares actionable strategies needed to deliver personalized and relevant content, based on a variety of factors.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Powering the Cross-Channel Customer Experience with Oracle’s Complete Commerce
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and gain an understanding of Complete Commerce and how it can change the way you interact with your customers. Complete Commerce can help you unify your customer's experience, personalize their journey, maximize engagement and optimize the execution along the way.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Knowledge-Infused Customer Relationship Management: A Game-Changing Investment for Customer Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Most customer service organizations have recently seen operational budgets cut by nearly 20%. In addition, the goal of maintaining quality customer service has become more difficult to achieve. Organizations must now deliver the same levels of service with fewer resources. Can it be done? Read on, and find out how.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

Oracle Corporation

Cloud Cover for the Call Center: Meeting Demands Intelligently and Efficiently
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers many of the complications and complexities of managing a call center. It explores the various solutions available and offers pros and cons to each of the options. It shows the positive financial impact picking the right choice can have.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Choosing the right contact center technology
sponsored by NACR
EGUIDE: Read this SearchCRM.com e-guide to gain a better understanding of building a multichannel contact center and eight tips for enhancing the customer service in your contact center.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

NACR

Retail Forever Transformed a quiet storm ignited by the iPad
sponsored by Apperian, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Discover how Apperian’s EASE assisted one retail company with the deployment and management of applications.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

Apperian, Inc.

UCB Gains Efficiencies and Realizes Lower TCO with CallCopy Call Recording
sponsored by NACR
CASE STUDY: Uncover why a implementing a CallCopy recording solution that is easy to use, search, update, support and maintain can offer a lower TCO than other solutions, as well as fulfilling all your call recording needs.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

NACR

Gartner predictions around Social CRM
sponsored by Infor CRM
EGUIDE: This tip e-guide from SearchCRM.com features insight from Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for social customer relationship management (CRM). Read this now to learn what challenges are cropping up in CRM, how social media is affecting CRM strategies and what the future of social CRM looks like.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 08 Feb 2012

Infor CRM

Use effective call centers to build customer loyalty
sponsored by Infor CRM
EGUIDE: This tip guide features chapter 6 from Paul R. Timm's book, 'Technology and Customer Service: Profitable Relationship Building.' Access this resource now to learn how to align business process with customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives, tips for CRM strategy and how to effectively leverage the call center to improve customer loyalty.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 08 Feb 2012

Infor CRM

Tread carefully with social media-based customer loyalty programs
sponsored by Infor CRM
EGUIDE: Read this tip guide now to learn expert tips for interacting with your customers through Web 2.0.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 07 Feb 2012

Infor CRM

The Social-Powered Enterprise
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EBOOK: This e-book is designed to help you embrace the rise of social media, to harness its power and put it to work throughout the company. It’s based on our experience helping thousands of companies put the power of social media to work. It also discusses the benefits of social-powered selling, including greater reach and better close rates.
Posted: 07 Feb 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2012

Salesforce.com

The Social Sales Revolution
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EBOOK: This e-book examines how some of today’s most successful reps approach social sales. Among others, you’ll meet a wine salesman with almost a million Twitter followers, a global manufacturer who is taking orders on Facebook, and a storage saleswoman who used Twitter and other tools to exceed her quota by 200%.
Posted: 07 Feb 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2012

Salesforce.com

Social Media-based Customer Loyalty Programs
sponsored by Infor CRM
EGUIDE: This e-guide from our editorial team will teach you how to efficiently deliver additional value to customers via social media as well as tips for finding balance when connecting with customers, and expert engagement tips from social media consultant Erik Qualman.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2012

Infor CRM

The power of Call Centers and Customer Loyalty
sponsored by Infor CRM
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide from our award-winning editorial team to learn strategies for how to utilize innovative technologies to improve your customer experiences, retain customers and gain loyalty.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2012

Infor CRM

Best Practices for Mobile Device Support
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access today’s whitepaper to learn more about the best practices for mobile devices support and a solution that can help you make your mobile support be better – and smarter.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

LogMeIn, Inc.

Optimizing Your Return on Customer Attention with Oracle RTD
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how business intelligence (BI) can combine your explicitly-defined business rules and automatically-identified statistical information to deliver the best possible content to your customers for every single interaction.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

Oracle Corporation

Customer Experience Exchange E-Zine Issue 2
sponsored by SearchCRM
EZINE: This second issue of Customer Experience Exchange highlights the contact center. Often an overlooked facet of customer relationship management (CRM), the contact center is usually the first way a customer reaches out to a company and thus should always be considered in CRM strategies.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

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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