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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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Measuring, Monitoring, and Improving Customer Experience
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this SearchCRM.com expert e-guide, find insights from leading organizations and industry authorities to help you address the challenges of monitoring and measuring your CEM strategy. Also inside, find 10 steps for improving your customer experiences.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

Best Practices in Customer Experience Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchCRM.com, find out why social media has become a powerful tool for customer experience management (CEM), and discover what you can do to drive social media success.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

Digital CRM and the Customer Experience
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide from the experts at SearchCRM.com describes why digital technologies are proving to be the "next big thing" in the world of CRM, and explores the strategies that small businesses are using to stay competitive in e-commerce.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

Engaging Customers: New Lessons Around Customer Behavior
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide lays out five CEM lessons learned from AMC's hit TV show Breaking Bad that can help you cook up better customer experiences. Also inside, find a case study that describes the success that doughnut store Krispy Kreme found with the right mobile engagement strategy.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

Contact Center Metrics for Customer Experience Success
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
EGUIDE: In this SearchCRM.com expert e-guide, get an inside look at common practices for measuring contact center and organizational performance, and learn how you can transform metrics into a world-class customer experience.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

The WOW Guide to Self-Service Support
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This valuable guide describes why customers are demanding effective self-service support options and offers recommendations to help you get started.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Self-Service Support For Fast Growing Companies
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive guide reveals the business drivers for self-service support and describes how this strategy fuels customer experience excellence.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative solution brief highlights the challenges and potential solutions that can be implemented to help embrace mobile customers, protect payment and personal data and deliver a secure shopping experience.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

The Four Pillars of End-to-End Sales
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Many people think of used car salesmen or cold calling when it comes to sales -- but the modern sales rep knows it's more than transaction-based. Smart selling today is all about relationships, and in the age of the empowered customer, sales and clients must work together to receive mutual benefits.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Salesforce

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Case Study: Golfbreaks Implements Integrated, Multichannel Contact Center
sponsored by Aspect
WEBCAST: This brief video case study reveals how Golfbreaks.com, Europe's largest golf travel company, successfully implemented a multichannel contact center and optimized its unified communications strategy.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 3, 2014

Aspect

Rethink Customer Service for a Multichannel World
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: In order to really succeed at customer relationships, C-suite executives are -- finally -- warming up to multichannel communication.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

SearchCRM

Case study: How CVS/Pharmacy found customer service success
sponsored by Aspect
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how a unified contact center platform enabled CVS/Pharmacy – the nation's largest retail pharmacy chain – to successfully meet its multichannel customer service objectives.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Aspect

Four Reasons Why Proactive Customer Care Means Customer Loyalty
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down four key reasons that proactive customer care makes good business sense, and examines how this strategy can transform your contact center into a customer loyalty center. Also inside, find key tips to help you get started.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Aspect

Turning Social Media into a Game-Changing Customer Care Channel
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Today's customers demand highly personalized, engaging experiences, and leveraging social media to transform your contact center is a way to surpass these expectations. Access this whitepaper to learn how combining contact center best practices with social media CRM technologies can increase the effectiveness of your customer interactions.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

Aspect

Differentiate Your Business through Customer Engagement
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester Consulting report reveals the findings of a study of 159 managers and business decision-makers regarding their customer engagement strategies.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

HP digital customer experience partner ecosystem
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: This brief on-demand video introduces a digital customer experience partner ecosystem that gives you the power to meet the demands of an increasingly connected, mobile consumer base.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 10, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

HP helps United Airlines consolidate their IT infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: This brief video case study examines how United Airlines was able to consolidate its IT infrastructure and fuel customer experience success with the right service. Tune in to learn more now.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

HP Social Enterprise Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Social networks have revolutionized the way that today's customers gain information and make buying decisions. This brief video introduces a social enterprise service that enables your organization to effectively harness and exploit social information.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Customer Strategies & Technologies Summit 2014
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: View this brochure to learn about Gartner's 2014 Customer Strategies and Technologies Summit, taking place on April 28-29, 2014 in London, UK. Get a sneak preview of the schedule of events, including keynote speeches from Gartner VPs and solution provider sessions.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Gartner

Solution Spotlight: Measuring, Monitoring and Improving Customer Experience
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our experts sit down with Forrester analyst Zach Hofer-Shall and other industry authorities as they explore how you can address the challenges of CEM. Also inside, find 10 tips for improving customer experiences.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

IBM

Taking Advantage of Transformational Mobile Technologies in Retail
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this brief resource for key information on how mobility has changed the way of growing retail business by enabling improved consumer-business interaction. Click now to see how to get started with a mobile planning strategy.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

From Mobile Interaction to Retailer Revenue
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the business opportunity that mobility brings for retailers. Click now to see why retailers must capitalize on mobile technology to build better customer experiences and drive sales in a continuously changing market.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Leap Forward for Retail Banking
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource to learn about the evolution of retail bank branches, and why automation, speed, and security are critical factors in improving customer relationships and driving sales.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Targeted Customer Experiences Across All Channels
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable to uncover emerging technology channels you can leverage to further develop customer relationships and increase sales. Click now to explore a solution that uses analytics, social media, and web content to deduce and improve user experiences.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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