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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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A contact center manager's guide to integrating self-service
sponsored by inContact
EBOOK: Do you feel pressured to provide great service while keeping costs down in your contact center? Self-service technology enables customers to resolve their own service questions without depleting agent resources. But deploying self-service technology raises many questions. Learn best practices and tap into expert advice with this eBook.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

inContact

Commerce Anywhere: A Business and Technology Strategy to Maximize Cross-Channel Commerce Growth
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: E-commerce has gone from fringe to foundation. Now, businesses must tailor their customer serivce approach to the more complex "anytime, anywhere" customer with mobile device in hand. This white paper from Oracle details the "commerce anywhere" approach.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

Four Effective Service Strategies that Drive Brand Advocacy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will provide answers, focusing on the four key aspects of service that can combine to create a "WOW!" experience: convenience, speed, relevance, and relationship.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 25 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

Hosted Contact Center Market Report: DMG Consulting
sponsored by LiveOps
ANALYST REPORT: Hosted contact center adoption is increasing rapidly. Solutions provide quick deployment, quantifiable ROI, scalability, ongoing investment protection, reduced maintenance burden and minimal cash outlays. DMG Consulting, a leading contact center firm, has just released this new report discussing key market trends, ROI benefits, and key players.
Posted: 28 Mar 2011 | Published: 28 Mar 2011

LiveOps

Advancing Enterprise Mobility to Improve Sales and Service
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the latest thinking on use of mobile technology to deliver business value by enabling sales and service processes – and transform processes across the enterprise. Business software vendors can best support their customers by collaborating with strategic partners to co-innovate and foster a mobile ecosystem.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

SAP Business Communications Management Rapid-Deployment Solution
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how SAP has combined SAP Business Communications Management with implementation services to help you quickly and predictably improve customer service and reduce operational costs in inbound contact centers. The all-IP contact-center solution works with SAP CRM to further increase customer service benefits.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Optimizing Your Return on Customer Attention with Oracle RTD
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how 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: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

Deliver Extraordinary Customer Experience
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to differentiate themselves by providing personalized and rewarding service that leverages the unique value of all customer touch points. If done well, a company can transform customer service into a competitive advantage, and use it to turn a buyer into a customer for life. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Oracle Corporation

Why Deliver Extraordinary Customer Service?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to differentiate themselves by providing personalized and rewarding service that leverages the unique value of all customer touch points. If done well, a company can transform customer service into a competitive advantage, and use it to turn a buyer into a customer for life.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Journal of Management Excellence: Creating Options
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Read this collection of journal articles to learn a variety of approaches to creating options for business success, even in the face of scarce resources.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

Oracle Corporation

Optimize Data Management for Smarter Banking and Financial Markets E-Book
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This e-book explains how smarter banks can anticipate customer needs and deliver innovative products faster, more consistently and more nimbly than the competition. They have full visibility of their risk position and customer needs. And they respond quickly to both challenges and opportunities. Read on to learn how to become a smarter bank.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

Aviva Aims to Double Business Volume and Improve Customer Service with FICO Blaze Advisor System
sponsored by FICO
CASE STUDY: This case study examines Aviva's adoption of the FICO Blade Advisor business rules management system; allowing them to double business volume, acquire 50% more customers, keep costs flat, and improve the quality of complex customer interactions.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

FICO

Item-level RFID Tagging and the Intelligent Apparel Supply Chain
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of item-level radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging in the apparel supply chain. It explains the evolution of RFID technology and details key benefits when utilized by retailers, distribution and logistics providers, and manufacturers.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Motorola, Inc.

Editorial Tip: CRM Expert Predictions for 2011
sponsored by Infor
EGUIDE: With 2010 behind us, SearchCRM.com asked some industry experts what they see in store for 2011. It's clear that CRM practitioners can look forward to a heavy dose of social CRM, mobile requirements and a continued emphasis on the customer experience.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Infor

Editorial Tip: Measuring the ROI of Social CRM: No easy task
sponsored by Infor
EGUIDE: As more organizations invest in social channels, the question of value becomes increasingly important. In social media, ROI alone may not tell the value of the effort, and benefits to the business from the customer service approach could be gauged by a variety of factors. Uncover how to measure the real value of an investment in social CRM.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Infor

Workforce Management: "Scheduling to the Opportunity"
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
WHITE PAPER: In the face of shrinking margins, today’s retailers seek a large competitive advantage. Given that a retailer’s largest controllable expense is its workforce, retailers that implement a solution that gives real-time visibility into labor practices and generates optimized schedules will help with labor costs, store sales and customer service levels.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011 | Published: 03 Feb 2011

Infor WFM Workbrain

Service Please: Five Tips for Easy, Affordable Tech Support
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A dark secret of investing in technology is the substantial cost of not doing the technical support well. You may increase productivity and profits simply by adopting a new strategy for network maintenance and troubleshooting. Read on to learn how three small businesses get technical support that brings them peace of mind at an affordable price.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Get the Cisco Tech Support You Need, Online
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT and telecom staff in small businesses (up to 250 employees) meet up at what Google Analytics reports is one of the most popular support sites of its size—the Cisco Small Business Support Community. Whenever you need technical support, or want to learn more about your technology, connect with the community and get support. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Innovate the Steve Jobs Way: 7 Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success
sponsored by Citrix Online UK
EBOOK: This new e-book by Carmine Gallo, columnist for BusinessWeek.com, explores the 7 guiding principles of Steve Jobs' success and how you can use them to emerge from the recession stronger, more inspired and more innovative than ever.
Posted: 14 Jan 2011 | Published: 13 Jan 2011

Citrix Online UK

Debunking Security Concerns with Hosted Call Centers
sponsored by inContact
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the different layers requiring security, how security should be addressed in each layer, and how to select a qualified hosted call center provider. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 10 Jan 2011

inContact

The Information Agenda: Rapidly Leveraging Information as a Trusted Strategic Asset for Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As the CIO of a flourishing business, you are happy to report that the current information projects are going well. The new call center is up and running, the new data warehouse is on-line, and the new customer loyalty systems have been deployed successfully.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

Moving Towards Customer-Centric Pricing: From Strategy to Implementation, the New Opportunities for Banks to Compete in the Current Economic Downturn
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Pricing is a strategic weapon for acquiring new customers and, as importantly, retaining existing ones. As such, effective and innovative pricing strategies are crucial for banks to achieve organic growth. This white paper argues that banks need more than ever technologies such as the BRMS to effectively manage their pricing policies.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Book: CRM Trends and Tips for 2010 - Doing More With Less
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: In this e-book, find out how to make the most of the systems and budget you do have, with expert advice from leading analysts at Gartner and Forrester. Continue reading to learn CRM trends and tips and learn how to do more with less.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

IBM

The Best Best Practice Guide: Benchmarking for Service Desk Success
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking is a critical process for any Service Desk that wants to gauge the quality of their service delivery. Too often, however, desks are overly concerned with industry benchmarks and hitting industry standards for call waiting times, resolution time and the perennial cost per email. Download the SDI best practices guide to learn more!
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

GoToAssist

Improving First-Call Resolution with Team Collaboration Technology
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: How can support reps quickly solve problems when they reach a dead end? Is there an easy way to bring experts into a support session without hindering the customer experience? This white paper will examine key customer support challenges and reveal the many advantages of collaborative remote support.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

GoToAssist
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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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