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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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Customer Service - Beyond the Call Center
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: 61% of customers preferring assistance over the phone and 60% over email, so many companies are looking to contact centers for service solutions. This white paper breaks down the essentials of contact centers into key topics, such as understanding the modern customer and defining customer service without a call center.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Salesforce

Top 10 Ways to Use Help Desk to Build Your MSP Business
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource provides 10 helpful suggestions for building a successful MSP business, starting with the help desk.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

N-able Technologies

HR Case Study: How to Recruit and Develop Employees Who Will Make a Difference
sponsored by SuccessFactors
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how manufactured housing communities company Sun Communities, Inc. harnessed an HR platform that helped them maintain outstanding levels of service to its customers. With this new platform, Sun Communities was able to spend less time on data management and more time on talent management.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

SuccessFactors

The Who, What, When, Where and How of Real Time Personalization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the key questions which must be considered by marketers in order to provide real-time personalization.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Five Ways to Make Service Easy for Today's Customers
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Customers now expect your company to solve their issues quickly and give them the capability to find solutions easily on their own. This informative resource gives 5 ways to make service easy for today's customers.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Salesforce

Five Advantages of Mobile for Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Customers expect a seamless experience, regardless of where reps are located – making mobile more essential than ever. This whitepaper considers 5 reasons why mobile should be part of your service strategy.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Salesforce

MAP and Optimize Your Customer Journey
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 4 steps to identifying what your customer journey looks like today, pinpoint areas of struggle and develop a strategy for optimizing the customer journey in the future.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Going Digital: How to Develop Technology to Attract and Retain Digital Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
TRANSCRIPT: Find out from the pros how to leverage new technologies to improve your relationship with customers.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Improve Service with a Single View of the Customer
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the impact of cloud master data management (MDM) on CRM success, as well as the 5 stages of the customer lifecycle.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Informatica

Consolidating Multiple Salesforce Orgs - A Best Practice Guide
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the various approaches to addressing the multi-org challenge, and find out how a cloud-based master data management (MDM0 solution can maximize end-user adoption and return on investment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Informatica

Gain Critical Insights with the Right Data
sponsored by Salesforce Data.com
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one vendor's technology can give your sales team a competitive edge by giving you a 360-degree view of your customers.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Salesforce Data.com

Build for Change – the Risk of Customerpocalypse
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: The enterprise must focus on how it engages customers and responds to their expectations, or face Customerpocalypse, writes Alan Trefler, in this extract from his book Build for Change.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The Engagency and Rackspace Story
sponsored by Rackspace
VIDEO: Find out what changes a digital systems integrator organization made to ensure their customer's mission-critical systems are always up and running.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 15 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Four Steps Toward Virtualising Your Contact Centre
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: The first step to wowing customers is an organised and efficient contact centre – but how can a business overcome legacy infrastructures to support customers? View this whitepaper now to learn about virtual contact centres, their benefits, and 4 essential steps to streamline your customer experience.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Genesys

Best Practices for Improving Back Office Workforce Efficiency
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: 70% of customers report that they have ended a relationship due to poor customer service, a statistic that demands companies be at the top of their capabilities. View this in-depth whitepaper to discover an extensive 7 step guide to streamlining workforce efficiency, ultimately keeping customers happy.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Genesys

Creating Outstanding Customer Experiences
sponsored by Adapt Services
WEBCAST: This important webcast covers how the cloud can help you deliver the best possible customer service and quickest delivery.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014

Adapt Services

Multi-Channel Marketing – Delivering Big on Next-Gen Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the multi-channel marketing approach and how it can help your business deliver a top-notch next-gen customer experience.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Infor

From Campaigns to Engagement: Moving Past the Status Quo
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Find out why organizations need to adopt various forms of communication and content for each and every decision stage and channel in order to fuel revenue growth and customer satisfaction
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Infor

Giving Customers What They Want, When They Want It
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Find out which key characteristics collectively create the most effective customer experience.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

Infor

Customer Service Analytics: Exploit Data To Improve The Customer Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Aberdeen surveyed 233 organizations regarding their customer experience management (CEM) programs. This report will illustrate how companies using analytics as part of customer service activities perform compared to those without analytics.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Omni-Channel Customer Care
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn how an omni-channel customer experience management (CEM) program can help your company accommodate changing buyer needs.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Infor

IBM Content Manager OnDemand Drives Customer Engagement to Increase Satisfaction, Raise ROI
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This exclusive video covers an on-demand content management solution that can help you create positive customer engagement.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2013

IBM

Customer Service: Exploit the Value of Content to Drive Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper dives into 12 key topics for delivering quality content to your customers.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

IBM

Next-Generation Customer Experience Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper looks at the evolution of the customer experience management landscape.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

IBM

Advanced Case Management - Where Customer Satisfaction and Employee Empowerment Come Together
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the importance of case management regardless of your industry.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 06 Dec 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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