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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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Rethink Email: Earn a Place in Your Customer's Inbox
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: 77% of consumers prefer to receive permission-based marketing communications. The second they hit "subscribe," they're asking for your content -- so why not make it about them? Read on for tips on connecting with your email subscribers.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Salesforce

Top 10 Customer Service Trends for 2016
sponsored by Zendesk
RESEARCH CONTENT: This report by Forrester discusses the top 10 customer service trends for 2016. Uncover statistics, key takeaways, and expert tips for CRM success.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016

Zendesk

How Social Business Builds A Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today's social media users know when you take their grievances seriously, versus when you're just telling them what they want to hear. Learn ways to show your audience that you take action when addressing their concerns and fixing problems.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Infor

Mobile CRM: Conquering the Data Integration Challenge
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Without an effective way to integrate data from disparate systems, your mobile CRM can't help you optimize the customer experience. This expert guide explores how companies have overcome their data integration challenges to improve their mobile CRM.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Microsoft

The American Cancer Society's Multichannel Engagement Strategy Success Story
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will discover how the American Cancer Society's leadership is implementing a sophisticated multichannel engagement strategy to reach all those passionate about their cause. Download now to uncover how this strategy could be useful in helping your organization create meaningful multichannel engagement with your customers.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Driving multichannel engagement with the voice of the customer
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide you will learn how the right infrastructure can allow your marketers to harness your existing data to create seamless, integrated experiences for your customers on any channel.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Thinking Beyond Technology In Your Customer Service Strategy
sponsored by RBA
WHITE PAPER: This e-book explores the importance of a CRM solution that enables seamless customer experiences across all channels and improves your existing workflows and processes. Plus, you'll learn 3 principles of successful marketing to apply in your customer service strategy.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

RBA

How to Deliver Mobile and Multichannel Customer Service
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide digs into mobile and multichannel CRM strategies that companies are leveraging to connect with customers better. You'll learn how a transit system provides real-time data on arrivals, departures, and delays for bus or train to riders' mobile devices, and much more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Microsoft

How Does Social Customer Service Affect Contact Centers?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our CRM experts discuss how social media is transforming the way contact centers work. Learn strategies and best practices for implementing a social media customer service plan in your contact center.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

17 Organizations Deliver Amazing Personalized Customer Experiences
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the real-world experiences of 17 organizations that leveraged a data-forward CRM approach to drive better customer service. Discover their stories, challenges, and the benefits they achieved.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Microsoft

Answering Customer Complaints Gracefully on Social Media
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide digs into the challenges of implementing a social customer service strategy in your enterprise. Uncover considerations on deciding how the organization should interact with customers, which sector of the company should handle these communications, and more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

The value of experience: How the C-suite values customer experience in the digital age
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: To learn how companies manage their CX programs, the Economist IntelligenceUnit (EIU) conducted a global survey of 516 senior-level executives. This executive summary presents the highlights of the findings from the European subset of respondents. Discover what these findings mean for your customer experience programs.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Genesys

Optimize Your Workforce for the Omnichannel Revolution
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Where are your customers and what are they doing? Download this white paper now to learn more about the omnichannel revolution. Read on to discover how you can optimize your workforce to effectively serve customers on any channel.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Genesys

Social Media Customer Service: Where Companies Go Wrong
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide explores the disconnect between customer service and social media in companies both large and small. Uncover the risks of ignoring customer service on social media, and learn expert tips to get it right.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Five Capabilities to Look For In a Customer Experience Platform
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how you can choose the right technology to design and orchestrate your customer engagement to deliver on customer expectations while simultaneously addressing your company needs.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Genesys

Contact Center Infrastructure and Software: Vendor Assessment
sponsored by Genesys
RESEARCH CONTENT: This vendor assessment examines the key players in the worldwide contact center infrastructure and software (CCIS) market, analyzing their current capabilities as well as longer-term strategies going forward. Access now for help in identifying vendors that suit the needs of your CCIS deployment projects.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Genesys

Best practices for a seamless Omnichannel Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: It is critical that you consider how to design a memorable experience in the customer lifecycle that maps to the needs of your particular customer segment and aligns to your brand values. Download this white paper now to uncover six best practices to help you design and implement that experience.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Genesys

5 Steps to Building a Customer Experience Driven Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In a recent survey of over 2,000 business executives, sales and service departments are now the top two areas for software and strategic investments – Is your business onboard? In this e-book, uncover 5 steps to building a customer experience driven contact center.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Genesys

5 Critical Requirements For a Future Ready Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
EBOOK: Is your contact center future-ready? In this e-book you will learn how to deliver an effortless customer experience across multiple channels.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Genesys

Measuring Social Media ROI in the Enterprise: Myths and Facts
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to social media marketing, there is perhaps no other topic that is discussed more than determining and reporting return on investment, or ROI. This white paper makes the case that ROI determination can be approached in a unified, structured and straightforward way.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Multi-Channel Customer Communications in a Digital World: Engage Successfully
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
PODCAST: IT departments today face the challenge of moving away from traditional batch print processes to interactive and on-demand communications that will meet customer expectations and those of internal stakeholders. In this podcast you will learn the benefits of effectively engaging across multi-channels.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Jan 14, 2016

Kofax, Inc.

Multi-Channel Customer Communications in a Digital World: Engage Successfully
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WEBCAST: To meet the expectations of always-connected customers, businesses must provide comprehensive, correct, but most of all personalized communications across all possible channels. In this resource, learn key customer communication management trends and the benefits of effectively engaging customers across multiple channels.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Jan 14, 2016

Kofax, Inc.

10 Steps to a More Social Contact Center
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals the actions you can take to manage social media contact more efficiently. Inside, Donna Fluss, founder of DMG Consulting, explains the benefits and limitations of workforce management systems for social media. Bonus: Discover the 10 steps to create a successful call center social media strategy.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

How Metro Bank Creates Happy Customers
sponsored by Microsoft
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how Metro Bank employed a CRM self-service tool, giving front-line agents quick access to the right information so they can deliver exceptional customer service.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Microsoft

The Business Benefits of Managing Cyber Risk and Minimizing Unnecessary Data
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: Cyber risk management is becoming an increasingly important area of concern as company directors' realize the limitations of insurance. How can you address this risk and instill confidence in your customer engagement? Find out how to enhance your cyber risk management using 4 key strategies.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex
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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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