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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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Using Big Data Technologies to Better Understand and Engage Customers
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT LITERATURE: In this paper, you will discover 5 high-value uses for big data and receive advice on how to exceed customer expectations of service by leveraging big data to produce an enhanced, 360-degree view of your consumers. Read on to turn your big data swell into a wealth of valuable information.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

The Key is Accessibility: Five Ways to Improve Customer Service
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to boost your customer service levels by leveraging the mobility of your agents, as well as your customers. Access this paper to discover 5 ways to improve your customer service availability.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mitel Networks Limited

5 Ways to Improve Business Agility
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: If your organization is to remain competitive, then the ability to anticipate change and adapt quickly is critical. With each new technology, the world gets smaller and communication becomes easier. Take advantage of emerging opportunities to give your business a competitive edge.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mitel Networks Limited

Omni-Channel Retail Execution Platforms for Now and the Future
sponsored by Telecity
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to define the why, what, who, and how of building omni-channel retail execution platforms. Discover what will enable your retail organization to provide customers their next "best experience."
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Five Ways to Improve Reachability in Your Organization
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: The truth is that being mobile doesn't equate to being productive: being reachable does. From this white paper, gain insight into 5 ways to improve reachability in your organization, and maximize productivity based on the mobile devices your employees already bring to the office.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mitel Networks Limited

Why Your Legacy Call Center's "End-Of-Life" Doesn't Mean the End for You
sponsored by Genesys
WEBCAST: This webcast explores why it's time to replace your existing legacy call center and offers expert tips for doing so. Uncover considerations on delivering an omnichannel experience.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 30, 2016

Genesys

Meet the Experts! Special Edition: Get a Handle on Your Sales Issues
sponsored by Microsoft
WEBCAST: In this webinar, Barry Trailer, Co-founder of CSO Insights research firm, will help address your top sales barriers. Discover several proven methods to capture new accounts and optimize lead generation.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 3, 2016

Microsoft

Location-Based Apps and CRM: Convenience vs Privacy Concerns
sponsored by HERE
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the current landscape of the taxi-hailing application market (think Uber) and examines how location-based mobile apps are revolutionizing customer relationship management in hospitality, insurance, and retail with a big emphasis on the customer privacy concern.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

HERE

Self-Service Guide: Practical and Strategic Advice for Using Self-Service Tools in Your Business
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, explore the various aspects of customer self-service. The topics covered include: an industry-focused look at self-service, how to build a self-service strategy, how to measure the ROI of self-service, and more.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Microsoft

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

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

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

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

Case Study: Analytics for Big Customer Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes the analytics strategy that allowed an insurance company to rapidly analyze large amounts of raw information to gain a better understanding of customer behavior and needs. Discover how they experienced benefits like increased client revenue, stronger customer loyalty, and a reduction in sales and canvassing costs.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2015

IBM

Case Study: Analytics Strategy Empowers Natural Gas and Energy Supplier to Retain and Attract Customers
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This brief case study describes the analytics strategy that enabled a natural gas and energy supplier to minimize customer attrition and attract new customers. Discover how a customer-loyalty index and early warning indicators allowed them to reach out to unhappy customers with new offers and better customer service.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

IBM

CRM System vs. Spreadsheets for Managing Client Information
sponsored by Insightly
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses why Prosound, a consulting company that focuses on improving customer phone experience, traded in their spreadsheets for a CRM system with mobile integration. Plus, learn the questions you need to ask yourself before implementing a CRM system.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Insightly

Reaching New Heights in Omnichannel Customer Service
sponsored by Zendesk
EGUIDE: This e-guide offers expert advice for creating a successful omnichannel customer experience by utilizing a unified user interface (UI), service clouds, self-service tools, and more. You'll also learn how to implement a unified contact record for customer interactions so that you can create a consistent, satisfying experience for your customers.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Zendesk

As Multichannel Intensifies, Call Centers Get a Wake Up Call
sponsored by Zendesk
EGUIDE: The multi-channel mandate is forcing contact centers to make dramatic changes. From tools to knowledge, get expert advice to ensure your agents are fully prepared for any customer request, with tools such as customer listening posts, so that they can provide satisfying customer service.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Zendesk

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 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

Six Signs Your Customer Service Strategy Is Broken
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In the "age of the customer" business leaders and decision makers are focusing more than ever on designing customer experiences to attract, engage, and retain finicky consumers. This white paper aims to help CIO's achieve this goal by training them to recognize 6 ineffective customer service strategies.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 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

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

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
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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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