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6 Key Elements-A Guide to Delivering a Consistent Outstanding Customer Experience in the Contact Centre and Beyond
Customers are the lifeblood of any business, and receiving quality customer service is a major factor in their purchasing decisions. There are six key elements

customer contact  Delivering a Consistent Outstanding Customer Experience in the Contact Centre and Beyond Six Key Elements to Delivering a Consistent Outstanding Customer Experience in the Contact Centre and Beyond If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Acquired by Consona Corporation in 2006, Onyx Software had always been a strong player in the CRM marketplace, consistently maintaining a vision around product quality and leading-edge technolog

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Contact Center Buyer's Guide


Customer-centric businesses know the key to their success is earning their customer’s business—not just at point of sale, but at every point of contact. VoIP has dramatically transformed telecom, and is now doing the same in the contact center. Download this Buyer’s Guide for a better understanding of the VoIP value proposition, as well as what you need to consider when making the decision to adopt VoIP in your contact center.

customer contact  success is earning their customer’s business—not just at point of sale, but at every point of contact. VoIP has dramatically transformed telecom, and is now doing the same in the contact center. Download this Buyer’s Guide for a better understanding of the VoIP value proposition, as well as what you need to consider when making the decision to adopt VoIP in your contact center. Read More

Social CRM: Customer Relationship Management in the Age of the Socially-empowered Customer


Most of your customers and prospects expect you to be involved in social media—and they’ll be more likely to do business with you if you are. So how do you expand your customer relationship management (CRM) strategy to engage social customers, and gain their trust? Discover how to integrate Web 2.0 social media tools and strategies into your traditional CRM efforts for better, more meaningful customer relationships.

customer contact  any other piece of customer information. If a contact has a blog, subscribe to it, read it,, and leave comments on it. And if your best customers spend a good amount of time on Facebook, find out why, and then build the appropriate presence there. These steps can go a long way in helping you find the right areas on which to concentrate your efforts. Give it Time to Work Like most things in business, building and implementing a successful social CRM strategy will take time and effort. It takes time to unde Read More

The Profit-minded Contact Center: Building an ROI Case for Customer Interaction Solutions in Financial Services


Today, financial services firms are increasingly focusing on organic growth—forcing contact centers to drive cross-selling efforts as well as strengthen customer relationships. But in order to contribute to profitable growth, they must be able to quickly identify and address customers in a personalized fashion and present offers that are highly relevant. Discover how a customer interaction optimization solution can help.

customer contact  an ROI Case for Customer Interaction Solutions in Financial Services Today, financial services firms are increasingly focusing on organic growth—forcing contact centers to drive cross-selling efforts as well as strengthen customer relationships. But in order to contribute to profitable growth, they must be able to quickly identify and address customers in a personalized fashion and present offers that are highly relevant. Discover how a customer interaction optimization solution can help. Read More

Contact Centre Virtualisation


As companies expand—often globally—they may operate multiple customer service call centers. Unifying these geographically dispersed and discrete contact centers creates a single, virtual contact center operation that is more efficient, easier to manage, and has better customer service. Learn about contract center trends and the five key elements to consider when outsourcing your customer service center business processes.

customer contact  globally—they may operate multiple customer service call centers. Unifying these geographically dispersed and discrete contact centers creates a single, virtual contact center operation that is more efficient, easier to manage, and has better customer service. Learn about contract center trends and the five key elements to consider when outsourcing your customer service center business processes. Read More

Customer Profile: Transplace


As a Lean Six Sigma service company, third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace emphasizes eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and demonstrating continuous improvement. Those values were on display when the company replaced a host of manual document management processes with a modern workflow solution. Learn how that new solution helped Transplace streamline operations and better serve customers.

customer contact  Profile: Transplace As a Lean Six Sigma service company, third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace emphasizes eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and demonstrating continuous improvement. Those values were on display when the company replaced a host of manual document management processes with a modern workflow solution. Learn how that new solution helped Transplace streamline operations and better serve customers. Read More

Smarter Customer Service with IBM Business Analytics


With IBM Business Analytics for Customer Service, you can grow revenue by building better relationships with your customers.

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Customer-centric CRM


Companies implement a customer relationship management (CRM) system to balance increasing revenue, decreasing costs, while enhancing the customer experience. However, many implementations fail to do this. Companies, however, can meet these goals by implementing a customer-centric CRM. In this system, all business processes throughout the extended enterprise are optimized around customer life cycle care, which builds stronger relationships.

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How Web 2.0 Is Transforming CRM: Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Customer Experience


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Voice of the Customer Analytics


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The Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Four: The Customer


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customer contact  Eastern Food Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance Read More

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