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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Voice Self-Service Leverages the Knowledge Base to Improve Customer Interactions
Deploying voice self-service (VSS) is undeniably attractive to enterprises because it improves the speed, consistency, and convenience of information sent to

expand the customer base  self-service. Enterprises now can expand the supported range of customer inquiries to include unstructured, informational requests over the phone. In the past, only web sites with well-managed knowledge bases could handle these types of queries. New advances that merge speech recognition and knowledge base technology provide the ability to process these requests over the phone. This Report explores the maturity of VSS from its technology history to the architectures and deployment models available today,

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Evaluation Report

This comprehensive, customer relationship management (CRM) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CRM functionality. Modeled especially to help clients requiring modern B2B or B2C solutions, it covers marketing automation, sales force automation, customer service and support, partner management, contract management and creation, project and team management, Internet sales, e-mail response management, analytics, and important technical criteria. 

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Holistic Omni-Channel Customer Experience Spotlighted at KANA Connect


I couldn’t make it to the KANA Connect 2013 conference this September, but the marvels of modern technology allowed me to follow the event in real time through social media streams, and to have a debriefing with Jim Norwood, KANA Software’s chief marketing officer (CMO). In a nutshell, last year’s conference was about KANA delivering an end-to-end customer experience (CX) offering, whereas this

expand the customer base  the city plans to expand the functionality of NOLA 311 by leveraging the newly launched LAGAN Enterprise solution. KANA customers and media heard about the city’s future plans, toured the NOLA 311 Service Center, and saw LAGAN customer service technology in action during a private tour at KANA Connect 2013. KANA Express for Midmarket KANA Enterprise and LAGAN Enterprise for large enterprises are written in Java, and share a fair amount of codeline. Both enterprise class products can be provided in a Read More

MAPICS: Will Customer Satisfaction be Enough?


MAPICS has consistently scored above average in the following customer-service & support benchmarks: reliability, quality of support, vendor stability, ease of doing business, and affiliate product and industry knowledge. However, limited platform support means that AS/400 products will contribute more than 50% of total license revenue within next 5 years. Furthermore, for the next 18 months, approx. 80% of license revenue will come from its existing customer base, who will want to either replace an old MAPICS product or add new modules to an existing MAPICS XA installation.

expand the customer base  (Front-Office, Supply Chain, E-Commerce). Expand further into the SME market, particularly into the lower-end that is still out of reach of the bigger ERP vendors by further leveraging its very strong affiliate channel network. Delivery of more new, focused and pre-configured vertical solutions, and offering application of outsourcing would make MAPICS additionally attractive to resource constrained smaller enterprises. Expedite the completion of Windows NT and Java related development work before the Read More

Broadbase Continues to Expand


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expand the customer base  Expand Broadbase Continues to Expand L. Talarico - October 5, 2000 Event Summary Broadbase Software Incorporated, a CRM vendor focused on the dot-com and Fortune 1000 markets, recently purchased Servicesoft Incorporated for $645M in stock. Broadbase's current suite of applications offers primarily analytics components including a personalization/recommendation engine, campaign management, and sales order tracking. Missing from Broadbase's offering are operational components geared towards service and Read More

How Are the Market Leaders Navigating the World of Value-added Resellers?


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expand the customer base  (ISVs) who want to expand their SMB businesses. Through OPN Access and OPN QuickStart Plus, partners have the opportunity to deliver the enterprise level functionality of Oracle's database and application server products ( Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One and Oracle Application Server 10g Standard Edition One ), optimized for their SMB customers. These partner members pay a minimal annual fee, and gain access to technology training roadmaps, sales and marketing kits, developer tool kits, and Read More

Now the Minnows are Eating the Minnows


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expand the customer base  the Minnows are Eating the Minnows Now the Minnows are Eating the Minnows M. Reed - October 19, 2000 Event Summary In a transaction valued at approximately $15 million, small by most standards in the software industry, DataMirror Corporation (TSE: DMC) has completed the acquisition of assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Constellar Corporation. Both companies have been small niche players in the data warehousing market, Constellar being almost exclusively Oracle-based, and DataMirror Read More

Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses


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expand the customer base  Miracle in Detroit: Putting the ROI into ITIL IT managers understand the difficulty of demonstrating returns on investment for technology projects. The issue is particularly acute for large multiphase deployments, such as IT infrastructure library (ITIL) implementations: massive projects which are hard to sell to management, and which promise returns many years in the future—after significant investment. So how do you get management to buy into your vision? Read More

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Good Customer Service Is Simple


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