Customer Service White Papers

Customer Service is the provision of labour and other resources, for the purpose of increasing the value that buyers receive from their purchases and from the processes leading up to the purchase. With the rising dominance of the service sector in the global economy, customer service has grown in importance, as its impact on individuals, households, firms, and societies has become widespread.
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By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Jan 12, 2015

This report, based on the survey results with nearly six thousand respondents across ten countries, sheds light on important questions about effective mobile engagement.

Tags : effective mobile engagement, engaging with the mobile user, boldchat, logmein boldchat, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction, customer service
    
By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This report outlines the business value and best practices of integrating the contact center with omni-channel programs in order to deliver a seamless customer experience across multiple touch-points.

Tags : logmein customer service technology, intergrated contact center, customer experiences, customer technology, contact center, customer interaction service, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction
    
By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Jan 12, 2015

This IDC Technology Spotlight discusses the trends of the 3rd Platform and the role that LogMeIn Rescue plays in addressing the challenges they pose.

Tags : remote support software, logmein rescue, trends of the 3rd platform, mobile computing, mobile data systems, mobile workers, smart phones, wireless application software
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

Every day, people are showing up to work for your channel partners. Some of those people are disengaged, which can have a significant impact on your ultimate success as a manufacturer or franchisor. Engaged channel employees deliver better customer experiences, stay longer with their employer and are more willing to talk their employer up as a great place to work. You’ve worked hard to develop outstanding products and services that are being distributed through your channel. Don’t let disengaged employees put your brand at risk. Download our article to learn how to drive and sustain engagement among your channel employees.

Tags : customer loyalty, loyalty program, customer engagement, brand loyalty, brand advocacy, channel engagement, channel incentives, channel loyalty
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

As a manufacturer, your uncontrolled distribution channel has a lot of places to focus their attention. So how do you break through the clutter? Reward and recognition programs have long been used to engage channel partners and align their activities with manufacturers’ goals. Applying behavioral economics to your program design will drive extra focus and effort. Learn ten best practices to follow when designing your next channel reward and recognition program.

Tags : customer loyalty, loyalty program, customer engagement, brand loyalty, brand advocacy, channel engagement, channel incentives, channel loyalty
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

The current loyalty program environment is challenging but rife with opportunity. Many poorly designed programs are driving loyalty fatigue and mercenary loyalty. However, there are more loyalty memberships than ever before and those companies that are successful in driving engagement and true loyalty are experiencing significant returns. The programs that “get it right” and earn genuine loyalty don’t just repurpose an old tactical model or copy the competition – they are unique and create or reinforce differentiation in the marketplace. Learn how to design a loyalty program that focuses on the entire lifecycle of a customer.

Tags : customer loyalty, loyalty program, customer engagement, brand loyalty, brand advocacy, channel engagement, channel incentives, channel loyalty
    
By: Trustpilot     Published Date: Nov 13, 2014

Concerns about online reviews are invariably based on misconceptions that don't hold up when faced with reason. This whitepaper lists some of the most common myths holding businesses back from embracing the true power of online reviews.

Tags : trustpilot, online reviews, customer feedback, customer service, reviews, sales, customer interaction service, customer satisfaction
    
By: Bazaarvoice     Published Date: Nov 05, 2014

This paper explores what authenticity really means to consumers, and how brands can deliver it, every time. Includes best practices for companies that collect and display reviews, handling employee reviews, and how dubious practices can harm your business.

Tags : bazaarvoice, customer loyalty, authemticity, customer relationships, authentic users, generated content, best practices, inauthentic practices
    
By: Bazaarvoice     Published Date: Nov 05, 2014

Consumers discuss your brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn how to harness this wealth of social media content, and display it right where it can go to work delivering engagement, trust, and conversion: your website.

Tags : bazaarvoice, social curation, engagement, proliferation, social channels, social content, customer feedback, drive engagement
    
By: Bazaarvoice     Published Date: Nov 05, 2014

In this new whitepaper, we’ll show you how banks that embrace this social opportunity are deepening relationships with customers and driving business. We’ll share tips and success stories of retail banks.

Tags : bazaarvoice, social media, retail banking, customer conversations, drive acquisition, retention, innovation, retail banks
    
By: Bazaarvoice     Published Date: Nov 05, 2014

Consumer reviews can have an impact on sales, but did you know that negative reviews can actually improve purchase intent? The linchpin: How brands respond. Read new research about the power of responding to consumers.

Tags : bazaarvoice, index volume 6, relationships, increase sales, responsive brands, recommended improvements, bottom line, commercial relationships
    
By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Oct 22, 2014

This paper outlines why legacy service desks and even newer platforms have not delivered on expectations, it describes the requirements for a service desk solution to be truly effective in today’s business environment and it details how CA Cloud Service Management delivers on these key requirements.

Tags : service desks, service management platforms, service desk solutions, failing service desks, saas, mobile computing, mobile data systems, customer interaction service
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Oct 16, 2014

Web presence is now a required option for customers accessing a business’s products and services. But more than just an option, web pages have become the face of most companies to the public. Learn how can you take control of the Internet effect on your company’s web presence through Internet monitoring, analysis and planning.

Tags : dyn, internet visibility, web infrastructure, web presense, customer service, online business, internet performance, network performance
    
By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This research report tackles important questions to help effective mobile engagement.

Tags : effective mobile engagement, consumer expectations, customers empowered by mobile, logmein rescue, mobile computing, mobile data systems, mobile workers, customer interaction service
    
By: destinationCRM.com     Published Date: Oct 02, 2014

Download this month’s FREE installment of CRM magazine’s SMB Best Practices series, and find out how Enterprise level Customer Service solutions are within your reach.

Tags : crm, customer relationship management, customer service, customers, customer data, smb, small business networks, ebusiness
    
By: destinationCRM.com     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

Learn how fully integrating your cloud contact center with other data sources within your enterprise can unlock their full potential.

Tags : saas, cloud contact center, crm, customer relationship management, customer service, cloud, best practices, call center management
    
By: Vindicia     Published Date: Sep 23, 2014

Vindicia has witnessed numerous best practices working with innovative digital businesses and noticed that companies that communicate the most effectively tend to follow three key practices consistently. This ebook give you three essential communication practices.

Tags : communication lifecycle, social network, communication practices, recurring billing, customer communication, consumers, digital goods, promotional offers
    
By: Vindicia     Published Date: Sep 23, 2014

Vindicia sheds light on the factors that affect the selection of business models, including pricing, packaging, and promotions and shares insights about how the way you bill customers can affect revenue today.

Tags : digital services, subscription, freemium, microtransactions, digital business model, digital subscription, subscription submodels, subscription best practices
    
By: Salesforce Desk.com     Published Date: Sep 19, 2014

It’s hardly surprising that half of small businesses fail within the first 1-5 years. It’s not easy to launch a new product, single-handedly manage everything from IT to accounting, fend off the competition, and grow a customer base — all at the same time. A great concept, capital, passionate employees, and a private chef can only get you so far. Offering awesome customer service can make the difference between a startup that flies and a startup that dies. Here are nine ways customer support can help you beat the competition and grow your business faster.

Tags : startup, customer service, customer support, business growth, product launch, customer base, customer interaction service, customer relationship management
    
By: Salesforce Desk.com     Published Date: Sep 19, 2014

What's the secret? Why do some startups hit the jackpot while others quickly fizzle out? These days it takes more than a great idea, some capital, and a ping-pong table to get a new business off the ground. Awesome customer service needs to be a part of your company DNA from day one. Although companies sometimes overlook it in the rush to get a product out the door, customer service can be the difference between a hot IPO and just keeping the lights on.

Tags : startups, customer service, product, business growth, company dna, customer interaction service, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction
    
By: destinationCRM.com     Published Date: Sep 09, 2014

Download this Free Best Practices installment from CRM magazine and learn the essential issues you should consider in your planning.

Tags : crm, cloud contact center, contact center, cloud computing, customer service, help desk, infrastructure, best practices
    
By: ForgeRock     Published Date: Sep 02, 2014

Watch this Gigaom Research On-Demand Webinar ; we will examine the immediate need to extend identity to customer audiences, the risks of doing so using legacy software, and the most effective path businesses can take to build for the future while recognizing value today.

Tags : forgerock, api, customer service, crm, business intelligence, business data, access management, identity management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 28, 2014

Analyst report from Aberdeen on how companies using analytics as part of customer service activities perform compared to those without analytics.

Tags : analytics, service analytics, customer lifecycle, best practices, business analytics, customer interaction service, customer satisfaction, customer service
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Aug 19, 2014

IT service managers are now required to rethink the way they deliver and support services. This white paper provides a snapshot of challenges for IT service and support and explains why the Service Desk is now more critical than ever.

Tags : it support, omnichannel support, cloud based services, end-user experience, it services, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction, customer service
    
By: BMC Software     Published Date: Aug 18, 2014

IT is embracing this new world of consumerized technology with a focus on its own employees as internal customers. Explore how customer-first policies can make use of social, mobile and cloud technologies to give workers the freedom and flexibility they desire to drive company productivity.

Tags : customer, cloud technology, internal, productivity, networking, it management, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction
    
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