Tame the Two-headed Monster: Cost Efficiency and Revenue in Customer Service

Customer service has long been an "island unto itself," where efficiency and volume—and not building customer relationships—have reigned supreme. But priorities are changing. The mission now is to serve better, faster, cheaper—and to make more money in the process. Best-in-class customer service organizations see cost efficiency and revenue as allies, not enemies. What are their secrets?

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Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors

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Suppliers to the oil and gas industry are under more pressure than ever before to increase quality, collaborate closely with the customer, and take on more project risk. Learn how enterprise resource planning (ERP) helps engineers procure construction companies, equipment fabricators, and service providers to meet the new demands from oil and gas companies. Download this white paper to learn more. Read More

Using Service Management Software to Enhance the Customer Experience

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These days, high quality is a customer expectation; product features and related service become competitive differentiators. So how can service management software for field service and for depot repair be leveraged to drive up customer satisfaction levels, increase sales of service offerings, and thereby drive revenue and margin? Read this whitepaper to learn more, with a special emphasis on some of the new and emerging technologies that best-in-class companies will adopt in the months to come. Read More

5 Key Strategies to Survive and Thrive as a Value Added Reseller (VAR)

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This white paper describes some of the pitfalls VARs commonly encounter in trying to balance profits, customer relationships, and efficiency. Here are five tips for VARs, including prioritizing collaboration, to help them thrive by better managing their supply chain lifecycle, through order, procurement, and inventory. Read More

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