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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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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

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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