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Customer Focused Self-service: Building the Balanced Business Case
Countless customers are engaging in self-service, in the process helping companies save millions by deflecting service interactions to cheaper channels. At many

live answering service  and responses away from live agents (lower cost), companies can focus resources on solving the problems of high-value and high-growth customers (better experience). ? Let Technology Do the Work A business case for self-service recognizes and accounts for the obvious benefits arising from the use of Web, email and IVR technologies, all of which are considerably less expensive than their full-service human equivalents. Lower costs by deflecting inquiries to cheaper channels and reducing staff levels are

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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