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Building a Customer-centric Enterprise Knowledge Base for Improved Customer Support
Within an organization, knowledge bases (KBs) of known product issues and their resolutions are typically created and managed by customer support teams. Their

online chats  issues toward an in-house–developed online community— while the use of online communities, such as forums, is of obvious relevance (for gathering customer feedback), in order to monitor the accuracy of the information received, an in-house online community may be needed that can compete with existing forums and provide superior answers in a language that is clear and concise. The increasing number of forums, blogs, chats, etc., that can be started by any individual poses a problem for businesses.

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