Customer Service/Call Centers/Contact Centers

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) helps organizations deliver exceptional customer service and support. Good CRM tools and strategies enable call centers, contact centers, and customer support teams to be their most effective and ensure that all customer inquiries end with the best possible customer experience. Explore our latest news, analysis, and advice for customer service professionals at all levels.

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Best Customer Service Software, Solutions, and Leaders: The 2019 CRM Service Awards

Our 16th annual recognition of innovation and success in customer service

Best Customer Service and Contact Center Software and Solutions for 2019: The CRM Service Leaders Awards

Our picks for the top customer service and call center solutions. The 16th annual CRM Service Awards recognizes the leading companies in customer service.

Six Top Innovating Customer Service Companies for 2019: The CRM Service Rising Stars Awards

These vendors provide the products, services, and integrations that add up to innovation

Best Customer Service Case Studies for 2019: The CRM Elite Customer Awards

The user companies that demonstrate the power of a good solution

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4 Steps for Integrating Customer Care Automation Into Your Marketing Strategy

Consumers expect real-time, personalized engagement with brands—and brands are going to need customer care automation to provide it.

4 Ways to Grow Your Business with Gifting

When is gifting most impactful, and what type of gift is appropriate? Get started with these four ideas.

Customer Sentiment Analysis: Finding Out How Your Customers Really Feel

Most companies, especially those with SaaS offerings, focus considerable attention on running programs to measure the health of their customers. Yet little is done to organize the data and mold it into a structured and purposeful record of customer sentiment.

Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of Customer Feedback

Your customers have exactly what you need to know about your business. What's better than getting the opinions of people who are actually using your products and services?

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Workforce Optimization Ushers in the Real-Time Contact Center

AI, automation, and analytics are leading to an era of self-service and sophisticated agents

Making Field Service Your ‘Promise Engine’

A marriage of people, process, and products

Is Customer Service Ready for the Nonstop Chatter of Messaging Apps?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Being an Enabler Has Become a Good Thing

The term 'enabler' now has positive connotations, at least in a business context

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