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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Social Customer Care Requires Compassion

Companies can't rely solely on canned responses. Some interactions require a human touch

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

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3 Ways to Deepen the Relationship Between You and Your Customers

Customers, particularly younger ones, aren't simply interested in products and services; they want to see that brands will stand up for shared values.

5 Keys for Creating a Customer Survey, and 1 Big Tip for Implementing It

Listening to what your customers have to say is critical, and so is organizing that feedback so that it reaches the right sets of ears.

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.

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Are Grocery Services Profitably Delivering on Customer Experience?

The last mile of direct-to-consumer supply chain is challenging

The GDPR Needs to Have Its Teeth Sharpened

To not follow through on the enforcement side does everyone a disservice

Will Robotic Process Automation Replace Human Workers?

Automation will bring changes that rival those of the Industrial Revolution

Put Customer Insights at the Center of Business Transformation

Digital transformation initiatives are still giving customers short shrift

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