A collection of resources (typically agents and ICT equipment) capable of delivering services by telephone.
In the context of contact centers a means to have contact with customers. Examples are telephone, fax, and internet.
A collection of resources (typically agents and ICT equipment) capable of delivering services through multiple communication channels.
In business, a cost center is a division that adds to the cost of an organization, but only indirectly add to its profit. Typical examples include Research and Development, Customer Service and Marketing
Customer Relationship Management, mainly used to denote computer systems that allow to record and retrieve interactions with the customer. CRM systems made the advent of call centers possible.
Computer-Telephony Integration, the process that enables communication between and integration of telephone equipment and computer systems.