Contact Center Benchmarks

Establish KPI Reporting and Contact Center Benchmarks

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If you have recently modernized your contact center, you now have access to far better reporting tools. In the past and without access to rich operations metrics, it’s not surprising that legacy reports focused narrowly on a small handful of efficiency metrics while omitting other important contact center success measures such as productivity, quality, customer satisfaction and more.  […]

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starting a call center

5 Things to Consider When Starting a Call Center

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There are many reasons why starting a call center makes good business sense.  But whatever the reason, taking that first step can seem like stepping into the unknown. To ease into your search, here are five things to consider when starting a new call center.  You don’t need to be a rocket scientist.  As you begin your exploration […]

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modernize

Overwhelmed by needing to modernize your contact center? Start here.

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At some point, every contact center faces the stark reality of needing to modernize. You may still be spending hours creating reports on spreadsheets. You’ve got teams of agents but only rudimentary quality monitoring. Maybe you’re offering limited channel choices, even voice only. If your organization is like most, you’ve been wrestling with these issues […]

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contact center

How to Cash in on Contact Center Failures

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This is not some get rich quick scheme. If you’ve manage an aging contact center, then you’ve probably identified several inefficiencies which limit your success. Maybe it’s high agent turnover or absenteeism.  Maybe its call volumes that exceed contact center capacity. Whatever the reason, when troubles reduce the contact center to nothing more than a […]

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CCaaS

Quantify your Contact Center Success with CCaaS and KPIs

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In our last post we talked about how using a “Contact Center as a Service” (CCaaS) may be a better use of resources as opposed to purchasing and maintaining contact center technology in your own data center. A CCaaS offers greater financial flexibility and eliminates costs associated with ownership and obsolescence. The final question in […]

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modern contact center

Best Practices for Building a Modern Contact Center

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The world seems to be moving at breakneck speed. Case in point, I had an interesting conversation with a couple of millennials where I reflected on the tech I used in college (I am a “boomer”) – technologies like the first IBM PC, the DOS operating system, Lotus 123, “brick” cell phones, RPN calculators and […]

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ccaas

Modernize your Contact Center with Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)

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In my last post, I talked about how a contact center specific solution would not only give your contact center purpose-built features, but also explained how a contact center specific solution can help reduce the cost and scope of your upgrade. The next question in our decision framework is: “Is owning and managing technology the […]

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quality monitoring

New Ways to Think About Contact Center Quality Monitoring

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Contact center managers know that quality monitoring and management is necessary to maintain or improve Customer Satisfaction (CSAT). It can be difficult, however, to tie contact center contributions to CSAT and then to resulting dollars, making it even more difficult to justify needed quality management investments. Improving contact center quality is one of those activities […]

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