Become Certified as an Outsourced Call Center of Excellence Today! BenchmarkPortal launches its Outsourcer Certification Program
Call center managers seeking outsource partners to handle their calls want assurances that these calls will be handled efficiently and effectively. BenchmarkPortal can help outsourcers prove that their operations are both efficient and effective according to objective, industry-based standards. With its database of metrics (the largest in the world) and its 15-year experience in benchmarking and certifying hundreds of Global 500 call centers worldwide, BenchmarkPortal offers a certification process that both validates outsourcer services and provides them with recommendations on how to trim costs while improving quality. The certification process can help outsourcers with their marketing efforts, their client satisfaction metrics and their bottom lines.
In today’s economic environment, being able to show potential clients the stamp of approval of a respected third party like BenchmarkPortal can confer a major competitive advantage in the minds of decision makers, who cannot afford to make a mistake on their outsourcing decision.
Objective, Balanced Methodology
Having your operations certified as a Center of Excellence (COE) shows your commitment to high standards and your interest in leading-edge best practices. BenchmarkPortal’s proprietary “balanced scorecard” methodology focuses on metrics relating to quality, on one side, and to cost, on the other. Those centers with superior performance on both sides of the equation become certified.
Displaying the COE logo on your marketing materials and explaining to prospects the process by which you obtained COE certification will differentiate you in the market.
Useful Managerial Information
COE process goes beyond validation and actually provides managers with business intelligence they can use internally to improve their operations and reduce costs. Our process points out areas in which your operations can improve on quality, but also areas where you can reduce costs. This latter component is sure to make the COE experience one which makes your business more profitable, even as it is helping to generate more outsourcing clients.
Our program puts you ahead of the game with clients who, increasingly, may be requiring COE certification as a condition of awarding mandates.
BenchmarkPortal, with the world's largest database of call center metrics, is very familiar with the world of outsourcing. BenchmarkPortal’s CEO, Bruce Belfiore, along with the rest of the BMP team, have witnessed, analyzed and improved outsourcing operations both in North America and abroad.
Recognizing the vital role that outsourcing has in the call center industry, BenchmarkPortal has developed its Certified Outsourcer Certification program with best practices in mind.
“Call center outsourcing is a strategic business move that needs to be entered into with eyes open and with profound respect and understanding for the many “moving parts” that these relationships have. Third-party validation, properly implemented, is a healthy addition to outsourcing relationships and one that clients will be seeking increasingly in the coming years. Center of Excellence certification of outsourced operations is an objective that both client and provider should consider.”
Bruce Belfiore, CEO BenchmarkPortal
The Three Phases to Certification
A 22 KPI Benchmarking Survey - In-Depth RealityCheck™ is filled out for each queue (or customer). In this process, we compare the queue’s performance with a statistically valid sample of call centers in the same industry segment. We conduct a "deep dive" into the major gaps that were highlighted in this report. This process is repeated for every queue in the Outsourcer’s operation. The call center's ACD report is mailed to BenchmarkPortal so that an independent auditor can confirm that the submitted data is accurate. This discovery process focuses on 22 key performance indicators.
We conduct an independent caller satisfaction survey to ensure that you have reached the desired service levels needed for full certification. The call center seeking certification will supply us with 500 names and numbers of recent customers for each queue (or company) that is handled. We then conduct an independent phone survey to this list.
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We conduct an independent agent satisfaction survey to ensure that you have reached the desired levels needed for full certification. This is conducted via a survey over the Web sent to the agents in the call center looking to reach certification.
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Steps To Begin Your Call Center Outsourcer Certification:
Contact us today in one of the following ways to begin your Call Center Outsourcer Certification.
- Online: Email Us Today
- Call: 1-800-214-8929 Ext. 1
- Complete one of our 12 KPI call center benchmarking survey's online or by filling out the word version
- Then we will run the report for you and set up a review of your data and matrix position which shows how you compare to your Peers. You will receive your balanced scorecard of efficiency to effectiveness (see matrix below).