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BenchmarkPortal 2013 Top 100 Call Centers Contest Ends on January 31, 2013

BenchmarkPortal ranks the top call center operations in North America based on operational and financial metrics. Deadline to enter contest is January 31, 2013.

BenchmarkPortal, (http://www.benchmarkportal.com) a leading call center consulting services group, announces the 2013 Top 100 Call Center Contest entry deadline is January 31, 2013. Participants submit performance data on key operating metrics, using BenchmarkPortal’s 12 KPI (RealityCheck) Call Center benchmarking survey.

Completion of the survey not only grants entry in the contest but also provides a baseline from which to improve your operation and save your company money. Once the survey is completed and submitted, BenchmarkPortal will schedule a “readout with one of their certified experts, who will review the data and organize it in a personalized webcast. During the readout, the expert will explain how the report works and review performance gaps compared with others in the industry.” This unique benchmarking process allows managers to see how they compare to others in their industry sector. The key performance indicators “KPI’s” that will be collected are metrics such as abandonment rate, hold time and average call time.

This BenchmarkPortal contest can be a valuable tool for your organization. Benchmarking will provide companies with best practice standards and provide an opportunity for managers to show off all the hard work they’ve put into their call centers --, they can find out more on where they can improve the process.

Contestants must complete the survey by January 31, 2013. Winners will be broken down into three subdivisions for small (100 agents and under), medium (101-249 agents) and large call centers (250+ agents). The winners in each category will have the highest statistical values for efficiency and effectiveness. To pay for success celebrations for the winners, nine cash awards, ranging from $500 to $2000, will be given to the highest-ranking entrants in three categories of call centers. BenchmarkPortal will release the results of the contest by March 31, 2013.

In addition to identifying the best in the business, the contest will also rank call centers that have made the most significant improvements since 2012’s contest. Enrollees this year will be automatically entered in the category for Most Improved Center in 2013.

Top 100 Call Center Contest  participants will be given the option to use the award seals in marketing programs, on product packaging and product support materials, as well as for internal/ external recognition programs. Past participants have used the Top 100 seals in various marketing pieces including: Web sites, social media, advertisements, print ads and press announcements with great success.

To find out how your center ranks among your peers, visit the Top 100 Call Center Contest page; find out more about the 12 KPI Call Center Benchmarking Survey (RealityCheck) and enter the Call Center Top 100 contest.

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"Becoming a Call Center of Excellence can be a game changer for businesses. Fighting to keep customers in today’s economy is paramount to most companies and the Center of Excellence distinction has helped drive us to that end result. Going through this process yearly continues to challenge us to improve processes and service levels. The detailed process that BenchmarkPortal provides in comparing our data with a large peer group is unparalleled. At the end, you have a clear roadmap of what is working well and what needs focus and attention for improvement. Because of this, we have been able to develop plans each year to drive better results and better customer experiences. This, coupled with a knowledgeable staff, helps us to close the gaps and continue to achieve excellence in every area. Every call center out there should be doing this benchmarking process; we are proof that it works."
ARAG GROUP

 

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