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The BenchmarkPortal Press Kit is designed to help call centers and journalists research our company for background information to write press releases or follow-up stories.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

BenchmarkPortal´s Address:
126 E. Constance Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: 800.214.8929
Fax: 805.618.1557


PRESS CONTACTS

Jeff Robertson
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
800-214-8929 Ext.12
JeffRobertson@BenchmarkPortal.com


MISSION STATEMENT

As custodian of the largest database of contact center metrics in the world, BenchmarkPortal strives to be the source for contact center best practices with our Benchmarking, Certification, Education and Consulting services. Our mission is to help customer contact managers in all sectors to optimize their centers in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.


OVERVIEW

BenchmarkPortal is the global leader in Call Center BenchmarkingCall Center CertificationCall Center Training and Call Center Consulting. Since its beginnings in 1995 under Dr. Jon Anton of Purdue University, BenchmarkPortal has grown with the contact center industry and now hosts the world's largest call center metrics database. Now led by Bruce Belfiore, the BenchmarkPortal team of professionals has gained international recognition for its call center expertise and innovative approaches to Best Practices for the call center industry.

BenchmarkPortal's activities include The College of Call Center Excellence, a leader in call center training, and CallTalk, the first on-line talk show specifically focused on the call center industry. BenchmarkPortal also hosts Call Center Campus Week. This annual, unique call center industry event presents an opportunity for attendees to get on the fast track to upgrade customer service and to drive their call centers’ performance to the top.

A new revolutionary tool by BenchmarkPortal – iBenchmark, automates the process of benchmarking, transforming a valuable but time-consuming, manual process into an automated, user-friendly service that allows managers to monitor performance on a monthly basis. 

Join our community today by benchmarking your call center with our complimentary 12 KPI Benchmarking Survey on our website. Our mission is to help customer contact managers in all sectors to optimize their centers in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

For a full listing of BenchmarkPortal areas of expertise, see:


About The Center For Customer-Driven Quality

The Center for Customer-Driven Quality (CCDQ) is internationally recognized as the premier research organization for customer contact issues. The Center was founded at Purdue University in 1994 and has since moved off campus and is currently administered by BenchmarkPortal under license from the Purdue Research Foundation.


Executive Leadership

Biographies and headshots of BenchmarkPortal's Executive Leaders.

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Awards

BBB Accredited Business

Accredited Business Since 3/25/2011 with an A + rating. BBB has determined that this business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.


Call Center Benchmarking

It is becoming increasingly recognized that benchmarking is an essential function for a properly managed customer contact center. The insights, efficiencies and aids to decision-making that are offered through benchmarking are so compelling that managers cannot do without it and still consider themselves in line with professional standards. BenchmarkPortal professionals pioneered contact center benchmarking. In 1995 they conducted the first scientific industry-wide benchmark study at Purdue University under a grant from IBM. 
BenchmarkPortal uses this data to provide call center managers via 12 & 22 KPI Benchmarking reports with information that empower managers to:

  • Compare their performance against an appropriate peer group of call centers
  • Make optimal, fact-based decisions regarding capital investment, personnel, procedures, etc.
  • Get recommendations on how to improve their contact center
  • Determine if they qualify for our Call Center Certification

Through our reports, as well as our leading edge research, we aim to contribute to the continual improvement processes of individual customer call centers, and ultimately to improve the performance of this vital sector as a whole, worldwide.
View more information on Call Center Benchmarking »


Call Center Certification

The Center of Excellence recognition is one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry.The certification process is management's best path to a World Class Quality Call Center. Contact Centers achieve the Center of Excellence distinction based on a best-practice metrics drawn from the world’s largest database of objective and quantitative data that is audited and validated by researchers from BenchmarkPortal.

A contact center that has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal has met and/or surpassed rigorous standards of efficiency and effectiveness. This certification is unique in that its achievement is ascertained strictly “by the numbers.” This means that the BenchmarkPortal team audits and verifies the center’s key performance indicators and compare that data to data from other peer organizations. This is different from other types of contact center certifications that typically focus on less results-oriented measures, such as process handling methods and procedures. 
View more information on Call Center Certification »


Call Center Training

We have partnered with The College of Call Center Excellence (formerly AT&T's training program) to offer training and certification for Managers, Supervisors, and Agents. The College of Call Center Excellence offers one of the most highly sought after Call Center Training Certification programs in the country, led by the industry's top-rated instructors, with over 150 years combined experience. These courses will equip you with the skill set that you need to improve your call center's performance. You will be able to return to your business and drive effective change for your contact center using best practice methods validated by the nation's premier call center institute: The Center for Customer-Driven Quality at Purdue University.
View more information on our Call Center Training Courses »


Call Center Assessments

BenchmarkPortal will help your contact center balance customer expectations and financial objectives by identifying the performance metrics that will drive success. Our assessment process will make performance gaps more obvious and will help pinpoint the initiative that commits a minimum of resources to achieve the best performance results.
View more information on Call Center Assessments »


Call Center Industry Reports

We have turned many of our best practice research into a number of reading materials such as Industry Reports, White Papers and Books. BenchmarkPortal's Industry reports are America's richest source of Call Center information. They provide independent, accurate, comprehensive, and up to date research. We offer 12 and 28 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports for just about every industry. As the economy and business goals change, Industry Reports can provide critical information that will ultimately affect your bottom line.
View more information on our Call Center Industry Reports »


iBenchmark

iBenchmark automates the process of benchmarking, transforming a valuable but time-consuming, manual process into an automated, user-friendly service that allows managers to monitor performance on a monthly basis. Monitoring your call center performance on a monthly basis will allow you to make decisions and select improvement initiatives that will have measurable impacts on the financial and operational performance of the contact center. iBenchmark thus represents a major step forward for call center decision-makers.
View more information on iBenchmark »


Top 100 Call Centers Contest

BenchmarkPortal, along with The Center for Customer-Driven Quality, sponsors this Annual Call Center Benchmarking Study, which features the "Top 100 Call Centers" Contest for centers located in North America. BenchmarkPortal is internationally recognized as the premier research and educational organization for customer contact best practices. Thanks to your participation, our benchmarking surveys and reports have become the recognized data source for forward-looking managers around the world.
View more information on our Top 100 Call Centers 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."
Angela Ballantine, Director, Customer Care, ARAG GROUP

 

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