Top Contact Centers Contest

Due to COVID-19 we will not be having our Top Contact Center Contest this year (2021).


Top Contact Centers – Highest Balanced Performance score in Effectiveness & Efficiency

  • Small Center 2 – 49 Seats
  • Medium Center 50 – 249 Seats
  • Large Center 250 and up
  • Inbound Sales (any size)

Also awarded will be:

  • Most improved for the size categories above


  • Individual Categories

    • Effectiveness
      • Best Overall Customer Satisfaction Rating (Top Box minus Bottom Box) – must use BMP CSat Survey to qualify
      • Best Overall Agent Satisfaction Rating (Top Box minus Bottom Box) – must use BMP ASat Survey to qualify
      • Lowest Average Speed of Answer
      • Best First Call Resolution Rate
      • Lowest Abandon Rate
    • Efficiency
      • Best Cost per Call
      • Highest Percentage of Calls Handled/Resolved in IVR
      • Highest Calls per Agent per Hour
      • Best Agent Retention (lowest external turnover)

How & When We Determine The Winners:

Eligibility Requirement:
In order to win, your contact center must be an inbound contact center located in the United States or Canada. All Key Performance Indicators will be cross-checked by our automated quality control system and will also be reviewed, approved, and presented to you by a Certified Contact Center Expert. The winners will be the centers with the highest statistical values for efficiency (cost containment) and effectiveness (quality of service), as computed by BenchmarkPortal’s patented Tonchev Performance Index (TPI).

In order to ensure the credibility of submitted data and maintain the integrity of our database, BenchmarkPortal requires that all questions in the Contact Center Benchmark Report Survey must be answered completely and supported by relevant documentation, if requested. Selected questions (*Identified with an asterisk* in the questionnaire) must be answered. These requirements are necessary to ensure that all participants will be measured equally and fairly. Entries with required information that is missing, incomplete and or unverifiable will be excluded from participation.

Close Date:
The 2021 Top Contact Centers Contest will close on January 31, 2021. Final Benchmark Analysis completed by mid-February 2021. Any entry submitted after January 31, 2021, will be entered into next years contest and will not be qualified for this year’s contest – No Exceptions beyond the deadline.

The Announcement of Results:
All participants will be notified their results by email by March 2021 to the email address that was submitted when inputting data entry.


Awards will be announced to all centers whose metrics place them in the award category. Centers who achieve ‘Top Contact Center’ and/or are chosen for the Individual Categories have the opportunity to use the Commemorative Seal on Websites, email signatures, social media, press releases, advertisements, etc.

BenchmarkPortal will publicly announce and publish the following results:


  • 1-3 rd Place for the following categories: Large, Medium, Small and Inbound Sales.
  • 1 Center will be determined for the Most Improved Center for Each Individual Category.
  • Individual Metric Winners

BenchmarkPortal does not publish or otherwise disclose specific rankings or an entire list of winners to avoid improper use for competitive purposes.

Award Ceremony:
Centers who place will be offered a discounted ticket to attend our annual Call Center Campus event to receive their award certificate.

All Top Contact Centers will be able to purchase trophies, banners & plaques to commemorate this special achievement.

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