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Four Reasons to Invest in a TASKE Support Plan

SupportYour decision to invest in TASKE software was based on the value you knew it would add to your call center, whether by improving agent productivity, streamlining call center operations, optimizing customer interactions, and so on. Just as you would expect to maintain any significant acquisition, we want you to consider how to protect your investment in our software. In fact, we believe this protection is so important that we include it free for the first year following your purchase.

Following the first year, you have the option of renewing your support plan. We offer different levels of support so that you can choose the right plan for you. Let’s look at a few reasons for renewing (or reinstating) your plan. Read more of Four Reasons to Invest in a TASKE Support Plan

Tags: best practices, business objectives, cost control, operating costs, security, software releases, support, technical support, Training

Three Reasons to Keep on Top of Telephone System Devices

Keeping tabs on the activity and performance of your call center, whether through real-time monitoring or historical reporting, means you can respond in a timely manner to changing conditions and identify issues that need correction early. There’s one caveat to keep in mind. All your diligence provides little value if the data you’re using is inaccurate.

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Tags: agent activity, agent productivity, best practices, call analysis, call flow, call lifecycle, call metrics, call tracking, call volume, database synchronization, metrics, monitor, real-time data, real-time monitoring, synchronization

Do More Even When You Think You’ve Done Enough

In the past, we’ve talked about how it’s critical to keep your agents motivated and engaged. Customer satisfaction is directly affected by whether your agents care to handle callers and their issues efficiently and professionally. We’ve provided some tips for increasing agent engagement, such as providing higher-value work and offering incentives during peak periods, as well as making sure agents aren’t over- or under-worked. Unfortunately, one of the biggest challenges to keeping agents motivated and engaged is the nature of the call center. Dealing with frustrated customers and their issues can, understandably, take a toll on even the most conscientious agents on your team. Read more of Do More Even When You Think You’ve Done Enough

Tags: agent engagement, agent productivity, best practices, customer loyalty, customer satisfaction, incentives, turnover

Take Time to Understand Service Level Targets

Happy New Year. At this time of year, we often make personal resolutions intended to improve our sense of well-being. Your contact center likely has targets that help you determine whether you’re meeting or exceeding standards for service, which directly affect the well-being of your organization. This is a good time of year to review those targets and make sure they’re in line with expectations.

These targets are measured in terms of service level. Wikipedia defines that “service level measures the performance of a system. Certain goals are defined and the service level gives the percentage to which those goals should be achieved.” In a contact center, an important measure of the service level is defined by the telephone service factor (TSF). Read more of Take Time to Understand Service Level Targets

Tags: abandon rates, agent productivity, best practices, customer satisfaction, metrics, service levels, TSF

Use Communication Tools to Provide Value in the Contact Center

Most organizations recognize the importance of communicating appropriate information in a timely manner across the contact center. Traditionally, organizations used some form of large, central display to broadcast current activity in the contact center, along with other information such as company announcements. While many contact centers continue to use wallboards and other types of centralized displays, many applications are also available as desktop software, allowing supervisors and agents to customize the information they monitor on an individual level.

With more options for conveying information in the contact center, it’s easy to reduce the effectiveness or timeliness of communications. These displays are intended to provide value to supervisors and agents, not distract them or waste their time.

Let’s look at a few considerations for ensuring effective communications in your contact center.

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Tags: agent activity, best practices, communication channels, real-time monitoring, resource monitoring, service levels, statistics, Wallboards