Call center management is complicated. However, it can be simplified with the proper tools, such as Inova Solutions' Performance Tracker 2.0. This is a web-based dashboard that gives managers real time facts and data to work with, allowing them to make more effective decisions and adjust their plans quickly as different situations arise. Potential problems can be nipped in the bud with this call center management tool.
The Performance Tracker works by consolidating metrics and data from multiple sources and displaying it all on one cohesive dashboard that can be customized according to your needs. Managers first see a high level overview of their business and operational metrics, but they can easily drill down into various sections to learn more details. Moreover, the system allows management teams to instantly compare actual performance versus goals, and this knowledge allows them to take immediate and effective action. All the essential information can be displayed at a glance with Performance Tracker - key performance indicators are displayed graphically in the form of charts, gauges, and grids.
Effective Call Center Management - The Tools Are Key
Call center desktop software helps agents move quickly and easily through the multitude of desktop applications needed to do their jobs well and focus on the customer experience. However, just having a desktop software solution in place does not automatically mean a call center is going to increase productivity, enhance the customer experience and cut costs overnight. While a desktop software program can streamline the inter-application process, there is still a chance for many performance or process impeding issues to happen and go unnoticed. These problems typically occur at the micro-level and include an agent's poor typing skills, long desktop navigation time and a poor use/under-use of knowledge base. But how is a call center manager supposed to know which agents need help with certain performance issues? That's why desktop analytics and agent activity tracking software is so valuable.
Desktop analytics provides the necessary insights so your call center managers can pinpoint knowledge gaps and identify individual training/coaching opportunities, as well as find new ways to improve the customer experience and overall operational efficiency.
Even small differences in you agents' work behaviors, such as typing speed and use of quick keys, can separate the okay, good and great members of your call center team. Inefficient use of desktop applications can have a negative impact on your AHT and in a world where every second counts those wasted seconds can end up costing you millions. Desktop analytics tracks 100% of desktop activities, alerting you to any agent behaviors that could be driving up your call center costs. Even though every one of your call center agents has received training, not everyone learns at the same pace. Some of your agents might need additional coaching in certain areas to help improve their overall performance. Desktop analytics is going to help pinpoint exactly where each agent struggles and excels.
Call center managers also have to consider that the desktop software itself might be the cause of some of their problems. If an application were to malfunction or the entire system were to freeze the problem is very obvious, but what about smaller issues like error messages or slow page rendering? How likely is it that an agent will mention a particular webpage was loading slower than normal? These small technical issues might only cost each agent a few seconds on each call, but when you multiple that by millions upon millions of call you are looking at a serious problem. Desktop analytics automatically captures every event that occurs on the desktop, whether it is a mouse click, key stroke, screen navigation or system function.
Many contact centers spend a lot of time and money evaluating voice recordings and creating reports that track the performance the contact center as a whole and while these macro-level performance indicators are incredibly important, fine tuning of subtle performance deficiencies can have a dramatic impact on your call center's productivity. The only way you're going to be able to identify these micro-level inefficiencies is with a desktop analytics solution in place.