How to Improve Your Live Chat Average Handle Time

Kayako

For live chat, that means responding to customers quickly and streamlining chat handling times. In 2016 Kayako’s support team worked on a six-month project aimed at improving chat availability, average chat handling time (CHT) and first response Time (FRT).

Young Energy Improves Average Handle Time (AHT) and Motivates Contact Center Agents

inContact

In fact, implementing NICE inContact CXone has resulted in significant improvements in everything from average handle time (AHT) to average speed of answer (ASA) to quality assurance scores.

14 Critical Call Center Metrics You Should be Tracking

inContact

Tracking first call resolution ensures that you are satisfying customers in the shortest amount of time, without the need for any follow-up. Average Wait Time : Average wait time tracks how long it takes for customers to connect with an agent who can address their needs.

Make Sure Multi-play Doesn’t Multiply Average Handle Time

Customer Interactions

In the dynamic world of communications, service providers, in their continuing quest to expand their customers' wallet share, are launching a growing number of new services at an accelerated pace. Multi-play services have evolved significantly over the last decade, becoming much more sophisticated, expanding to triple-play, quad-play and beyond

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

complex over time. CUSTOMER DATA AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE REQUEST. A quar- ter (25 percent) say they feel stressed multiple times a week, while 12 percent say they feel stressed all the time. center metrics include average handle. single time.

Full Speed Ahead with Analytics and Automation

Verint

These calls had the highest average handle time (AHT)—more than 19 minutes per call. The primary KPIs on the agent scorecard include available time , time in adherence to schedule , revenue per hour and total average quality score. What happens when a premier cruise line makes business outcomes a top priority?

ROI of Social Customer Service: How to Calculate It and Create a Strong Business Case

Natalie Petouhof

Once everyone is on board, it’s time to create some baseline metrics and goals and then determine what the ROI needs to be based on the program qualifications being set in place. A company’s revenue is based on the number of customers and the average purchase value in a period of time.

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Driving Holistic Customer Engagement Excellence

Verint

As discussed in a recent blog post by Laurie Wickham, the 2017 Verint Engage Global Customer Conference took place recently in Orlando, Florida with attendees from 17 countries and a variety of industries.

Three Simple Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

Verint

This week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s a good time to remember the role that emotion plays in customer service. Have you thought about that before? If you haven’t, consider how your positive feelings about a brand partly arise from the good feelings you had about a customer service experience—or several of them. In a new article for Contact Center Pipeline , I discuss some simple, practical ways that organizations can demonstrate to their customers that they matter.

Are You Using All That Workforce Optimization Has to Offer?

Verint

The benefits could include improved average handle time, first call resolution, reduced after-call work time, etc., These software robots can also automatically complete portions of the work for them, reducing the time spent to get that work done. Enhancing what you have to deliver better experiences. A question being asked within many organizations is—how can we deliver better customer experiences?

Tighten Up Your AHT Projections

Brad Cleveland

Average handling time, like the volume of contacts, must be incorporated into planning by the half hour. Assuming the same average handling time all day for forecasting purposes will not reflect the environment accurately.

Add Mindfulness to Your Contact Center WFO and IVR Strategies

Verint

You may know from personal experience that low-performing, partially effective contact center technologies and overwhelmed customer service employees are not a winning combination. Being mindful with your contact center IVR and WFO strategies can help you get better at the things you care about for your business.

Can you reduce AHT without damaging customer satisfaction?

Jacada

Perhaps none more so, regardless of the communication channel, than the Average Handle Time (AHT), which is essentially a management tool to assess how quickly employees are assisting customers.

Contact Center Resolution Number 2 – Improve AHT and Agent Engagement with Screen Pops

inContact

Average Handle Time. An effective agent screen pop can have a dramatic positive impact on average handle time (AHT). And while average handle time is important within the contact center, it also indirectly impacts your customer experience as well.

IVR Custom Integration for a Multinational Communications Corporation: A Case Study

BlueOcean

These steps and manual entry resulted in longer Average Handle Times, lower quality customer experience, and, sometimes, inaccuracies or errors in customer information. The Client.

Average Talk Time: The Little Metric with Big Insights

inContact

Average talk time (ATT) is often a neglected little contact center metric. Overshadowed by its bigger, louder counterpart, Average handle time (AHT), it often stays in the background, waiting for someone to notice it and realize its potential.

4 Ways To Preserve Customer Loyalty When Call Volume Spikes [SlideShare]

BlueOcean

From extreme weather to product recalls, there’s an infinite number of scenarios that will flood your contact center in an instant, resulting in increased average handle times, wait times, and customer frustration.

Average Talk Time: The Little Metric with Big Insights

inContact

Average talk time (ATT) is often a neglected little contact center metric. Overshadowed by its bigger, louder counterpart, Average handle time (AHT), it often stays in the background, waiting for someone to notice it and realize its potential. Based on the data, they finish each interaction in a timely manner and aren’t wasting time on the phone. The post Average Talk Time: The Little Metric with Big Insights appeared first on inContact Blog.

Getting Gamification Right

Customer Interactions

Reliable and relevant metrics connected to the company’s top priorities keep management informed about ROI and performance, whether the goal is to boost first-call resolution (FCR) rates or reduce average handle time (AHT). Gamification is much more than rewards and badges; for any gamification project to succeed, an organization needs to align the goals of players with those of the business itself.

The Key Opportunities for Great Agent Performance

Talkdesk

Rather than relying on average handle time due to the assumption that speed matters, customer-centric organizations will begin by focusing on a desired outcome like CSAT.

Holiday 2016: 4 Tactics to Keep Customer Satisfaction High in the Busy Holiday Season

Provide Support

According to NRF’s survey conducted by Prosper Insights, American consumers plan to spend an average $935.58 In rush hours average handle times often shoot upward, wait times escalate, which leaves many customers frustrated.

How to Make Live Chat Software Work for Your Small Business

Kayako

When you’re working with a small team, adding live chat to your website can seem like asking to be flooded with way more inquiries than your team can handle. In most support channels, that adds time and back and forth. First Response Time. Average Handle Time.

How to Get Actionable Insight from your Contact Center Reporting

BlueOcean

One that integrates clear directions with real-time data about road construction, traffic jams, tolls, and alternative route options. Reporting on Average Handle Times and Average Speed of Answer, as well as other key metrics, is standard in contact center reporting.

Build your business case to invest more in customer experience – Learn the metrics that move the needle

inContact

First Contact Resolution (FCR) – If you were to choose one other metric (other than CSAT) to measure customer experience that would be FCR, the ability to provide a resolution to customers issues the very first time they connect with agents.

Recipe for Success – The Alphabet Soup of Customer Experience Acronyms

inContact

The percentage of time a contact center agent is available to assist customers, divided by the length of their shift. Average Handle Time (AHT). Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR).

Customer Experience Metrics That Keep the Pulse on Friction-Free Support

Kayako

Metrics like time tracking, productivity, and performance take the front seat, but often don’t relate to the experience your customer receives or how they feel about it. First response time is often closely tied to customer satisfaction ratings.

Discover what makes your top performing agents DIFFERENT than your lower performing agents

Customer Interactions

Often times the typical question with regard to performance improvement is, “What are my top agents doing my bottom performing agents or mediocre performing agents are not doing?” Many Key Performance Indicators like quality scores, average handle time, average talk time, CSAT surveys along with other call center metrics take lead in determining the answer to that question.

Taking a Multifaceted Approach to First Contact Resolution

Customer Interactions

Two very common efficiency measurements focus on two sides of the same coin: number of calls handled per hour and average handle time. Operating at peak efficiency is commonly regarded as a main contact center concern."In In the complex maze of interactions occurring between organizations and their customers, improving efficiency is a key to optimizing customer service and experience. Improvement starts with measurement.

Omaha, Here We Come!

Customer Interactions

This means that there is a paradigm shift in how companies and their contact centers need to measure and ensure First Contact Resolution (FCR) as well as improve Average Handle Time (AHT), two hallmarks of customer experience and contact center operational efficiency

Personalization? It’s not just for your customers

Customer Interactions

You already have a busy, efficient contact center, with hundreds, maybe thousands of agents handling a range of products and campaigns. You have a good sense of what’s happening, by already watching the usual metrics – average handle times, longest delay in queue, first contact resolution, average wait times, transfer percentages, agent occupancy rates, conversion and upsell rates, and customer satisfaction levels.

The Ultimate Guide to Customer Support Metrics

Kayako

In this section: Average reply time. Average first reply time. Average resolution time. Average number of replies per case. Average handle time. — — — — — — — — — — — —. Average reply time. What is average reply time?

Are Your Bad Sleep Habits Ruining Your Contact Center Career?

BlueOcean

With individual and team targets that can range from Average Handle Time to CSat scores to Grade of Service, the daily and weekly pressures to perform are intense. Is it Time to Admit Bad Sleep Habits Are Ruining Your Career?

Recipe for Success – The Alphabet Soup of Customer Experience Acronyms

inContact

The percentage of time a contact center agent is available to assist customers, divided by the length of their shift. Average Handle Time (AHT). Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR).

Guest Blog: Key KPIs You Must Monitor for an Optimal Customer Experience

ShepHyken

Overall, CSAT is something you must track consistently (using always the same method) to have results that can be compared and evaluated over time. Nonetheless, similarly to CSAT, the NPS is a great indicator of your progress over time and an important one to track. First Response Time.

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Contact Center Metrics Tracking Toward Customer Centricity

Think Customers

Metrics such as average handle time (AHT), number of contacts handled, average wait time, and average speed of answer have all been heavily used and tracked. For too many years, contact center measurements have been focused on efficiency instead of customer experience.

Omnipresent Contact Center Agents in the Age of Instant Gratification

inContact

At the same time, we see a trend away from traditional contact center metrics like average handle time, and towards newer, customer-focused metrics like customer satisfaction, or CSAT. Large contact centers have traditionally been characterized by anonymity – a customer could call the contact center ten times and never get the same agent twice.

Recipe for Success – The Alphabet Soup of Customer Experience Acronyms

inContact

The percentage of time a contact center agent is available to assist customers, divided by the length of their shift. Average Handle Time (AHT). Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR). The average time to solve a customer issue after being reported, either internally or by the customer directly.

Reducing Live Chat Handle Time Doesn’t Mean More Support Agents

Kayako

Support agents can answer questions rapidly, keep their chat handle time low, and swiftly move on to help the next customer. But to provide personalized service, they need to allow ample time to respond. Why lowering average handle time on chat is so difficult.

Going down to London-town? Making a real-time impact at Call Centre & Customer Management Expo

Customer Interactions

Improvements to operational efficiency are typically judged on whether the initiative has sped up the average transaction time, but all too often a consequence of hitting this target is a drop in effectiveness. The truth is that efficiency and effectiveness should not be at odds with each other and can exist harmoniously.

When should you be recruiting your next support agent?

Kayako

Take into account the added time it takes to recruit, interview and train the newbie (plus the projects that get dropped due to time restraints) and it all adds up to one really stressed out support team. Calculate non-ticket time. You might find this adds up to a lot of time.