First of all, why does Contact Center Forecast Accuracy matter? In my experience, the most important outcome from a forecast is the headcount or FTE (Full Time Equivalents) that you need. Every other sub-forecast (contacts, handle time, shrinkage) are all critical to contributing to the headcount forecast.
"No, not pizza again!" said a disgruntled Agent. They hated having the same cliched "motivational" rewards in their contact center. If you still rely on donuts, pizza and movie tickets as the primary perks in your contact center, you need to think again...
Achieving service levels consistently is critical to ensuring your customers can get through to your business. Their first impression is how long they have to wait to get through. This challenge can be incredibly difficult, and virtually impossible without the right technology supporting you. So how can a Workforce Management (WFM) tool help you achieve your service level?
Virtually every large company uses a workforce management system. According to a recent survey on US contact center operations, 90% of large contact centers, actively use WFM software today. Around 66% of those contact centers are actually satisfied with their solution whereas 24% are looking to upgrade or replace their WFM software.
Well-run contact centres constantly strive to engage their agents, optimise their KPIs and delight the customer. But if you are still running your contact centre using software on your own servers, you run the risk of being out-flanked by the competition no matter how strong your operational performance. Why is that?