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We talk more about call center technology and technological advancements in Chapters 9 and 10. Moving from cost center to profit center Most important to the call center industry, corporations have changed their view of the call center — from cost center and (in some cases) a necessary evil to profit center and competitive advantage. Today, business owners build entire companies around call center capability. You can buy a computer from a company that doesn’t have a retail store, for example, or do your banking with a bank that doesn’t have physical branches.
It’s not just the technology; that’s the easy part! Call centers are a microcosm of business. To run a good call center, managers need to effectively blend people, processes, and technology to produce a desired result. Most call centers rely on people — often, a lot of people. Wages and salary typically comprise 60 percent to 70 percent of a call center’s budget. Because customers can ask almost anything of the call center, agents need to have at their fingertips information on just about all the company’s policies, procedures, products, and services.
Because customers can ask almost anything of the call center, agents need to have at their fingertips information on just about all the company’s policies, procedures, products, and services. With a huge volume and variety of customers, a call center gets a lot of activity. Even if you have the best technology available to smooth things out, when you’re dealing with hundreds or thousands of calls each day, the slightest bottleneck can add up to a big problem. In fact, a 1-second increase in call length in a call center that answers 1 million calls a year creates an additional 280 hours of work requiring approximately 380 additional hours of staffing.