Since the cost of staffing in most call centers is between 60 and 70 percent of the total budget, the incremental benefits of selecting the best solution for your operation and implementing it successfully are significant. Companies in the market for a workforce management tool today face a mind-boggling array of choices. Automated workforce management systems range from quite simplistic to highly complex, with a wide range of price tags to match. This paper will help contact center managers navigate the choices.
Customers and business leaders alike demand a great deal of contact centers which cannot easily be met using the simplistic approaches used to develop early, isolated contact centers. In order to provide a top-shelf customer experience, contact centers must adopt sophisticated processes which can evaluate and route calls quickly and effectively to the right agent, and which schedule agents based on their abilities as well as predicted call demand.
As more companies seek out performance management capabilities to gain a competitive advantage or keep pace with rivals who have already established an edge, the decision to build or buy a performance management solution must be considered. This paper will walk readers through the pros and cons of the build versus buy debate in order to help make practical business decisions for long-term success.