"A great contact center operation reflects its management's passion for balancing the demands of high quality and low costs."
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
The dental, vision and hearing contact center at Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal, a leading contact center research and consulting organization. “This certification attests to the fact that call center leaders have successfully balanced efficiency and effectiveness in their operations,” said BenchmarkPortal CEO Bruce Belfiore. “By optimizing their cost components and their ability to satisfy customers, they exemplify best practices in a very important consumer sector.”
To achieve certification as a Center of Excellence, a company must undergo a rigorous benchmarking process, which compares the organization’s operational metrics to those of its peers, using the world's largest database of contact center metrics. During this process, BenchmarkPortal experts audit and verify key data from the contact center applying for certification.
Factors (called key performance indicators) such as first call resolution, cost per call, call waiting time, customer satisfaction, agent satisfaction and utilization of human resources are taken into account. BenchmarkPortal is able to scientifically gauge how the contact center being studied compares to other centers in the same industry, and if the performance of the contact center is superior. Customer satisfaction, which relates to customer loyalty and business growth, is the goal, balanced by financial metrics which show that the center is being operated efficiently.
“Center of Excellence certification indicates that the contact center delivers superior customer service within a responsible cost structure,” said Belfiore. "A great contact center operation reflects its management's passion for balancing the demands of high quality and low costs. Ameritas has shown its ability to achieve that balance through its objective performance metrics. We have validated its metrics and have certified that Ameritas is, indeed, among the best in its industry. We applaud their commitment to superior customer service”
“A contact center that seeks and achieves the Center of Excellence Certification from BenchmarkPortal demonstrates a noteworthy commitment to service excellence,” added Belfiore, who has been with the company since 2000.
BenchmarkPortal’s founders pioneered the first contact center benchmarking study in 1995. Now custodian of the largest database of contact center metrics in the world, BenchmarkPortal is a leader in certification, training, consulting and research for the customer contact industry. Its team of professionals has gained international recognition for expertise and innovation in best practices. BenchmarkPortal’s mission is to help management optimize the performance of their center in terms of both cost and quality, encourage customer loyalty and build enterprise value. For more information on BenchmarkPortal, call 1-800-214-8929 or visit http://www.BenchmarkPortal.com.
Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., has served customers since 1959 and today provides dental, vision and hearing care products and services for nearly 110,000 employer groups, insuring or administering benefits for more than 5.4 million people nationwide. Ameritas has one of the largest dental networks in the country with more than 303,000 access points, and its contact center has earned BenchmarkPortal's Center of Excellence certification since 2007 and was named fourth in BenchmarkPortal’s Top 100 contest in 2011. In New York, products are offered through Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York.