BenchmarkPortal Announces: Canon U.S.A. Achieves Its Fifth Certification as a BenchmarkPortal Center of Excellence

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BenchmarkPortal recognizes the exceptional efficiency and effectiveness of the Canon U.S.A. Customer Support Center by awarding it Certification as a Center of Excellence for the fifth year in a row. The granting of certification is based on a company’s operational metrics, customer satisfaction and agent satisfaction.

Certified Customer Service Center - Center of Excellence, by BenchmarkPortal

Certified Customer Service Center - Center of Excellence, by BenchmarkPortal

The achievement of the Center of Excellence represents a contact center’s commitment to delivering customer service that is both effective and efficient. It is the culmination of initiatives that were undertaken to achieve sustainable service excellence.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal, a leading contact center research and consulting organization for their technical support center. “The achievement of the Center of Excellence represents a contact center’s commitment to delivering customer service that is both effective and efficient,” said BenchmarkPortal CEO Bruce Belfiore. “It is the culmination of important initiatives that were undertaken to achieve sustainable service excellence.”    

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.

“A contact center that seeks and achieves the Center of Excellence Certification from BenchmarkPortal demonstrates a noteworthy commitment to service excellence,” said Belfiore. "A great contact center operation reflects its management's passion for balancing the demands of high quality and low costs. Canon has shown its ability to achieve that balance through its objective performance metrics. We have validated its metrics and have certified that Canon is, indeed, among the best in its industry. I congratulate Canon on a job well done.”

“The obvious beneficiaries of this commitment are the center’s customers, employees, and shareholders,” added Belfiore, who has been with the company since 2000.

About BenchmarkPortal
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.

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