BenchmarkPortal Announces: TrialCard Contact Center Achieves Certification as a Center of Excellence

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BenchmarkPortal recognizes the exceptional efficiency and effectiveness of the TrialCard Contact Center by awarding it Certification as a Center of Excellence. 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

Certification is an important distinction because it is based on best-practice metrics drawn from
BenchmarkPortal’s database of contact center metrics, which was founded at Purdue University and is the largest in the world.

The TrialCard customer contact center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal, a leading contact center research and consulting organization. “Only the top 10 percent of those benchmarked annually achieve this distinction,” said BenchmarkPortal CEO Bruce Belfiore. “Contact centers that achieve certification are remarkable in their ability to balance a commitment to service excellence with cost effective service strategies.”    

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. TrialCard has shown its ability to achieve that balance through its objective performance metrics. We have validated its metrics and have certified that TrialCard is, indeed, among the best in its industry. I congratulate TrialCard on a job well done.”

“Certification is an important distinction because it is based on best-practice metrics drawn from
BenchmarkPortal’s database of contact center metrics, which was founded at Purdue University and is the largest in the world. This achievement confirms the call center’s ability to deliver service that is both efficient and effective,” 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.

About TrialCard
TrialCard Incorporated provides a comprehensive portfolio of Rx Lifecycle Solutions at Point of Care, Patient Access Management, and Point of Sale for the life-cycle of pharmaceutical brands. Since opening its doors in 2001, TrialCard has been awarded seven patents related to the processing and marketing of patient access programs. TrialCard is the largest provider of patient access programs in the industry, processing over $1 billion in patient benefits per year to help brand manufactures achieve their goals with prescribers, patients, and pharmacists. For more information on Trialcard, please visit ttp://http://www.trialcard.com. Contact: Scott Kirby, Product Manager, TrialCard 919.415.3137

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