BenchmarkPortal Announces: Delta Dental of Michigan Contact Center Achieves Certification as a Center of Excellence

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BenchmarkPortal recognizes the exceptional efficiency and effectiveness of the Delta Dental of Michigan 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 Contact Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal

Certified Contact Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal

Center of Excellence certification indicates that the contact center delivers superior customer service within a responsible cost structure.

The Delta Dental of Michigan 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. “Achieving Center of Excellence certification is an acknowledgement of strong management and leadership in the call center industry.”    

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

“Contact centers that achieve certification are remarkable in their ability to balance a commitment to service excellence, It is an achievement of distinction,” 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 Delta Dental
Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, and its affiliates in Arkansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina and Tennessee collectively are among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2013, the enterprise paid out nearly $3 billion for dental care to 12.1 million enrollees. Offices are located in Okemos and Farmington Hills, Mich.; Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Sherwood and Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; and Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, Tenn.

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