Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
BenchmarkPortal, a leading contact center research and consulting organization, announced today that it has certified the Wolters Kluwer Health customer contact center supporting its Ovid and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins business lines, as a “Center of Excellence” for the fourth time. “Only the top 10 percent of those benchmarked annually achieve this distinction,” said BenchmarkPortal CEO Bruce Belfiore. “The certification of Wolters Kluwer Health is a direct result of its leadership’s commitment to balancing cost-effective service solutions with best-in-class service performance. It is an achievement of distinction.”
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.
“We certified Wolters Kluwer Health’s customer care operations as a Center of Excellence after evaluating the company’s effectiveness and efficiency in interacting with their customers. We applaud their commitment to superior customer service,” said Belfiore. "A great contact center operation reflects its management's passion for balancing the demands of high quality and low costs. These Wolters Kluwer Health’s business lines have shown its ability to achieve that balance through its objective performance metrics. We have validated its metrics and have certified that Wolters Kluwer is, indeed, among the best in its industry. I congratulate Wolters Kluwer on a job well done.”
“A contact center that seeks and achieves the Center of Excellence Certification from BenchmarkPortal demonstrates a noteworthy commitment to service excellence. The obvious beneficiaries of this commitment are the center’s customers, employees, and shareholders,” 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.