What Contact Center KPIs Are on Your Dashboard?

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In our last few blogs, we discussed some real-time key performance indicators (KPIs), also known as metrics, that supervisors use on a daily basis to monitor the status and productivity of their agents, teams, and services. This time, we’ll check out some handy dashboard metrics, which span all the KPI categories we previously covered.

A dashboard is an area of the Agent Desktop that displays abbreviated, at-a-glance metrics that help both agents and supervisors easily monitor important areas of work, such as the amount of time agents spend doing after-call work, how many inbound calls have been handled, and so on. Like a game scoreboard, a dashboard provides real-time updates of key values—in this case, selected metrics—that are helpful to agents and supervisors. Most contact centers use metrics to boost agent and team performance and increase the quality of the interactions handled.

The names of these metrics are typically abbreviated so that more can fit in a small space. Supervisors will get to know these names as they go about their day-to-day operations.

It’s possible to display any combination of these metrics. The ones that get displayed on your Agent Desktop dashboard really depend on the needs of your contact center, agents, teams, and services.

Bright Pattern, for example, offers these dashboard metrics, which offer snapshots of everything from handling time, outbound calls dialed, and inbound calls received to dispositions, calls in the queue, and team success rate. 

Real-time dashboards provide a broad view of everything that affects customer service and satisfaction:

  • Status: Where are the customers now—in IVR, on hold, waiting, being helped?

  • Abandonment: How many interactions were abandoned or dropped?

  • Dropped calls/chats: How many interactions were dropped, and why?

  • What’s in the queue: How many customers are waiting to be helped?

  • Service level: How many calls and interactions have been accepted and handled today?

A Contact Center Driven by Insights

KPIs provide the insights you need for improving agent engagement and elevating the customer experience. The customer experience hinges on empowering agents with the right training, tools, and service model. Bright Pattern’s omnichannel contact center software helps empower agents with unique tools that facilitate better conversations, boost agent performance, and deliver higher returns in customer satisfaction and agent engagement. Having a unified and powerful Agent Desktop that displays important KPIs helps to keep supervisors focused on teams and agents focused on customers.

You can learn more about how monitoring agent metrics can help improve agent engagement and customer service by downloading our e-book.

Peter Miles Low

About Peter Miles Low

Peter is a Senior Account Executive with fast growing cloud-based contact center software vendor Bright Pattern. Having spent over 20 years selling technology and services to companies like Goldman Sachs, EMC, PricewaterhouseCooper and more, he is passionate about helping organizations achieve desired business outcomes with cutting edge technology and strategy. Certified in Cloud Economics and ROI through AWS and having successful stints at Interactive Intelligence and Genesys, Peter brings a unique perspective to service based companies that are striving to move away from legacy technology infrastructure and processes towards a true Omni-Channel CX model.

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