Follow the journey of one company that transformed their localized help desk into an outsourced global service desk that provides 24x7 support.
Tag(s): case study, outsourcing, service level agreement, service providers, service desk, technical support, supportworld
July 3, 2016

 
Self-service is an important tactic for successful end-user support. But be aware that Tier 0 does have effects on the traditional metrics support centers use.
Tag(s): metrics and measurements, self-service, support center, support channels, supportworld
June 22, 2016

 
First Level Resolution (FLR) is a measure of efficiency and effectiveness that shows how many resolutions you provide without hierarchical escalation.
Tag(s): first call resolution, knowledge management, metrics and measurements, reporting-and-analytics, supportworld, technical support
June 20, 2016

 
Customer satisfaction management involves understanding the issues beyond the data points that key performance indicators provide.
Tag(s): continual service improvement, customer satisfaction, customer experience, KPI, supportworld, service management
June 17, 2016

 
The targets and commitments documented in our Service Level Agreements (SLAs) depend greatly on the strength of our Operational Level Agreements (OLAs).
Tag(s): technical support, SLA, service level agreement, OLA, operational level agreement - OLA, supportworld, support center
February 25, 2016

 
The balanced scorecard aligns business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization and measures an organization’s progress toward its goals.
Tag(s): balanced scorecard, metrics and measurements, supportworld
February 24, 2016

 
Contact center metrics such as First Call Resolution (FCR) can become difficult to measure when new channels are introduced into a service model.
Tag(s): customer satisfaction, customer-satisfaction-measurement, desktop support, first call resolution, metrics and measurements, multichannel support, reporting, social media, support channels, supportworld
December 17, 2015

 
First call resolution (FCR) is about answering or solving the customer’s problems on the first call, as quickly and for the least cost possible.
Tag(s): best practice, customer satisfaction, costs, desktop support, first call resolution, continual service improvement, incident management, metrics and measurements, process management, process-improvement, return on investment - ROI, supportworld
December 8, 2015

 
This program reduces incident counts and resolution times and increases support staff skills for getting to root causes and eliminating the incidents they cause.
Tag(s): benchmarking, best practice, business value, costs, incident management, leadership, process-improvement, professional development, root cause analysis, support center, supportworld, training, service management
November 24, 2015

 
Dashboards provide a visual representation of support center performance data, and the design is important for sharing business-critical information.
Tag(s): balanced scorecard, business intelligence, dashboards, KPI, metrics and measurements, performance management, Reporting and Analytics, reporting-and-analytics, reporting, service management, support center, supportworld, tools
November 17, 2015