Understanding Call Center Outsourcing and the Benefits Your Company Can Enjoy

Updated: March 07, 2011

Sales and marketing is among the important functions of every business that will eventually determine their success in the industry. Most companies are willing to go the extra mile so they can effectively entice new customers and keep their customer base growing. Internet based marketing and social networking have become the new methods for companies to reach their target market. Telemarketing services on the other hand as well as customer service remain to be the major channels to effectively manage brand awareness among the market niche of the company. These core competencies are usually handled via call center outsourcing companies.

A majority of call center outsourcing companies have the facility to provide both inbound and outbound customer support services and telemarketing solutions depending on what your company needs. With the ever growing competition in the market, companies must be able to adapt to the varying needs of the market and, regardless of whether you are involved in a local or international business; you need to have a well defined and highly competitive customer support service so that you can stay ahead of the game. This is one of the reasons why outsourcing customer support services from offshore call centers have become more and more popular and the effort of companies to streamline their operating costs while improving their services. When it comes to productivity, outsourcing telemarketing services can significantly help companies by providing them with round the clock customer service, at half the price it would cost you when you run this service in-house or in-shore.

Call center service providers for outbound calls will usually handle the time consuming activities such as hiring CSRs (customer service representatives) and/or telemarketers. And since this task has been removed from your responsibilities, your company will be able to focus on developing your core competencies. Outbound call center outsourcing will take the time and utilize their resources to make sure that the hiring process will take place, even without the need for you to facilitate it. Customer service representatives and telemarketers usually undergo rigorous training before they can become part of the team. This process allows your company to have highly qualified CSRs that are well trained to make sure they will be providing the type of service your business requires. When this is done on shore, the entire cost of the hiring and training process can be very expensive, which will be counterproductive on the part of your company. But, as long as you utilize the services of call center outsourcing companies, you will be able to streamline your expenses, while ensuring that you get the highest quality of personnel with the proper training to handle your business requirements.

Featured Research
  • Harnessing the Power of Speech Analytics

    The conversations between your customers and agents contain invaluable insights—if you have the right tools to easily interpret and act on this dialogue. Unfortunately, most organizations waste time manually mining only a subset of customer interaction data, or worse yet, do nothing with it at all. Speech analytics is an incredibly powerful tool for contact center leaders. It easily delivers real-time visibility into the full customer journey and agent responses, which are essential for driving higher customer satisfaction and business success. more

  • Gartner Report: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldw...

    The 2017 Magic Quadrant provides Gartner’s annual analysis of the contact center infrastructure vendors. The report examines the innovations driving the market and compares vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. more

  • Frost & Sullivan: Update Your Contact Center Today or Risk Losing Business Tomor...

    Customer expectations have changed. Self-service options on the channels of their choice are a given. And when self-service is not enough, they want live agents who can step up and make it a seamless transition. Take a new approach to customer engagement today—or your customers won’t be back tomorrow. more

  • Forrester Report: Artificial Intelligence with the Human Touch

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can’t replicate the human touch, but it can ease your agents’ burden by handling many simple, repetitive requests. A new Forrester Consulting paper offers a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both AI and humans independently, yet how blending them together can give your customers the seamless end-to-end experience they expect. more

  • eBook: Not All Cloud Contact Center Platforms Are Created Equal

    Everyone says they’re “in the cloud,” but most technology leaders would agree that not all clouds are created equal. When evaluating a cloud contact center solution for your business, it’s important to understand the difference between a true Cloud 2.0 application and traditional software, including which features to look for and why those features are important. more