Voices of CRM

Apr 3 2008   9:27AM GMT

iRobot on outsourcing the call center

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

iRobot Corp., maker of the Roomba vacuum and explosives disarming robots, has moved it call center to an outsourced operation. Maryellen Abreu, director of global technical support with iRobot and Josh Ward, call center supervisor with The Jay Group discuss best practices for working with an outsourcer and running a support operation.

In this 13-minute podcast, Abreu and Ward discuss:

  • Why iRobot outsourced the call center
  • The metrics they use in the call center and how they hold their outsourcer accountable
  • Why they’re using on-demand software
  • Integrating voice recognition with service
  • Communication between iRobot and the outsources

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    Call Center Outsourcing Services is a global technical support job Group discuss best practices for working with an outsourcer and running a support operation.this was a great job.
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