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Transcom Italy wins award for “Best contact center outsourcing partner in 2014”

The prestigious award was awarded on February 12 by a panel of experts appointed by the CMMC Club, an Italian association that brings together companies and professionals working in the customer experience management industry. The award, which can be thought of an Oscar in the contact center sector, is assigned by a panel of experts who choose the winners based on a ranking using specific parameters. This year’s award had a special focus on “innovation” and, naturally, on satisfying the needs of all the players involved, and customers and users of the service in particular.

The jury’s justification for awarding the prize to Transcom Italy mentions several winning aspects, including the outstanding innovation applied to one of Europe’s most complex and complete citizens care systems that handled over 22 million contacts in 2014  (read more about this client case here).

This contact center provides the public and businesses with pension, social assistance, healthcare, welfare and tax collection services on a multilingual basis. Staff efficiency benefits from the intensive use of knowledge management tools while our multichannel platform ensures increased service accessibility. Other significant winning factors include the standardization of the information and services delivered in multichannel mode and the traceability of interactions. Also taken into consideration was the number of job opportunities Transcom has generated in the Italian labor market.

As for the private sector, a special mention was made of Transcom’s operating model, developed at the contact center, which for the last five years has been used to manage the customers of a global online payments sector leader. The Italian team is recording exceptional customer satisfaction results through a model that empowers the frontline with this responsibility, while giving management a supporting role to play in facilitating the resolution of critical problems and improving the service offered.

I am very proud of this award and thank the entire management team and all the employees and collaborators of Transcom Italy who have worked to gain the company recognition as a market leader. Our strategic objective is now to replicate this “Made in Italy” model across the continent, to be able to offer highly innovative services to everyone living in Europe.

From the left side: Andreas Biondi (Italian Private Market Director), Emanuele Vitale (“LeonarDo Research & Innovation” Project Manager), Roberto Boggio (General Manager Central & South Europe) and Enrico Vivio (Italian Public Market Director).

From the left side: Andreas Biondi (Italian Private Market Director), Emanuele Vitale (“LeonarDo Research & Innovation” Project Manager), Roberto Boggio (General Manager Central & South Europe) and Enrico Vivio (Italian Public Market Director).

 

 

Author: Anna Meijere

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Transcom reaches High Performance Benchmark on “Client Satisfaction with Customer Experience management”

Transcom regularly measures Client Satisfaction through online surveys. These surveys are based on COPC (Customer Operations Performance Center) principles, and quantify satisfaction across multiple entities and also give a total score for a client. Client representatives are asked to evaluate overall satisfaction and satisfaction with specific attributes. All managers in the client organization who have business-related contacts with Transcom are invited to participate.

For one of our telecom clients that I work with, I am happy to say that Transcom exceeded the target of 80% Top 2 Boxes (very satisfied and satisfied respondents, COPC High Performance Benchmark) for Customer Experience management. We track our average score in order to follow performance trends over time, and I am very proud with our positive development and the client satisfaction result achieved.

Improving performance in terms of Customer Experience management has both tangible and intangible benefits for Transcom, as our vision is to be recognized as a global leader in customer experience. This is why we strive to continuously improve. Each team develops action plans that are shared with the client in order to ensure full transparency regarding intended actions and to manage expectations for the future.

Author: Magdalena Derek

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Transcom Germany’s expertise contributed to keeping client’s customer satisfaction at top levels for 16 months

One of Europe’s fastest growing telecom operators has been a client at Transcom for more than ten years. We serve this client in several European markets, each of which has its own characteristics. Over the years, the telecom operator has undergone a transformation to become a mobile service provider. Since 2010, the partnership with Transcom has been based on the principles of COPC, with the goal of improving customer satisfaction by offering better quality and service.

Since January 2013, Transcom Germany has achieved and in certain months exceeded our client’s End User Overall Satisfaction target of 85% .

OPERATIONS Tele2 Germany team

Key success factors for maintaining customer satisfaction at top levels for 16 months

  • Client focus on areas identified by End Users as unsatisfactory are modified to improve satisfaction
  • A change in the mindset of middle managers and team leaders who have now become customer satisfaction management experts
  • Agent soft skill training (i.e. how to “sell” bad news in the best possible way
  • Regular individual coaching for agents

In the light of the positive results achieved and the experience gained, Transcom Germany is in a good position to maintain the levels it has achieved by monitoring and improving all underlying client support factors, ensuring that our team continues to receive high satisfaction ratings from our client’s customers.

Transcom announces “LeonarDo 2.0.14” – a research and innovation program to improve the customer care process

Transcom has decided to invest in a new research and development project called “Smart Digital Ecosystem for Customer Experience Enhancement”. For simplicity’s sake we’ve renamed the project “LeonarDo 2.0.14”, combining the year of the initiative’s launch with the 2.0 that symbolizes the Digital age we live in.

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This program has been developed by Transcom Italy on a joint basis with L’Aquila University and some local partners, and we feel that it will contribute to re-launching the local economy, heavily hit by the 2009 earthquake.

The project will run for the next three years and the aim is to define solutions, tools, methods and techniques designed to improve the customer service process and effectively exploit the potential offered by new digital technologies. A research and development center will be set up for this purpose, based on the systematic and structured exchange of know-how and expertise between academic research bodies and the customer service industry. This laboratory will be headquartered in Transcom’s L’Aquila offices and run by expert, innovation-oriented resources provided by all the partners involved in the initiative.

The solutions and operating models developed by the LeonarDo 2.0.14 project will be validated in complex customer experience environments, with the aim of creating high value-added services for clients and consumers.

Innovation and continuous development are the key competitive success factors we can offer our clients to help them win the daily fight for market leadership. Our ambition is that the LeonarDo 2.0.14 “Competence Center” in L’Aquila will act as a technical and scientific point of reference for all Transcom’s 57 contact centers worldwide.

I am confident that LeonarDo 2.0.14 will become a mine of innovative ideas and revolutionary solutions in the area of technological, organizational and process innovation, which will significantly contribute to confirm Transcom’s leading role in the global BPO marketplace. With this initiative, we are reaffirming our commitment to Transcom’s vision of being recognized as a global leader in customer experience.

Author: Annica Strahner

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Transcom Sweden proudly presents our value ambassadors for 2014

Transcom’s values Passion, Excellence and Innovation are a part of our everyday work.

In Sweden, we recently encouraged all our employees to nominate themselves or one of their colleagues to be Value Ambassadors for 2014. In the nomination, they should motivate why this person exemplified for example Innovation and used this value to contribute to a better customer experience.

We received more than 30 nominations and it was almost a mission impossible for the Swedish management team to vote for one winner representing each value. After a long round of discussions and voting, we finally agreed on three winners and we proudly present our value ambassadors for 2014:

Transcom Sweden's Value Ambassadors for 2014 (from the left): Linnea Forslund, Desale Temesghen and Linda Jansson.

Transcom Sweden’s Value Ambassadors for 2014 (from the left): Linnea Forslund, Desale Temesghen and Linda Jansson.

  • Passion: Linnea Forslund, Product Supervisor and Trainer, Transcom Stockholm

Motivation: Linnea’s energy fuels the whole team and she always makes sure that each individual makes progress. Linnea is committed, and solution focused and always strives for providing a great customer experience.

  • Excellence: Desale Temesghen, Team Leader, Transcom Borås

Motivation: Desale’s motto is to make sure that we at Transcom always deliver outstanding customer experience in every customer interaction. He puts in a lot of energy to motivate his colleagues and everybody on his team always goes the extra mile to achieve excellence.

  • Innovation: Linda Jansson, CSR,  Transcom Karlskoga

Motivation: Linda is 100% committed to every task she takes on. She is a key asset in our quality assurance process and has done a tremendous job for one of our clients by securing their sound files.

Our ambassadors will participate in a video and explain how they work with Transcom’s values today. They will also be invited to share their knowledge in our training sessions with agents and team leaders. Linnea, Desale and Linda will also publish a blog post and share their expertise with our blog readers.

Transcom Isla Sicilia celebrates its sixth anniversary

On February the 7th, our Transcom Isla Sicilia center celebrated its sixth anniversary.

During that specific day, in my role as a Product Specialist, I was engaged in a training workshop with twenty candidates. At the same time, the rest of the team was beginning to taste our celebration cake.

I started the training session by giving an introduction about my internal career at Transcom and my experiences as a manager. How I started working as a CSR with inbound service ten years ago and how I today have advanced to be an experienced teacher for future agents. In my case, it has been ten years of personal and professional development.

Isla Sicilia 6th Anniversary

I used Transcom’s core values Passion, Excellence and Innovation to explain the sometimes demanding nature of the job and the high degree of commitment it requires in order to be successful:

Passion: I am sure they noticed my enthusiasm after ten years!

Excellence: I said that in Transcom we have set quality as our main objective and that we continuously work on improving processes in order to reach our goal of creating outstanding customer experiences.

Innovation:  They definitely got a taste of our innovative streak when Augustin Romero (our CCM) and Eduardo Bayon (Account Manager), interrupted the workshop to share a portion of cake with us, sharing memories of this site’s first years, and how we planned its future!

Isla Sicilia 6th Anniversary

I want to give my most sincere recognition to the whole Transcom Isla Sicilia team. And regarding the forthcoming challenges, I expect us to face them by using our passionate, excellent and innovative spirit. As Heraclitus once said:

“There is nothing permanent except change.”

I hope that the future agents I trained during our anniversary will someday be able to look back on their experience, and find it to be as rewarding as I’ve found mine to be.