The "Nearshore" Model
Delivering high quality customer service is crucial to business success and increasingly organisations are choosing to outsource this service to a contact centre professional. However, the debate when considering this approach has commonly been the trade off between lower operating costs and potentially compromising the quality of service. ICON Communication Centres, a contact centre provider operating from Prague, Czech Republic delivers a flexible ‘nearshore’ model that provides the highest quality service to both its clients and their customers at a favourable price point.
The nearshore concept has propelled ICON over a four-year period to over 220 active agent seats in two contact centres handling in the region of 3.5 million calls per year (70% outbound, 30% inbound). With customers from all over the world in a variety of industries, including technology to telecommunications, ICON provides almost any language requirement and boasts an agent base of in excess of 30 nationalities, many of which are bilingual.
Managing Director of ICON, Helen Hickin, explains, “When ICON was looking for a location for its first centre we could not justify paying UK prices, whilst offshore locations compromised our commitment to quality. Prague’s nearshore location within Europe and its diverse, multi-cultural society were perfect. The demand for global communications has also grown, so we had to ensure we were meeting linguistic and cultural requirements for any campaign. Operating out of Prague has also enabled us to price our services 20%-30% lower than the UK industry average.”
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ICON required technology to run the contact centre that would evolve with the business and adapt to the ever-changing environment of the industry. Explains Hickin, “Every contact centre requires a solid platform from which to operate – this is an essential backbone to operations. In addition we needed to be confident that agents could handle calls without having to worry about the technology, ensuring that it was easy to use and reliable.”
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About ICON Communication Centres:
ICON (est. 2003) creates tailor-made outsourcing solutions that use a combination of technology and human resource to deliver inside sales and account management solutions for B2B brands. Based in Central Europe, ICON’s brand evangelists provide CX and complex interactions in 30 languages. Clients benefit from a mature and experienced workforce, competitive price point, and accessible geographical location.
Noetica is a software development company specialising in intuitive, user friendly software for contact centres. Our software platform, Synthesys, is a comprehensive package that provides almost everything you will ever need in order to run and manage a successful, effective and efficient call centre operation. Developed over many years and incorporating a wealth of knowledge and experience of the call centre market, Synthesys is designed to reduce reliance on IT and empower the business functions to become autonomous and extremely agile by delivering integrated applications to the agents’ desktop intelligently and in record time.
Published: Monday, September 24, 2007
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