Help Desk Tech, Billing, Registrations, Retention and Telemarketing – Working Together as a Team

A typical call center has a lot of different help desk departments. These could be the following: (a) help desk tech support that handles technical inquiries and resolves computer related issues and concerns; (b) billing department that handles account related inquiries and concerns such as changing of contact and payment information; (c) registrations department that takes calls from people who are interested in subscribing to a certain product or service; (d) retention and cancellation queue where subscribers who would like to cancel were given different options like discounts or a free month service just to keep their accounts; and (e) telemarketing department wherein customer service agents are tasked to call potential customers and offer products and services usually on a discounted price.

Each of these departments plays a major role in giving a different level of customer experience on every interaction. Usually, all these support queues belong to a single client or account. Say for example it is possible that AOL has all these five departments outsourced on a single call center. Same goes for Dell Computers, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. The performance of each department is carefully monitored on a regular basis to track down what is the area of concern that the client needs to focus on to. Training is one option to make the customer service agents aware of the new issues or updates about the client’s account. If help desk tech is low on quality, then revisiting the quality guidelines will definitely help in ensuring that world class customer service is being given on every call.