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Sharpen Launches New Performance Management Module to Empower Agents Contact Centers Using Performance Tiles Report Improved FCR, AHT and CSAT, Along with Immediate, Quantifiable ROI

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28, 2020 – Sharpen Technologies, developers of the agent-first contact center platform, announced today the release of Performance Tiles, the first of several new applications to be released within its new Performance Management module. Performance Tiles offer agents real-time visibility into their work, providing scoring metrics against specific targets and larger peer groups. 

Customers using Performance Tiles demonstrated immediate improvement in first call resolution (FCR), average handle time (AHT), a lower number of transferred calls, and improved end-customer satisfaction (CSAT). Using the program, one leading fintech company with more than 1,000 agents estimated an $800,000 annual savings after a 4.7% improvement in AHT, while a software company saw a 12% reduction in AHT, improving service levels by 12% and reducing staff costs by eight percent. A credit union improved their FCR six points to over 85% and their CSAT to its highest marks ever.

“In this new work-at-home world we live in, Performance Tiles provide agents with clear direction and real-time feedback of management’s expectations,” said Ric Kosiba, Chief Data Scientist. “At Sharpen, we’ve always said that a happy agent knows they are good, and believes others know too. Performance Tiles bridge management’s goals with agent performance, providing measurable improvement in both operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.”

Agents using Performance Tiles also value the visibility into their work. “I just have to say the numbers on Performance Tiles make me want to be better than whoever may be ahead of me each day,” one agent reported. “I can’t believe I’m 8th on contact resolution. I’ll try harder.”

“As each agent strives to improve, the operation becomes more efficient, with an immediate ROI,” Kosiba noted. “Agents see how they’re doing against the goals they’re measured on, supervisors understand their team performance, and executives collect quantifiable and obvious ROI.”

Performance Tiles are available directly within the Sharpen platform, at no extra charge. Customers can select from a host of operational metrics, based on individual business needs. More information on Performance Tiles can be found here.

About Sharpen Technologies

Sharpen Technologies is the world’s first, truly agent-first contact center platform built in the cloud for the cloud. The omnichannel platform lets users work from anywhere. And, it lets them seamlessly move between calls, texts, webchats, emails, social media, video, etc. all in real-time and in a single interaction. Sharpen was recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan’s Contact Center Buyers Guide, North America (2019) for its “dramatic ROI,” “out-of-the-box integrations” and “powerful reporting and analytics tools,” while Nemertes Research called Sharpen a “Top-Rated Contact Center Solutions Provider” (2018). The company has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Inc. magazine (2019) and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce (2017, 2018).  Visit Sharpen on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the Sharpen blog.

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Sharpen Technologies

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