Call Center System
Meyne GmbH, an IT development company based in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1991, they currently offer their customers all kinds of innovative solutions, from online stores to database systems. Challenge Creating the Call Center system was a project Meyne GmbH decided to outsource, and they chose Intetics Co./ Web Space Station as an outsource service provider that met the companys strict requirements. Call Center was intended for a telephone service dealer company that major German telephone service providers supplied with the information on theircustomers. The dealer company offered these customers services in extending their contracts. The project objectives were as follows:
- Proper arranging and automating the process if receiving, processing, and issuing information.
- Developing a multilevel marketing system for attracting new customers and integrating a corresponding functionality with Call Center.
- one-page contract forms are generated based on a PDF template with placeholders;
- multipage forms are generated based on a PostScript template using Aladdin Ghostscript. This method is faster than using some ActiveX components, and it eliminates the problem of creating multipage forms.
- MS SQL Server 7.0.
We have successfully implemented the project and built a comprehensive intranet system for importing, validating, storing, and issuing the information on the old, current, and new contracts signed by the customers of telephone service providers, as well as for processing the information that is necessary for negotiating and preparing new contracts. Telephone service providers supply information stored in files with the *.csv file name extension. This information is imported into Call Center via a specially developed interface and processed so each customer can be identified by a unique number. Four months before a contract expires, Call Center relocates the proper entry to the queue that is used by the agents responsible for working with customers. The agents call the potential customers to find out whether they are willing to extend their contracts using the companys service for that. An agent edits the entry based on whether it was possible to contact a customer and on the results of the conversation. If a customer could not be reached, his/her entry will return to the queue later on; if the conversation was successful, and a meeting with the customer was arranged, the agent enters all the related information in the Call Center database. All scheduled meetings are placed in plans for the companys interviewers. Every interviewer is supplied with contracts that customers are supposed to sign. The built-in contract generating mechanism is easy to use, and it allows an agent to prepare and print our a contract in no time. After a contract is signed, all the related information is added to the Call Center database and also transferred to the proper telephone service provider. One of the major advantages of Call Center is that it allows for further extension. This is why it was easy for us to add a multilevel marketing system for agents to enter and process information on the potential customers, and to calculate the award fee paid to the customers who reported the names of those who signed new contracts.