What is CALL CENTER?
It is a centralized office environment wherein agents either
answer inbound calls or make outbound calls.
It is a centralized office used for the purpose of receiving
and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone
A booming industry in the Philippines.
What is a CONTACT CENTER?
A part of a company’s overall customer
which manages customer contact,
including letters, faxes, emails,
newsletters, mail catalogues, Web site
inquiries, and other gathered
What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing is the act of one company contracting with
another company to provide services that might otherwise be
performed by in-house employees. Often the tasks that are
outsourced could be performed by the company itself, but in
many cases there are financial advantages that come from
outsourcing. Many large companies now outsource jobs such as
call center services, e-mail services, and payroll. These jobs are
handled by separate companies that specialize in each service,
and are often located overseas.
Customer Service Representative
A call center or a CSR is the person who
handles incoming and outgoing customer
calls for a business.
A call center agent might handle account
inquiries, customer complaints or support
Skills Needed by a CSR
Customer Handling Skills
Team work and Individual capabilities
Telephone Etiquettes and the ability to
respond professionally to clients on the
The candidate's ability to use proper
Vocabulary skills relevant to a call
Attention to detail and ability to follow
Basic math, logic, analytical and
telephone problem solving skills
Ability to follow specific instructions
Telephone problem solving skills
Two Types of Calls
An inbound call is one that a customer
initiates to a call center or contact center.
A help desk handles inbound calls as well,
although calls may be made from employees
rather than customers.
A call center may handle either inbound or
outbound calls exclusively or might deal
with a combination of the two.
An outbound call center is one in which
call center agents make outbound calls to
customers on behalf of a business or client.
Calls made from the center can include
telemarketing, sales or fund-raising calls, as
well as calls for contact list updating,
surveys or verification services.
is a subset of outsourcing that involves
the contracting of the operations and
responsibilities of specific
business functions (or processes)
to a third-party service provider
BPO IN THE PHILIPPINES
The business process outsourcing
(bpo) industry in the Philippines has
grown 46% annually since 2006.
This boom is led by demand for
offshore call centers
The Philippines is also considered as
location of choice due to its less
expensive operational and labor costs.
The country offers 24/7 multilingual
and multimedia supported premium
services for marketing, sales, customer
care, crisis management, investor
relations and other key business
The reasons cited for the bullish
outlook towards the Philippines have
among others, due to lower operating
costs, English language proficiency
and high ICT skills yet low-cost