There are several customer service organizations available to assist you in networking to compare numbers with other businesses. In addition to these, most vendors who offer call center technology and solutions also sponsor customer user groups specific to their technology -- for example, your telephone system vendor will sponsor a group that is specific to customers who use their system. Frequently, there is a cross section of businesses and IT representatives within these groups with which to network and compare operational statistics and standards.
Following are two large customer service organizations that should be able to help you further:
This was first published in June 2007