Call progress detection
This software is available with the Sytel AI Dialer, and its rated performance is as good as any in the industry. But proceed with caution since the time taken on detection is the time that you are expecting a person to stay on the line, wondering who is trying to call them. If call quality really matters, then this kind of detection may be best turned off.
Outbound dialing regulations and compliance
Sytel has led the world for many years on compliance with outbound dialing regulations. It has worked with the regulators in many countries to help bring in responsible controls for dialers and even today is the only vendor to actually enforce compliance in its product. This means for example, that if you are dialing under rules set by either the FTC in the USA or Ofcom in the UK, then Sytel enforces compliance and you don’t have to worry about non-compliance.
Predictive dialing the Sytel way adds 15 extra minutes agent talk time in every hour. Using their AI Dialer has been a turning point for our business.
Measuring predictive vs. progressive
If you are paying good money for a predictive dialer, then remember that what you are really paying for is predictive gain – the extra talk time per hour that predictive can produce over progressive dialing. It is entirely reasonable to ask any vendor to give you a free trial or take you to a site where you can measure this. Any dialer worth its salt can easily switch between progressive and predictive modes so that you can measure the difference. Until you can see this test carried our properly, there is a good chance that you don’t really know what you are buying.
But the catch is that if the design is anything less than excellent, then only a small part of this gain will be achieved, because the dialer will quickly use up its small quota of allowed nuisance calls and then have to revert to dialing progressively.
As well as understanding the ‘predictive gain’, you need to be sure how it was achieved. Were dialing rules complied with?
Make sure you know your local rules, or what best practice rules are and then ask some searching questions. Look for clear evidence that rules are actually followed. For example, are abandoned calls measured in the right way? If you are not sure how to check compliance or what your rules are, then always feel free to ask Sytel.
Just remember that unless you can be quite sure that predictive dialing rules are being complied with, you will have no way of doing a proper evaluation.
Did you know?
Sytel has never lost a head-to-head predictive dialer performance trial. Our simulation and AI-based approach to predictive dialing is unbeatable. We believe this holds true for agent utilisation in a blended inbound/ outbound multi-channel/ multi-session setup as well, but since it is a bit more costly for end-users to run a champion-challenger setup for a multisession ACD, you’ll have to take our word for it …
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