How many agents should be available, if 300 calls of 60 seconds duration are received? It is required that 85% of calls are answered within 30 seconds.
An example calculation
|•||Click with your mouse on the radio button next to the Number of agents / operators field. This indicates that it is this quantity which is unknown and to be calculated.|
|•||Enter the figure 300 into the Number of calls edit box.|
|•||Enter the figure 60 into the Average duration edit box.|
|•||Enter the figures 85 and 30 into the Percentage answered edit boxes. Leave the average delay edit box blank.|
|•||Press the Calculate button.|
After a short time, the figure 7 will appear in the Number of agents field indicating that 7 agents are required to answer these calls if the performance criteria are to remain within those set and the assumptions of the Erlang C traffic model are met.