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Cost per call

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  • #11874 Reply
    Angie
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    Anyone have formula for cost per call charge for budget? Number of calls, number of agents = cost per call???

    #11875 Reply
    Moises
    Guest

    If I can Help you, this like: get the total of your calls, divide by the number of agents, this is called productivit of an agent.

    #11876 Reply
    Adriaan Baston
    Guest

    Cost per call can be calculated by taking the agent’s average salary and multiplying it by the number of agents. That gives you an rough total cost for the agents, just divide this by the number of contacts and you have a basic cst per call.

    A far better way is take all costs by account code and calculate the call-centre’s share including overhead etc. and divide this by the total number of calls.

    Best wishes,

    Adriaan.

    #11877 Reply
    Carole
    Guest

    Both accounts above are incorrect. To calculate a cost per call, you take the total expenses which include fixed and variable costs, i.e. total payroll, rent utilities, supplies etc, and divide it by the total calls your call center handled for the month. This will give you the total cost per call.

    #11878 Reply
    Moises
    Guest

    Carole,

    I agree with you.

    []s

    Moises

    #11879 Reply
    Jay
    Guest

    Carole,
    Thanks for the information.

    It’s really very helpfull.

    Thanks

    Jay

    #11880 Reply
    Patrick Debuyck
    Guest

    Carole,
    Thanks for the information.

    Can you or anyonelse give me some clarification on the way to translate this to the price per call to be asked to a customer. For example, having 1 client, the cost by ticket (investment of infrastructure, floorspace, resources) will be higher than sharing the service by 2 or more clients. How to play with these parameters?

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    #11881 Reply
    Moises
    Guest

    Well first of all if I’m correctly undestanding, you are talking about ROI (Return of Investment) right?

    #11882 Reply
    Patrick Debuyck
    Guest

    Absolutely,

    How can I be sure not to price to high or to low the tickets to my customers, how can I be sure to balance cost & revenue?

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    #11883 Reply
    Moisés
    Guest

    Patrick,

    Right the Roi is used for this proposal. But it is complex.

    If you want more help I will need more informations.

    Regards

    Mois#s

    #11884 Reply
    Arlonda
    Guest

    If you don’t have access to all of the fixed and variable cost, can you use a load or burden rate of 1.35 x the salaries / number of calls to get a cost per call number

    #11885 Reply
    Anil
    Guest

    Its simple..make a cost sheet of the complete operations and calculate backwards. Normally right now it is between $.50 to $.80 per minutes.

    #11886 Reply
    Shinta Octavia
    Guest

    I have something to ask too. I try to calculate call center cost/ call but I,m still confuse. Should development expense be calculated as a part of cost/ call, like call center development staff salaries and total investment for call center development. So do training cost for agent or development staff?

    Thanks

    #11887 Reply
    C M Sharma
    Guest

    Shinta
    Unless and untill it is for a specific project/program, Development Expenses should also be included as a part of cost/call. However, investment for call center development is of capital nature. Hence, the same should be amortised as per company policy say over a period of 3 years or 5 years or more. Yearly amortised amount only should be added in development expense to calculate cost/call.
    rgds

    #11888 Reply
    Joe
    Guest

    Cost per call must be calculated in accordance with the company’s overall accounting practices, which define how to amortize development costs and capital expenses, what is the company’s standard burden rate, how to factor in certain expenses (e.g. whether IT maintenance costs are extra), how to treat opportunity costs (e.g. NOT renting space or using space for other purpose) etc. There cannot be one formula that fits all, which results in significant discrepancies in “average” costs reported by various companies (see, for example, http://www.diagnosticstrategies.com/papers/Benchmarking.pdf)

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