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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed ISO Standard on Consumer Contact Centers

Deadline is Friday, June 15, 2012

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 11:29

(ANSI: New York) -- The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Committee on Consumer Policy (COPOLCO) has submitted a proposal to ISO for a new ISO standard on guidelines for consumer contact centers. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by Friday, June 15, 2012.

The proposed new work item, “Guidelines for customer contact centers,” would provide guidance for business process service centers, including front-end voice, multimedia, and back-office service providers, as well as all customer contact centers (call centers), whether an in-house (captive) center or a third-party operator (outsourcer).

The intent is to address issues identified in an ISO/COPOLCO/DEVCO survey held in 2009–2010 on customer contact centers. These issues include problems customers reported with accessing or receiving satisfactory help, and common frustrations with customer call centers.

All comments on the proposal should be sent to Steven P. Cornish, the ANSI senior director for international policy, at isot@ansi.org. Feedback received by the June 15 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comments, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for formal approval.

Read the COPOLCO proposal.


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As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to ensure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. The institute oversees the creation, promulgation, and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more.