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SimuCall: An Excel Add-in for Call Centres Simulation

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  • Javier Faulin

    () (Public University of Navarra)

  • Angel A. Juan

    () (Polytechnique University of Catalonia)

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The design and management of call centres is a task that gets more and more relevant as the use and importance of these systems increases. We have developed an Excel add-in, named SimuCall, which will help us to simulate the behaviour of this kind of service (centres as a single-queue multi-server system with some peculiarities). SimuCall handles a quick control of the parameters of a waiting system, searching its optimisation according to specific goals fixed by the call centre managers. In this paper, we have applied SimuCall to a real call centre in order to improve its efficiency. Our goals of optimising workforce and searching service efficiency have been fulfilled in a satisfactory way using this add-in. Furthermore, SimuCall is capable of providing a great quantity of information, at both aggregated and individual levels, through a variety of data and graphic reports.

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  • Javier Faulin & Angel A. Juan, 2005. "SimuCall: An Excel Add-in for Call Centres Simulation," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 17(1), pages 17-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:chepap:v:17:y:2005:i:1:p:17-24
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