According to our poll, call arrival patterns are the greatest factor in affecting forecast accuracy.
But, this is certainly not the most significant factor by a great margin, with the weather, mailings and the influence of marketing all big factors.
Poll – Which factor most affects your forecast accuracy? – answers
The weather 26%
Call arrival patterns 27%
Source: Call Centre Helper webinar:Improving Forecast Accuracy Sample size – 105 Date: May 2012
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