# What is the Formula for Concurrency In Chat Support

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## Formula Required for Concurrency In Chat Support

Anybody can help me out to find out the formula for calculating Concurrency in Chat support?

## Concurrency in Live Chat

Concurrency in live chat refers to the ability of a chat system to handle multiple interactions simultaneously. It involves managing multiple conversations or customer queries at the same time without compromising the quality or speed of responses.

Customer support agents or automated chatbots can engage in multiple conversations at once. For example, an agent might be assisting three different customers simultaneously, switching between chats as needed.

## The Formula for Real Time Concurrency in Chat

The formula for concurrency in live chat can be expressed as:

Concurrency Ratio = Total Number of Concurrent Chats / Total Number of Agents

• Total Number of Concurrent Chats – The sum of all live chat sessions that are being handled at the same time across all agents.
• Total Number of Agents – The total number of agents actively handling chats.

For example

If 15 live chats are being handled by 5 agents at the same time, the concurrency ratio would be:

Concurrency Ratio = 15 Concurrent Chats / 5 Agents = 3

This means on average each agent is handling 3 chats concurrently.

## Formula for Concurrency In Chat Support

Depending on the system you use and the figures it generates for you, you may have to tweak this formula; but this works.

Concurrency = Customer AHT/ Agent AHT

Customer AHT = length of time on a chat from the point of view of the customer

Agent AHT = length of time handling the exact chat + time in WRAP.

As you can appreciate, the two times will not be identical because as the agent is awaiting the customer to respond, the agent will service other chats (the timer for the first chat will stop, and the second chat will start – all while the original customers AHT increases whilst we wait for a response).

With thanks to Michael

## Maximum Number of Chats

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With thanks to Jonty

## Alternate Formula for Chat Concurrency

This is how we get the actual concurrency…

Concurrency = Total Chat Time / Login Time

With thanks to Sowkath

Author: Jonty Pearce