What is Resolution Time?
Resolution time is the average amount of time it takes for a customer service provider to resolve a customer’s issue, request, or concern. It is the amount of time from when the client creates an incident report or files a ticket, to when the problem or cause of concern is actually solved.
This metric is typically measured through business hours instead of clock hours, due to the company’s customer service organization down time. It may vary depending on the company though, as more and more businesses are investing in 24/7 customer service teams.
Resolution time vs. response time
These two terms are typically interchanged, but they have one distinct difference. Like mentioned above, resolution time is the average amount of time it takes for a customer service provider to resolve a customer’s issue, request, or concern.
Response time, on the other hand, refers to the average amount of time it took for a customer service provider (automated bots not counted) to address the client’s incident report and let them know that they’re currently working on it.