Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2010 (Revised January 2012)

Emergia: Driving Profitability on Help Desk Contracts


Emergia wants to keep its customer happy with its contact center service, but the margins on the help desk contract are dangerously low. Can Miguel Neira, the COO, increase margins while preserving the customer relationship?

Keywords: Customer Relationship Management; Customer Satisfaction; Profit; Job Cuts and Outsourcing; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Service Operations; Performance Capacity; Performance Evaluation; Mathematical Methods; Service Industry;


Martinez Jerez, F. Asis, and Lisa Brem. "Emergia: Driving Profitability on Help Desk Contracts." Harvard Business School Case 111-048, September 2010. (Revised January 2012.)