The Net CSAT Score is a single number that gives you an overall picture of how well you’re doing, based on how many positive and negative reactions you’ve received. Because it’s standardized, it’s a metric you can effectively manage against. It’s calculated like this:
Percent Positive Reactions - Percent Negative Reactions = Net CSAT Score
If you are wondering why it's not just a percentage of your positive reactions, consider this example:
Two companies both receive 100 reactions. Company A receives 95 positive and 5 neutral, and Company B receives 95 positive and 5 negative. Company A's Net CSAT Score would be 95 while Company B's would be 90.
Both companies received the same number of positive reactions but clearly Company A is doing better than Company B. So the net CSAT Score is weighted to reflect the difference between neutral and negative reactions.
Using your net CSAT score
Not only is this number a way to chart your progress on a daily basis, it’s a handy benchmarking tool. In the SmileBack reactions table you can see where your Net CSAT Score stands relative to other companies using SmileBack.
You can also track how it changes across different boards, resources, companies, and date ranges using the filtering options in your SmileBack reactions table. This allows you to monitor
when it goes up (or, gulp, down) in relation those criteria.