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The business world is evolving at a quicker pace than ever before, and the volume of customer service requests and fulfillment challenges facing companies are growing exponentially. That is why good workforce management software is no longer a luxury 2017 purchase, but an essential component to a successful and efficient service based company. Here are six examples how workforce management software can help improve your company’s customer satisfaction and ultimately profit.

  1. Enhance and Protect Your Brand – With the rise of social media, customers feel empowered to vent their anger and frustration in public for everyone to see. The main reason this happens is because companies try to schedule too many visits in a short space of time, trying to maximize profit. While this is understandable, ultimately it causes more problems than it solves. With excellent workforce management software, you can increase you company’s service coordination and efficiency and better meet customers’ expectation.
  2. Improved Teamwork – As managers it is important to understand that one of the biggest failings in any organization is a lack of collaboration. Good workforce management software will help better align different teams and management towards the completion of service calls and product maintenance. Each team will be able to see their contribution to the overall process, provide insight into logistics, and it will encourage internal communication.
  3. Improved Use Of Data – Data should always be a key component when it comes to making future decisions. Access to big data is no longer just a lofty “nice to have” or “we’ll get there eventually” but now it’s a critical competitive advantage in most service-based industries. Workplace management software will help you leverage your internal data to identify training needs, improve resource management, or access staff performance.
  4. Improved Customer Knowledge and Retention – Every customer likes to feel special and valued, and the more information you know about them, the deeper the relationship you can build with them. By using the workforce management software to record details of every interaction the company has with a customer, you are always improving your knowledge of each client. This information will also be available across the entire company, and not restricted to the current salesperson or technician ensuring this crucial information is never lost.
  5. Cost Savings – Once fully implemented, the right workforce management tool can bring significant savings to the company. Higher customer satisfaction, streamlined operations, increased sales and less customer churn are all benefits that a good quality management system will bring to your company.

If you have always dismissed the idea of investing in a workforce management system perhaps due to cost concerns then it is possible the above points may have given you food for thought, should you want to discuss your options request a demo here.

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Kimberly Heuser | Service Power
Kimberly is a ServicePower's Marketing Program Manager. She is strong in marketing strategy, marketing campaign creation and management. Most recently, Kimberly served as a Digital Project Manger at HSP Direct, a political fundraising company in which she created, implemented and managed digital marketing campaigns for politicians seeking office, large Political Action Committees and non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she owned a marketing and web design company where she developed and implemented marketing campaigns for radio networks, secondary education institutions, manufacturers, small businesses, online magazines and assisted local/international ministries with the development of their brand, web presence and marketing before moving to the Northern Virginia area. She also served as a Marketing Manager for several multi-million dollar distribution companies, where she worked with some of the largest household brands across the U.S. to create and launch marketing campaigns.
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