CDL thrives on technology differentiation in the insurance market
Cheshire Datasystems Ltd. (CDL) is a market leader in the highly competitive insurance sector. The company’s corporate strategy has always been focused around technology, but today’s leading-edge developments quickly become tomorrow’s commodity. To stand-out from competitors, CDL identified a clear differentiator—recognition by customers for providing world-class service alongside its state-of-the-art software.
CDL’s customer service strategy mirrors this mission, with a clear desire to shift away from being a technical helpdesk function to bringing the customer experience to the forefront and adding value to interactions.
Clive Simpson, Head of Service Management at CDL, explains, “In a way we had become victims of our own success. Due to client growth, our service desk was a bottleneck and a drain on resources. We hired more people to try to help with email and telephone enquiries, but it could still take up to eight hours to respond to and process a request.”
The company set out to implement a new service management system that could scale with its rapidly growing client base and empower its customers through a self-service portal for 24/7 access to information, services, and knowledge.
ServiceNow adds speed, availability, and reliability to the CDL helpdesk
CDL reviewed more than 15 service management system providers. ServiceNow was the clear choice, with a cloud-based delivery model that provided maximum flexibility. CDL partnered with KPMG, which enabled a fast deployment and strong alignment with the ITIL framework for a best-practise approach.
“Speed, availability, and reliability of CDL’s software is critical, as our insurance customers can see a direct financial impact if they are not able to complete transactions,” says Clive. “With ServiceNow Customer Service Management, we can rapidly process and act on incidents and queries for fast resolution and minimum impact on our customers.”
Through a 24/7 self-service portal, clients no longer have to call or email the CDL service desk, as they can complete and submit service requests online, following an intelligent question set to prioritise the severity of the incident. The tickets are automatically triaged with intelligent workflows and directed to the right team or specialist for the best outcome.
In many cases, CDL customers can bypass the support and ticketing process completely, with instant access to a knowledge library of technical information and “How To” articles through the self-service portal.
CDL meets customer service SLAs for P1 incidents
The self-service approach to customer service has enabled CDL to increase its incident resolution service level agreement (SLA) to 97% in just four months, by stripping out manual inputting, saving both its service team and customers time and effort.