The Problem: Productivity was lost as staff were dealing with manual, low value, tasks.

As well as being a welcoming face to your business, your front desk is fielding 100% of all inbound calls to the business. Many of these are handled the same way, leading itself to process automation.

1. Process improvement through Intelligent automation 

  • Whether it is AI driven automation, a chatbot to answer common questions or RPA (robotic process automation) to automate common manual tasks. Robotics is here to stay and organisationsare leveraging RPA to generate scale efficiencies. 
  • Price guidance on developing process automation is from $5-20k (one off) covering low to high complexity. A bot comes at an annual cost of around $18k. So if you have a task that takes on average 550-900 hour per annum you’ll usually enjoy a <1 year ROI. 

2. Identify Customers as they call and route appropriately 

  • Basic call management platforms allow your staff to identify what they need, and then be routed to the right area, leaving your front desk free to focus on high value activity. 

3.Implement an appointment booking system and tell your customers about it. 

  • 70% of your calls are customers ringing to book an appointment with you. Modern cloud based apps allow you to integrate to web-based booking systems where customers can book time directly in your calendar. 
  • You control when customers can book, how long for, and what to talk about, freeing you up from having to negotiate each time.   

Process automation ensures efficiencies in your business can be quickly realised.

Process automation ensures efficiencies in your business can be quickly realised.


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