Overcoming pandemics, borders & boundaries with Premier Contact Point

Case Study

Overcoming pandemics, borders & boundaries with Premier Contact Point

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Today, more than 94,000 people call the Tweed home, and the council delivers more than 50 services to them while also being one of the Tweed’s largest employers, with an annual budget of $192 million.

That is a LOT to manage, and customer experience is paramount for the busy council team to deliver day in and day out. 

This case study outlines the challenges Tweed Council had to overcome with the onset of the COVID pandemic and how Premier Contact Point provided the solution for them to survive and thrive in these testing times.

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The situation

Being the largest Council in the Northern Rivers comes with its fair share of challenges. Those challenges only further increased after the pandemic as the Council had to adapt to working from home, especially being so close to the state border and having employees living on both sides. 

“We were receiving a higher volume of calls directly through the contact centre. That meant we also needed to move with the times and not expect that everybody had the time to pick up the phone and speak to somebody. To deal with that, we needed advanced technological features.”
Anthony Morton
Customer Service Leader, Tweed Shire Council
“Implementing Premier Contact Point was stress-free. Premier’s project manager kept us informed each step of the way, and the onsite training was very effective. The ongoing support from Premier’s service desk team is excellent as they’re always available to assist with any system changes or answer our questions. They made us feel heard and valued.”
Anthony Morton
Customer Service Leader, Tweed Shire Council

Premier's solution

  • Implementation and on-boarding of enterprise-grade cloud solution 
  • Accessibility and efficiency enhancements, including the use of intuitive configuration tools
  • Callflow and queue announcement management
  • Agent auto-answer functionality and multi-tiered disposition codes.
  • Implemented an omnichannel agent desktop to manage inbound voice and digital conversations in one intuitive platform.

Bayside Council roll-out Premier Contact Point for continued community commitment

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY

Bayside Council roll-out Premier Contact Point for continued community commitment

Bayside Council, south of Sydney’s CBD, represents and services a bustling multicultural community of over 180,000 residents, businesses and visitors. Their mission is to provide leadership in the community, assisting them to identify, articulate and achieve community and social goals.

The situation

Council was preparing to migrate from its on-premise PABX to a hosted instance of Microsoft Skype for Business (SfB) and needed an enterprise grade, cloud contact centre solution that could be easily integrated with SfB as well as Microsoft Teams for future requirements.

Furthermore, Council needed access to significantly better reporting tools because the previous system only included basic reports that fell well short on their requirements.

Premier’s response

Premier was awarded the tender to implement their enterprise grade cloud contact centre solution to enable Council to deliver on their community’s daily support demands.

The solution easily integrated with Council’s existing SfB and Microsoft Teams applications and through continued use has proven to be scalable, reliable and user friendly. Access to enhanced analytics has also assured Council’s ability to continue to successfully deliver community support and services.

Outcomes

  • Once on-boarded to Premier Contact Point, contact centre staff experienced improved customer satisfaction scores.
  • Configurable BI reports and dashboards provided powerful real-time and historical reporting to management.
  • Enhanced engagement of customer service staff and an uplift in overall performance and efficiency of inbound call handling.

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What our customer say

“Bayside Council implemented the Premier Contact Point solution in late 2018. The solution provided has enabled Council to improve our service to the customer and better monitor performance through data analytics and dashboards. The agile solution allows us to pre-plan and respond to peak workload periods. The Premier team were very supportive during and post-implementation. Any challenges that arise, the team are responsive in working with Council to address and resolve the issue quickly.”
Bobby Mayne
Manager Customer Experience, Bayside Council

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Here’s what we’ll cover: 

  • Review of your current solutions to identify potential opportunity gaps 
  • A walk-through of the most relevant aspects of Premier contact point for your organisation 
  • Action plan to migrate to Premier Contact Point

Tweed Shire Council future-proof their A+ CX delivery with Premier Contact Point

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY

Tweed Shire Council future-proof their A+ CX delivery with Premier Contact Point

Based in the Northern Rivers region of northern NSW, Tweed Shire Council delivers over 50 services to a rapidly growing community. Working with community and partners, Council provides leadership in facilitating and delivering services that manage growth sustainably.

The situation

Tweed Shire Council needed to upgrade its aged system which lacked the required functionality to deliver outstanding community support and customer service. 

They also needed a solution that could scale alongside their growing region and minimise any growing pains for their staff or customers during the pandemic and into the future.

Premier’s response

Premier implemented their enterprise-grade cloud solution to streamline Council’s contact centre requirements and improve their overall staff and customer experience.

Accessibility and efficiency enhancements included the use of intuitive configuration tools enabling the Council to manage its own call flows and queue announcements, agent auto-answer functionality and multi-tiered disposition codes.

By implementing an omnichannel agent desktop Premier made it easy for Council to manage inbound voice and digital conversations in one intuitive platform.

Outcomes

  • Once on-boarded to Premier Contact Point, contact centre staff experienced improved customer satisfaction scores.
  • Improved call queue functionality helped to reduce queue wait times, and calls being routed to the right staff member.
  • A reduction in abandoned calls was also achieved via our auto-call feature, reducing the time it took for agents to answer calls.
  • Overall, Council has been able to transform customer engagement while reducing their contact centre cost and complexity.

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What our customer say

“The ongoing support from Premier’s service desk team is excellent as they’re always available to assist with any system changes or answer our questions. They made us feel heard and valued. They treated us and continue to treat us as highly and respectfully as they would some of their larger clients. This for us has been invaluable and has made Tweed Shire Council a great fan.”
Anthony Morton
Customer Service Leader, Tweed Shire Council

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Here’s what we’ll cover: 

  • Review of your current solutions to identify potential opportunity gaps 
  • A walk-through of the most relevant aspects of Premier contact point for your organisation 
  • Action plan to migrate to Premier Contact Point