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Self-service technology platforms: enhancing customer experiences and reducing cost to serve.

Australian water utilities: current landscape and challenges

Water utilities in Australia face significant challenges in their operations today. These challenges include aging infrastructure, increasing demand due to population growth, climate change impacts such as droughts and floods, and regulatory compliance requirements. These factors strain resources and drive up operational costs, making it crucial for utilities to find efficient solutions.

Finding solutions that reduce cost to serve is especially pertinent for government-run water utilities as low water supplies lead to lower water consumption, resulting in less revenue. In addition, governments have decreased their funding and support, leading water utilities to cut costs to increase profit margins or remain financially viable.

Finding solutions that reduce cost to serve is especially pertinent for government-run water utilities as low water supplies lead to lower water consumption, resulting in less revenue.

Self-service technology: reduces cost to serve whilst enhancing customer experience

One effective solution lies in adopting self-service technology platforms. These platforms empower customers to manage their water services independently, reducing the burden on utility staff and cutting operational costs.

Here’s how:

Streamlined Operations

Self-service platforms automate routine tasks such as bill payments, meter readings, and service inquiries. This streamlines operations by reducing manual intervention, freeing up staff to focus on more complex issues.

Enhanced Customer Experience

Customers can access services anytime, anywhere through self-service platforms. This convenience leads to higher satisfaction levels and reduces the need for costly call centre support.

Improved Efficiency

By digitising processes, utilities can achieve greater operational efficiency. Self-service platforms enable real-time data access, allowing utilities to make informed decisions quickly and allocate resources more effectively.

Cost Reduction

Implementing self-service technology reduces overhead costs associated with manual processes and customer support. This includes savings in labour, paper, and infrastructure expenses, ultimately contributing to the bottom line.

Data Analytics Insights

Self-service platforms generate vast amounts of data on customer behaviour and usage patterns. By leveraging analytics tools, utilities can gain valuable insights into consumption trends, identify potential leaks or inefficiencies, and optimise resource allocation accordingly.

DB Results SelfServe Portal: A self-service solution for rapid implementation, saving time, labour and costs

The DB Results SelfServe Portal offers all the advantages of self-service technology as listed above and is designed with deep industry knowledge.

Designed to empower customers, streamline operations and reduce cost to serve, our digital platform offers a myriad of benefits that address the pressing challenges faced by Australian water utilities.

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The DB Results SelfServe Portal is rapidly implemented by our professional delivery teams. With its reduced development time, utilities organisations can save on costs, meet customer needs quickly and get a return on investment sooner.

For business and I.T. leaders, investing in self-service technology platforms is paramount. It not only addresses operational challenges but also aligns with broader industry trends towards digital transformation. By embracing innovation and prioritising customer-centric solutions, utilities can navigate current challenges more effectively while laying the foundation for future success.

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