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Windsor & Maidenhead banks on Jadu to replace CRM and eForms

David Bicknell Published 31 May 2016

Royal Borough adopts cloud platform for digital customer service; it hopes replacing legacy platforms will drive initial savings of £80,000


The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has adopted a digital customer service platform, automating key back office processes and establishing real-time 'collaborative' case management to enable customers to help themselves.

Initially, the new platform was implemented to automate the council's green waste subscription service. The council currently manages over 14,000 subscribers, totalling over £490,000 in revenues. The process has to date been heavily manual but by automating the service the council expects to save approximately £40,000 in administrative costs each year in handling the green waste service. This is the first service expected to go live.

The council plans to use Jadu CXM (Customer Experience Management) to replace its legacy CRM systems and eForms platforms, saving the council a further £43,000 as it rolls out the service corporately, and making initial savings of over £80,000.

Tom Nickalls, product manager for Jadu CXM said: "The council have rolled out CXM in the first service and it has had an immediate impact with over 50 transactions in the first few days. The entire green waste subscription service is now automated. The full potential of CXM will be quickly realised as the council rolls out across other keys service such as missed bins, complaints, parking and planning in the coming months."

Councillor Geoff Hill, the council's cabinet member for customer & business services, including IT said, "We want to deliver services that are digital by choice, not by default. Our services have to be so good that our residents prefer to use the digital channel. We are being careful not to exclude anyone in our community and working with a partner like Jadu has enabled us to do that."

Simon Fletcher, director of operations and customer services, "We purchased the Jadu CXM platform using the G-Cloud after an exhaustive search for the right CRM system for the council. After trying a few systems and speaking with our residents, we realised that it wasn't CRM we needed, it was something simpler and more real-time."

"The Jadu CXM offering is simple for the council to deliver itself - and puts us in control of service transformation in an agile way. Our aspiration is to deliver an Amazon-like experience for our residents, with real-time updates and transparency on the status of their cases."

The new Jadu developed system is based on its CXM customer experience platform, a cloud based 'lite CRM' and case management system that helps customers by providing a real time chat and tracking service for payments, cases and requests. The Jadu platform includes a MyAccount function allowing customers to access, pay for and track services on any device.

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