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Customer Operations & Systems

Customers Rule

When a company delivers good customer service—responsive, helpful, and personal—they create the foundation for a mutually beneficial relationship that will pay dividends long into the future.

A Utility’s Customer Operations is critical to becoming the customers’ trusted energy provider, to sell additional products and services, or to meet customer and regulatory expectations. Relying on outdated Customer Information Systems (CIS) to manage the customer experience is high risk. Knowing your customer, understanding their needs and preferences, and communicating with them in the channel of their choice results in both lower operating costs and increasing customer satisfaction.

The CIS underpins every utility’s relationship with its clients.  Implemented correctly, the right system delivers an accurate view into essential customer data—including metering and billing, credit, payment, and collections. It delivers the kind of accurate transactional information that utilities can use to make informed operational and customer service improvements.

Our efforts are on the core underlying technology, the CIS, and  supporting technologies including Cloud Platforms, Customer Portals, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Meter Data Management (MDM), Data Analytics and ever evolving emerging technologies (such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Social Media, etc.).

Kaihen provides unbiased counsel on the right systems to address our clients’ needs. We help assess, select, implement, and optimize both Tier 1 and Tier 2 customer-related systems that deliver an accurate view into essential customer information. Armed with this information, our clients can effectively deliver on customer service promises and make informed business decisions.

Kaihen’s focus on business readiness ensures that our clients’ people and organization work efficiently and effectively and get the most out of their systems. Our Change Management service ensures the proper stakeholders are involved and are prepared for the change. We create or re-engineer Business Processes to ensure delivery is efficient, effective, and repeatable. We provide custom Training solutions to prepare our clients for system use and maximize user adoption of the new system and processes. And we provide Implementation services and operational readiness assessments in partnership with system integrators to validate that there will be no surprises on Day 1. After the system has gone live and is stable, we will then help optimize the system and business processes to ensure our clients are realizing all the benefits of their new CIS.

We also use our extensive subject matter expertise to provide independent, objective assessments of key business functions including Bad Debt Diagnostic, Meter to Cash assessments, Customer Information Systems Assessments, Cloud Feasibility, and Customer Experience strategies.

To learn more about our CIS approach, download our Customer Information Systems brochure (PDF).

Learn more about our experience here and visit our new CIS Series webpage

CIS Series by Kaihen