Italian telecoms operator implements advanced scheduling and mobility technology to ramp up workforce during a period of growth
Burlington, MA January 15, 2014 – ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (NasdaqGS: CKSW), the leading provider of mobile workforce management (WFM) solutions for the service industry, today announced that WIND Telecomunicazioni S.p.A, one of the largest mobile telecom operators in Italy, has selected ClickSoftware's solutions to replace its current WFM platform.
The new WFM solution will enable WIND to take advantage of assisted scheduling for more efficient operations, as well as cementing its position as the leader in quality of service for customers. Ericsson has been selected as the systems integrator to deploy the ClickSoftware solution.
“We have always been committed to fortifying the fundamentals that strengthen our core activities and that are able to increase the flexibility and efficiency of our operational services. Customer satisfaction is crucial to our business and we needed a solution that was reliable, easy to implement and develop, and with a measureable amount of results,” said Nicola Grassi, Chief Technology Officer at WIND. “We believe that we can meet such challenges working with ClickSoftware.”
With nearly 1,000 field technicians, the dispatchers will be able to reap the benefits of powerful optimization capabilities, providing precise, reliable and timely information directly to the smartphones of the technicians on the field. An additional benefit of the mobile component is increased manager ability to gain visibility into all aspects of the business, especially in times of emergency.
“WIND understands the strategic importance of the customer experience, and ClickSoftware will help meet its service goals,” said Dr. Moshe BenBassat, Founder and CEO of ClickSoftware. “Our objective is to always help customers use their resources in the most efficient way while meeting its targets for customer satisfaction. With so many engineers in the field, ClickSoftware will make a considerable impact on both the reliability of information shared and time saved in completing jobs.”
About Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. Wind is one of the few European Tlc operators which offers integrated services for mobile, fixed and Internet telephony. In Italy, it is the third mobile operator with over 22 million subscribers as of September 30, 2013 and the major alternative operator in the fixed telephony market, with over 3 million subscribers.
About ClickSoftware ClickSoftware (NasdaqGS: CKSW) is the leading provider of automated mobile workforce management and service optimization solutions for the enterprise, both for mobile and in-house resources. As pioneers of the “Service chain optimization” concept, our solutions provide organizations with end-to-end visibility and control of the entire service management chain by optimizing forecasting, planning, shift and task scheduling, mobility and real-time management of resource and customer communication.
Available via the cloud or on-premise, our products incorporate best business practices and advanced decision-making algorithms to manage service operations more efficiently, in a scalable, integrated manner. Our solutions have become the backbone for many leading organizations worldwide by addressing the fundamental question of job fulfillment: Who does What, for Whom, With what, Where and When.
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