11 Apr

6 Customer Service Tips to Grow Your Bottom Line

Every business owner is looking for an edge. A secret. A leg up on their competition. Anything to increase profits and grow the business. Often, this is in the form of new technology, marketing campaigns, or even new products. However, even more often, the edge already exists in within your organization.

At Softsys Hosting, we consistently receive great responses from our customer service team and we’ve made a point to focus on that aspect of our business to set ourselves apart from competitors. We take pride in our customer service and believe that treating customers well is the key to any business’ success.

From our 24/7 support, in-house experts, multi-channel support options, and 100% consumer focused techs, we’ve developed a reputation for premier customer support which has, in turn, helped us grow our list of happy customers:

“I have utilized numerous hosting providers and none have had the level of technical support that Softsys Hosting does. Their responsiveness and precision in providing solutions is outstanding and absolutely critical to small businesses such as mine. I would highly recommend them to any individual or business in need of an inexpensive, yet superior hosting solution.”

– David Holzman

 

We’ve been with Softsys Hosting for over a year now and have been really impressed with them. On the few occasions that we’ve had to contact them with support questions we’ve received prompt and personal replies fixing our issues within the year at most. We’d recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable hosting package with excellent customer support.

-James Ward

 

Would your business benefit from raving fans like David and James? We talked with our founder and CEO, Ruchir Shastri to find out the secrets to customer service success.

Here are Ruchir’s top 6 tips for using customer service to increase profits and client retention:

  1. Make customers feel that you are always reachable whenever they need you the most.
  2. Ensure that your customer service agents are well trained so that they can help customers in the quickest and most efficient manner.
  3. Provide multi-channel support so that customers can reach you through their preferred channel (email, ticket, Twitter, Facebook, phone).
  4. Value customer’s time – don’t keep them waiting or on hold and provide them with guaranteed response service-level agreement.
  5. Build your customer service team to stay honest and be upfront when the company or agent has made any mistakes – customers value honesty.
  6. Improve your systems by getting regular feedback from customer service team to fix most common issues faced by your customers.
09 Apr

4 Ways To Improve Business Efficiency With Cloud Computing

Cloud computing offers businesses around the world cost savings, flexibility, scale, and security. These are all great advantages, but the industry has matured to the point where they are no longer competitive advantages as they stand alone. In fact, most businesses are utilizing cloud computing to some extent.

So, the question becomes how to truly set yourself apart. The key to deriving a competitive advantage from your cloud services is to utilize each feature to impact your business functions. For example, cost savings alone is great, but cost savings when reinvested in your business can increase growth exponentially.

Our 4 Top Ways To Drive Business Efficiency With Cloud Computing:

 

1) Spend Less Time Solving IT Problems And More Time Solving Business Problems

Whether it’s the CEO, CTO, or your IT managers, when your resources are spending time troubleshooting IT issues, they aren’t focused on moving the business forward. This builds a culture consisting of “putting out fires” and just trying to ensure everything is in working order. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave much time for development or improvement.

Cloud Environment

Making the move from self-management to outsourcing cloud computing to the experts allows you and your team to focus on pushing your business forward. Experts like Softsys Hosting can manage, monitor, secure, and optimize your preferred cloud environment while leaving you to do what you do best.

2) Reinvest Cost Savings Into Process Improvement

Cloud computing services offer an economical solution to IT management and often result in a fairly substantial decrease of operational costs. The scalable financial model of most cloud services allows businesses to manage their investment by user and bandwidth allowing for more flexibility and predictability.

These cost savings are often on top of the infrastructure change – reducing demand for IT staff, equipment maintenance, and even energy.

So, with more profit staying in-house, find ways to invest money previously spent on managing your infrastructure in efficiency and process improvement to drive higher profits.

3) Connect Your Team Members

Providing access to your data anywhere is a key advantage of cloud computing in today’s fast moving and often remote workforce. Because, let’s face it, gone are the days of in-house meetings and consolidated office spaces. Global companies today must have access to their data around the world and within an instant.

Remote Team Management

This constantly-changing environment highlights the importance of partnering with a cloud solutions provider that is business-focused. Companies like Softsys Hosting are interested not only in your IT requirements, but how you run your business and serve your customers so they can customize their offerings to create a solution that works best for YOUR business case. A true partner wants to become a part of your business services and daily business processes.

4) Enable Digital Business Models

According to the IDG Cloud Computing Study, 76% of enterprises are looking to cloud apps and platforms to accelerate service delivery for their customers. This means companies are not only using cloud computing to save money and hassle, but to actually increase their ability to react to changing market conditions and offer services to their customers that were previously impossible.

Partnering with a cloud computing company that is solution-focused rather than simply offering infrastructure will enable you to explore additional ways to serve your customers. You’re not investing in JUST a web server, helpdesk solution, CRM, etc. You’re investing in what those tools can mean for your business. So, find a partner that understands that and can provide you with your preferred / customized solution on the platform of your choice.