During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Housing Associations and local government landlords have changed what kinds of housing repairs they are prepared to carry out under the restrictions. For many, it’s emergency repairs only:
It has often been said that the housing sector can be a little slow in embracing new technologies. However, with digital strategies and transformation projects well underway, the housing sector is now seriously considering how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to improve the customer experience.
Schedule of rates (SOR) codes, in one form or another, are a common part of the housing repairs sector. SOR codes ensure a job is scheduled to the right person, booked for the right amount of time and includes the correct materials. All of this adds up to a well costed and well-resourced repair. Well, that’s the idea.
The Housing team at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have been a valued Omfax customer for thirteen years, starting their journey with us in 2006.
RBKCs approach to diagnosing repairs with Keyfax is regularly reviewed and developed. Using feedback from their customer services team, housing management team and repairs contractors, RBKC aim to continually improve the service they deliver to their customers and 2019 was no exception.
The Keyfax Administrator is responsible for scripting each process. Repairs scripts are a work in progress and should be reviewed on a regular basis. Each script has been discussed with the relevant module expert with involvement (hopefully) from the Contact Centre.
Once the logic of the script is agreed, the Keyfax Administrator can start scripting. Once complete, the Administrator hits the ‘Test’ button in the Keyfax Admin Console and steps through the repairs script, which at the time seems to make perfect sense. The repairs script results in an SOR code and associated task(s), if applicable. What could possibly go wrong?
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We know your organisation depends on Omfax Systems and Touch-Base technical support service. So with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), here are the measures we are taking to ensure service continuity.
We are focusing on prevention and are limiting our customers, suppliers and employees direct interaction and making it advisable for people to work from home.
Sometimes the simplest way to carry out ‘best practice’ is to avoid the common pitfalls. In this blog we will look at three common mistakes made while administering Keyfax. Two involving SQL best practice and another that relates to general script writing. Hopefully by highlighting these it will improve your experience while using and editing Keyfax.