About Halo ARC
Halo is a leading supplier of Accident Repair services to the insurer, motor manufacturer and claims management sectors across the United Kingdom.
The company upholds an unrelenting focus on reducing the costs of claims, delivering a superior customer experience, and helping clients to conform to the rules, regulations and legislation that affect them.
- Excellent customer reviews
- Reduced inbound calls
- Reduced mobile operative downtime
Collection and delivery challenge
Halo ARC’s field staff - known as “Champions” - collect the customer’s vehicle from their home, and transport it to the appropriate Accident Repair Centre. Once the repair is complete, a Champion delivers the car safely back to its owner.
Historically, Halo Champions reassured customers with a call or an SMS prior to a vehicle collection or delivery. With limited transparency, many customers would phone the contact centre to ask for an ETA.
Halo saw an opportunity to improve the collection and delivery process by digitising the customer experience.
- Customers expected to track the progress of their vehicles in real-time.
- Staff needed visibility of mobile workers to assign jobs efficiently.
- The business needed increased automation to reduce inbound and outbound calls.
Localz was selected for its ability to solve these challenges, based on a proven track record in the automotive repair sector. Halo ARC was able to quickly benefit from Localz’ real-time tracking and communication solutions.
The Localz solution
Keeping customers informed with ETA messages and tracking
Real-time updates have reduced inbound calls.
Halo ARC uses Localz to send a reminder on the day of the appointment. Another SMS follows this when the Champion is en route to collect the vehicle. Customers receive a further message when their fully-restored vehicle is on its way back to them.
Each SMS includes a link to a web-based customer portal to track the Champion’s arrival on a live map.
Tracking is powered by Localz’ mobile operative app, which also allows drivers to complete jobs by taking Proof of Delivery photos.
By increasing operational transparency for customers, Halo ARC has reduced inbound queries to head office.
5-star reviews indicate that customers appreciate real-time updates and tracking. One Trustpilot reviewer explains:
I’ve been so impressed with Halo. All my dealings with them have been excellent from the tracking app, so I knew the exact time my car was being collected and delivered back, the quality of work, the speed of the repairs and the lovely clean car that came back to me today. First class in all aspects.
As soon as the vehicle has been returned, the customer receives an SMS with a link to provide a review. By automating this process, the company has seen an increased feedback response rate.
"I knew the exact time my car was being collected and delivered back."
Empowering operatives with vital information
Two-way communication reduces inbound calls and speeds up access.
Within the web-based portal, customers can send a message to their assigned Champion.
Two-way chat gives customers the opportunity to share important information such as where to park and entry instructions. This has led to a reduction in calls to head office, as customers can share information directly with mobile operatives.
Increased visibility reduces mobile operative downtime
The head-office dashboard helps staff to assign jobs to local drivers.
In addition to collecting vehicles from customers, Champions sometimes need to move a vehicle between branch locations.
The office-based dashboard gives staff full visibility of drivers, making it easy to assign jobs to nearby Champions.
This increases overall mobility and reduces downtime for mobile operatives. The solution has been integral to the company’s ability to provide a national service adapted to local needs.
"It’s been simple. Localz has been very flexible and open to our ideas about different things we can do with the system. To anyone considering using the Localz solution, I’d say absolutely go for it!"
Operations Director at Halo ARC
Working with Localz
It was easy to get up and running with Localz technology.
Halo ARC achieved quick speed to value using Localz’ solutions. With highly configurable workflows and flexible integration options, the technology will grow with Halo’s business needs.
“Localz has been absolutely fantastic. We were looking to do something a bit different, so engagement with our Customer Success Manager was key,” explains Harry Abraham, Operations Director at Halo ARC.
“It’s been simple. Localz has been very flexible and open to our ideas about different things we can do with the system. To anyone considering using the Localz solution, I’d say absolutely go for it!”
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