Order Process Modernization for a Manufacturing Company
Our client is an electronic monitoring product manufacturer that specializes in providing comprehensive electronic monitoring solutions to over 700 law enforcement and community corrections agencies in 43 states and the District of Columbia. They are one of the largest providers of active GPS-based offender monitoring hardware and software solutions in the United States.
Primary Issues and Objectives
The client had implemented a Salesforce community portal in 2019 for order intake. The gaps in the current solution were causing inefficiencies and poor customer experience. The current system had many challenges in multiple areas.
Lack of order visibility internally and to the customers
Unable to limit product selection based on contractual authorization
Lack of communication for order changes
Unable to meet order fulfillment SLA
Manual process of shipping label generation
Redundant data entry for the receiving team
No inventory visibility in the return process
SLA non-compliance for investigation returns
During the discovery phase of the project, a Smartbridge team interviewed stakeholders to understand the current challenges in detail and helped the client define objectives and scope for a two-phased modernization project.
Drive self-service adoption through Salesforce customer portal
Automate order process to minimize human intervention and optimize the process
Eliminate paper and improve the turnaround time in the returns process
Improve the inventory data visibility and product status
Avoid duplicate data entry
The Smartbridge Solution
Smartbridge designed and developed a modern order processing solution using the combination of Salesforce Experience Cloud and Service Cloud. Additionally, custom development capabilities of the Salesforce platform were leveraged as needed to implement an intuitive user interface for the end-users to easily view the product catalog, create a new order, return a product, or request investigation.
The client’s internal processes have been significantly improved by implementing an intelligent order approval process, branded email notifications, and integration with other enterprise systems to avoid duplicate data entry. The Smartbridge team used MuleSoft processes to implement multiple system integrations.
Success Through Modernization
The project resulted in multiple benefits for the client.
Significant improvement in SLA compliance for order fulfillment
Improved customer retention due to better order fulfillment experience
50% reduction in the process steps for order returns
Reduced inventory costs due to faster refurbishment of returned devices
Phase 1 project has resulted in 100% return on investment within the first year
“Smartbridge provided their professional Salesforce expertise to help understand and address pain points with our order intake and returns process. The team was very knowledgeable, collaborative, and responsive throughout our projects, which were completed on time and under budget. Their proficiency in integrating Salesforce with other core business systems and custom solutions is exceptional.
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