Wolseley branches receive technology revamp
UK: Wolseley UK is installing new telephones, upgrading computers and providing faster network connections across its branches.
A state-of-the-art reporting suite, which tracks how many calls are answered first time and monitors how quickly branch employees return missed customer calls, is just one feature of the new phone system. Data is captured in real time and fed back to the branch within two minutes of a call taking place, prompting an immediate customer call back.
“Chris Cottington, head of business infrastructure at Wolseley UK, says: “This project represents a very significant investment into our branches, equipping them with state of the art technology to ensure we can offer excellent customer service via our telephony systems.”
New computers have replaced the green-screen terminals previously used to complete sales and check stock levels and pricing. And better internet access enables branch staff to complete online training and browse Wolseley UK and supplier websites more easily.
In the coming months, a second round of technological upgrades will see new laser printers introduced, enabling faster printing and reducing the amount of paper consumed. Electronic proof of delivery/collection (ePOD/C) will also be introduced for capturing signatures on charge notes, making administrative processes more efficient.