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2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey Report

In this month’s newsletter, we are pleased to share the results of our 2017 customer satisfaction survey, with positive feedback overall and interesting trends. This year’s survey report coincides with Siveco upgrading its certification to ISO 9001:2015. All our customers have received a detailed survey report with improvement actions.

 

Respondent profile

 

Over 95% of customers under support took the time to respond to the survey, representing around 400 clients.

 

 

56% of responses come from managers, showing that maintenance is getting more attention from management, a trend already identified in the “Maintenance in China 2017” survey conducted by Siveco & Shanghai University.

 

 

A pioneer of Maintenance 4.0, Siveco supports maintenance improvement with integrated cloud and mobile solutions based on: Coswin, bluebee® and bluebee® cloud.

 

Siveco solutions benefit from a long history, over 30 years from Coswin, over 10 years for bluebee® and bluebee® cloud. As markets and technologies keep changing, Siveco propose a clear and proven upgrade path for all products, to support customers with their improvement needs for decades to come, which is considered a key strength of Siveco.

 

The following chart shows the share of end-users (based on the number of licenses under support contract) for the different solutions. Compared to the same chart in 2016, the evolution of Siveco China’s customer base is obvious:

 

 

The Coswin 8i upgrade campaign has shown good results (yet some clients chose to remain in version 7i) and the number of bluebee® and bluebee® cloud licenses has continued to increase (note that customers using our mobile solution naturally have more users). This trend is expected to continue next year, as several large bluebee® contracts signed in 2017 will come under support.

 

Satisfaction

 

Support

 

During 2017, all actions planned based on the results of the 2016 survey have been completed. In particular, the support team has run a proactive campaign to upgrade Coswin 7i clients to Coswin 8i and “Open Class” training sessions have been conducted at the Siveco Shanghai office every quarter.

 

For 2017, clients generally give positive feedback on Siveco China support:

 

 

Compared to 2016, responses show sharp improvement in terms of response time (“strongly agree” went from 43% to 73%) and easy communication (from 43% to 64%), while others remain stable.

 

Providing guidance on system usage and improvement suggestions based on system assessment, which are not part of traditional software support (bug fixes and hotline), are highly valued by customers:

 

 

Since 2010, Siveco offers “Enhanced Maintenance Support” services, comprising a yearly improvement plan, onsite assessments and monthly remote checks, which help maintain continuous contact with clients. The chart below shows that over half of Siveco China clients are either under Enhanced Support or interested in this service:

 

 

Previous years surveys showed that training is considered one of the most critical success factors. During 2017, additional efforts were put to offer additional training to clients, including quarterly Open Class training for customers under Enhanced contracts.

 

In this survey, customers were asked if they were interested to pay for additional training:

 

 

After the survey was completed, two customers have already signed up for such chargeable training based on their specific needs.

 

At the end of 2017, Siveco also launched its new bluehoney offering, an online training program on maintenance management; see the Product section for more.

 

Product

 

The Coswin CMMS, now in its Coswin 8i version, has a long history dating back to the 1980s. Since 2008, Siveco pioneered the development of standard mobile solutions for Operation & Maintenance, the bluebee® suite, which explains the large proportion of Siveco client using mobile solutions.

 

Product satisfaction was high in 2017, improving from previous years:

 

 

Although questions were slightly different from the 2016 survey, the percentage of “strongly agree” responses has increased very significantly.

 

Based on previous years’ surveys, during 2017, Siveco China R&D team continued to focus on improving the reliability and configurability of our solutions. This included giving suggestions to clients on setting up their IT infrastructure, which sometimes negatively impact performance.

 

Additional efforts were put on improving user experience, the results of which is shown below:

 

 

One question surveyed our clients’ interest for newly introduced features of bluebee® (all the features already exist but may not be used by all customers):

 

 

QR code scanning using WeChat is the “champion”, which several of our multisite customers are already using to expand the system to operation teams. Meter reading is an example of key feature present in bluebee® since 2008, but sometimes not used or not known by clients. Generally, we see that clients using bluebee® for operational support (such as operation checks, audits, meter readings etc.) are less aware of its maintenance-related features, and conversely.

 

The newly-launched bluehoney online training course takes the second position. Siveco’s first online maintenance training, drawing on ISO 55000 (GB/T 33172) and Siveco’s long experience, has already been adopted by 8 customers in 2017 and should reach over 30 in the coming months.

 

 

Compared to similar questions asked in 2016, responses show increasing interest in “high-tech” features. Based on sales and project experience, Siveco indeed observes that customers once reluctant to accept new ideas (traditional preference for PC-based CMMS and work-orders on printed paper) have now become more and more open to the technological advances and benefits of bluebee® (also see the next section of the survey for benefits).

 

Benefits

 

Several survey questions explored the benefits obtained by clients.

 

 

While execution benefits rank the highest, responses show that companies derive corporate value from Siveco products and services. This is consistent with trends observed in our 2017 Maintenance in China survey, with maintenance seen as “industrial risk prevention” well-aligned with the nation’s sustainable development objectives.

 

More specifically for bluebee®, practical benefits have been observed by clients, in line with our motto “for the worker of tomorrow”:

 

 

The results above are again consistent with the “2017 Maintenance in China survey”, where 73% of respondents declared they plan to improve maintenance by using mobile solutions.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The purpose of the survey is to constantly improve our customer service. As a result of this survey, improvement actions for 2017 have been defined based on our findings and will be managed by our Customer Service team as part of the company’s quality management process.

 

A more detailed report was also sent to all customers, along with a list of improvement actions taken in 2017 (based on last year’s survey) and actions planned for 2018.

 


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