CDC Respond to manage complaints within child support agency
Beijing, London, July 12, 2007 — CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation and a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software applications and consulting services, announced today that the Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) has extended the contract for the supply of its CDC Respond complaint and feedback management software to provide an improved solution for managing complaints within the Child Support Agency (“CSA”). This project involves implementing a system for 789 users across the organization and will facilitate the link to the Independent Case Examiner.
The CSA is focused on improving services to clients, increasing the amount of money collected and achieving greater compliance from non-resident parents. The CSA is part of the DWP and is responsible for the calculation, collection and payment of child support maintenance under the Child Support Acts of 1991 and 1995. The Independent Case Examiner provides impartial investigation into complaints about the way that the CSA has handled a case.
The CSA has moved quickly since a general efficiency review identified complaints management as a critical area for improvement. Since January 15 of this year, new complaints logged with the CSA are being entered into the CDC Respond system. The information resides in a central database and is used to identify the root cause of issues and to generate management information needed to boost productivity, enhance the overall customer experience and drive efficiency gains across the organisation.
General Manager, Vice President, of CDC Respond James Heavey comments: “We are delighted to announce this latest deal with the DWP. We have the understanding and experience needed to help the CSA achieve its efficiency targets and enhance service by empowering client–facing CSA people to deal with complaints quickly and effectively.”
Since the software was developed in 1991, CDC Respond solutions have been deployed in 40 percent of all organisations within local and central government to enhance the services they provide and improve the way they operate.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™ is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software’s product suite includes - Pivotal CRM (customer relationship management), Respond (customer complaint and feedback management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), CDC Factory (manufacturing operations management), IMI warehouse management and order management, Platinum China HR (human resource) and business analytics solutions.
These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 6,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation and is ranked number 18 on the Manufacturing Business Technology 2006 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.
About CDC Respond
CDC Respond is a suite of Complaint and Feedback Management applications designed specifically to improve the customer experience. The solutions enable organizations to extend and improve customer service capabilities to the front-line staff, while providing extensive management information to drive change and improve business practices. The solution is proven to deliver cost reductions, increased efficiencies and improved processes, services, customer satisfaction and profitability. For more information about CDC Respond, please visit www.cdcrespond.com.
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