About ISMA AG
ISMA AG, based in Sonneberg, Thuringia, is an umbrella company for independent hearing aid acousticians. There are 64 franchisees all over Germany and they work together with more than 200 terzo centres, which carry out the unique terzo hearing therapy.
In the case of hearing loss, wearing hearing aids that are precisely adjusted is only one aspect. The other is that those suffering from reduced hearing ability due to hearing loss or hardness of hearing must first learn to hear again. By combining hearing aids and hearing therapy, the acceptance of hearing aids can be increased and quality of life can be significantly improved.
ISMA AG was looking for a new customer relationship management (CRM) system to strengthen its B2B communication and accelerate processes.
It had to be a system that every stakeholder could access and that could be used to easily answer relevant questions: Which branches are there and what is the local density? Which employee in which branch has already completed which training course?
Previously, there had only been one central Access database on the computer of a single employee. If someone had a question, this employee was contacted by phone or e-mail. She then did the research and answered the question, which took a lot of time and effort – both manually and in terms of communication.
She could also only be reached during statutory working hours, which considerably slowed down the growth of the company's franchising model.
Implementation of a State-of-the-Art CRM System
The request was clearly outlined and the right system was quickly identified: Salesforce Service Cloud was to be implemented.
Salesforce is rightly the market leader in the field of customer relationship management. The data records to be migrated to the system did not contain direct customer data, but rather data of the franchisees and their employees. It was therefore a B2B CRM project because ISMA AG deliberately does not store any customer data in the umbrella company's CRM system. This data is collected by the local terzo hearing centres and managed there in compliance with data protection regulations.
In order to drive the project to success with determination, dotSource set up Salesforce Service Cloud and processed the existing, locally hosted data accordingly before migrating it to the cloud. Once this was done, the employees of ISMA AG were thoroughly trained in using Salesforce Service Cloud.
Acceleration of Queries
Thanks to the new customer relationship management system, queries can be made significantly faster – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Salesforce strives for intuitive usability and a responsive design so that the CRM can easily be accessed with mobile devices, making it possible to retrieve data. The new, flexibly scalable CRM system will facilitate the sales activities of ISMA AG and support the company in its further growth so that even more franchisees can provide excellent hearing aid services and help people learn to hear again.
Hearing loss affects millions of people: In Germany, one out of seven adults is hard of hearing – among those over 65 even one out of two. The earlier people accept this sensory loss, the better – and the better a hearing aid acoustician is organised, the more professional the help.
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What Our Clients Say
Thanks to the professional guidance of dotSource, we implemented a CRM system within a short period of time that perfectly supports our company and makes it possible to retrieve data 24/7. In addition, Salesforce Service Cloud is flexibly scalable, which means that we can shape our future (and adapt the software to our needs – not vice versa).
- Structuring Data Intelligently: We break down data silos and create a central solution so that all your departments get a 360-degree view of your customers, for example B2B franchisees
- Taking a Long-Term Approach to CRM Projects: Together with you, we ensure that your CRM strategy remains viable for years and enables growth
- Embracing Agile Principles: We ourselves work according to the principles of agile management and are happy to advise you on establishing such processes in your company
- Offering Training Courses: We not only implement your CRM system, but also train you in using it to its full extent
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