From independently owned resorts to large franchises like Best Western and Wyndham, it’s likely that the last hotel you stayed at was served by Phoenix-based Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI), whose cloud-based hotel technology solutions are used by more than 5,800 properties throughout North America for integrated reservation, payment and guest services.
“The software we use to manage our 80-person customer support team, our customers, and their needs is easily one of the more critical pieces of our entire organization,” says Scott Little, MSI’s VP of Customer Service.
Yet as MSI has grown, their legacy customer support system could no longer keep up.
“Our previous system had only a single point of support and did not allow for interaction with customers,” explains Little. “On top of that, we inherited a second support system when we integrated with another office, and the two systems didn’t interact well.”
MSI identified a new customer support software suite that would provide expanded capabilities—but on the eve of implementation, it was evident that it just wasn’t the right solution because it was built around individual tickets rather than customers. The software was scrapped and, after another round of quick research under an extremely tight deadline, MSI discovered TeamSupport. Within 15 minutes, they were up and running with a trial subscription; two weeks later, they were fully operational.
In particular, MSI needed the ability to connect contacts to tickets, and multiple properties to a ticket. Explains Little: “If there’s a phone outage that affects a customer’s group of properties, we want to associate all of the issues to that single ticket instead of assigning hundreds of tickets.”
Today, nearly 100 customer support agents and technicians work seamlessly within TeamSupport to deliver collaborative and exceptional service. As a result:
“Having the ability to give your customers more access to their information, and fuller visibility into their issues, really opens up the lines of communication, allowing you to build stronger relationships with them as you serve their needs,” says Little.
Perhaps best of all, MSI has confidence that they won’t outgrow TeamSupport in the same way they outgrew their original solution.
"The staff at TeamSupport have been extremely responsive to any question we’ve had, and they’re very engaged. We’ve seen a lot of enhancements to the software that we’ve asked for. It’s very telling that the team listens to customers like us and is committed to growing with us." Scott Little, VP of Customer Service