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South African Insurer, PPS Partners with Software Company, Freshworks to Boost Service Delivery

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Professional Provident Society (PPS), a South Africa-based specialized insurance services leader, has aligned its Information Technology (IT) teams with Freshworks, a leading customer engagement software provider.

PPS is using Freshservice, the IT Services Management (ITSM) software from Freshworks to ensure that all teams work towards a quick and effective resolution with regard to its IT services.

The implementation aligns to the company’s vision to completely move to a cloud-based platform by 2023. Amid a global paradigm shift in technology, PPS is among leading South African businesses making a shift from legacy systems and embracing cloud innovation.

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

Founded in 1941, PPS is recognized as a company of value and integrity by professionals in the region and is a trusted brand for providing tailor-made insurance, investments, healthcare and financial services for graduate professionals.

Prior to integrating its IT support with Freshworks, teams at PPS would manage service requests via emails, phone calls, excel, and other sources. The need for a single aggregated system where people could go and have visibility into service requests and manage their IT needs led to the integration Freshservice, PPS has implemented a secure cloud solution for the entire organization.

The automations have helped reduce the manual work involved in assigning tickets and tasks to different teams, thereby boosting efficiency. Freshservice provides Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-aligned features and strong reporting to get the most out of the internal teams.

With Freshservice integration across its IT teams, PPS aims to achieve a SLA compliance of 98% by the end of 2019. Currently, PPS gets around 2000 tickets a month and has 200 agents who are using Freshservice. As the teams are using the product, PPS has seen drastic improvement in the SLA compliance and employees have higher trust in IT support and services within the organisation.

Freshservice is a multi-award winning, ITIL-compliant service management software, which is known for its strong collaboration capabilities.

“An IT service management solution helps teams function with better efficiency and Freshservice helped the IT teams of PPS collaborate better” said Saurabh Prabhuzantye, Regional Head for Middle East & Africa at Freshworks.

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