Quotes with the click of a button

Quotes with the click of a button

coding, online platforms, SEO, SEM, UI/UX

Quotes with the click of a button

User experience planning was critical to providing a forward-thinking company with an efficient, cutting edge online quoting system.

The brief 

Aaduki is a market leader in providing insurance to photographers and videographers.

As a forward-looking company, our lead developer was asked to create the facility for customers to obtain online quotes. At the time, this was one of the first such systems of this type to be built!

The solution

An efficient multi-step process has been created to break up the information gathering process.

  • Thorough user experience planning and testing
  • Any entered information can be saved part-way supporting multiple visits
  • Behind the scenes, complex mathematical models calculate customer quotes from the data added
  • On acceptance of a quote, a user is filtered efficiently to payment
  • An automated scheduled email system then sends out renewal notices

The website has since undergone a facelift, with changes to the original web design. The simplicity of the online quoting system remains however, demonstrating the effectiveness of the original system put in place.

You can visit the Aaduki website by using the link shown below.

https://www.aaduki.com

The impact

The introduction of the system – coupled with a comprehensive SEO/SEM campaign – directly translated to a reduction in man-hours sending renewal notices and handling phone calls.

Pic showing a close up of the current Aaduki website

Dan is a very proficient web developer. For well over a decade, he has provided Aaduki with first-class technical support. Always willing to find ways to solve problems and with a wide range of skills, has assisted in the expansion of our business. He helped us with the development of several quote and buy websites which increased our sales, as well as other web-based projects. I would not hesitate to recommend services from Dan and the team.”

Ray Colenutt

Client Director, Aaduki Multimedia Insurance

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Setting up a CRM system that was fit for purpose required thorough research and testing. The results delivered a robust system that successfully automated tasks and saved staff from hours of data entry.

The brief 

Cube Direct sources products from a large global network of suppliers. A robust solution was required to manage existing supplier data, alongside an efficient process to enter new details onto the system.

The solution

A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system was thoroughly researched, tested and deployed.

  • Three separate Zoho applications have been integrated, automating much that was previously required to be entered by hand

  • Emails to suppliers are automatically scheduled, with an online platform that allows suppliers to register and update their details

  • A mixture of coding (PHP, jquery and Zoho’s proprietary language) was written to handle any bespoke aspects required

    To see the range and variety of products that the supplier has to offer you can visit the site by using the link shown below.

    https://cubedirect.co.uk/

    The impact

    The CRM has been a success, releasing office man-hours and ensuring supplier information is always up to date. Future development will include increased functionality for the issuing of quotes, automatic supplier selection and customer billing.

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    With such a diversely sourced range of products and new items constantly being added, considerable time was being spent on data entry. In automating many of these processes we helped to free up time dramatically. This, when added to other efficiencies increased revenue at a critical time for the business.”

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    A simplified process to matching results

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