New digital platform optimizes customer experience, streamlines service provider selection and delivers greater reporting transparency
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — February 16, 2021 — Based on its recent analysis of the global digitalized roadside driver assistance market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Agero, Inc. with the 2020 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. Agero is redefining roadside assistance and connected car services with its dispatch and management technology integrated with the Swoop platform. By combining data-driven technology and a human touch, Swoop improves the consumer’s relationship with their assistance program provider, whether it be their insurer, automaker, or fleet manager. The platform modernizes the complete breakdown experience for each stakeholder in the end-to-end service delivery chain – consumer, service provider, contact center agent, client and Agero – with built-in transparency and real-time updates.
With its Swoop Dispatch Management platform, delivered as a software-as-a-service, Agero enables insurers, automakers and fleet managers to present a fully digital experience to customers in need of roadside assistance. Aligning the dispatch technology for measuring the variables to select the best service provider with an omnichannel approach, including web apps and mobile APIs, Agero resolves each situation in a way that ensures superior customer satisfaction.
"Agero's unified platform is flexible and variably configurable to support multiple business types and multi-tenant client management. Significantly, Swoop Dispatch Management can integrate with clients’ existing contact center functions or service provider network operations. In the tow management software component, available on desktop and mobile apps, the Swoop platform automates workflows to fit the needs of both large and small tow operators, assigns jobs to drivers, and streamlines invoicing," said Vishwas Shankar, Research Director at Frost & Sullivan. "In the agent-facing software, Agero employs advanced algorithms to analyze massive amounts of data to best match tow service providers to end-customer needs and the business preferences of the client insurer, automaker or fleet operator."
The platform is a single, transparent source of information for roadside customers, call center agents, insurers, fleet or automakers, a dealership receiving the vehicle, and the tow operator. It can easily deploy in each of these stakeholders' environments as a full-stack, stand-alone, or integrated offering with existing software. With job progress dashboards and intuitive design to map the events and hotspots, Agero offers an exceptional user experience for clients. It also includes reporting and analytics functions to identify insights and performance indicators from each case event.
"The Agero solution facilitates the modernization and digital transformation of legacy technologies that do not meet the expectations of contemporary customers," noted Nick Baugh, Best Practices Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "The company is preparing to position itself as the key enabler of all mobility assistance, across mobility modes and channels. As consumers transition away from traditional car ownership models, Agero can support and connect numerous multimodal ecosystem participants while constantly improving integration across channels and service areas."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company's unique focus on augmenting the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.
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About Agero Agero’s mission is to rethink the roadside experience through a powerful combination of passionate people and data-driven technology, strengthening its clients’ relationships with their customers. As a leading B2B provider of next-gen driver assistance services, Agero is pushing the industry in a new direction, taking manual processes and redefining them as digital, transparent and connected. This includes: a transformative roadside event management platform powered by Swoop, a San Francisco based software company acquired in 2018; comprehensive accident management services; knowledgeable consumer affairs and connected vehicle capabilities; and intuitive tow dispatch software.
The company protects 115 million vehicles in partnership with leading automobile manufacturers, insurance carriers and other diversified clients. Managing one of the largest national networks of service providers, Agero responds to approximately 12 million service events annually. Agero, a member company of The Cross Country Group, is headquartered in Medford, Mass., with operations throughout North America and Europe. To learn more, visit www.agero.com.
Kate leads public relations and social media for Agero, helping the company translate its vision and leadership into impactful and meaningful stories for the public at large. Responsible for helping Agero amplify its brand mission, support product awareness and increase understanding with clients, consumers, service providers, current associates and potential employees, Kate leverages her over 10 years of experience in this fast-paced role. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter and chocolate lab, Penny.