Demo AGENT511 Preference Center Solutions at NARUC Winter Policy Summit

NARUC Policy Summit is back (Feb 13-16 | Washington, DC), and AGENT511 is excited to attend! If you're planning on going let's schedule a meeting. You can demo our platforms, discover how we support the utility industry, hear success stories from our clients, and access complimentary resources.

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Learn about REACH and Enterprise Chat

REACH is a hosted customer engagement platform trusted by leading utilities that achieves the right balance between standard features and interfaces with the feel of semi-custom software.  It operates in accordance with your rules, your schedules, and your customer needs.

  • Flexible rules and templates are configurable by administrators
  • Extensible to deliver customer and employee notifications 
  • Expert integration, project management, and training services support your business objectives
  • Continuous investment in expanding communications channels
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CASE STUDY: ComEd's eChannels team was tasked by company leadership to identify new methods for customer engagement, particularly in the wake of several major storms hitting its operating region. Well ahead of the industry, The ComEd team identified proactive outage restoration communications as a significant opportunity to delight their customers and began pursuing text outage communications in partnership with AGENT511.


New outages processed every few minutes by REACH

ComEd outage reporting runs on AGENT511’s REACH solution, a two-way SMS communications platform. The platform allows electric customers to report outages to the utility via text and Twitter, and to subscribe for proactive alerts via text message, email, voice, and mobile push. The system validates the customer’s account status and acquires the necessary premise and account information to apply messaging templates and process relevant alerts.  Some key factors in the implementation of text outage alerts:

  • Deployed in 2009 with ComEd, an investor-owned utility serving 3.8 million customers
  • Business logic and templates communicated personalized restoration messages
  • Two-way interactive outage reporting and status updates
  • Integrated with outage management system (OMS) and customer information system (CIS) to provide personalized, relevant, timely messages

The application has run consistently for twelve years and has received praise from customer focus groups. Over 85% of customers polled appreciated the outage notification. During heavy storm activity, REACH processes 100,000+ outages every few minutes.

Download our Outage Communications Whitepaper