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Quálitas reduces time to service for its policyholders, thanks to the Google Maps API

About Quálitas

After more than 24 years, Quálitas has become the leading insurance company in Mexico, with over 14,000 agents and more than 4.1 million insured vehicles.

Industries: Financial Services & Insurance
Location: Mexico

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Maplink is well known for having the highest level of performance and specialization in Google Maps Platform’s APIs.

The company achieves more agile and effective customer service using Google Cloud with support from Maplink.

Results

  • Handles 5,000+ reports per day for all kinds of claims
  • Customer service in seven out of ten claims reported is assigned based on proximity to the policyholder
  • Process innovation for the company’s customer service and claims-adjustment department

Policyholders can monitor claim adjusters in real time

Quálitas is the leader of Mexico’s vehicle-insurance market, with over 14,294 agents and more than 4.1 million insured cars. The company provides products for all kinds of vehicles, from private cars and motorbikes to heavy-duty and public-service vehicles.

The journey toward technological innovation was key for Quálitas to uphold its high quality standards. The organization realized it had to overcome structural barriers and incorporate technological apps and RPA-assisted (robotic process automation) processes to find the exact location of its policyholders.

“We started visualizing how to modernize our national customer service to accelerate processes and quickly locate policyholders who need urgent service.”

Armando Padilla Orozco, Strategic Planning Manager, Quálitas

Fully grasping the importance of that modernization requires understanding exactly when Quálitas’s customers need its help.

Padilla highlighted that policyholders not only contact the company for minor incidents, such as technical malfunctions in their vehicles, but also after having a car accident, which demands a specialized, agile service due to the level of stress they might be experiencing. In these cases, quickly locating policyholders is essential.

Process renovation

In May 2013, Quálitas set out to test its first operational productive pilot by renovating every policyholder-service process. For that purpose, the company decided to add Google Cloud tools to improve service quality and meet its customers’ needs.

This required training the teams, especially phone-support agents. This initial training phase greatly exceeded Quálitas’s expectations.

During that process, Maplink became the strategic partner the company needed to fully leverage Google Cloud’s API functionalities and evolve year after year. Moreover, by using Google Maps Platform, Quálitas managed to reduce times to service and to locate policyholders, and to improve customer service.

“The challenge was using technology optimally to streamline our processes from ten steps to just five. That’s where Maplink’s advice was key, so we could learn how to make the most of Google Cloud’s solutions.”

Armando Padilla Orozco, Strategic Planning Manager, Quálitas

In 2019, Quálitas achieved a 96% effectiveness rate for 900,000+ annual customer service interactions and an average response time of less than 30 minutes for more than 5,000 daily customer-service reports nationwide.

Ever since it began using the Google Maps API, Quálitas has managed to reach its policyholders more quickly. From 2012 to 2015, the company appointed claims adjusters who were not necessarily the closest agents to the policyholder, and, therefore, they could take 45 to 60 minutes to reach them in heavy traffic. With the new technology, the company can handle this more strategically and assign policyholder service to the nearest claims adjuster.

Toward more customized service

Today, Google Maps Platform allows Quálitas to have a wide array of projects by using its various APIs in all its business areas and in-house solutions.

For example, by using assistants or mobile apps such as QMóvil, Quálitas can integrate services to locate, monitor, and track claims adjusters.

Furthermore, Distance Matrix API has become an essential tool to estimate how long an adjuster may take to reach the customer, based on traffic.

Predictive search tools have also become highly valuable solutions for the company.

“We were able to deploy a highly intuitive service, not only to search for addresses, but also points of interest, such as shopping malls or restaurants, using Google Cloud’s assisted autocomplete apps.”

Ignacio Barrios Behar, Sales Leader LatAm, Maplink

Quálitas’s current quality and service have improved exponentially, paving the way for enhanced service customization. As highlighted by Padilla, this makes customers confident, as they can “rest in the knowledge that we are locating them to provide support as soon as possible.”

Internal growth

Thanks to Google Cloud’s solutions and the partnership with Maplink, Quálitas was not only able to improve service quality, but also increase productivity for its teams and create trusted workspaces.

For the employees of its national customer service, who are the first point of service for policyholders, knowing they have the tools to provide them with accurate and reliable information is crucial. Their tasks have become easier and they are more confident and satisfied with their work.

For Quálitas, working together with Google Cloud means locating policyholders faster, reaching the scene of an accident before the competition, and surprising customers with technological innovation by using a variety of solutions. In other words, it means having a differentiator to stand out from the insurance industry competition and provide better, forward-looking customer service.

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About Quálitas

After more than 24 years, Quálitas has become the leading insurance company in Mexico, with over 14,000 agents and more than 4.1 million insured vehicles.

Industries: Financial Services & Insurance
Location: Mexico

Maplink is well known for having the highest level of performance and specialization in Google Maps Platform’s APIs.