Tie National,LLC (TIE)’s Sound Suite bundled background music and message on hold into an online portal for remote access to Users are able to preview each message and song, rate them for future reference and even review a history of changes made. They had the right mix of technology and convenience, and even an edge over competition by offering unlimited changes. Even with all its innovative features, Sound Suite wasn’t living up to the hype.
Kathy Powell of TIE’s Marketing Department began taking a long look at Sound Suite. It seemingly worked well. The portal was user friendly, and the opportunity was there for enterprise and franchise clients to customize the product even further. Key users had been franchise spa owners and Powell noticed that even with the advanced features, these clients were not renewing at the end of their plan term. So Powell did what others had been scared to do; she asked the subscribers what was wrong with the product. She gave the clients a voice.
The candid feedback revealed that the trouble was with the playlists. Glitches caused songs to end abruptly, volume to get loud then quiet, and some songs within the playlists were irritating for their guests and staff to listen to. This dream solution was sounding like a nightmare and TIE knew they had to resolve these issues if they were going to be able to further promote this product. More than that, they wanted to make it right for the existing Sound Suite users and win back their loyalty by providing a quality product.
TIE reacted by hooking up Sound Suite within their facility. Employees were subjected to the same songs heard by their clients and responded by taking notes on each song until they had listened to all 1,076 songs from start to finish. When a glitch was heard, employees would take note of the song name and the trouble experienced. TIE used this detailed feedback to remaster each playlist for Sound Suite.
After the new release, Powell asked clients to give Sound Suite another chance. This time, the responses were exactly what TIE had hoped for. Sound Suite has proven to be a solid product meeting client’s needs, and client loyalty has also been restored. TIE’s marketing team will be keeping in touch with users to ask for ongoing feedback and suggestions for future releases and TIE has since built processes to continue to give their clients a voice in order to improve their products and services and build strong client partnerships along the way.
About Tie National, LLC:
Tie National, LLC (TIE) provides information technology solutions to multi-location businesses such as equipment sales, remote engineering and nationwide dispatch using over 2,000 field resources. TIE’s portfolio includes equipment and services in these categories: Voice Equipment, Data Networking & Security, Audio/Visual, Auditing & Expense Management, and Help Desk services.