Openreach began working with Qlik in 2017 with a pilot to improve performance in its Fibre and Network Delivery (FND) team - which is responsible for the rollout of fibre across the UK, with a focus on Ethernet customers made up of businesses and key services providers such as schools, hospitals, and mobile cell sites.
The Qlik platform has now been officially adopted and used by 1,000 field based managers across the FND team. Openreach plans to roll out Qlik more widely later this year to include its service delivery arm and ultimately to make it available to its field engineers.
Despite Ethernet order volumes increasing, Qlik Sense has been one of the enablers which has;
Kevin Murphy, MD Fibre and Network Delivery, Openreach, said:“18 months ago, we set out to transform the service we offer to our business customers.
Our teams are tasked with improving customer service, andthe latest analytics solutions have given our people the ability to make their own decisions on how best to complete orders and tackle problems in their local area.
Working with Qlik has significantly improved both operational efficiency and customer service and encouraged our teams to embrace data analytics.”
Johan Salendstedt, Vice President and General Manager, Northern Europe, added: “Our work with Openreach is testament to the impact that data analytics can have in supporting the evolution of the UK’s digital infrastructure.”
“Its applications have demonstrated how easily digestible data can improve the daily working lives of engineering teams, and subsequently, the service levels experienced by businesses that Openreach serves. The potential for telecoms organisations such as Openreach to benefit from a data-driven culture is huge, particularly as Britain undergoes this connectivity revolution.”