What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The platform has allowed us to connect more with our clients, and the quality of our information has improved at different levels.
The product has been helpful for our claims department, in particular. Brokers just do business, but the claims staff has tasks that take much more time and effort. A lot of automation has come into play now so that they can do more with less stress.
We’re getting there, in terms of what we wanted to achieve, but I think it would be fair to see how it goes in one year. Right now, it’s difficult to say how much money we’ve made through the aid of the system, but we’re getting there with our predictions.
How did KitRUM perform from a project management standpoint?
We initially talked more through emails and then moved to phone calls and WhatsApp, where they give us quick updates and feedback. We use Skype if we need to speak in groups. We were initially concerned about the time difference between our offices, but we’ve worked around it well. KitRUM opens once we finish with lunch, so we work together at that time. We can leave them with tasks before our day is over, and they deliver them by our opening the next day.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They’re great in terms of doing their part professionally without asking too many questions. They learned about our business and put themselves in our shoes. There are a lot of people here working crazy hours, and there’s no option to ask questions a second time; people get irritated, and they don’t have much time.
KitRUM was quick and super sharp on the delivery, and I’m surprised at how quickly they understood our goals. I believe they mentioned they’d dealt with a cargo shipping business before, and maybe that helped them with our project. I was surprised at how fast they, as IT people, understood what we needed and delivered what we needed without spending too much time.
Are there any areas they could improve?
By no means is this a complaint, but I think they have the potential to become big global players. They don’t yet have a presence in Asia, but I think they could benefit significantly from that. One of the next steps for them could be to get people here permanently. I hope they get here soon, and I wish them all the best.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
It’s important to explain the main idea and set the project goals clearly. Vlad should be kept in the loop for quick feedback. Everything will go quickly and efficiently after that. Vlad is happy to supervise and be on the ball.