Creating Values Based on Customer Satisfaction
Our Concept of Customer Satisfaction
FUJIFILM Business Innovation regards customer satisfaction (CS) as the starting point of all its corporate activities. Understanding what customers want and what they expect is crucial to satisfy their requirements. FUJIFILM Business Innovation places importance on interactive communication with customers at all points of contact. FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its affiliates aim to build long-term customer relationships based on trust and achieve mutual growth by continuously meeting their needs and expectations. In 2001, FUJIFILM Business Innovation formulated the CS Guidelines that set out standards of conduct to be adhered by all employees in order to increase customer satisfaction. The CS Guidelines require all employees in Japan and overseas, including those engaged in sales/maintenance, call center, R&D, and headquarters, to constantly strive, with a strong sense of ownership, to solve the issues customers face and to create new value through cross-organizational and cross-functional cooperation.
CS Guidelines for FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its affiliates
- Listening to the "Customer's Voice" is the beginning of our job.
- Thinking of the "Customer's Viewpoint" is the basis of our job.
- Meeting the "Customer's Expectation" is the responsibility of our job.
- Earning the "Customer's Deep Trust" is the joy of our job.
- Receiving the "Customer's Evaluation" is the measurement of our job.
Systems Leading to Greater Customer Satisfaction
FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its affiliates promote CS activities centered on our business by using a three-layered system comprised of management, functional departments, and customer contact points. We share in a timely manner information about problems that customers experience related to our products, sales, and maintenance, as well as on CS-related issues that the entire company needs to be aware of, and work swiftly to resolve these issues by being thorough in our practice of discussing and responding to them.
Mechanisms for Communicating with Customers
FUJIFILM Business Innovation, its affiliates and sales companies endeavor to communicate with customers, mainly through the following five mechanisms.
- Integrated Customer Support Center (main contact point for inquiries)
We respond to customers’ requirements via our call centers and help desk such as Customer Information Center and maintenance requests center in cooperation with technical support function.
- VOC (Voice of Customer)
This mechanism is used to accumulate, analyze, and use customers' opinions and requests collected by employees who have direct contact with customers.
- Official website
Here we collect opinions and requests relating to FUJIFILM Business Innovation and our affiliates through the "contact function" provided alongside the information offered on our website.
- Various types of market surveys
We conduct surveys of market trends to check and confirm customers' requirements from a macro perspective.
- CS evaluation
CS Programs are used to confirm customers' evaluation and requests relating to FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its affiliates.
We believe the key to improving CS lies in using these mechanisms to listen sincerely to our customers' "voices" and continuously make improvements.
Overview of CS Management System
Improvement based on CS evaluation
At FUJIFILM Business Innovation we have continued to conduct improvement activities since 1975 based on the customer evaluation of our products and business activities. The system comprises two programs: the Rival Comparison CS Surveys, which are conducted by external agency, and the FUJIFILM Business Innovation Users CS Surveys, in which individual users evaluate our products and activities. Regular and continuous implementation of these two programs allows us to accurately gauge customer satisfaction levels and improve our business processes and systems. It also helps to heighten satisfaction levels and build long-term relationships based on trust.
These survey results represent customers' direct voices on FUJIFILM Business Innovation activities and values, and provide feedback not only to the sales and maintenance departments that are directly responsible for customers, but also to the development departments, which can then reflect them in the development of new products.
Improvement based on CS evaluation
Integrated Customer Support Center (Main Contact Point for Inquiries)
At FUJIFILM Business Innovation, the call center for maintenance requests and consumables order placement, the help desk that responds to questions on software and networking, and the technical support desk for providing specialist knowledge are located at a single site. The reason for this is that help desk employees and technical support personnel can cooperate when offering prompt responses to demanding questions from our customers on software, hardware, and entire systems.
This Integrated Customer Support Center provides a total support system by realizing prompt and accurate one-stop service with an inspection environment and a functional cooperation system for each customer contract. Also, it employs remote service functions and cooperates with customer engineers and system engineers in the relevant fields to monitor and diagnose problems in customers' systems and machines, so as to preempt any problems that could halt the flow of work in a customer's core business.
We conducted our own customer satisfaction survey on selected functions of the Integrated Customer Support Center targeting those customers who had contacted the center with inquiries or requests. This was implemented as part of our efforts to provide services that will enhance the satisfaction of our customers.
- Note 1 COPCR (abbreviation for Customer Operations Performance Center)
Performance improvement model developed in the United States for call center/BPO services. As of January 2015, more than 1,600 companies in 75 countries across the world adopt the COPC model, which is intended to improve the performance of call centers, specifically their service and quality, helping to increase customer satisfaction while reducing the cost. The model has been promoted through the use of COPC certification, which is given to organizations that meet all benchmarking criteria for excellent call centers, including service, quality, cost, customer satisfaction, sales and management method performance.
- Note 2 HDI (Abbreviation for Help Desk Institute)
The Help Desk Institute is the world's largest membership organization for IT support services. It was established in the United States in 1989 and its current mission is to raise the positions of people and organizations engaged in customer support services and enhance the customer experience at call centers. The HDI implements a certification program based on its unique international standards for services in the support industry. Call centers certified under HDI are recognized as excellent customer support centers on international level.
VOC (Voice of Customer)
In order to build a deeper relationship with our customers, we keep records of customers' voice that we learn from daily activities of our sales representatives, maintenance technicians, and call centers all over Japan. We call this system VOC (Voice of Customer). Approximately 200,000 items of information per year are entered in the system.
The customer voices that we collect contain not only complaints and opinions, but also various customer issues. We share voices from customers with our departments that have contact with customers as well as with other departments within our company to solve incidents, to prevent incidents from re-occurring, and for planning and development of new products and services.