London, 24 February, 2011 – PageOne Communications, the UK’s leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors today announced, Hudson Contract, has achieved a 42% reduction in postage costs and a saving of 28 staff hours per month using its 2-way SMS Excel plug-in. Hudson Contract are the largest Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) payroll provider, to freelancers in the construction sector.
PageOne’s SMS Excel plug-in provides a quick and simple way to send text messages directly from an excel spreadsheet to a large number of people and receive all replies to a dedicated inbox. A powerful mail merge capability allows users to extract data straight from their worksheets to create personalised messages. Delivery of the SMS can also be tracked from PageOne through to the recipient’s handset, so that Hudson Contract knows that the message has been delivered to the recipient.
Prior to adopting the PageOne solution, the company issued pay advice by post on a weekly basis to over 80,000 freelance operatives. However, this was costly and the information was often out of date by the time it was received. PageOne’s Excel plug-in now enables Hudson Contract to inform its freelance operatives of their earnings every day of the year, while also driving significant cost savings and time efficiencies.
Hudson Contract’s Managing Director, David Jackson commented ”We chose PageOne’s technology as we saw a great opportunity to dramatically reduce our postage costs and save time. Their SMS Excel plug-in, together with their extremely easy to use 2-way account allows us to inform our freelance operatives with immediate information regarding their earnings, whilst also giving them the flexibility to plan more efficiently between projects. This reduces the number of pay enquiries we receive and improves the service we can offer to our customers.”
For further information on PageOne’s SMS Excel plug-in, please visit: http://www.pageone.co.uk/services/engage/sms-from-excel