In the first phase, a new platform where the user is central and quickly finds all the information.
In the second phase, optimizing the current services and usability.
Digitization while keeping more efficient service deliver in mind
People today are always busy and always online. They are right to expect to be able to rely on their mobile phone for organizing their daily lives. Government departments and public bodies are tapping into this trend by digitizing their touchpoints. This way, they can simultaneously adapt to the needs of their citizens and optimize the efficiency of their service delivery.
This shift had not escaped the attention of Pidpa, and that is why its team turned to Dropsolid with a legitimate demand: creating truly citizen-first digital service. In doing so, accessibility would become a focal point.
A phased approach
The project was carried out in different stages to ensure fast initial delivery and on-the-go improvements and adjustments.
Phase 1: launch of the website
The project was carried out in different stages to ensure fast initial delivery and on-the-go improvements and adjustments. The first step of the project consisted of the launch of a completely new website. User-centricity and the findability of information were key requirements for this initial delivery.
The Dropsolid team integrated a range of existing online services, which can be expanded further at a later stage. This approach resulted in the fastest and most cost-efficient possible progress. The renewed Pidpa website provides answers to frequently asked questions in text and video formats, in an intuitive way. In addition, visitors can:
- Pass on meter readings online,
- File complaints and report water supply interruptions,
- Manage all touchpoints to do with building or buying and selling property,
- Change their contact and bank account details.
The agile approach allowed Pidpa to go live with a sharply improved website in very little time. This gave the development team the opportunity to gather initial feedback about the platform’s performance, whilst enabling further prioritization of new features and functions. Efficiency optimization is key: how to shift paper processes to a fully digitized equivalent?
Pidpa’s choice of Dropsolid Experience Cloud as the foundation for its online presence allows the organization to expand digital services gradually and have internal development teams take ownership of further development.
Pidpa is a leading water supplier in Belgium. Hundreds of employees work every day to ensure the safe distribution of drinking water and sewerage across 65 municipalities in the province of Antwerp.