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Why is Good Customer Service Important in a Software Provider?

Good customer service is often hard to find. Why? Because a lot of companies do not focus on it. Maybe they think it is too expensive. It is "not worth the time." But really, when you are thinking about switching to a new software provider, doesn't customer service come into the question? Isn't it essential to the success of the product?

Typically, the answer is yes.

Good customer service standards are so important in a software provider because you'll get:

  1. Timely Answers
  2. Smooth Transition
  3. Minimal Issues
  4. Lesser Cost

1. Timely Answers

When it comes to software, timely answers are so important.

Imagine getting into your scheduling software, tying to create all your officers' schedules, and realizing one of the options is not working properly.

If you have a responsive support team to resolve the issue, they can walk you through the solution step-by-step.

This will not only save you time as you make the schedule now but also when you do it in the future.

2. Smooth Transition

Transitioning to something different than what you have been doing for years can be difficult.

No matter how simple the new software is. It's different.

But that is where customer service comes in.

Support teams can make the transition easier, and give you tips for a successful implementation.

A smooth transition will help your team be more open and willing to adapt a new system. 

3. Minimal Issues

Good customer service will help to minimize issues that may come about when you switch to a new service.

There will naturally be a couple bumps in the road, just because it is a change.

But with help articles, videos, and customer service, your issues will be resolved quickly.

Thus, preventing small issues building into bigger issues.


4. Lesser Costs

If you end up purchasing software that does not function correctly and you cannot contact any help, what are you going to do?

A system that is not user friendly and does not provide good customer service will end up wasting a lot of your time.

Not only will you waste time trying to get the system to work, but also researching providers all over again to purchase a new system.

Therefore, costing you a lot more than it should. 


Customer service can be a big help when you are transitioning to a new scheduling software. Make sure the software companies that you do business with, keep your success top of mind and are always willing to help! 


PlanIt Schedule's customer support team can help you through any issues that you may have! From the beginning, we set up your system for you and then teach you how to use it. After that, we are still available to answer any questions that you have about the system. 

To learn more about the PlanIt Schedule team and scheduling software, request a free live demonstration now!

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About Us

PlanIt Police scheduling software is extremely powerful yet easy-to-use. It is meant to simplify scheduling and enhance communication for law enforcement agencies. PlanIt was developed by Ragnasoft, Inc who have specialized in public safety scheduling solutions for over 10 years.

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PO BOX 4903
Lancaster PA 17604
717-925-3908 (fax)
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PlanIt Police

PlanIt Police is an online scheduling system for police departments. PlanIt is developed by Ragnasoft, Inc which has specialized in public safety scheduling solutions for over 10 years.

Our Contacts

PO BOX 4903
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 1-866-471-2001
Fax: 1-717-925-3908
Email: sales@planitschedule.com