Royal Bank of Scotland aims to be the top bank in customer service by 2020
More than 20 million customers around the world rely on Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to provide them with financial products and services they trust. With a focus on transforming customer experiences by 2020, RBS hopes to become the top bank in the United Kingdom for customer service, trust, and advocacy.
Technology will play a leading role in RBS’ journey by giving employees the tools they need to do business with colleagues, customers, and regulators as efficiently as possible.
First step is to reduce IT service management complexity to keep pace with growth
As a result of growth through acquisition, the bank’s 14,000 users utilized 13 different IT service management (ITSM) tools and multiple configuration management databases (CMDBs). This resulted in RBS spending too much administrative time on change management. Raising a change took an employee an average of seven hours using five or more different tools. The manual approval processes then caused further delays. Regulatory compliance was a challenge as well—with 56 controls monitored by regulators, the risk of service failures can be high for financial institutions like RBS.
“We needed the flexibility and speed to deliver incremental changes with contained risk and improve the way we deliver technology services to our businesses, enabling them to deliver the best service to our customers,” says Pete Coleman, Head of Service Delivery at Royal Bank of Scotland.
To achieve this, RBS needed to recreate its IT environment, which had become increasingly complex and difficult to manage following the bank’s rapid growth through acquisitions. Specifically, simplifying IT service management would help RBS deliver great customer experiences while reducing costs and meeting compliance requirements.
ServiceNow helps RBS lead the change to simpler IT and better customer service
“We needed a single integrated toolset to automate the delivery and control of incident, problem, change, and configuration management,” says Pete.
RBS chose the ServiceNow IT Service Management solution to unify IT planning, delivery, and operations. RBS partnered with ServiceNow Professional Services to assist with the implementation.