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A Self-Service Portal for Seamless Customer Experiences

Zayo provides high-performance fiber network solutions to cloud-service providers across North America and parts of Europe. With the redesign and development of its CloudLink portal, Zayo wanted to expand self-service capabilities for customers, introduce more automation and improve the user experience to help it remain competitive.
Services
  • Requirement gathering and project planning
  • API planning
  • UX and UI design
  • Front-end development
  • Third-party system integrations
  • Test and QA
Technologies
  • Angular
  • Esri Mapping
  • D3.js
Project Highlights
  • Dashboard with data visualization
  • Live service monitoring
  • Equipment and service ordering
  • Location management
  • Quote generation process
  • User self-service capabilities

Design Improvements

Based on workshops with Zayo stakeholders and a review of the legacy system, we began to visualize the user flows that would be needed for the new portal. This guided our UX and UI design process, which put the user first in an effort to increase customer satisfaction and help Zayo gain ground in a competitive market.

Adding and Managing Services

At its core, the portal is designed to let customers serve themselves, including ordering new services in their account. We implemented a simple, step-by-step process that lets them select a cloud service provider, configure the service to their needs and submit the request as a quote to Zayo.

My Locations

Accounts can manage multiple locations, each with their own assigned services and details. For convenience, we integrated and stylized the Google Maps API to display the status of every location in an account. Users can get a quick visual summary of the current status of services in each of their locations.
An overview of network performance by location. Data visualization puts things in perspective.

Quotes for Service Upgrades

When a customer wants to add a location or service to their account, they can do so by generating quote in the portal. These quotes contain several details such as payment terms, service provider and bandwidth. Customers can create and submit multiple quotes, which are processed by Zayo in the back-end.

The outcome

The new CloudLink portal removes an administrative burden from Zayo while empowering customers to complete a variety of tasks, including adding services, adding locations and generating quotes.

Our collaborative approach to planning and management helped guide the project to successful completion. Frequent workshops and alignment were critical in avoiding delays.

  • Increased automation resulting in new self-service capabilities
  • Re-designed user interface for improved customer experience
  • Responsive UI supporting all resolutions from smartphone to desktop
  • Agile and scalable front-end optimized for performance
  • Planning and integration of APIs to enable critical customer and admin functions
  • Back-end system for improved admin experience