Established in 1984, Specsavers is the largest privately-owned optical group in the world. It remains a family-owned business on a mission to change people’s lives through high-quality, affordable optical and hearing care. Despite selling 510 million contact lenses and more than 22.1 million glasses frames in FY21/22, maintaining a family-style business on an enterprise scale is no easy task.
To maintain its position as a global market leader, Specsavers’ IT desk has turned to digital solutions, such as TeamViewer, to remotely access any corporate, retail, or supply chain computer around the globe to assist in any technical support required.
The global optical industry is currently experiencing some of the biggest challenges it has faced in decades as economic inflation has left consumers looking to cut costs in updating or replacing their glasses or contact lenses, according to a recent Mintel report.
Specsavers chose TeamViewer Tensor with Conditional Access for superior performance, reliability, and an extra layer of security in their remote support operations. In addition to computers, TeamViewer is used for secure remote access to in store devices such as the patient management system, so opticians and retail assistants can run a seamless store experience.
Using TeamViewer’s Augmented Reality solution, IT staff can even help when there is an issue with medical equipment at a Specsavers store, and a look over their shoulder is needed. Cameras on smart devices in stores are used to transmit on-site conditional in stores to the IT team in the office at another location. By utilizing TeamViewer’s Augmented Reality technology precise instructions based on real-time video calls can be provided and First Call Resolution rate was significantly improved.
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