Case Study Europ Assistance
Europ Assistance is one of the largest companies providing assistance insurance services in the world. They offer car insurance throughout Europe, including digital roadside assistance and mobile assistance applications. Moreover, the company offers medical, travel, personal and home assistance. Europ Assistance customers have convenient access to services thanks to the mobile application. The company has been using Google Maps since 2012, and since 2015 it has been cooperating with Globema, a Google Cloud Premier Partner.
The Europ Assistance company was established in 1963 in France. It operates in over 200 countries and has over 750,000 partners and 40 operation centers. In 2001, a Europ Assistance branch was opened in Prague. It provides services in the Czech and Slovak markets.
The basis of trust between the company and the customer is reliability and timely delivery of services. To fulfill this vision, it is necessary to have accurate information about the location of the customer seeking help and the location of the closest assistance vehicle or assistance center and to estimate the arrival time to the client’s position. Before Geolink, Europ Assistance’s application based on Google Maps services was introduced, it was very difficult for the company to locate a client. This meant that it took much more time to reach the place of the incident and provide the necessary help.
An application for an assistance company should have current geolocation data. It should also be simple, effective, and generally available. That’s why, when selecting a map service provider to use in their application, Europ Assistance opted for the Google Maps Platform – the most innovative map platform in the world, offering worldwide coverage and easy implementation of API services on websites and in applications.
The main features of the GeoLink application are:
- Fast customer localization.
- Towing services monitoring system, VGSD Core, developed by Europ Assistance. Operators see the location of the nearest free towing vehicle in the system. Tracking tow and service vehicles reduces travel times and lowers costs.
- Dynamic Maps, used to display the current location of the towing services and the customer in need of assistance.
- Distance Matrix and traffic condition monitoring – main mapping functionalities that allow you to calculate the distance to the customer in need of towing and the time of arrival to the site.