Leveraging digital transformation to improve customer service

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Can service organizations leverage digital transformation to improve customer service and exceed expectations? Servitization. Uberization. Driverless cars. Drones. Digital transformation appears to be both a blessing and curse to the field service industry. The downside to digital revolution? Customer expectation rises as new technology makes a consumer’s life easier. But fundamentally, a service organization strives…

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Internet of Things (IoT)

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Research, Service Management, Supply Chain

According to a primary research study of 200 IoT decision makers with industrial companies, about 85 percent of them collect data from sensors on their equipment or equipment they install at customer sites. Industrial companies may be further along with the Internet of Things (IoT) than most other companies because they have, since the 1970s,…

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Service Employee

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Service Management, Strategy

A few moments ago, a press release was issued announcing that IFS has acquired WorkWave. This is the biggest acquisition IFS has ever made and it demonstrates our commitment and appetite to grow in the service market. The news comes on the same day that Gartner has published its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management,…

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How businesses truly feel about digital change & transformation

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Digital transformation can mean different things to different people, making it difficult to know when you have achieved it. However, the answer to this conundrum is that you will never achieve it since it’s constantly evolving. To see what companies are thinking about today in regards to digital transformation and how it is currently being…

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Contact center agents

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy

Earlier today, a press release went live announcing IFS’s acquisitions of mplsystems Limited and Field Service Management Limited. These investments demonstrate not only that IFS is committed to the Service sector, but also that the company has a real appetite to further extend its leadership position in the market. But why did IFS acquire these…

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70 percent of industrial companies need enterprise mobility for digital transformation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Service Management, Supply Chain

New study shows enterprise mobility is an essential step to harness the disruptive technologies in business. Business conditions are changing rapidly thanks to digital transformation, which is defined in this MIT Sloan Management Review article, “The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation,” as the use of technology to radically change the performance or reach of enterprises….

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The new reality: Can augmented reality solve the military MRO labor shortage?

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Service Management, Strategy

The virtual and augmented reality (AR) business is booming – one report predicts the market for the technologies will be worth over $165bn by 2024. Once seen as a gaming technology, augmented reality is now starting to enter the defense sector with big potential – witness the Dismounted Soldier Training System, the first ever fully…

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Is your field service management software the weak link?

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and if your business aspires to grow, then your software solutions need to enable, not constrain. Service-based businesses succeed and fail based on how they manage complexity in the face of increased competition. Best-in-class service organisations today are not only responding quickly to market demands,…

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evolution of IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A look at the evolution of IoT and how businesses have used, are using and will be using it to their advantage. The notion of Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 became a popular topic after the international CeBIT fair of 2011, a mere six years ago but a lifetime in terms of technology maturation. By…

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Using facilities management technology to meet rising service demands

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Service Management

Satisfaction and success can be ever-moving targets. Once a milestone is reached, in business or personal endeavours, we set new goals, new expectations and new benchmarks. In competitive markets, excellent service quickly becomes the new normal. Unlike years gone by, business customers are more educated, savvy and empowered in the buying process. They are spoilt…

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