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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Service Management

A recent study conducted by WBR indicates that the service industry is at an inflection point. Over the next 24 months, technology will drive digital transformation in many companies striving to improve and predict revenue streams while also improving operational efficiency. shows that nearly three quarters of respondents provide service on equipment that is sensor-enabled….

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Service Management

Customer service is a people-focused business, and according to the Harvard Business Review, there are elements of service that are hard to automate. But there is great value that businesses can realize by enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to automate portions of their service organization. Specifically, intelligent chatbots can extend customer relationship management (CRM) software to…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

WHAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK? There seems to be a national holiday for just about anything under the sun. National Dog Day, National Sibling Day, National Pizza Day—the list goes on for nearly every single day of the year. So what’s the gimmick with Customer Service Week? To my surprise, it’s the real deal! National…

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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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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Service Management, Strategy

How field service technicians can increase customer satisfaction by providing customers with a voice. Don’t be the field engineer who hits the mute button on your customer. It’s easy to fall into today’s technology trap. The customer reports a symptom, assumes you know the resolution and that you’ll be able to walk right in and…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Service Management

The survival and growth of a service organization are dependent upon its customer-focus and the right field service management software. You know the age old saying, behind every great man is a great woman? The phrase itself is controversial, but it can be applied to field service if you think of it in the right…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Mobility, Service Management

As products themselves become mere commodities, we need to differentiate ourselves through services. And that is more difficult than it sounds, particularly in complex business-t0-business service management settings. Nor is it a simple matter in consumer-facing environments where customers have become accustomed to the convenience of interaction via simplified digital channels. In this month’s IFS…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

Managers and executives engaged in field service or maintenance often talk about how customers are becoming more demanding. But how often do we step back and look at what those customers really want? A couple of weeks ago, I spent time with a company that operates major facilities, discussing the proportion of service and repair…

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