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With service organizations laser-focused on advancing their Customer Experience (CX) initiatives, self-service is a critical topic. You can’t provide a stellar CX without strong self-service capabilities, and the demand from your customers to take control of their service experiences is only going to increase. I spoke recently with Aly Pinder Jr, Program Director, Service Innovation…

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Christian 7001_blog

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy, Transform Your Business

If you believe industry watchers and analysts, the Field Service Management (FSM) market could as much as double over the next five years, to around $5 billion.  That growth is being driven by businesses putting strategic emphasis on selling long-term services and guaranteed ‘outcomes’, as well as hikes in consumer expectations around service quality and…

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People Talking

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Sarah Nicastro joined IFS in October – here she explains her first major initiative as Field Service Evangelist, the creation of an online resource to further engage the field service community. As I approach 11 years in this industry, I can’t help but reflect back on not only my personal journey but all of the…

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A recent Forrester research study pointed out that organizations leading in customer experience outshined laggards by a significant margin in terms of compound average revenue growth. Geofencing can play a vital role here, creating opportunities for organizations to expand relationships with customers and create a more valuable service experience. Geofences are virtual geographical fences set…

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Field service management (FSM) is beginning to get a lot of attention and it’s easy to see why. Intelligently managing asset lifecycles, optimizing all processes and touch points, and delivering flawless customer service is a fundamental part of a company’s digital and business transformation strategy–plus having the ability to unlock new revenue streams. The growth…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

Last week I joined the IFS team as Field Service Evangelist and Director of Service Management Business Development. For those of you reading this that aren’t familiar with my background, I’ve spent the past decade as the Editor in Chief of Field Technologies. I developed Field Technologies to provide guidance for service organizations on how…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Service Management

In recent years, the service industry has seen massive change with disruptive technology and higher customer expectations, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of customer service. Today’s service organization understands that the customer drives success and failure and demands to be at the forefront of business strategy and innovation. Having the right business systems and…

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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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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Service Management

In this series we’ve discussed the service buzzwords I believe deserve the most attention in 2018 and in my last blog we discussed cloud’s huge influence on successful service models. My goal throughout this series has been that you leave with an understanding how these key concepts can bring value to your customers and your…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Service Management

Previously, we discussed the impact the Internet of Things can have on a service organization. Our final buzzword is key to helping your organization grow. Cloud enables an organization to grow and scale, respond to cyclical service patterns and move to a more secure, safer environment. Cloud will also help your organization adopt key service…

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