Q&A: Field service organizations and the need to optimize service models

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Field service organizations must optimize their reactive service models today and plan for predictive service models tomorrow. In this Q&A, I will ask Mark Brewer, service industry expert and Global Service Industry Director for Service Management at IFS, to shed some light on the industry’s need to optimize business service models. Meet our service industry expert Mark…

Read more

Harmoniser l’expérience de service pour répondre aux nouvelles attentes des clients.

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Research, Service Management, Strategy

We as customers have become accustomed to instant gratification, thanks to uber-connectivity. Have you ever ordered something from Amazon and been frustrated if your items can’t be guaranteed to arrive the next day? Or perhaps you abandoned an action on your mobile device because it wasn’t quick or easy enough? This is the beast that…

Read more

Integrating field service management software

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

There are two central truths when it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The first is that it is a long-term investment, and you don’t rip and replace what you have implemented unless it is absolutely necessary. The second is that no ERP will do everything, or everything well, and you need smart ways…

Read more

2018 service industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Service Management, Strategy

With an explosive growth in new technologies to gather and use data to optimize service delivery, this will be at the heart of driving the service industry in 2018. IoT in combination with digital twins, AI-powered service organizations and equipping users to service their own assets are key trends impacting the service industry, predicts Mark…

Read more

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,…

Read more

Two very important things your enterprise software should be able to do

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Mobility

Partnering, collaboration and a rapid implementation – what more could a utility organization want from enterprise software? Clearly, the answer to that is lots of things. However, the point I am trying to make here is that if you procure either an enterprise business application or a point solution for a specific business need, you…

Read more

Field service management software post-implementation

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

Study offers a peek behind the kimono of post-implementation reality. Nothing is ever as we think it’s going to be. Being an adult, getting married or earning that degree or promotion, we think all of these things will be transformational, and they are, but not as we had imagined or hoped. Implementing field service management…

Read more

workforce management software

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy

Technology is a great enabler for growing businesses. It helps break down barriers, which allow companies to compete on levels that traditionally were much harder to penetrate due to their competitor’s strong held points of differentiation. However, while technology opens the door for your business to become more competitive, it also does the same for…

Read more

servitization of the field service industry

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

The field service management landscape is changing and it’s powered by servitization. Enterprise organizations across multiple industries are embracing servitization as a natural next step in transformative business. With profit margins reducing and operating costs rising in our rapidly changing, technologically charged world, embracing new ways of doing business is a clear strategic move. Servitization…

Read more

preventative maintenance software

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

Every business and industry love using abbreviations and acronyms. Some are more memorable than others are, and there is one I was told early in my career that has stuck with me: the five Ps. The 5 Ps: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance Writing these words instantly takes me back to a time when management…

Read more