Integrating AI

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

When adding artificial intelligence to your organization, the best first step is to create a plan for integrating AI and robotics into the omni-channel experience that you’ve already developed. It doesn’t mean that you need to change everything about the customer experience just because you’re implementing new capabilities. In fact, implementing robotics and artificial intelligence…

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

The simple act of returning products, parts and subcomponents back into inventory involves multiple steps and business entities—from the customer to your service organization, supply chain, receiving departments, subcontractors and even a repair depot operation. Not all software has the functionality to effectively manage reverse logistics which risks potential lost revenue, missed service-level agreements and…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

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   |    |   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   |    |   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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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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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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