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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AI adoption mistakes

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

Many analysts are making predictions on the adoption of artificial intelligence, messaging apps and the convergence of the two in customer service and support environments. These projections have many contact center leaders wondering what they should—and shouldn’t—be focused on when it comes to AI adoption in the coming years. What about AI is hype? And…

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Field Service Management 6 Launch

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

At a conference earlier in Q4, I asked the 300+ attendees “are you happy with your service organization and delivery?” Not a single hand was raised. Service organizations around the world know they are lacking key capabilities that would enable them to take their businesses to the next level. They may have first-time fix and…

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Retail Service Experience

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

One of the greatest stumbling blocks for organizations is the transition from an AI-based interaction to live agent assistance. When done poorly, the effects ripple across both the customer and agent experience.  But when the right balance is achieved, and the two systems work in harmony, both the agent and customer experience are elevated. It’s…

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Customer Experience

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

When asked, most executives would indicate that one of their strategic priorities is to deliver an excellent customer experience (CX). Research supports that organizations increasingly acknowledge that the CX is an important competitive differentiator that must be leveraged at all available opportunities. One of the most important places to ensure that people, processes, and technologies…

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People Talking

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

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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agent engagement

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

If organizations want to deliver a great customer experience, it’s important to create a great agent experience. Research consistently indicates a significant connection between an agent’s level of engagement and satisfaction and their ability to provide a positive customer experience. A study by Ventana Research found that a very satisfied agent is twice as likely…

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omni-channel

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

Many organizations want to provide an omni-channel experience, but few are doing it consistently well.  If you’re a contact center leader who’s been challenged with leading the omni-channel charge, you’re probably wondering what it takes to make, or break, a successful program.  More importantly, what are the components necessary for getting it right?  Achieving true…

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