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      Shared Service Knowledge to Build Ongoing Continuity

      Aly Pinder, Program Director for Service Innovation & Connected Products at IDC, discusses how knowledge transfer can be seamless across service organizations.


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      Optimizing Your Service Contract Program Operations

      Optimize Your Service Contract Operations: Increase Your Service Contract Revenue

      A statistic to overcome: Companies realize less than 15% of potential service contract revenue.

      Overall, unachieved revenue results from businesses not offering service programs beyond standard product warranties. Even when service programs are offered, the attach rates remain low as some retailers and channel partners may not focus on service sales, or customers fail to understand the value of these programs.


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      Webinar Recap: Manufacturers Creating Enhanced Customer Experiences by Reimagining Service Lifecycle Management

      This month's webinar, hosted by Mize, Inc., highlighted the top priorities for manufacturers and services organizations driving investments around service innovation. Improving the customer experience, growing revenue, and innovation through knowledge management figured prominently.

      Our presenters, including Aly Pinder, Program Director for Service Innovation & Connected Products at IDC, Stuart Ransom, Chief Revenue Officer of Mize and Michael Blumberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Mize, led the discussion of how end-to-end service excellence enables the framework to meet the challenges faced today and in the future.


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      Systems of Support for your Servitization Journey

      Much has been made of the potential benefits of adopting at least some Servitization strategies within a service portfolio. However, the processes that need to be put in place are complex and a delicate balance between increasing profitability and overcommitting on contractual obligations needs to be struck. Here, Michael Blumberg, CMO of Mize, offers his guidance as to what systems of support are required to achieve a successful path towards Servitization...


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      Transparency Is A Virtue In Business

      When we talk about customer satisfaction, we eventually arrive at talking about how experiences compare to expectations.  The more the two are aligned, the more satisfied and trusting your customers feel. 


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      Enlisting your Service Technician in Proactive Business Growth

      There is a lot of time and resources spent today on trying to engage field service technicians in generating new business from existing customers, and for good reasons.  Field service technicians are in a unique position in that they have insight to the needs of their customers which is unmatched by anyone else in the organization.  They know the technology, understand their company’s capabilities and know the equipment the customer is using and what they are trying to achieve with it.  They also generally have the trust of the customer.  Who is better at identifying products and/or services that the customer can use to make improvements to their facilities and operations?


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      Connect Technicians to Knowledge and Parts at the Point of Service

       

      This blog post is based on an interactive workshop and presentation by Mize and Electrolux at Field Service Amelia Island 2019 on August 19th to August 21st, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.  The workshop was presented by Michael Blumberg, CMO and Andrew Thomas, FSM Product Manager from Mize, and Danny Dailey, Senior Technical Manager of Electrolux.


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      Does your Technician have the right parts to complete the service job?

      It is not uncommon for companies in the Consumer Durables Industry to lose control of the customers’ experiences during the product ownership cycle after the sale. This is because a customer may interact with many different groups or channels after the sale including Contact Centers, Dealers or Service Centers, Third Party Administrators, Parts Departments, or Field Service partners as part of the relationship with a company.   At issue, these groups may act as a series of unconnected departments or individuals.  However, customers expect these groups to act as one unified entity. 


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      Service Knowledge: The Ultimate Key to Enabling a Higher First Time Fix

      First time fix rates have always been and likely always will be the number one KPI that Field Service Companies focus on, but it is an elusive number to hit, Michael Blumberg gives his expert advice...

      Achieving a high first-time fix rate and completing service visits in a timely manner represents the Holy Grail for many Field Service Organizations (FSOs). Unfortunately, many FSOs face stumbling blocks to achieving this outcome. At issue, their technicians may lack the knowledge required to effectively resolve service issues in a timely manner.


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      Deliver Better CX Through Best In Class Field Service Management Apps

      This article first appeared in the May 27, 2019 edition of Field Service News

      It seems that customer experience is the number one metric that Field Service Organisations are seeking to improve in today’s business environment, but it is an uphill task if your field service technicians don’t have access to the key details of each and every job to hand as they arrive on your customer’s site. The answer writes Michael Blumberg is investment...


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