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      Ashok Kartham on Connected Customers Being the Missing Link to Fully Connected Field Service

      Mize CEO Ashok Kartham Featured Guest of Field Service News Podcast

      Kris Oldland, Editor in Chief of Field Service News recently featured Mize CEO Ashok Kartham on the publication’s podcast, to gain insight into his company’s rapid advances in warranty and service lifecycle management SaaS system for durable goods manufacturers.


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      PODCAST: Digital Transformation with Michael Blumberg

      Regular Field Service News  contributor and Mize’s CMO Michael Blumberg makes his debut on the Field Service Podcast and explains why firms should be embarking on a digital transformation journey


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      Will your Field Service Engineers become Rock Stars in 2020?

      In parallel to the Servitization trend that is occurring within Field Service is a growing desire among Field Service Organization to deliver proactive service. 

      This can be achieved by either attempting to dispatch a technician to resolve a problem before the customer even knows about it or by attempting to resolve or prevent the problem occurring in the first place using remote support tools. 


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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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      Enlist 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.  


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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: 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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      Revolutionize Customer Experience and Transform Service Performance

      This article is guest post from from Marc Guthrie.  He is COO at Help Lightning

      It was a Saturday morning early last Summer, and I was on the phone with John. John was at his daughter’s birthday party and had stepped out to help me with a problem with my A/C. John has been providing service on my HVAC equipment for me for more than a dozen years. He’s been here several times and knows all the stuff very well. He had a good idea what the problem was and was trying to walk me through the procedure to fix it. It was going to be a brutally hot weekend, and after 10 minutes of effort John said, “Hang on Marc, I’ve got my truck with me. I’ll head on over and get it done.” Hearing the disappointment in his voice, I told him to wait a minute, “I think I’ve got a way for you to do this and still sing ‘Happy Birthday’”…


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