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      Service Lifecycle Management

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      Syncron and Mize Join Forces to Bring Service Lifecycle Management Capabilities to Market

      Guest blog by Michael Blumberg, Blumberg Advisory Group

      Syncron, a leading provider of Service Parts Planning, Pricing, and Uptime Management Solutions, has announced a merger with Mize, a leading provider of Field Service Management (FSM) and Warranty Chain Management (WCM) solutions. The merger creates the world’s largest privately-owned provider of Connected Service Experience (CSX) and  Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions for manufacturers, distributors, and service ecosystem partners. The new entity brings together two well-recognized leaders in their respective cloud solutions markets.

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      Service Lifecycle Management 101

      Aligning People, Processes, and Technology to Improve Post-Sale Durable Goods Customer Experiences and Revenue

      Aftermarket has taken a backseat to other company-wide digitization initiatives for durable goods manufacturers for far too long. While we collectively recognize the value of post-sale revenue, it has been difficult—and nearly impossible—to align the people, processes, and technology required to optimize the approach.

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      OEM Service Lifecycle Management Automation Impacting Net Promoter Score

      Net promoter score (NPS) is one of the most widely used methods to identify customer satisfaction and loyalty. It's a comprehensive measure – covering both the number of promoters and detractors for the service that companies provide.

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      Building an OEM Recurring Revenue Stream with Customers

      Generating a recurring revenue stream with customers is critical business objectives facing Durable Equipment Manufactures today. The key: building a forever transaction with every customer you have.

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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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      How to Build a Forever Transaction with Every Customer

      It’s every manufacturer’s challenge: how to build a forever transaction with every customer you’ll ever have.

      Initial product sales are your primary focus, and rightly so – they provide immediate net new revenue, cash flow and market share growth. Though when you turn a single-event sale into a subscription model, the revenue scope shifts to an ongoing relationship, facilitating a forever transaction, and often a customer for life.

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      Why Servitization Practices are Moving from a Product Focus to a Service-First Model

      Seemingly every company touts a customer-first focus. Though for manufacturers, an accurate admission is that their concentration is squarely on their products. It’s a common trap: manufacturers have people and processed that primarily think from the product vantage, with systems and technology infrastructure that keeps this mindset prominent.

      Is this a profitable way forward?

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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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