Technology in the Service Industry

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Service

Service is part of an $18 billion massive global industry where technology is the spark and people are the glue.  We are the customer experience economy with data the next currency, but it is what people spend on services that drive our economies.  And it is the consumers who are increasingly demanding more – and…

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Santa's Impossible Mission

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Service

Every year, Santa embarks on an impossible mission! There’s nothing more challenging than delivering presents to all the children of the world in a single night, and even Santa could use a little technological backup. Fortunately for Santa, IFS is built for the challengers! IFS offers industry-leading planning and scheduling optimization, so charting the most…

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de-fossilize your business

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Service

What do you think about when we talk about fossils? Dinosaur bones? A footprint in a rock? Something frozen in time, rigid, no flexibility; a shadow of the past? While fossils are cool in a museum, they are mostly of plants and animals that are extinct. No one wants to be a fossil, right? Yet…

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IFS helps Spencer Technologies

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Service

Spencer Technologies offers end-to-end service support for its retail clients, from setup, to service, to teardown. They do so by managing the retail customers’ inventory of assets and technology, deploying, servicing, and repairing where appropriate. Check out the video to see how Spencer is using IFS to make service a competitive differentiator for their business….

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spotlight on service

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service

I’m sure by now that you’ve heard the news that Salesforce acquired Click Software for $1.35 billion. This seems to usher in the “age of field service” where larger software companies are beginning to make bigger ticket purchases in FSM. It is great news for the industry and follows the path that other line of…

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Field Service Management 6 Launch

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Service, 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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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service

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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AI Header

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Service

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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