de-fossilize your business

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Service Management

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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service dispatch IFS

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Service Management

Last month, Gartner released its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, and for the fourth consecutive time, IFS has been named a Leader. This is always an honor of course, though for us, it’s no surprise. At IFS, we understand service, and the complexity and flexibility required to deliver for our customers. Beyond the…

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Makino IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Service Management

Makino is a globally recognized company that produces metal-cutting and EDM machines. Like many product manufacturers, Makino is looking for new ways to differentiate itself through service. As such, the company is incorporating IoT, AI, and ML into its operations to enable the shift from reactive to predictive service. “This is a critical shift for…

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IFS Named Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for FSM

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

Gartner has announced that, once again, IFS has been named in the Leaders’ section of the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management. In many ways, Gartner’s report outlines what we already knew: the field service landscape is rapidly changing, and IFS is ready to help organizations lead that change. The report paints a picture…

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What Factor should be guiding your digital transformation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Service Management, Transform Your Business

It’s easy for an organization to decide to digitally transform their enterprise. They’ve bought into the buzzwords, read the research, consulted the analysts, and seen the figures about the potential cost savings and revenue growth. It all lines up in the abstract, but the question is—how do you actually define what digital transformation means to…

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Sarah 7004_blog

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Customer Engagement, Service Management, Transform Your Business

With service organizations laser-focused on advancing their Customer Experience (CX) initiatives, self-service is a critical topic. You can’t provide a stellar CX without strong self-service capabilities, and the demand from your customers to take control of their service experiences is only going to increase. I spoke recently with Aly Pinder Jr, Program Director, Service Innovation…

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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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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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Man in hardhat

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

A recent Forrester research study pointed out that organizations leading in customer experience outshined laggards by a significant margin in terms of compound average revenue growth. Geofencing can play a vital role here, creating opportunities for organizations to expand relationships with customers and create a more valuable service experience. Geofences are virtual geographical fences set…

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