Has there ever been a better time to be employed as a field service engineer (FSE) or technician? Having been an FSE in the past and spending most of my time now with FSEs and their management, the answer is definitely “No.”
If you took a straw poll on automation in the workforce, two distinct sides would emerge. Some would see the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform industries, driving innovation and growth through smarter automation. Others would worry about its impact on the workforce, convinced that every process automated was another job lost.
For more than 30 years, 3D Systems has developed and delivered cutting-edge 3D printers. Recently, its customers have evolved from using 3D printing technology primarily for prototyping towards developing manufactured products for end users. As a result, providing exceptional service became even more critical.
The field service market is growing rapidly, with some estimates projecting it to more than double in size by 2022. At the same time, customer expectations around the speed and quality of service are increasing. In order to keep pace, field service organizations are investing in new tools and systems. Most companies are somewhere on the path to digitization, but they need to do more. Simply wrapping a layer of technology around traditional pen-and-paper processes is no longer enough – they should be looking to drive efficiency through intelligent automation.
The field service market is growing rapidly, with some estimates projecting it to more than double in size by 2022. At the same time, customer expectations around the speed and quality of service are increasing. In order to keep pace, field service organizations are investing in new tools and systems. Most companies are somewhere on the path to digitization, but they need to do more. Simply wrapping a layer of technology around traditional pen-and-paper processes is no longer enough -- they should be looking to drive efficiency through intelligent automation.
Smart machines are everywhere -- in our homes, our driveways, even our power grids and assembly lines. The number of connected devices has almost doubled over the last three years, from 15 billion in 2015 to more than 25 billion today. By 2025, that number is expected to eclipse 75 billion.
AI is already improving service operations, and more opportunities for ROI are emerging.)
2019: Navigate Ever-Increasing Customer Demands In An Evolving Service Landscape.
As field service organizations double down on their customer experience initiatives, these five technologies are imperative.
AnswersAnywhere, the leading provider of knowledge management solutions for field service organizations, recently announced the release of AnswersAnywhere for ServiceMax v2.0.
Customers today demand a lot — because they can. If you don’t deliver personalized service at every step of the customer journey, they’ll drop you faster than you can say “turnover.”
Even the world’s best service organizations are tackling a new generation of field service challenges. One of the major challenges is keeping up with trends without compromising the bottom line. You owe it to yourself to take a few minutes and a step back to evaluate the fundamentals of service organizations that will allow your businesses to thrive - no matter the technological advancements ahead.
You need to know what is happening in the field, where work is being done and needs to be done. Staying current on field activities can be a hit and miss exercise, but it doesn’t have to be. ArcGIS field apps help you use the power of location to achieve improved coordination and greater operational efficiencies in field workforce activities.
Field Technologies Online is the premier resource for the optimization of your field workers, service, and assets. Our goal is to provide companies in the field service, transportation/distribution, government, public works, and utilities industries with information on mobile technologies that can be used to improve productivity and drive efficiency. Here you’ll find valuable resources on topics including field service software, mobile computing, fleet and asset management, and M2M. From real world, firsthand accounts of how your peers are using mobile technologies to drive business benefits to thought leadership on the latest technology advancements and trends; Field Technologies provides the information you need to determine how mobile technology could be improving your organization.