From The Editor

  1. 3 Field Service Mistakes To Avoid In 2017
    1/24/2017

    Happy New Year! A new year, a new opportunity to consider how you’ll transform your field operation. I may not be able to offer you an individualized plan for exactly how to achieve success, but I can provide insight on a few mistakes to avoid that will certainly inhibit you from accomplishing your goals.

  2. Have You Mastered Customer Service?
    10/25/2016

    Most companies would agree that today’s key to field service success is putting your focus on the customer experience. So how do you “master” customer service? Spoiler alert: I don’t really think you can. It’s impossible to master something that is always evolving. That said, here are three important steps that will help to ensure that your organization is providing great customer service and stays competitive in today’s customer-centric world.

  3. The Value Of Fostering Healthy Field Technician Competition
    9/22/2016

    As field service operations find themselves in the spotlight as a profit center, companies are looking for ways to incentivize their field technicians to perform at their highest level of productivity. If done well, fostering competition among your field technicians can help to hold them accountable and motivate them to improve performance. However, when done poorly, fostering competition can backfire and cause more harm than good.

  4. The Key To A Successful Field Service Brand
    8/25/2016

    There are a lot of factors that go into a successful field service business. But according to Larry Wash, CEO of KONE, there’s a key ingredient that a lot of companies overlook — and that is the impact your people (employees) have on your brand.

  5. Are You Tired Of Innovating?
    7/25/2016

    While attending ServiceMax’ Maximize conference in June, I listened to a presentation from Luke Williams, executive director of innovation and entrepreneurship and professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business and author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, that really caught my attention.

  6. 3 Tips For Adapting To The Changing Service Landscape
    6/21/2016

    If you’ve found yourself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed lately about all of the ways that field service is changing, you are not alone.

  7. Can Field Mobility Backfire And Decrease Productivity?
    5/15/2016

    I read an interesting article recently on Field Service Digital titled “Tune Out the Technological Distraction Factory.” The piece was written by Donald B. Stephens, a 30-year senior customer service engineer with the Xerox Corp.

  8. Field Service USA 2016 - Key Takeaways
    5/2/2016

    You didn’t attend Field Service USA last week in Palm Springs? Well let me fill you in on what you missed. Sunshine, palm trees, and picturesque mountain views. Bourbon tastings, cigar receptions, live music, and tasty eats. Mid-morning donuts, Irish coffee, and afternoon Bloody Marys and margaritas. Oh, you wanted to hear about the content? Ok, I can help with that too.

  9. Field Service Automation 2.0
    3/23/2016

    We’ve extensively covered ways that technology can help field service organizations operate more efficiently and improve productivity. The reality, though, is that we’re seeing a shift in the motivations for field service automation.

  10. How To Prepare As Millennials Invade Field Service
    1/22/2016

    There’s a common challenge creeping up on many field service companies, and that is the fact that the majority of their seasoned, tenured field service technicians are reaching retirement age.