The most disruptive and compelling technology that will facilitate better service to customers from a predictive enablement perspective is the Internet of Things (IoT). This refers to connecting any device with power to the Internet. It includes phones, household appliances, automobiles, machinery, medical instruments, and almost any electronic device you can think of. To understand the magnitude of this technology, Gartner predicts that, by 2020, there will be more than 26 billion connected IoT devices.
At the heart of each IoT deployment is the connected device, or endpoint, (the “thing” in Internet of Things) that is directly related to the underlying technology of the solution as it must support the desired network technology, application capabilities, security requirements, etc. Once it has been determined what functionalities, device standards, and other technologies an IoT endpoint must support, organizations must make the critical, fundamental decision: should we build the endpoint from scratch or buy an off-the-shelf option?
Field service can sometimes feel like a thankless job. Customers are often unhappy from the outset of a service engagement because the job of the field service professional is to fix something that is broken. Customers no longer view their relationship with your company as a single transaction, but as an ongoing relationship. Today’s service professionals are faced with a bit of an uphill battle.
Customer service expectations have changed dramatically over the past decade as more consumers have embraced the type of on-demand, instant-gratification approach of companies like Uber, Amazon, and Apple. For field service organizations, that means customers (and employees, for that matter) have high expectations when it comes to timeliness, reliability, visibility, and communication.
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Analyst Michael Blumberg lays out your best bets for technology investment for an optimal customer experience with maximum service value.
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.
The best way to learn how your peers are successfully leveraging M2M/IoT within their organizations is from those peers themselves. This special report features firsthand insight from companies that have been through the IoT selection and deployment process and are reaping the benefits.
Infomill, Inc., developers of the AnswersAnywhere™ Knowledge-as-a-Service, today announced that BUNN® - global leader in commercial beverage equipment – has deployed an AnswersAnywhere product knowledge base to boost customer satisfaction and field service efficiency.
Astea International Inc., a leading global provider of field service management and mobility solutions, announced today the launch of Alliance Enterprise™ Spring 2019 release, the newest version of its award-winning Alliance field service management and mobility platform.