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Prepare Your Field Service Organization for Profit

According to Strategies for Growth, more than sixty percent of field service companies operate (or plan to operate) their field service organization as a profit center. Many times however, executives ask field service organizations to change their operational model (cost center to profit center) without a clear understanding of the steps required to successfully prepare for… View More

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Service Culture: Create a Culture Change Your Employees Will Support

“I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.”  – Louis Gerstner, IBM Your business has been growing; however, you’ve begun to notice some things in the day-to-day operations that are causing concern. After… View More

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Service Culture: Happy Employees Mean Happy Customers

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” - Steven R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People You’ve been sitting in traffic for over an hour and are two appointments behind. Even with the heater on in your truck, the bitter cold from outside is sitting in your bones. You were onsite with your last customer for hours and all you managed… View More

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Service Culture: Why You Should Hire for Your Company Culture

“I think as a company, if you can get those two things right — having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff — then you can do pretty well.” – Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook   You’ve been trying to find the right candidate for an open position for over a month now. There have been 102… View More

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Three C’s to Hiring Customer-Focused Field Engineers

“We believe that customer service shouldn’t be just a department; it should be the entire company.” - Tony Hsieh, Founder and CEO of Zappos.com As an extension of your company, field engineers are more than just a problem solvers; they’re also the customer service department in action. Timeliness is essential to both your customers and your bottom line. Though technology is helping to… View More

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The Effect of the Skills Gap on the Labor Force

Technology is rapidly changing the way that businesses operate. While there are certainly benefits that result in improved productivity and more efficient operations, it is also contributing to a widening skills gap between open positions and the number of skilled, qualified prospects that are available to fill them. This is resulting in a scramble to meet operational needs and a shortage of coverage in the field to meet customer… View More

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Valuing Employees Creates Loyalty and Stability for Field Service Companies

Google co-founder Larry Page believes it is important that a company be a family—that employees genuinely feel like they are part of the organization and that they know executives care about them. It might explain why Google has taken the top spot in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list six times. Page has worked hard to create a culture that endears him to employees, as evidenced last year when he was named best… View More

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Five Reasons Why Mobility Is the Answer for Excellent Customer Service

As many as 35% of American customers cancel services due to a frustrating experience. The best way for your field teams to avoid that churn is to resolve problems in as few visits as possible. Giving them the data and tools they need to tackle almost any task equips them to be successful in delivering quality, knowledgeable service to your customers. Thankfully, there’s a way to provide all of that team support without requiring… View More

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The New World of IT: Embracing Cloud Technology

New technology continues to create opportunities for how data is managed. The cloud, fueled by the ever-expanding landscape of mobile technology, is moving IT from a standard of on-site data centers. As a result, the world of IT is changing and companies are being pushed into a new era where IT is being redefined around the cloud. Cloud computing is making it more cost effective to securely disseminate information throughout a… View More

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CIOReview - FieldAware: Re-shaping the Field Service Industry with Mobility

CIOReview Named FieldAware as one of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Mobility Solution Providers 2015. FieldAware Founder Bill Beamish shares about how our made-for-mobile, cloud-based field service management solution is bringing greater efficiency and productivity to field service-based orgainizations. Read his interview and learn more about why… View More