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Here at The Future of Field Service, we spend a great deal of time discussing the ways that service organizations are reinventing their businesses to be more competitive. Making the decision to fuse service into a product is a great first step, but a lot of organizations discover that their actual execution is unrealistic, poorly-informed, or a bald imitation of their competitors. If you’re looking to put your best foot forward, you can do better…

In their book about navigating the collapse of the US Auto Industry, Branding Iron, Charlie Hughes and William Jeanes describe a brand as “A promise, wrapped in an experience.” That’s always stuck with me, and it’s been a lens by which I’ve viewed brand ever since I read those words. A brand, at its best, is clear, simple, and focused, based on a balance of outward messaging from the organization, and inward perception from the…

 Live from the IFS / WorkWave User conference, Sarah sits down with Marne Martin, CEO Workwave & President Service Management Global Business Unit at IFS, Erica Brister, President & CEO of U.S. Pest Protection, Danielle Canup, President & COO at Duraclean, and Mary Mahoney, CEO at Pacific Lawn Sprinklers. The group discusses their personal experience and finding their voices as female leaders in service.    

In the face of constricting workforce and increased automation, one thing has become very clear: Industry-leading service companies are learning to do more with less. Through technology, and organizational optimization, fewer internal resources are now needed to complete a service job. That’s certainly true in the truck, but you could argue that it’s equally as true in the back office. Let’s talk about some of the implications of that change. The Back-Office Benefit of FSM…

It should be obvious to everyone by this point that cloud is not the future anymore; it’s the present. That’s fine in theory, but when it comes to systems that you’ve invested time and physical real estate in, it can be a messy divorce. There’s a few major deviation points when it comes to Field Service and the cloud, and it’s important to be aware of them. Let’s take a few minutes to break it…