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Service Productization
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Service Productization. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel, collateral, methodologies, pricing, facilities, or other attributes. Automation tools like enterprise service automation, database, and project management tools serve as enablers to service productization. By associating tangible features with intangible services, the professional services firm can build client confidence.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: which in turn: Increases customer satisfaction Improves profitability Credibility Customers must experience the intangible service to really know it. Intangibility makes services more difficult to imagine and desire than goods...Customers? perception of risk tends to be high for services because services cannot be touched, smelled, tasted, or tried on before purchase. ¹ The intangibility-of-services problem is a particularly vexing one for the professional services firm. This is because the stakes are
5/16/2005 12:00:00 AM

What Is Software as a Service?
Though born from the ashes of traditional hosting models, software as a service differs fundamentally from its predecessors. Its software is designed to be delivered as a service, security is better, rich user interfaces are available, and it has greater interactivity.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: respond nimbly to fluctuating customer demand. To explain this more clearly, one should visualize a hallway with several locker boxes on the left and on the right. These boxes would contain database servers, application servers, operation system (OS) servers, and whatnot, and each locker box houses its own user—a single tenant. Each box would run on one instance or version of the application. Depending on the maximum capacity, some boxes would be larger and would contain latent servers if the tenant
3/15/2006

Generating Revenue from Service
A CRM solution, to be successful, has to support cross-business processes and a number of operations within the business, from Marketing to Service, including Sales. This integration of what, historically, has been treated as very separate parts of the organization, provides the opportunity to rethink existing operational mechanisms.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: the real concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) allows the possibility of a profitable service organization as not only feasible but expected. CRM is designed to provide a single view of the business, in other words the customer doesn t identify one person, or group, as salesmen or another as service - this is done through business cards / job descriptions and the like (even down to the cars provided or dress code expected). The customer has been trained to treat them all differently, and more
7/10/2003

Where Has All the Service Gone?
For some reason, once a product moves into the retail channel, most manufacturers lose control. The retailer abdicates responsibility. When faced with a problem, the consumer is alone! What happened to the lifetime value of the customer? This article examines the lapses and promises in providing service to the end customer.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: is limited, and the customer would be well served to protect this new investment. What happened to the lifetime value of the customer? This in itself should be a warning! Where is the manufacturer in this picture? What happened to the lifetime value of the customer? And whose product is it anyway?? After-sales service is increasingly part of the value add—product lifecycle does not end at the retail check-out. Product performance as promised challenges the future of the manufacturer/consumer
11/2/2004

Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you're looking for open source help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: of helping it understand customer requirements; if the product is an important part of the user s IT infrastructure, it may be worthwhile investing some budget in the hopes of getting the product improved in ways that are helpful. However, all of these reasons make sense only if the vendor or service provider is a good partner. Before entering into a commercial relationship, what are the things you should look for to determine whether it makes sense? First let s discuss what you need from an open source
6/21/2005

Service Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit
How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: Business Intelligence (BI) |  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) |  Return on Investment (ROI) |  Software as a Service (SaaS) |  Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
12/23/2005 1:37:00 PM

One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click – Part 3 » The TEC Blog
space) simply because the customer has recognized that ClickSoftware’s mobility solution would enable the organization to take a giant leap forward in its mobile capabilities. Conversely, these clients were deterred by their perception of Ventyx and Syclo as proprietary and/or mature mobile platforms, and by issues with development speed and flexibility as well as scalability. Going Social Amid Mobile Workforce My recent blog post briefly mentioned how ServiceMax (formerly Maxplore ) uses

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18-02-2011

Vertical Solutions Inc.—All About Field Service: Part Two » The TEC Blog
(FSM), including the company’s customer profile, partners for extending the solution, and VSI’s big data capabilities. To expand on the company’s value prop and positioning, we recently had an in-depth candid discussion with VSI’s executive vice president (EVP) Kris Brannock. Ms. Brannock focuses on the strategy and direction of VSI’s product suite as well as establishing strategic business partnerships. For her business and community accomplishments, Ms. Brannock was nominated as one of

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22-08-2013

Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide
Browse small business voice over internet protocole (VoIP) service providers buyer's guide. Read free IT reports linked to on-premise services. Small-business users of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) have very different needs. But all users have similar concerns when it comes to cost, the range of features, and the level of service included in their VoIP plans. Does your provider offer remote office features? Fax support? E-911? And do you need a hosted or an on-premise service? Before you sign the contract, there are a few things you ought to know.

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10/26/2007 4:53:00 PM

A Leader in Service Management Tackles Multidimensional Growth
TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic runs down the history of Servigistics, a service lifecycle management (SLM) platform provider, and interviews its chief visionary. Founded in 1999, Servigistics, initially a service parts planning and optimization (SPP/O) specialist, has become a full-fledged service lifecycle management (SLM) platform. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), runs down the company's history of acquisitions and developments, and interviews Mark Vigoroso, Servigistics' senior vice president of global marketing and alliances.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: Servigistics further towards the customer relationship management (CRM) market. Customer help, documentation, and self-service fit quite nicely alongside the rest of the Servigistics suite. Prior to the Kaidara merger, Servigistics had no service knowledge clients, as TEC noted in 2009 . However, the Service Knowledge module has outperformed expectations in 2010: while Kaidara brought more than 20 existing clients, Servigistics has lately acquired about a dozen brand new clients. Apparently, service
4/8/2011 9:54:00 AM

The Hidden Traps of HRMS Software as a Service
Human resource management systems (HRMS) and payroll vendors are entering the software as a service (SaaS) market en masse. Though much as been written about the benefits of SaaS, only now are the short and long term ramifications of SaaS being discussed. As long as the purchaser is fully informed, then a decision can be made that best meets the needs of the enterprise.

CUSTOMER INQUIRY AND SERVICE REQUEST: Business Intelligence (BI) |  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) |  Return on Investment (ROI) |  Software as a Service (SaaS) |  Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
3/30/2006 5:26:00 PM


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