Field Service Palm Springs 2021

April 27 - 29, 2021

Whitepaper & Video Center

Service Management: The Three Forces of Change

In their 2019 survey with IDC Corporation of over 200 manufacturing companies, IFS found that organizations that had committed to digital transformation by appointing an individual at the C level and investing significant sums in research and development had genuinely benefited from a significant annual increase in both revenue and profits. This report explores how three forces in field service—intelligence & autonomy, outcome-based business models, and an evolved approach to workforce management—contribute to these tangible results.

Filling the Talent Gap Despite an Aging Workforce, New Skill Set Needs. and Millennial Management Challenges

In this new report, you'll discover how leading organizations are developing talent strategies in the face of heightened competition. Between contingent technicians, learning management tools, and millennial outreach, give yourself the tools to excel in this tight market. Read the report now! 

Field Service Palm Springs 2020 - Case Study: Self-Service Support

Self-service support represents the next step in the evolution of the customer experience – a blend of interactive technologies capable of being initiated on demand by the consumer, and designed to enable customers to do research, find products and services, or troubleshoot support issues and queries for themselves.

Field Service Palm Springs 2020 Innovation Briefing - January 2020

In this brief report with John Deere, Ford, Lockheed Martin, Philips and Siemens, we give you a snapshot on the latest strategies and technologies you’ll need to gain competitive advantages in customer satisfaction and increase service revenue.

Technology as a Service Technician Enabler: How Help Lightning Helped BUNN Turn Field Service into a Profit Center

BUNN and the Field Service conference series partnered to produce a webinar that showcased how technology-enabled field service technicians can produce higher levels of customer satisfaction and a significant ROI in terms of both costs and efficiency. Specifically, the webinar focused on how BUNN’s implementation of the augmented reality (AR) and remote expertise solution Help Lightning helped them turn the field service branch of their company into a profit center.

Defining SLAs to Support Maximized Device Uptime and Outcomes as a Service

In this new research paper, you'll learn what it takes to redefine SLAs that can support new models of service. Alongside cutting edge tools and financial model updates, the path forward in service is all about driving revenues and retaining an agile strategy. Download your copy here now! 

Field Service Palm Springs 2020 Innovation Briefing - December 2019

In this brief report with Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Boeing and GE Digital, we give you a snapshot on the latest strategies and technologies you’ll need to gain competitive advantages in customer satisfaction and increase service revenue.

The Future of Field Service: How Technology Accelerates Service Value by Connecting Physical, Digital & Human Worlds

Hitachi Solutions and the Field Service conference series partnered to produce a webinar focused on how manufacturers are using connected devices, dashboards, and analytics tools to create outcome-driven field service models. This report provides insights from industry leaders on how manufacturers and other field service organizations can evolve their service models with technologies like IoT-connected devices and augmented reality (AR).

Identifying New Opportunities in Specialized Medical Device Field Service and Support

The landscape of the medical device industry has changed dramatically since 2018. As experts and investors see potential for tremendous growth in this marketplace, companies are rapidly evolving to keep pace with the shifting landscape and meet the demands of practitioners and patients. In this report, we explore the ways field service offerings are changing to meet healthcare organization leaders’ expectations, how medical organizations’ preferences have evolved to call for specialized agreements when servicing their medical devices, and what field service medical teams can do to empower their customers as they continue to put patients first in their future hardware investments.

Intelligent Maintenance: How to Transition from Reaction to Prediction with the Right IoT Data Analysis

In this report with Hitachi, we explore the journey that goes into connecting service experiences. You will learn how to unlock new opportunities through effective data usage, as well as what common pitfalls to avoid. 

Field Service Palm Springs 2019 Transformation Report

Today most service organizations operate as profit centers instead of cost centers. Service executives are constantly thinking about how they can create greater efficiencies to lower cost and provide better service, and also how to generate more revenue. In addition, they are determining the best ways to attract and retain new talent with the aging workforce, and how to keep their teams engaged since higher employee satisfaction and engagement is positively correlated with high levels of customer satisfaction.It seems the driving force behind all of these priorities and enhanced procedures is remaining competitive to retain the end user customer and drive more service revenue. Service organizations are investing heavily in technology to support all of these efforts. But which ones will actually make a difference to the customer, or move the needle of service within their organizations? Read on to determine where you should focus your efforts over the next 1 to 3 years.

‘The Ricoh Way’—Innovation in Merged Reality Service Delivery

A global technology company with an entrepreneurial spirit, Ricoh has identified new business lines and revenue-generating opportunities as it transitioned into a service-led business model. In this report, discover how Ricoh’s teams of technicians and experts aligned Help Lightning’s patented merged reality technology with their successful, service-focused digital transformation.

Emerging Technologies in Field Service: Driving Real Solutions and Better Business Outcomes

For manufacturers and distributors, service has become an important competitive differentiator and a huge driver of both revenue and customer satisfaction. This is causing a shift in business models as these companies make cultural, engagement, and technological advancements in selling not only products but outcomes. In this 2019 report, we benchmark how the latest tools in field service are improving results for customers, service teams, and business as a whole. Featuring a dedicated, in-depth analysis of four technology categories, these real-world data provide you with a complete picture of the cutting-edge technology performance landscape.

Implementing Effective Remote Expertise: The Real Value of Augmented Reality

In the medical devices business, it’s imperative that companies get optimal results without impeding upon the testing functionality of equipment while dealing with live human samples. A virtual interactive presence enables experts to virtually reach out and ‘touch’ what their service technician or customer is working on remotely using existing mobile devices to deliver on these requirements.

IOT In Action: Exploring Case Studies to Illustrate How Technology is Changing the Way Service Operates

Discover how your peers are actively implementing the IOT in this new case study showcase! You can claim your free copy by clicking the image. 

Charting the Digitization of Customer Engagement

Digitization isn't reaching everyone, according to Entyle's Aftermarket Engagement survey reviewing progress among OEMs. You can learn for yourself how to advance your own digitization efforts when you download your copy of this exciting new report! 

Field Service Palm Springs 2019 Innovation Briefing

Over the past decade, service has emerged as a huge driver of revenue and customer satisfaction. Customers now choose a piece of equipment based not on specific product attributes, but on the quality of the service that the company can provide, or what level of guarantee they have that the product will be operable. Service is now seen as an important competitive differentiator. Technology advancements like remote connectivity have increased the lifespan of equipment, minimized downtime, and contributed to fewer onsite visits, which have all increased customer satisfaction. The relationship between sales/ marketing and service is more important than ever since service is contributing more revenue with extended service contracts. In this brief report, we give you a snapshot on the latest strategies and technologies you’ll need to gain competitive advantages in customer satisfaction and increase service revenue.

Three Cases: Driving Collaboration with Interactive Merged Reality Environments

As field service organizations face increasing pressure to offer competitive service models, new technologies are transforming the way technicians connect with customers, enhance customer experiences, and drive business value. In this report, we take a look at how Help Lightning’s remote video support AR technology is driving success for three companies and their field service operations.

Digital Disruption in Proactive and Service-Driven Manufacturing

In a customer-centric market, customers are developing requirements for more agile service and better, sustained product quality. Now, manufacturers are exploring technology-driven service solutions, including IoT for rapid response to equipment issues and mobile connectivity for immediate access to data and analytics. This report focuses on how manufacturers leverage technology investments—including IoT, mobility, and digital transformation—to service customers, deliver custom experiences, and optimize their processes and business outcomes.

Transforming Global Field Services with Automated Knowledge Management

As the service economy evolves, field service has come to the forefront of business and operations. As knowledgeable professionals, engineers increasingly perform as experts and advisors to customers whose equipment aligns with their key lines of business. In this report, discover how companies are transforming the connected field service environment, using knowledge sharing to help technicians deliver high-value customer experiences in the field.

Realizing Returns on IoT Investments Across Field Service Environments

Field Service organizations have matured beyond speculating about the possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT), where 42% of field service organizations have already incorporated IoT and 31% plan to do so within 24 months strictly to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, let alone initiatives.This report benchmarks organizations’ successful applications of IoT to drive true business value. Featuring quantitative and qualitative analyses of maturity and ROI, you will discover how IoT applications drive value in operations, analytics, business decision making, customer experiences, and more.

Future Trends in Field Services Benchmark Report

Field service customers are evolving, so that exceptional technical performance is no longer the industry’s key differentiator. This industry benchmark report provides insights that help you maximize the lifetime value of your customers by increasing the business value of all customer touchpoints—both digital and personal. Discover how customers are reshaping the industry by placing greater demand on the companies and technicians with whom they regularly do business. And learn how the best of these companies are taking advantage of new opportunities to increase customer loyalty, retention, and revenue.Click the image to the left to download now!

The World Made Web: What service will look like after IoT

The Internet of Things is a concept that has far reaching potential for service operations. In fact, the scope of the technology can make it difficult to appreciate some of the more defined aspects of how it will be disruptive. New from Field Service, our IoT technology profile explores how innovations are already in the field, and where the technology will take service in the next several years. Click the image to the left to download your copy now!

Field Service Guide for Mobile Forms and IOS

WUS_59796The field worker of today has an opportunity to seize. In the past, they would have relied on paper forms, heavy manuals, phone calls, and many daily emails just to try to gather information from the field. The field worker of yesterday was completely disconnected, with no way to get information to and from the office without physically delivering it. With mobile technology, we can now deliver the data in real time. The field worker of tomorrow and their managers, along with their administrative team at the office, will be completely connected in an efficient way that institutes productively collecting data as part of their day-to-day business. Click the image to the left to download now!

Exploring the Power of Optimal Mobile Performance Report

Click the image on the left to download now! The rate of technology adoption by field service workers continues to accelerate and with it mobile data consumption. The success of any mobile deployment, however, hinges on its reliability. Intermittent network connectivity or poor application stability can leave an employee cut off from essential information they need to do their jobs, leading to a frustrated worker and an unsatisfactory customer engagement. In short, as mobile utilization grows, the need for solutions that support workers with reliable, secure network connectivity will increase significantly. Key topics include:How mobile is being adopted in the field todayCommon mobile issues and connectivity challengesManaging mobile deployment and overseeing solution implementation in the fieldResponsibility for mobile deployment and the structure of mobile programsLooking at growth of the mobile workforces and supporting solutions

Connecting Satisfaction with Next-Generation Field Service Technologies

Customer demand for visibility and empowerment is coinciding with a great transition of knowledge from veteran technicians to new field service recruits. Now, field service companies must transform how they manage service operations to meet those requirements.This study of 100 industry leaders identifies the connections between new technology and customer satisfaction. It gauges industry readiness for knowledge transfer between generations as well.

Next Generation Service Strategies

Over the past decade, service has emerged as a huge driver of revenue and customer satisfaction. Customers now choose a piece of equipment based not on specific product attributes, but on the quality of the service that a company can provide, or what level of guarantee they have that the product will be operable. Service is now seen as an important competitive differentiator. In this brief report, we give you a snapshot on the latest strategies and technologies you’ll need to gain competitive advantages in customer satisfaction and increase service revenue.

Trends in Field Service Management You Can’t Ignore

The field service industry is changing. Emerging trends are shaping the future of field service management technologies. Now, teams are leveraging them to improve upon three key market drivers: customer experiences, operational efficiency, and business agility.Based on our Q4 2017 webinar with ClickSoftware, this report provides insight into the major trends impacting businesses across industries and how field service organizations are responding.

Keeping Pace with Service Technology

In Q1 2017, the Field Service USA conference convened, bringing together leaders in the service industry. Their responses to the on-site benchmark survey delivered there are analyzed in the following report, accompanied by select insights from industry thought leaders.

Connected Field Service: Field Service Transformation and the IoT

New emerging business models are shaking up the field service industry with the rise of IoT. To succeed in moving toward solution-selling models, the number one priority for field service organizations is to make sure equipment remains up and running.This report—based on ServiceMax from GE Digital’s December 2017 webinar of the same name--provides insights into how to best deliver outcome-based services by using more proactive maintenance models, pursuing zero unplanned downtime, and shifting from hardware to software solutions.

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