Marlin is the preeminent provider of credit products and services to small businesses nationwide, delivering exceptional value and service to our customers, creating a rewarding environment for our employees and generating superior returns for our shareholders. Business services are delivered to customers, supporting their needs, sometimes through the support for a business process or directly supporting a service or product delivered to end customers. A business service may be supported by one or more IT service(s), and may consist almost entirely of IT services especially where the IT service is directly customer-facing. Examples include online banking and online shopping.
Leases, such as vehicles, office equipment, computers, furniture, machinery, cell towers, etc., have historically been managed by individual or regional offices making them unlikely to be seen by investors. These new requirements address this regulatory blind spot by moving the accounting of leases to companies’ balance sheets, providing a more complete financial picture of the business. Ricoh’s Lease Administration Services organizes and manages information more efficiently than prior processes by reducing dependence on time consuming manual tasks.
The demands on businesses today are immense, for instance, the need to constantly innovate and offer greater value to customers despite resource constraints. In the world of business, lean is well and truly in. What’s needed is the constant creation of zero-waste value streams across technologies, assets and departments.
Robert Johnston, Graham Clark: Service Operations Management – Improving Service Delivery, ISBN 1-4058-4732-8 – s. Expansion will allow us to move product offerings into new equipment sales. We will also explore maintenance and fitting services, leveraging our existing maintenance staff to provide value-added services at a premium price.
Service management is a generic activity which didn’t originate from the IT industry, and therefore is much bigger and more widely applied than IT service management or business service management. BSM and ITSM can be considered as applications of service management in a specific context.