WhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. With a much wider array of products and services on offer than ever before, customers face the challenge of adapting to new technologies, innovations and service channels. Businesses that provide a trustworthy, hassle-free usage experience with minimal investment from the customer stand to gain hugely in the long term.
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.
Ask an expert. At Guardian Pharmacy in Atlanta, which serves institutional clients such as long-term care facilities, CEO Fred Burke and his cofounders turned to Burke’s mentor when trying to figure out where there would be a market for the high-service model they wanted to offer.
Service assets consist of utility and warranty. Utility is the service itself, provided by a combination of people, processes, and technology. Warranty is the assurance that the utility will perform to an expected level. With insight into the business impact of services, you can weight the value of service assets based on their business impact. As a result, they help you prioritize actions and make other important decisions based on the weighted business value of the service assets involved.
Stefan Metzger has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with in-depth knowledge of the market in the areas of sales, business development, IT and process management, outsourcing and the insurance industry. He sits on the board of the Swiss Association of ICT providers (SWICO) and ICT Switzerland, the umbrella organization of the Swiss ICT-associations. Through this engagement, he shows his commitment to Switzerland as an important ICT location. He studied business economics at the ZHAW and holds an MBA from Henley Management College (UK).