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Transforming SERVICE in the Digital Age
Nov 10, 2016

Transforming SERVICE in the Digital Age

Catching the wave of seamless engagement and connected service in manufacturing. It’s here.  This is the time I’ve been waiting for since I was responsible for the Parts and Service business segment of a major global manufacturer.  Like all of us who have managed what...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Demand Creation, Field Service, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

Nov 08, 2016

Finding and Implementing Connected Service (IoT) Applications in Manufacturing [customer video]

The buzz around the SERVICE organizations within our customers has been increasing steadily over the past year.  At this point it’s safe to say that at least 80% of manufacturers are beginning to have an IoT strategy.  A much smaller percentage of these have actually...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Field Service, IoT, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look
Nov 02, 2016

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look

It's here!  Microsoft Dynamics 365 is here to help you evolve your business on your terms.  There is so much buzz about how Dynamics 365 Business Apps can help you drive productivity, collaboration, and intelligent insights in your business....watch this 2 minute video that...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Field Service, Integration, Knowledge Deployment, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

Top Challenges Facing Manufacturers in the Age of the Customer: MBTmag.com Interviews eLogic
Jun 01, 2016

Top Challenges Facing Manufacturers in the Age of the Customer: MBTmag.com Interviews eLogic

[This interview was recently featured on MBT.com.  See the full article here.] MBT: How has customer engagement in manufacturing changed over the past 5 years? Mike Shields: Shifts in B2C practices over the past decade have spurred big changes, as customer engagement becomes a...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events

Tags: Age of the Customer, Collaboration, Customer Engagement, Integration, Knowledge Deployment, Manufacturing, Social Listening

SAPPHIRE 2016 Reflection: Digital Transformation
May 30, 2016

SAPPHIRE 2016 Reflection: Digital Transformation

“Digital Transformation” was the primary theme of the 2016 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference, with SAP reinforcing the slogan “Run Live, Run Simple.”  After attending the conference a few weeks ago, I would like to share my insights from the event.  While...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events

Tags: SAP

Configuration Matters
Apr 19, 2016

Configuration Matters

Mastering Differentiated Products: Enable efficiency and flexibility in The Age of the Customer Turn on the full power of configuration to hit the mark with your markets and customers every time and stand apart from your competitors with the right fit, price, and delivery.  What if...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Age of the Customer, Configuration, Differentiate

Apr 08, 2016

Best Practices Enablement for Manufacturers

These best practices ensure the right response to the types of types of demand I cover in my last post.  They support a range of self-service and assisted-service capabilities that enable your ‘customers’ to find, evaluate and even select, quote, order, and follow your...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Configuration, Differentiate

Mixed Mode Demand: Solutions for Differentiation
Mar 18, 2016

Mixed Mode Demand: Solutions for Differentiation

This post takes you step by step into the world of solutions for differentiation.  It links the Age of the Customer needs to a very specific set of practices, tools, and techniques that will put you at the top of your industry when it comes to differentiation.  Before going there, we...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Age of the Customer, Configuration, Differentiate

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