Field Focus

Field Focus: The Journey to Field Service Excellence

If the journey to field service excellence were an event, it would resemble more of a marathon than a sprint. But as Field Focus host Mike Pandl pointed out, it’s an effort well worth undertaking, and many great benefits can result from this journey. Two expert solutions consultants from MSI Data joined the conversation […]

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How to Have a Successful Career in the Field Services Industry

On this episode of Field Focus, a podcast by MSI Data, host Mike Pandl, Vice President of Marketing of MSI Data, talked with Jay McFadyen, Chief Services Officer at Fairbanks Morse Defense and President at Fairbanks Morse. The duo spoke about field service leadership from a career perspective, the skills required to be successful, career […]

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What Does the Field Technician of 2025 Look Like?

In the past 10 to 15 years, there’s been an explosion of technology innovations devoted to driving technician productivity. Bartos said there is a significant focus on the revenue aspect of field service teams. “[Technicians] are high-value technical experts on any field staff. The technicians we work with frequently are fixing major problems on major […]

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Field Focus: Field Service Innovation at the Edge

For most field service organizations, the edge is their front line and the face of the business. After all, the mobile technicians that make up the edge are the ones that go out to customers and help solve their problems. Because these people are so essential to the success of a field service organization, it’s […]

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Field Focus: How Businesses Benefit from Field Service Maturity Models

It’s hard to argue against the fact that technology has allowed us to improve our society in crucial, measurable ways. However, there are times that technology can be a burden, especially when we aren’t prepared to use it properly. In fact, many field service companies witness this firsthand when they implement too many software solutions […]

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One-of-a-kind shopping experiences
The Resurgence of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: One-of-a-kind Shopping Experiences Are Turning Customers into Brand Ambassadors
April 24, 2024

In the convenient world of e-commerce, big box stores are seeing a resurgence. Chains like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Target are experimenting with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that can turn casual shoppers into loyal fans. In a recent Experts Talk roundtable, Allen Adamson, Co-Founder at Metaforce, highlighted how one-of-a-kind shopping experiences make for exciting […]

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digital augmentations
Revolutionize Customer Engagement Through Digital Augmentations in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

The digital transformation of retail experiences in physical stores has become crucial as big-box retailers strive to maintain their relevance and competitive edge in a digital era. These retailers are embedding interactive features and digital augmentations in their physical locations to offer unique, engaging customer experiences. This approach merges the tactile allure of in-store […]

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Enthusiastic and Trained Employees can Enhance Experiences and Drive Success in Physical Retail
April 24, 2024

In today’s retail landscape, big-box retailers are emphasizing the importance of their physical locations, even as the digital marketplace continues to expand. Stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are not just maintaining their brick-and-mortar presence but are actively enhancing it with features like interactive elements and new store openings. This reassertion of the […]

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The Coexistence of Big Box and Small Retail Relies on Synergistic Relationships
April 24, 2024

Despite being long time competitors, big box retailers and small local businesses can both coexist in ways that benefit the other. Of course, both retail formats are different but by maintaining their core business models, the two can bank and leverage their strengths and still be open to synergistic relationships. During an episode of […]

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