Business Process Management

Business ServiceWhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. A simple way to think about the power of service models in relation to rapid problem isolation is that they reduce mean-time-to-know to zero. No more need for accusations flying in hastily arranged war-room meetings. With an accurate and always up-to-date service model, it is easy for an operations manager to assign work by service criticality – or, perhaps according to the service bringing in the most revenue.

Now, you can shop till you drop and get paid for it! Just put on your shopping shoes and put service personnel to the test as a “mystery” shopper. Rate local retail stores’ employees on attitude, friendliness, and overall quality of service, then report back to your store-owner clients, helping them to ensure their service really is number one.

Packing up to move to a new home or office-not to mention unpacking on the other end-is enough to leave one feeling upended. Thank goodness for packing and unpacking entrepreneurs who, with their hassle- and time-saving services, make moving seem like magic.

Turn to your clients. If you have even a tiny handful of customers, they may be your best source of candid feedback on whether your product or service idea is appealing. RevTrax in New York City offers technology that makes it possible for retail clients to measure how their digital promotions are affecting in-store sales. After winning early clients such as Jackson Hewitt and Walgreens, chief operating officer Seth Sarelson and his co-founders paid close attention to cues from such customers to assess the market for their technology. Sometimes clients can help you see the largest business opportunities,” he says. In response to feedback from one client, RevTrax expanded from providing data only on the results of affiliate marketing to many forms of digital marketing, such as email marketing. The company, founded in 2008, now has grown to more than 60 employees.

The service desk is the single point of contact for IT Support, managing incidents and service requests, and handling communication with users. Automated ticket tracking, routing, and email notifications help resolve issues and requests efficiently, and self-service access for users helps them find answers to common problems quickly. With the right tool set your service desk can improve IT and business processes across the organization to run more efficiently.