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Conrad Friends: Neighbors are the new solution for Germans’ tech problems

Not a tech person? From now on, residents of 21 German cities can book Conrad Friends to solve their home tech problems After a successful pilot program in Berlin and Munich, the on-demand tech support service is now rolling out all over Germany. Conrad Friends come directly to the customers’ home and solve technical problems Everyone knows the feeling: getting stuck somewhere, whether you’re installing …

Combining Field Service Management Apps With Crowd Service

Apps make our lives easier, helping us complete tasks more efficiently – this is true for individuals and businesses alike. It’s therefore no surprise that software is being developed to assist companies with field service management. Through features as service requests tracking, personnel management and material logging, such apps can significantly increase the efficiency of a company’s field service operations and thus make an invaluable contribution to its success. Although the …

The Crowd is an Indispensable Ally in the On-Demand Economy

It’s established wisdom that there is strength in numbers. In the business world, no recent phenomenon has demonstrated this better than the crowd. Although the benefits for customers as well as companies are indisputable, many companies have been hesitant to incorporate crowdsourcing as a core component of their business strategies. Those willing to take the plunge stand to make immense gains from a successful harnessing …

Mila Starts Installation Service for innogy SmartHome

Users can book services at the touch of a button Community Friends help customers Pilot phase in Berlin and Ruhr area on mila.com The crowdsourced tech support platform Mila has a new partner in innogy SmartHome., one of Europe’s biggest energy providers, with 23 million customers. Users of the smart home control system can now use Mila to find technically savvy people in their area …

2017: Our Predictions for Service

There’s no question that 2016 was an incredible year for service. Indeed, it seems like every year adds a few new service startups and ventures to the industry, which now covers such disparate topics and subjects as transit, answers and information, and food delivery—not to mention tech support! So what’s on the horizon for 2017? Though it’s obviously impossible to predict the future with 100% accuracy, those of …

How Crowd Service Helps Companies Cope with Growing Need for Tech Support

Home is where the smart is. For a growing number of people, home is starting to feel even safer with the advancement of smart-home technology. Nearly every part of the house can now be controlled, put on a schedule, and monitored remotely. Cameras, TV’s, heating and air conditioning, locks, entertainment devices, windows, doors, garages, and even lighting can be managed by our fingertips from many, …

How to Successfully Implement Crowd Service

Crowd service, the sharing economy, the shareconomy—no matter what you decide to call it, it’s a hot topic these days. It seems like almost every week, you hear about a new startup that’s billing itself as “The Uber of” this or that thing. Their competencies run the gamut from restaurant delivery to chores to real estate and hotel rentals, but they all have one thing …

What the Future of Service Will Look Like

Today’s market climate requires businesses to look ahead at current trends to see how they will affect the future. According to a report by Walker Intelligence Consulting Firm, to stay competitive, service businesses must create a great customer experience. This will be more important than service price points or any products a business offers. The customer of the future will be more empowered and more …

8 Companies That Create Innovative Customer Experiences

Nowadays, having innovative customer service is a high priority for many businesses. Software company Adobe conducted a research survey and found that 89% of companies say customer experience is the way they plan to compete with other businesses. What is innovative customer experience? An Adobe executive gave an example of clicking on a landscaper’s display ad that led her to put in her information and …

Why AI Means Better Service

For businesses, providing great service is more important than ever. More companies are realizing that staying competitive they must invest in service. But what does investing in service mean? Sure, it could mean hiring more service representatives, creating more products, or offering more service options such as crowdsourced service. But there’s one investment that’s a very smart one for service businesses when looking towards the …