Aftermarket Insights

Service Parts Pricing Laggard or Leader: Which One Are You?

Posted by Gary Brooks on 08-Sep-2016 15:30:00

In business, as in life, you’re either improving or declining, growing or shrinking – there is no middle ground. In today’s ultracompetitive durable goods industry, you’re either evolving your business to compete faster and stronger while delivering a superior customer experience or you’re allowing it to stagnate and erode, a formula which is sure to capture the (negative) attention of your customers and shareholders. 

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Topics: service parts pricing, pricing best practices, price optimization

Field Service and Customer Experience: The Final Frontier of Automation

Posted by Gary Brooks on 07-Sep-2016 18:30:00

3 benefits of using a service parts management solution to optimize your aftermarket business. 

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Topics: Technology, field service, customer experience, service parts management

Aftermarket Services: Growth Opportunities for Businesses

Posted by Syncron on 28-Jul-2016 19:31:52

Aftermarket Services are crucial for any OEM. According to a research conducted by Aberdeen in 2013, service parts management activities have profit margins up to ten times than those of initial product sales. Syncron, the global leader 100% focused in cloud-based aftermarket service optimization, tells us more, with Manitowoc Crane Care highlighting the importance through practical experience. 

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Topics: Aftermarket, Global Inventory Management

Dealer Buyback Programs Increase Dealer Adoption and Usage of RIM Systems

Posted by Syncron on 23-Mar-2016 13:00:00

To develop a seamless inventory management system, manufacturers and dealers in a multi-echelon environment must find an enterprise-wide solution for issues with data qual­ity, visibility and forecasting for aftermarket spare parts management.

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Topics: Dealer Inventory Management

5 Ways Technology Will Continue To Change The Role Of The Technician

Posted by Field Service USA on 10-Mar-2016 14:00:00

As technology continues to evolve, the prospect of smarter machines is creating a paradigm of preventative, even predictive maintenance, making it so that something no longer has to break before a technician is deployed to fix it. Innovations such at the emergence of the internet-of-things, self-servicing machines, and stronger remote diagnostic and support tools in the hand of technicians will continue to sculpt their role. While there can be a wide variance in terms of responsibilities for the technician depending on their industries, some trends enabled by emerging technology are bound to become near ubiquitous going into the future.

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Topics: Field Service 2016

Defining Success for Your Price Management Project

Posted by Tim Mohnke on 03-Mar-2016 22:02:42

When it comes to defining success, it all comes down to defining your business requirements. Price management projects can be stressful and even risky if you don’t handle them the optimal way. It is important to think through the process carefully and ask the right questions. 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Price Consultant

Posted by Tim Mohnke on 09-Feb-2016 15:00:00

Why do companies select consultants? Typically, they are worried that they can’t manage a project alone. Yet, technology has opened up new and empowering options in almost every industry. Today, those looking for price management tools have an array of impressive options. The right software might just preclude the need for a price consultant. However, in many situations, consultants indeed have their benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of going this route.

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Topics: Price Management

Common Challenges that Prevent Companies from Moving  to a Strategic Pricing Strategy

Posted by Tim Mohnke on 25-Jan-2016 18:48:26

Are you frustrated with your current price management tools? For companies to gain an understanding of the serious issues they are facing, like declining margins, they need take advantage of pricing technology and practices that increase their bottom lines. 

Optimized strategic pricing offers high pricing sophistication along with high business value. To offer optimized pricing, companies must be able to utilize, analyze and apply data from drivers across the organization along with competitive data. However, companies struggle to optimize and evaluate all of the elements that affect spare parts pricing. 

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Topics: Price Management, Pricing

Upcoming Supply Chain Trends for 2016

Posted by Ulrika Olsson on 30-Dec-2015 17:25:15

Now that this year is coming to an end, lets reflect on what influenced the supply chain in 2015 and prepare for 2016.

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Topics: Supply Chain

How Syncron's Newest Business Process Platform Release Impacts Customers

Posted by Tomasz Urbanski on 17-Dec-2015 14:00:00

Syncron’s newest release of the Business Process Platform 15.2 increases productivity for customers by updating the platform’s overall web layout. With the new enhancements and features specifically designed with the user in mind, the update includes a responsive design, customized dashboards and a new reporting feature. These new features impact the inventory management, price management and master data management software products.

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Topics: Business Process Platform


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