Safari, the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

Find the exact information you need to solve a problem on the fly, or go deeper to master the technologies and skills you need to succeed

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

O'Reilly logo
Profiting From Services and Solutions

Book Description

Designed for executives of companies that manufacture or sell products and students in an MBA program, this book outlines the challenges of launching a service and solutions business within a product-oriented organization. You might view services and solutions as a means to financial growth, reduced revenue volatility, greater differentiation from the competition, increased share of customer budget, and improved customer satisfaction, loyalty, and lock-in; but the authors visualize the transition from products sold to services rendered and identify the challenges that leaders will face during the transformation. Inside, the authors provide a framework—the service infusion continuum—to describe the different types of services and solutions that a product-rich company can offer beyond warranties, call centers, and websites that support customers in their use of products.