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Mobile Apps Can Grow Your Business


There are many benefits both to your customers and you if you are in any kind of service business:

Benefits For You:

1. Improve customer retention

2. Communicate better with customers

3. Generate insights by analyzing interactions

4. New revenue via up-selling, subscription, advertising

5. Reduce customer service costs by automation

6. Reducing cost of operations by automation of processes

For Your Customers:

1. Checking status of services in progress

2. Request new services

3. Get customer service

4. Bill payments

5. Ease of access e.g. mobility, 24x7, better user experience

Did you know that your customers are more inclined to use an app as opposed to going to your website to interact with you?

ZENeSYS along with our partners Maverick Software have developed many such apps for our clients that are disrupting the old business models. 

What is your app strategy?

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Answers for Vendor Management Issues

Lets face it. Your service providers are telling you they are doing a great job. You know the reality could be far from it. As someone put it to me recently. "It's like letting the students grade their own papers" Gartner and other analyst firms are already talking about the importance of a dedicated Vendor Management Team. If you are outsourcing more than 50% of your IT services, you need it.

Here are some vendor management answers that are not worth burying.

  1. Pay attention to the Service Level Agreements in your Contract: This is often overlooked in the excitement of big benefits of SaaS, PaaS, aka "The Cloud". Please make sure you ask your supplier for some basics such as percentage uptime guarantee, penalties for making changes, resolution times for incidents etc. You may want to have your own standards on how you may want to define some KPIs across different suppliers. More on this in the last paragraph. 
  2. Mind The Service Interdependencies: You may find out that one supplier's service is dependent upon another's. For example, your SAP supplier has dependencies on your network supplier. In such cases you need to align your SLAs so it makes sense. For example a 99.999% uptime on SAP is a waste if your Network to reach that SAP on the cloud has an uptime guarantee of only 98%. 
  3. Technology Improvement Assurance: Moore's law says technology improves by 100% every two to three years. So this means that you should not get locked into a contract without demanding efficiency improvements on a year-on-year basis.This will lead to significant cost savings and ensure you are not lagging in the latest and greatest features that your competitor may be enjoying. 
  4. Ensuring Vendor Mobility: Also known as "vendor lock-in". The way to avoid this is to keep your requirements as industry standard as possible. Ask your supplier to keep hardware and software configuration and the support knowledge base up to date. Insist on your supplier in sharing it with you. This will make the transition to a new supplier not just easier, but actually feasible. Else it will be like Hotel California... "You can check out anytime but you can never leave!"
  5. Adequate Security: What you need for security will often be exceeded by your supplier. This is good news. But it is always a good practice to make sure that your supplier meets the minimum security you need. Another tricky situation is when two suppliers have a split responsibility e.g. your network is with vendor A and the firewalls are being managed by a vendor B. 
  6. Too Many Providers: When you will get beyond three service providers, you will realize that managing each one with differing contractual terms and pricing mechanisms will become a management nightmare. When this happens, give us a call. Our XaaS management platform ZENATICS has a common denominator framework to automate vendor management. Oops sorry! No plug-ins in blogs! I forgot. Here is the answer. Create an internal SLA policy in your vendor management function. It will serve as a common standard for all your suppliers. 

For any questions and comments, please feel to contact me or post on our blog page.

Happy Vendor Management !

By Saibal Sen


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