As deal complexity has risen, so too has customers' risk aversion and the number of stakeholders dedicated to a given purchase. The best companies build consensus among diverse groups by tapping into the right values and fostering an environment of collective learning.
In 2015, mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous with daily life. This connection has made its way from the consumer world to the B2B world. But this is not only the case for that outside sales person or the execuitve who is on the plane next to you speaking with investors. Three-fourths of organizations in Aberdeen reseach have a mobile initiative in place specific to field service, with nearly two-thirs having that program in place for more than two years. But what does a mobile initiative mean? Is it enough to roll out the latest mobile devices for the field team? Is there a difference between a device with some bells and whistles, or toll that empowers the field with access to the insights needed to solve customer issues in real time?