NEW YORK — Jan. 11, 2022 — CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, announced today the worldwide launch and availability of its enhanced, patented TeamworkAR™ platform — an augmented reality solution designed for out-of-the box use by enterprise organizations.
Amid the continued pandemic disruption, companies evolved much of their customer service strategy to address heightened consumer needs; some accelerating the implementation of technology support as an option. Our recent research found that 35 percent of workers said they need or desire technology/tools training. As businesses continue to have a dispersed workforce in which employees remain remote or are in a hybrid situation, learning and development (L&D) and customer experience (CX) have become critical to business survival.
The latest edition of TeamworkAR provides enterprise-wide businesses with an easy-to-use platform on any mobile device and wearable for step-by-step guides, real-time coaching, experiential learning, custom onboarding and training, among other business requirements. Through a mixed reality experience, TeamworkAR enables employees and leaders to address and solve complex problems, collaborate and share expertise efficiently and effectively.
“With the AR tooling, our technicians have increased hands-on experience and retention that provides an improved service delivery performance,” said Brian Osborne, client delivery executive at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. Toshiba implemented TeamworkAR solution in 2020.
Disrupting Traditional Training Methods to Transform CX
A Centre for Economic Research study found that teams that used AR saw a 60 percent increase in learning effectiveness and 150 percent better performance than teams using paper-based training materials. Implementing AR for field service organizations will enable businesses to upskill, retain and cultivate award-winning customer experience programs and talent.
“If you’ve worked in field services, it’s safe to say you’ve experienced ineffective training that hasn’t prepared you for the real-world job,” said Steven Petruk, president, Global Outsourcing division, CGS. “It is not just frustrating; it can be potentially unsafe for technicians or representatives, and it produces a less-than-quality customer experience when it comes to resolving issues.”
Next Step in CX — Drive ROI for Field Services
A majority (53.5 percent) of respondents to our latest AR survey said that use of remote or guided repair, service, maintenance technology is the “new normal” for field service. Additionally, 58 percent expect to increase investment in technologies for this service.
TeamworkAR’s patented, collaboration-forward interface allows for field service connection and functionality. TeamworkAR helps companies benefit from the latest features:
- Enhancing training with a collaboration-forward interface: interact with 3D annotation
- Elevating customer experience through remote trouble shooting — increasing first-time problem resolution, reducing support calls, costs and no fault found, while enhancing customer experience (CX) and net promoter score (NPS)
- Collaborating made easier and more dynamic — place and interact with a digital twin technology model
“Industry leaders adopting technology such as TeamworkAR will be ready to meet the pace of change in the coming years and set themselves up for operational excellence,” said Doug Stephen, president, Enterprise Learning and TeamworkAR™ divisions, CGS. “We are seeing the future of business in the hands of many of our clients and their employees who are using the solution. Leaders can experience the power these technologies can have on their teams. Empowering workforces with a collaborative tool like TeamworkAR can open up endless possibilities and game-changing growth potential.”
In Spring 2022, CGS will launch the second phase of TeamworkAR, which will allow organizations to digitize their own assets using TeamworkAR’s object capture to combine their own best practice enterprise learning curriculums with mixed reality. The third and final phase to be released in Summer 2022 will see the launch of the Experiences Authorizing module. It will allow TeamworkAR clients to create and scale their own real-world scenarios enhanced with computer-generated objects and perceptual information with full control.
For nearly 40 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients’ complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients’ most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.