Installed base information utilisation in industrial service development and operations

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List of Authors: Olga Perminova-Harikoski, Juha Tiihonen, Mikael Öhman, Max Finne, Juha Kuusela
Editors: Miia Martinsuo, Olga Perminova-Harikoski, Taija Turunen
Place: Tampere
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Tampere University of Technology
Book title: Strategic change towards future industrial service business
Start page: 6
End page: 21
ISBN: 978-952-15-3639-7
eISBN: 978-952-15-3640-3


This paper describes a systematic literature review conducted to determine how installed base information (IBI) is utilised in developing and operating industrial services. We found that the reviewed literature considers IBI useful and for industrial service operations, and that it is mainly used to improve service quality and efficiency. However, it is evident that there is a shortage of empirical studies and further investigations that show concrete applications of IBI in different service activities. The existing research concentrates on particular contexts, such as preventive maintenance and asset management. The asset owner perspective is emphasised in the literature, but the use of IBI for service offerings, service contracts and service sales is rarely discussed. The literature indicates that many companies lack a holistic approach to IBI management, in general, and utilisation as a part of it. It is not uncommon for companies to build large databases, but fail to do accurate analyses based on the collected data.

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