Copilot AI in Dynamics 365 Field Service for next-generation AI 

by | Feb 12, 2024 | Field Service, Copilot

Field Service organisations encounter numerous operational challenges, including limited visibility, communication barriers among teams, and delays in completing work orders promptly.

Recognising these hurdles, Microsoft offers Dynamics 365 Field Service, a comprehensive solution aimed at addressing these issues and driving transformative outcomes. 

Despite Dynamics 365 Field Service’s presence in the market for several years, Microsoft continues to enhance its capabilities. The integration of Microsoft Copilot further exemplifies their commitment to innovation. 

Copilot’s AI capabilities and seamless Outlook integration streamline work order management, placing essential tools directly at the service manager’s fingertips. Leveraging next-generation AI, Copilot enables service organisations to deliver personalised and proactive support, meeting the rising demands and expectations of modern customers. 

This blog post delves into the transformative potential of Copilot in Field Service, showcasing its intelligent functionality and its impact on operational efficiency. 

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The impact of using Dynamics 365 Field Service

Dynamics 365 Field Service empowers organisations to provide onsite service at customer locations effectively. This versatile application encompasses work order automation, sophisticated scheduling algorithms, asset servicing capabilities, mobility solutions, seamless integration with Microsoft 365, and the integration of generative AI through Copilot. These features are strategically designed to equip frontline workers for success while delivering service to customers onsite. 

Part of the broader Dynamics 365 suite, Dynamics 365 Field Service seamlessly integrates with other applications to enhance efficiency and elevate the overall customer experience. 

A recent study conducted by Forrester in December 2023 identified seven key impact areas for organisations utilising Dynamics 365 Field Service in their operations, including: 

  • Increased first-time fix rate 
  • Enhanced field technician productivity 
  • Elimination of standard time-to-invoice delays 
  • Reduction in travel time 
  • Improved dispatcher productivity 
  • Enhanced management productivity 
  • Retirement of legacy solutions 
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You can read the full report and see more details about the benefits of using Field Service here. 

What is Microsoft Copilot?

Microsoft Copilot harnesses the advanced capabilities of Large Language Models (LLMs), Microsoft Graph, and Microsoft 365 applications and services to deliver intelligent features. Operating within a secure environment, Copilot seamlessly integrates with your workflow, streamlining your daily tasks by simplifying the way you consume, interact with, and generate content. 

With a commitment to data security, Copilot adopts the same permission model as your Microsoft 365 Tenant, ensuring the confidentiality of your information. By presenting data exclusively accessible to each individual, Copilot employs stringent controls to prevent inadvertent data leaks among users, groups, and tenants. 

Benefits of Copilot in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service

  • Personalised service experiences 
  • Optimised service operations 
  • Technician productivity improvements 

Dynamics 365 Field Service Copilot functionality

Copilot, integrated into Dynamics 365 Field Service, represents a paradigm shift in frontline service operations, leveraging next-generation AI to accelerate time to resolution. From initiating work orders with precise details and allocating them to the appropriate technicians, to furnishing comprehensive support for job completion, Copilot revolutionises critical frontline tasks, enhancing efficiency and efficacy. 

Work order creation

Frontline managers receiving service requests or inquiries via email can now leverage next-generation AI to streamline work order creation directly within Outlook.

Copilot intelligently prepopulates relevant data, including customer escalation summaries, into draft work orders for seamless review and approval within existing workflows.

Once saved, these work orders seamlessly sync with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service. Moreover, upcoming updates will empower Copilot to streamline technician scheduling by providing data-driven recommendations based on factors like travel time and availability.

Additionally, Copilot will expedite responses to customer messages by summarising key details and next steps within email drafts. 

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Mobile Experience

The new Dynamics 365 Field Service mobile experience empowers frontline technicians with swift access to vital information while on the move. This modern user interface boasts intuitive mobile navigation, gestures, and controls, significantly reducing the time required to manage work order tasks, services, and products.

With simplified actions such as changing booking statuses with a quick swipe and accessing driving directions with a single tap, technicians can optimise their daily workflows, saving valuable time. Furthermore, technicians can easily add notes with multiple inline images and access embedded Dynamics 365 Guides for additional support.

With the preview of the Dynamics 365 Field Service app in Teams, frontline technicians gain at-a-glance visibility into upcoming work orders, facilitating seamless coordination and task prioritisation. 

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Work order management

The revamped work order management interface in Dynamics 365 Field Service offers a streamlined web experience, prioritising essential information and significantly reducing the number of clicks required for key tasks by over a third.

This enhanced interface not only presents concise details about the work order but also suggests relevant next steps based on booking statuses. Additionally, it facilitates quick updates directly within the interface, ensuring that users maintain context without the need for extensive navigation.

Copilot further enhances this experience by providing intelligent summaries, enabling frontline managers to stay informed without navigating through the entirety of the work order details. 

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Get started with Copilot in Dynamics 365 Field Service 

Ready to transform your field service operations with Dynamics 365 field Service and utilise Copilot in your day-to-day processes Discover how the next generation of AI can streamline your workflows, enhance efficiency and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Explore the power of copilot today and take your frontline service to new heights!  

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