Business services are an important part of the economy and offer a wide range of support to businesses and individuals. These services include IT, human resources, marketing and consulting. Many of these services are not tangible products, but rather a series of activities that provide value to customers and help them achieve their goals.
The EU has identified the business service sector as one of its key sectors, and it contributes about 11% to European GDP. The sector faces challenges, including low productivity and barriers to cross-border trade, but EU Internal Market legislation and policy actions are removing these obstacles and boosting competitiveness.
Employees need a variety of business services to be productive at work. For example, they need delivery services to receive supplies, and real estate services to find workplaces. Companies also need a variety of maintenance services, such as animal control and pest extermination to keep their workplaces functioning properly. In addition, many businesses need to hire technology support professionals to resolve issues with their networks or computers.
Successful business services are defined by the needs of the people who use them. This requires understanding the business context and using powerful techniques to identify and translate these needs into simple measurable requirements. This process is called service design and it can be applied to existing services as well as new ones. To add a service to your dashboard, click the star icon next to it on the Business Services page. This will make the service your favorite, and it will be displayed at the top of the list by default.