Simon Rombouts

Product-as-a-Service Expert

Simon is an expert in the field of Sustainability, Innovation & the Circular Economy, he specialized in Servitization and Product-as-a-Service business models.

Blog Posts

How to successfully launch your Product-as-a-Service (PaaS) Pilot?

As a company you have decided to start experimenting with Product-as-a-Service. The prospect of this business model is promising: it is a good way to implement circularity and to get to understand your customer better.

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Product update: The Self-Service Center

In this blog, we will elaborate on the possibilities of the Self-Service Center, and what makes it such a good feature for potential touch-points with your customer.

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The advantages and challenges of servitization (part 3)

We have talked about what servitization is, its importance and some of its drivers. In the last part of this series we delve a little deeper into some the advantages and challenges of servitization and the types of companies that servitize. To start, why would you want to servitize in the first place?

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Drivers of Servitization (part 2)

In our first blog (The role of Servitization in a changing economy - part 1) of this three part series, we explained what servitization is, why it exists and its importance in a changing economy. In this blog, we are going to delve a little deeper into advanced services and some of the drivers of servitization.

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Why Modularity is key to Circularity

In this blog we will explain why design for reassembly (which is more than disassembly) together with modularity, are key for circularity. 

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The Product-as-a-Service Business Case Calculator

This calculator allows you to test your Product-as-a-Service (PaaS) proposition, see what margins you can achieve and what metrics are important when starting a PaaS proposition or pilot.

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The role of servitization in a changing economy (part 1)

Servitization is the process of shifting from selling products to increasingly providing (more) services. It can strengthen customer relationships, create recurring revenue streams and can help lock-out customers.

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Reinventing the role of retail through Product-as-a-Service and subscriptions

There has not been a better time for you to launch your Product-as-a-Service or subscription service. If you are a company that has experienced channel conflict when starting a direct-to-consumer proposition; the current crisis can be a big opportunity for you. 

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The reintroduction of the term Product-Service Systems (PSS) - an extension to Product-as-a-Service (PaaS) and the Circular Economy

Product-Service Systems is a term that implies the transition to a different business model better than Product-as-a-Service. Read this short blog to find out why!

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The difference between Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) & Product-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Have you ever wondered what PaaS means? Two main acronyms stand out: Platform-as-a-Service & Product-as-a-Service. In this blog, we'll explain the difference.

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Modern Product Characteristics that make for a great Product-as-a-Service offering

What characteristics make for a suitable Product-as-a-Service? We extent on the five academic characteristics and complement them with seven more characteristics.

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The key product characteristics for a good Product-as-a-Service fit

What are product characteristics that make for a suitable PaaS? In this blog we dive into the product characteristics that are great for a Product-as-a-Service proposition.

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The role of Product-as-a-Service models in the Circular Economy

Today the Circular Economy Week comes to a close. This week has been about inspiring, sharing ideas and emphasizing the circular economy and sustainability.

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