As a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator, GE HealthCare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 50,000 employees globally, the company operates at the center of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world.


GE HealthCare


10,000+ employees

Chicago, Illinois


“Finding tools that allow us to evolve quick, transform quicker, and adjust quicker to our market are key to our future.”

Aaron Thomann
VP, Digital Field Services, Parts & Repair

Customer Story: GE Healthcare


GE HealthCare customers have a certain level of expectation. They want the company to provide more and more digital offerings, have the knowledge to understand the tools, and then be able to communicate what’s happening before the machine does. Aaron Thomann, VP of Digital--Field Services, Parts & Repair, understands that “at some point we have to move to knowing more about our customers, knowing more about the installed base and the installed products that we are dealing with, and helping that engineer make the absolute best of their time.”

GE HealthCare needed to provide an advanced level of service to their customers. Their paper-based system required manually scheduling a field engineer’s time and did not deliver the level of insight needed. Their goal was to improve the patient experience and reduce interruptions to medical care.


There were two specific reasons why GE HealthCare chose ServiceMax. The first reason was GE HealthCare values ServiceMax’s ability to seamlessly connect to the cloud. “Cloud applications are the future,” Mr. Thomann shared.

The second reason was the flexibility ServiceMax provides. GE HealthCare knew that the system would be able to grow with the company and adapt as the company evolved. “Finding tools that allow us to evolve quick, transform quicker, and adjust quicker to our market are key to our future.”

GE HealthCare uses a range of ServiceMax capabilities, from preventive maintenance, to parts management, to contract and entitlement pieces. ServiceMax provides an end-to-end solution, and the platform is adapting to their core business needs.

With successful ServiceMax deployments in Latin America, Brazil, Japan, and parts of Europe, GE HealthCare is now expanding their ServiceMax solution to roll out in the UK, Ireland, Germany and DACH, BELUX and Australia and New Zealand.

Digital Transformation for Long-Term Sustainability


With the help of ServiceMax, GE HealthCare has improved field service productivity in all steps of the service delivery process: from call center processing to work order debrief. GE HealthCare increased service revenue by $10 million over three years.

GE HealthCare have improved all steps of the service delivery process by using ServiceMax to help unify and standardize service operations. Asset data and field performance metrics are unlocking value and business improvements.  Sharing information and innovation across regions is providing fresh insights into ways to drive service improvements. Strategic global ServiceMax implementation joins a rich PTC portfolio at GE HealthCare, across the business they also utilize Creo, Windchill, including the Service Parts and Information tools in PLM, along with ThingWorx for IoT.

GE HealthCare’s improvement in productivity comes in part from a new understanding of field performance metrics. GE HealthCare now has fresh insights into different ways to do service in the 140 countries where it operates. As Aaron Thomann said, “If you haven’t started investing in the digital transformation for your field service, the only question really is what are you waiting for?”