5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Field Service Management Software to Improve Your Business in 2015

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So what are the major impacts that software has on my field service business?

With the rise of mobile phones and tablets we entered the era of mobility and automation, which have become new paradigms in any industry. Today’s technician, installer, or other service field worker are no longer cut off from software and left at the mercy of paperwork, manual data collection and poor time & jobs management. Mobile devices allow information to circulate freely in real-time between the office and the field, thus enabling better communication and improving the overall productivity of your business in 5 major ways:

1. Business Intelligence in the Field

By using your mobile device to access your field service software in the cloud and pull the customer data and previous service information, you quickly access your business intelligence while working in the field. This provides a better understanding of customers’ assets and helps deliver a more personalized service.

2. Business Analytics

The use of field service software to gather and analyze data from the field has a major impact on productivity in the field service business. It measures the efficiency of each technician and the quality of work done. It also provides managers with an insight into which services are bringing the most profits and shows the weaknesses in company’s potential utilization. Decision-making process is, thus, governed by analyses, not guessing, and it leads to successful management of the most valuable resources: time, workforce, spare parts and equipment.

3. Job Scheduling

By knowing exactly where your techs are and what they’re currently working on, you can appoint those with the right skillset and equipment to perform the job well and in time. You can also schedule preventive maintenance with great precision for your customers, by seeing the history of previous jobs.

4. Automation – Tracking

On-site reporting has brought huge time saving and productivity improvement opportunities. Automated processes give more space to the tracking of:

  • Status
  • Time
  • Parts
  • Repairs/Inspections
  • Assets
  • Warranty/contract coverage

Back office is automated and integrated with mobile, so workers no longer need to manually re-enter data taken in the field, while managers get a chance to track workers and work done in real time.

5. Integrated Solution

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  • Jonathan

    Some great points made here! field service management software and applications can have a big impact on a wide range of business industries. From building/construction services all the way to Government bodies – the impact it can have is apparent!

  • Joe

    Some really great points were made in your article. Streamlining business with one all-in-one solution is key. There are a few solutions that include accounting that I’ve demoed and are worth looking into.. http://www.aptora.com

  • Alley Smith

    Great article! my company provides field services and I am using a Field Management Software which provides all features required for staff management and also tracks employee’s real time location. It helps me to improve productivity and my employees are also fine with this tool as it does not violate their private life. The best part is they are providing 1 month free trial and you can use it as a beta tester. Check out its features : http://www.maargah.biz/feature.php

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