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Why Is Better Contract Management Key To Boosting Renewal Rates And Customer Service?

Why Is Better Contract Management Key To Boosting Renewal Rates And Customer Service?

In field service organizations, getting customers to renew their service contracts is essential. A high renewal rate requires excellent customer service and coordinating contract management tasks. Contract management software helps with evaluating which renewals are coming up, understanding their net profitability and ensuring a high retention rate.

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4 Tips for Creating a Credible Technician Compensation Plan

4 Tips for Creating a Credible Technician Compensation Plan

Customers often regard a good technician as a trusted adviser, but view salespeople with suspicion. Field service organizations want technicians to have an incentive to sell extra work without losing credibility. Four tips can help you create a compensation plan that supports your goals, technician credibility and customer satisfaction.

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4 Ways Sales Force Automation Improves The Quote-To-Work Process

4 Ways Sales Force Automation Improves The Quote-To-Work Process

How well do you enable members of your field service organization to work together as a team? Sales force automation creates a seamless system where sales, service and operations work from the same information. Automation in a company’s CRM system improves the quoting and bidding process, provides greater visibility and improves communication.

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5 Field Service Tools For Reducing Asset Downtime And Maximizing Utilization

5 Field Service Tools For Reducing Asset Downtime And Maximizing Utilization

In fleet maintenance, the main goal is to have the highest asset utilization and uptime percentage possible on every piece of equipment a company owns. To achieve this, field service organizations need access to a wide range of usage data and scheduled maintenance and management tools, plus a centralized software system to streamline processes.

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How Can Construction Management Software Help Reduce Subcontractor Risks?

How Can Construction Management Software Help Reduce Subcontractor Risks?

When a field service organization lacks a means of monitoring subcontractor insurance, it may be liable for any damage, injury or other losses the subcontractor causes. Instead of waiting for problems to arise, construction management software can handle the necessary paperwork so that risks are reduced.

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Top 3 Financial Management Challenges Facing Field Service Organizations

Top 3 Financial Management Challenges Facing Field Service Organizations

Is your service management software helping your financial management efforts? Or are unforeseen obstacles keeping you from achieving your peak profitability? Leveraging service management software can drive business value for your field service organization by helping you deliver consistent service and meet high customer expectations.

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Equipment Management: Should Field Service Firms Rent Or Buy?

Equipment Management: Should Field Service Firms Rent Or Buy?

Should field service firms rent or buy their equipment? There are a lot of “what ifs” to equipment management, but a cost analysis can help determine whether renting or buying offers the best value. Today, there’s a far tighter need for field service firms to have asset-focused solutions, and technology can help maximize equipment utilization.

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