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How Can Work Order Software Simplify Subcontractor Scheduling?

How Can Work Order Software Simplify Subcontractor Scheduling?

In many situations, a field service organization benefits by adding a subcontractor to its workflow systems. Work order software can facilitate seamless coordination with vendors and subcontractors. To be cost-effective, the field service organization needs a software platform with an efficient graphical scheduling board and a subcontractor portal.

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Is COPE the right mobility model for your business?

Is COPE the right mobility model for your business?

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobility model comes with a big risk. How do you protect your company’s data when it’s loaded onto an employee-owned device? A new mobility model that may solve that problem has started to get some buzz over the last year. COPE, or Company-Owned, Personally Enabled, is a hybrid model that lies somewhere between BYOD and the traditional company-provided model.

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How Can Mobile Field Service Solutions Reduce Days To Bill?

How Can Mobile Field Service Solutions Reduce Days To Bill?

Manual invoice systems are full of unnecessary steps, human errors and lengthy waiting periods. Field service organizations need to automate their billing cycle by using field service automation software combined with mobile field service management solutions. This will streamline the billing process and reduce invoice cycle times.

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4 Ways Field Service Organizations Waste Money

4 Ways Field Service Organizations Waste Money

Many field service organizations waste large amounts of money without realizing it, perhaps through an inefficient process, an oversized labor force or a workflow that creates a disincentive for additional sales. By addressing four problem areas, a field service company can reduce waste, strengthen its business and increase long-term profits.

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3 Ways CRM Systems Improve Customer Satisfaction

3 Ways CRM Systems Improve Customer Satisfaction

Many field service organizations are not addressing their customers’ needs with their technology systems. Conventional ERP systems won’t cut it today. CRM systems capture the details of what’s going on with the customer. This helps to ensure customer satisfaction and allows field service firms to become trusted business partners.

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5 Ways Technician Scheduling Software Can Help Control Labor Costs

5 Ways Technician Scheduling Software Can Help Control Labor Costs

When field service companies try to schedule service calls using whiteboards, desk blotters and sticky notes, they end up with gaps in their schedules that never get filled. Technician scheduling software helps field service organizations control labor costs, increases efficiency and reduces unallocated hours and unnecessary overtime.

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Why Should Field Service Management Use Analytics To Forecast Labor Needs?

Why Should Field Service Management Use Analytics To Forecast Labor Needs?

Limited visibility puts field service management in a labor force guessing game. The majority of field service firms say labor makes up about 50 percent of project costs. Fortunately, if they leverage analytics, field service firms can combine service calls, highlight a technician’s strengths and weaknesses, and identify additional field work.

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