KIckstart Marketing

Kickstart Your Marketing With Field Service Software

One of the bigger challenges of being a small business field service shop is marketing yourself. Most (not all) small businesses tend to operate within a specific region, and there may be “major players” (i.e. big or enterprise-level businesses) within that same sector. As a smaller company, how do you compete? Enterprise-level businesses can afford to spend (potentially) millions on marketing and getting their name out, and you might not be able to. Are there other, more cost-effective approaches to improving your brand’s visibility and thus, booking more clients?

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FSM Software

How Field Service Software Pays for Itself

If you’re a small business field service operation, let’s be honest: Many decisions are made on cost, and money, plus the opportunity for profit, is important. You want to deliver great service and get referrals and positive customer feedback but, at the end of the day, you need to make money. A part of making money, obviously, is keeping costs down.

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FSM Work Order

Why Use Your Work Order Software for Mobile Technician Tracking

In field service businesses, work order software is typically used as a way to track appointments, revenue, and customer information. Some even use the metric of completed jobs vs. invoiced jobs, which can speak to how effective your billing processes are. (You don’t want to have a lot of completed jobs that haven’t been invoiced yet.)

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Prepare 2017

Prepare for 2017 in Field Service

At the end of 2015, MIT’s Sloan School of Management did some research on organizational priorities. The research covers 11,000 senior executives at 400+ companies, including many service businesses. One of the most astounding facts was that 67 percent -- 2 in 3! -- of the senior managers could not name one or more of the company’s main priorities. Microsoft has done research, presented in an article called “The Paradox of Workplace Productivity,” that shows similar lack of priority in many different types of companies.

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Simplify Business

Simplify Business Processes and Optimize Costs in Field Service

If you’ve been in business for over 10 years, think about business “then” vs. business “now.” A lot of aspects are different -- and most involve technology, in all likelihood. This idea has been held up by research from Bain and Company. In their research, 20 years ago -- so yes, more than 10 -- the majority of business challenges were external. That means a challenge like “We don’t have the technology to pursue this idea.” Today, though? 94% of business challenges are internal.

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Management Software

Get The Most Out of Your Field Service Management Software

At a trade show recently, we met a small business field service owner. We ended up having a great conversation, and one aspect stood out. He told us that he searches the Internet all the time for solutions for small businesses, but most of the articles he finds are fluffy and generic. They’re full of buzzwords. “Don’t get me started on some of the groups and forums out there,” he said. “They used to be good, but now it’s all just people selling stuff to you.”

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FSM Software

Increase HVAC Customer Satisfaction with Integrated Field Service Software

HVAC is an industry within field service where time and efficiency are crucial. If a client’s heat goes down in the winter (in most parts of the world) or his or her AC goes down in the summer (ditto), it could mean millions of dollars of lost revenue and affected parts and machines if an HVAC technician can’t be dispatched quickly and fix the problem the first time out.

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