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Disaster Recovery – Making the Move to Mobility

Many field service organizations are crucial to the first response when dealing with a natural disaster and are often needed to enable the emergency services to gain safe access through blocked routes or into damaged buildings. The speed of the initial response is vital and the more that can be done in the time immediately after the event, the better the chance of improving survivor rates and reducing the danger from damaged roadways,… View More

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Real-Time Visibility in Disaster Management

Real-Time Visibility in Disaster Management A day in the life of any field service organization is subject to change and so the business needs to be able to adjust to what happens in the real world at a moment’s notice. This is especially true for field service organizations that work in the response to a disaster. To be able to effectively manage operations in a situation that is ever-changing, unique and… View More

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Seven Tips to Boost Your Bottom Line

The field service of many businesses across different industries have long been seen as purely cost centers. However, the focus of any field service software decisions must have the goals of increasing field service profit contribution. This can’t be at a cost to other elements of the service, especially customer satisfaction, for example, but can be achieved through the efficiencies which field service software deliver to the… View More

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Looking for Field Service Software? Don’t Forget the User

If you are looking for a field service solution, it is important to recognize that the people actually using it after deployment will play a vital role in its success. How quickly any solution is adopted and starts adding value can come down to whether it is being used properly, if at all, by those in the field.  Working recently with one new FieldAware customer was particularly interesting as they totally prioritized ease of… View More

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How HVAC Companies Solve Field Service Problems

HVAC companies face some unique challenges in field service. For many, some or all of their work can be emergency calls which come in that day. These then need to be prioritized and worked into the day’s schedule as soon as possible, but this then means changes to the planned work and it is understandably difficult to make on the spot decisions about what should give. Many HVAC companies we speak to are still relying on… View More

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Four Ways to Maximize your Investment in Field Mobility

In Field Mobility 2017 – a Look at the Year Ahead, the question is asked about what mobility will look like in 2017. Sarah Nicastro, editor of Field Technologies - the publication behind the report - states that an interesting starting point for this is to look at what their survey respondents said when asked about why they were investing in field mobility. The Field Technologies survey found that nearly half of… View More

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Seeing both Immediate and Long-Term Benefits

We have seen in our series of blogs about visibility, how an improved understanding of what is happening at any given time helps managers make better decisions. Through the improved visibility that field service solutions deliver, managers and other staff can have confidence that they have the right information and, as such, can make the best decision based on this. Nobody wants to leave anything to chance or to give answers based on gut feel… View More

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Real-Time Visibility into your Business

A day in the life of any field service organization is subject to change and so the business needs to be able to adjust to what happens in the real world at a moment’s notice. To be able to do this, managers need real-time visibility of what is happening at any given time. They need to know where workers are and what the impact is of reassigning tasks, if a worker becomes unavailable or delayed. They need to find out if any of the day’s… View More

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Do you need to simplify your field service reporting?

For you to track the performance of your service operations and understand your business, you’ll need to be able to access the right information, when you need it and in a way that is meaningful to you. Without this insight you may be basing decisions on gut feel or doing things the way they have always been done. Field service management technology gives you greater visibility into your field service operations. With that… View More

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Ten Ways to Simplify your Field Service Management

Companies depend on IT to ensure their processes run smoothly, but field service technologies can be confusing for those looking at which solution is the best investment. Gartner reports that by 2018, 75% of organizations will own at least one field service solution and while there are plenty of options to choose from, how can you be sure you can get the maximum potential benefits from your investment? FieldAware leads the way in… View More