FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Before You Consider A Technology Upgrade, Be Sure You Need To: How To Maximize Your Aging Technology

    Many organizations that have implemented field service management (FSM) solutions now have a dilemma. Recent advances in technology — in terms of platforms, software, and hardware — have caused these organizations that had originally gained a competitive advantage, to risk being left behind. It’s not just the advancement of technology; the focus for many field service organizations has changed due to consumers ever-increasing expectations, and the deregulation of certain industries.

  • Dragging Your Feet On ELD?

    Are you waiting until the last minute to equip your fleet with ELD? The effective date of the ELD mandate is December 18, 2017. If you haven’t purchased ELD by now, you are already running behind – and it’s bound to cost you.

  • Trends In The Field Service Industry

    The field service industry has seen significant growth in recent years, and experts foresee that growth continuing easily into the next decade. In fact, a study by the market research firm Markets and Markets projected a 17 percent growth rate between 2014 and 2019. The industry therefore anticipates a slew of trends, due partly to the cascade of technological advances that have swept the workplace. Some of those trends will include growing automation, the rise of Internet of Things, improving "soft skills" in customer service relations and an aging workforce.

  • What Field Technicians Want

    Ask any professional what they want more of in their work, and they’ll tell you: satisfaction. They want to work with the smartest people on the most challenging problems using the best tools.

  • Is Your Fleet Ready For The ELD Mandate?

    In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued the electronic logging device (ELD) rule — also known as the ELD mandate. It stipulates that by December 2017, those with a commercial driver’s license will be required to keep a Record of Duty Status (RODS) using an ELD to record the information, replacing paper logs. Here’s what the mandate will entail, according to the FMCSA.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

  • ServicePower Wins Two New Managed Services Contracts In The UK

    Stockport, UK - ServicePower, Inc., a market leader in field service management solutions, has signed managed services contracts with two new organizations which operate in the appliance, electronics and heating services and insurance cover sectors. The deals will enable both companies to improve delivery through increased service coverage.

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FROM THE EDITOR

Konica Minolta’s Progression Toward Futuristic Field Service Konica Minolta’s Progression Toward Futuristic Field Service

Konica Minolta, Inc. is a large Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, serving over 150 countries worldwide. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is focused on imaging technologies including Digital Radiography, Ultrasound, Healthcare IT and Service Solutions. In the Americas, Konica Minolta Healthcare employs 50 direct service technicians, and 250 dealer-based technicians.

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RECENT WEBINARS

  • Shop Smarter: How To Effectively Map Out Your Next Mobility Project

    Buying mobile technology for use in a professional work environment is very different from buying a device for personal use. Sifting through the multitude of mobile device variations is far from simple. But, it’s not impossible. Even better, you don’t need extensive IT resources to source an effective mobility solution. You just need to know how to evaluate and buy mobile devices the right way for your environment: the professional way. That is why this webinar is a win-win, and exactly what you need to boost your credibility with colleagues, customers, and C-level executives alike.

  • Artificial Intelligence In Field Service Management: It’s Not Just For Schedule Optimization Anymore

    In this informative webinar, find out how AI, which has traditionally been reserved for schedule optimization, can be used to provide the digitization and efficiency your field service operation needs and the intelligence and prioritization for you to make a positive customer experience a reality.

  • Tackling The 5 Top Fleet Management Challenges

    Running a business is challenging. Add in owning and managing company vehicles along with a mobile crew and now you’ve reached a whole new level of complexity. You have different difficulties to contend with to stay successful and keep ahead of your competition.

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