Rick Steinau has been in the pest control business his entire life. His father started the Cincinnati division of Orkin in the 1930s and later began Ace Exterminating, which Rick purchased from him in 1979 and has run since. Ace competes with two national pest companies for business in the Cincinnati area, and Steinau is always looking for ways to keep a leg up on the competition. He has 15 field technicians who currently use smartphones and a pest-specific service software in the field.
Field service engagement is both a mantra and a model; it’s the connective tissue between technology and customers that defines every service interaction. Today, every service organization can take for granted that customers are calling the shots. We’re at a point where individual customer experiences (CX) can make or break a business. Companies that take the time to understand their customers’ needs and incorporate technology to meet those needs stand a better chance of surviving in the long run.
Technology fuels service-driven organizations and provides the edge they need to compete. But selecting the right solution, deploying it effectively, and measuring its results can all pose challenges. Service companies face vital decisions in all stages of technology procurement that can have profound results post-implementation. See how leaders in the service industry answered key questions like single platform vs. best of breed, top technology roll-out challenges and many more from The 2017 Field Service USA Benchmark Report.
If you're like most people, the first computing device you reach for every day probably isn't a laptop and it almost certainly isn't a desktop PC. Odds are, the first — and primary — computing device you use daily is a mobile one. And just as in our personal lives, mobile devices are increasingly becoming the primary computing platform for business and enterprise use. Road warrior salespeople rely on smartphone apps to get the information they need to close a big deal.
Today's workforce is mobile, collaborative, and dynamic. In fact, many workers don’t even have a company email address. Day to day, they are out in the field, working with customers, collaborating across teams, and tackling problems as efficiently as possible. These deskless workers, representing over 2.5 billion people worldwide, need a quick and easy way to communicate that doesn’t distract them from getting the job done.
Maintaining the reliability of mobile computing systems in the field is one of the most challenging aspects of fleet professionals today. These devices must perform critical job functions and maintain data flow in tough operating conditions. While there are several keys to a total mobility solution including Software, Hardware, Connectivity, Docking & Mounting, and Professional Installation; having a reliable continuous power supply is the most critical factor to ensure productivity on the jobsite.
From basic overview to solution selection criteria, this report is your go-to guide to ensuring compliance with the ELD mandate.
Practical insight for ensuring a smooth transition from basic to advanced to next-generation field automation.
Discover how your peers are using today’s mobile technologies in field applications to transform their businesses.
The time for IoT is now. Learn the technology essentials, how to put IoT data to work, and tips for keeping your customers in the IoT loop.
Group Mobile, a rapidly expanding premiere provider of innovative, full service mobile technology solutions has expanded its product line to include the new Getac A140 fully rugged tablet.
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.
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.
This shift in customer expectations, has given businesses across industries an opportunity to deliver the service that customers expect, particularly when it comes to field service. How could your business revolutionize the way it manages field service from end to end?
Field Technologies Online is the premier resource for the optimization of your field workers, service, and assets. Our goal is to provide companies in the field service, transportation/distribution, government, public works, and utilities industries with information on mobile technologies that can be used to improve productivity and drive efficiency. Here you’ll find valuable resources on topics including field service software, mobile computing, fleet and asset management, and M2M. From real world, firsthand accounts of how your peers are using mobile technologies to drive business benefits to thought leadership on the latest technology advancements and trends; Field Technologies provides the information you need to determine how mobile technology could be improving your organization.