Technology isn’t new – it’s what makes things new. It’s like that old BASF television commercial – “We don’t make the products you buy; we make the products you buy better.” Well, for field service management (FSM) in general, and the services industry in particular, technology is the primary thing that makes the services you sell better – and more profitable, too. But there’s more to FSM than merely applying the right technology.
Developing applications is not an easy task and especially managing software releases according to customer expectations is very challenging. Software testing companies deploy different strategies to improve software quality while making sure they provide a flawless user experience. This is where bug management tools come in use and aid in improving quality. Bug tracking tools are useful in managing all the workflow of bugs appearing in the application during the testing process. Bugs or errors are the only way to understand why an application is not working properly.
A non-traditional small-to-medium-sized energy supplier, deployed Salesforce Service Cloud and Field Service Lightning to facilitate growth, modernize the customer relationship management (CRM) infrastructure, and improve customer engagement. The project granted increased operational visibility and shortened the average time to complete a field service order by nearly half. The company dramatically improved efficiency as pen-and-paper reporting was moved to Salesforce CRM and grew its business by 50 percent without a commensurate increase in warehouse and field service staff.
The rollout of mobile technology is reaching a tipping point in the market. Many organizations have well-established mobile applications that connect to cloud platforms that provide immediate views into the operational workflows of their business. It is estimated that by 2020 75% of all field service organizations will be using mobile tech for their operations. This will ensure that technicians have the most up-to-date information when they need it and enhance the data capture from the field.
The equipment dealer industry is experiencing several trends which will continue to drive the need for dealers to modernize their business and operational systems, and enable a more connected experience with their customers. Further, as the equipment rental industry continues to expand, investments in optimizing the workflow will provide significant cost and operational savings.
Making smarter, data-based decisions is a key innovation focus. With cloud-based analytics, organizations can bring disparate datasets to one place and harness the insights with all relevant information at their fingertips. This can be achieved through machine learning, whereby data is moved from a rear-view (reports that tell you what has happened/what the trends are) to a more predictive forward-view which can help with business planning.
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Even the world’s best service organizations are tackling a new generation of field service challenges. One of the major challenges is keeping up with trends without compromising the bottom line. You owe it to yourself to take a few minutes and a step back to evaluate the fundamentals of service organizations that will allow your businesses to thrive - no matter the technological advancements ahead.
You need to know what is happening in the field, where work is being done and needs to be done. Staying current on field activities can be a hit and miss exercise, but it doesn’t have to be. ArcGIS field apps help you use the power of location to achieve improved coordination and greater operational efficiencies in field workforce activities.
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.