• What Is Route Optimization?

    Businesses that are looking to cut routing distances and costs will inevitably consider this question. Companies want to find ways to scale while saving time and fuel, but might not know how to do this. That’s where route optimization comes in. Route optimization is a process used to plan service and delivery routes. This is performed in a way that ensures efficiency, consistency, and cost-effectiveness.

  • How Trades Are Using Field Service Solutions To Improve Operations

    Field service companies in industries such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical and utilities management tend to struggle with similar challenges while working on the road. Managing technicians, work orders, customer data and inventory levels becomes increasingly difficult as a company grows. Processes that may have worked when a company was smaller fail to yield the same results as the company expands. These inefficiencies often include mismanagement of inventory, wasted time searching for materials, increased accounting errors and job scheduling bottlenecks, just to name a few. As a company grows, these inefficiencies multiply to become more costly and harder to ignore.

  • The MDM Market Is Set To Explode: Here's Why

    The mobile device management (MDM) industry has experienced rapid growth since it first emerged in the early 2000’s, fueled by advancing ‘smart’ technologies and a need to keep those devices secure. This growth isn’t set to slow down any time soon, with a report from Research and Markets projecting a compound annual growth rate from its current valuation of $9.6 billion of 23 percent by 2027. But what exactly is behind this exponential growth? And, are there any potential roadblocks that quell halt this explosion?

  • 5 Ways To Elevate Your Customer Service With Video Telematics

    Skyrocketing customer demands. Tighter delivery timelines. Higher penalties for late shipments. Ensuring your customers needs are met while keeping operating costs down can feel like competing priorities. 

  • The Essential Guide To Engaging The Younger Generation Of Drivers

    Your company's success depends on having the best team of drivers in your fleet. But how do you recruit and hire top talent and then retain and motivate them? And, how do you do all this with an impending commercial driver shortage and a vast percent of the current workforce retiring in the next decade? The task of attracting, retaining, and engaging new drivers may seem daunting, but it is not insurmountable. This asset provides you with practical steps to help tackle the challenge ahead. 



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  • Overcoming The Barriers To Servitization

    Around the world, organizations that once sold products are looking to “as a service” business models as a way to future-proof themselves. It all begins with a focus on customer outcomes, rather than products or services. Competitiveness is no longer about offering cheaper, faster or better products, but about disrupting the market by transforming into an organization that’s agile, customer-centric and ultimately focused on delivering a superior experience. However, this represents a profound change in mindset and behavior.

  • A Cohesive Approach To FSM And Service Parts Planning

    Astea partners with Baxter Planning to bring you an interview with Astea's Emily Hackman and Baxter Planning's Mike Ross about how to integrate FSM and service parts into one solution. 

  • Discover The Power Of The Cloud For FSM

    Can you guarantee your customers uninterrupted service? Your customers demand fast, uninterrupted service. Can you guarantee your in-house servers that host critical systems such as your FSM platform—won’t ever go down unexpectedly?


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