A new communications platform has contributed to a 50 percent improvement in employee engagement and a 37 percent reduction in time to service.
A new mobile application has reduced inspection reporting processing from 30 minutes down to 5 for a municipal utility.
Solar Transport has used a fleet management solution to help reduce fuel costs by 13 percent.
Field service is riper with innovation than ever before. There are more advanced technologies to enable business transformation than ever before. Sounds like a simple equation, right? For most companies, it isn’t. There are some significant barriers to technology investment that make forward progress anything but simple.
Each field service organization is different, every strategic initiative unique. However, as we’ve learned throughout this issue, there are some very common struggles shared among service-related industries and a lot to be learned from your peers (even if they are in a different vertical market) who have experienced different processes or projects you have not yet. I asked the field service leaders I interviewed for this issue to share their words of wisdom on field service optimization.
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Field Technologies shows growing organizations how to capture, generate, and retrieve data at all points of work and service. We educate readers about technologies and applications that drive business performance – and revenue – by eliminating boundaries of time, distance, and scale.
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Output resolution for CTP (computer to plate) is 2540. PICT, Paint, GIF, Quicktime, PowerPoint, and Quark or InDesign source files are not acceptable formats.
Colors/Images: RGB, spot, Lab, and ICC-based colors are not accepted and must be converted to process (CMYK) in the original document before processing for ad file output. Link all images. Image resolution must be at least 300 dpi; line art should be at least 800-1200 dpi. Do not save images with screen angles or transfer functions. Images must be positioned in boxes, with a fill of white or 0% black. Do all resizing, rotating, or skewing to graphics within the graphic program, not the page layout program.
Fonts: All fonts must be embedded or converted to outlines and paths.
Bleed/Border: For full-page, ad must extend .125” beyond the trim for each edge that bleeds. For full-page, live materials must be at least .5” from trim, or .625” from bleed edge. Fractional ads do not bleed. Any ad that requires a border must be submitted with the border included.
Color Proofs: A hard copy proof is requested for all digital ad files for print. Color lasers or faxes are accepted, but will be used for content reference only and will not accompany your ad file to the presses. If color is critical, please provide a SWOP-certified proof (with color bars, exposure scales, and crop marks) for color guidance on press. For current SWOP specifications and additional information, go to www.swop.org. Jameson Publishing cannot be held responsible for color, positioning, or accuracy of digital file output if a SWOP-certified proof has not been provided.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a SWOP-certified proof requested?
SWOP-certified proofs (not color lasers or PDFs) are used by our print company to monitor the colors of ads throughout the print process. The requirement is included with our digital specs, and for current SWOP specifications and additional information, go to www.swop.org. Using a SWOP-certified proof allows you to see how your file will print, and if there's any problem, you can have it corrected before submitting to us. You may choose to fax a copy and trust that the colors in the file will print to your satisfaction, but we must ask for your written acknowledgement regarding responsibility.
Does Field Technologies have an FTP site?
Field Technologies does provide an FTP site for uploading files. Please contact our production manager (see below) for more information.
Ad Labeling Requirements When submitting your advertisement to us, include:
For advertisers requiring total ad production, Field Technologies outsources the ad copy and design work to a local ad agency. Contact the production manager (see below) for more information.
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