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Getting Ready for the Summer (or any Busy Season)

Posted by Lauren Pszonak on May 24, 2017 3:29:44 PM

Summer is Coming…

Summertime the “busy season” for many field service companies. Landscapers take care of lawns, roofers capitalize on nice weather, HVAC techs install new air conditioners, and more!

Preparing for the extra business is difficult. Any inefficiencies in your off-season will be accentuated and can cost a company potential business and revenue!

Here are some ways you can make sure your company is ready for the extra hours.
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Topics: Business Owners, Office Productivity

How Going Green Can Save You Money!

Posted by Lauren Pszonak on May 18, 2017 2:48:16 PM

"Going Green” is a trend these days. Organizations make eco-friendly decisions for good publicity/public relations. However, there are monetary reasons to make these choices too!

We want to share several ways you can go green, then show how these moves will help save your company money.

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Topics: Business Owners

The Complete Guide Turning Your Office into a Paperless One

Posted by Keelin Burke on May 16, 2017 2:34:12 PM

How many pieces of paper do you think you sort through on a daily basis? One? Ten? Twenty, even? There is nothing more overwhelming than a desk cluttered with stacks on stacks of seemingly “important” documents. We know transitioning to digital documents would be a solution, but that's a complete 180° from what we are accustomed to. Plus, sometimes going paperless can come with the same headaches faced in a paper-filled office. Okay...which folder did I save that file in?

How do you go about transitioning from paper to paperless without facing organizational pitfalls and missing information, especially on a company-wide scale?

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Topics: Mobile Forms

SWRemote Improves Customer Service & Satisfaction

Posted by Lauren Pszonak on May 10, 2017 1:09:00 PM

In the field service industry, technicians are the primary face of a company for many customers. This puts a lot of pressure on techs to have outstanding customer service so customers are satisfied and will contact you for future jobs. 

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Topics: Cutomer Satisfaction, Customer Service

3 Quick Tips to Improved Inter-Office Communication

Posted by Lauren Pszonak on May 3, 2017 1:31:32 PM

Communicating is a part of everyday life that can easily go unnoticed. Both in and out of the office, we are constantly sending messages to the people closest to us, but are those messages the best representation of what we mean? 

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Topics: Business Owners, Office Productivity

The "Uber" of Field Service? How the Internet of Things May Change the Future of Field Service

Posted by Keelin Burke on Apr 27, 2017 4:22:47 PM

Have you ever traveled to a different city and have some last minute transportation changes? For most of us, nowadays. We know that if rental car trouble or lack of parking is an issue, we can turn to handy services like Lyft and Uber to pick us up. The wait time is minimal, the service is (typically) impressive, affordable, and gets you from point A to point B with ease.

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Topics: Cutomer Satisfaction, Customer Service, Business Owners

How to Get the Most Out of Your Field Service Software

Posted by Keelin Burke on Apr 26, 2017 3:04:00 PM

Field service software is a great way to improve the way your business operates, streamline day-to-day operations, and improve communication company wide. But how do you know if you’re getting the most out of your chosen software? Are you using it to its fullest potential?

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Topics: Field Service Software, HVAC Service Software

Avoid These 4 Field Service Software Search Pitfalls

Posted by Keelin Burke on Apr 25, 2017 3:49:36 PM

The market of field service software is certainly a competitive one. At any given time you could see multiple advertisements claiming to be the best value or “the #1 app,” imploring you to either switch or to choose them. How do you avoid the pitfalls of possibly choosing a solution that harms rather than helps your business? Keep reading before deciding to settle with the first Google search result.

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Topics: Field Service Software, HVAC Service Software

Do You Know Your Customer? 5 Ways You Can Get to Know Them Better

Posted by Keelin Burke on Apr 24, 2017 3:38:12 PM

In the past, businesses used to be community centric to the point where many business owners knew each of their customers by name. The only “demographics” they thought about were which people lived in their neighborhood. Nowadays, the increase in globalization and introduction of the internet has completely revolutionized how we as a society communicate with and view customers. Customers are thought of as groups and numbers rather than individual people.

In the field service industry, techs are in a unique position to get to know the customer better than many other professionals because of how close-to-home (literally) the work they perform is. While this has its pros, there are also a lot of cons to working so closely with customers, one being the heightened expectations they have.

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Topics: Customer Service

5 Free Ways to Start Marketing Your Field Service Business Online

Posted by Keelin Burke on Apr 21, 2017 11:40:00 AM

TV, radio, newspaper, yellow pages, flyers, and word of mouth. The six main ways field service businesses used to go about marketing their services. Nowadays, with Google, Bing, social media, and the decline in network TV and radio users, traditional ways of advertising have fallen by the wayside.

Before jumping on board and hiring a pricey agency or digital marketer to join your team, there are plenty of things you can do for free that can significantly increase the amount of internet traffic coming to your site. Plus, by making these changes, you can positively build relationships with present and future customers.

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