With 2020 on the horizon, it’s the utter time to think about new platform to improve your field service business. You’ve probably been discovering about new trends and visions for the future, and it’s probably a little overwhelming. A painless way to get started is by discarding some of the outdated practices you’ve been following. We’ve compiled a list of field service practices you might want to leave behind this year.
- Manual Scheduling: Field service scheduling requires making fast and calculated decisions. You need to take everything in account from travel time and routing, technicians’ schedules and skill sets, equipment tracking, and SLA compliance. It’s much easier to adopt on an automated scheduling solution to make optimized decisions for you at every new case, so you can focus on the bigger things—like your customers’ satisfaction.
- Paper based forms: 46% of field technicians reported paperwork and administrative tasks as the unexpected part of the day. That’s because they would much rather be doing their jobs and interpreting customer problems. Electronic and mobile forms can make this process much less painful and swifter. Go even further to simplify the process by allowing fields to be automatically populated with known information from the main system.
- Delaying service updates: It’s important that dispatchers and management have the most precise picture of the status of work being performed. Encourage technicians to update their status service orders in a timely manner from Field service application so you have more visibility into day-to-day execution.
- Difficult appointment booking: According to our Field Service Report, almost all cited “ease of booking” as a top priority. If service organizations wish to retain with customers, they must make the booking process uncomplicated, and available across a variety of channels. Everyone has a preference when it comes to communication, so mobile, web, and phone-based booking must be available.
- Using separate solution: The only way to gain true visibility into field service schedules is to manage everything in a single solution. This includes schedules, beat planning, long- and short-cycle work, technician allocations, and more. Limiting field service management to Mobile application also gives you the easiness to manage your workforce more efficiently and ensure that you’re equipped to handle urgent work.
Want to see working application, Trident Field Serv solution provides similar solution with advanced activity scheduling, resource optimization and mobile enablement capabilities that enables the field services delivery teams to be able to track, monitor and report the services activities on the go.
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