VRCA 2013 Construction Learning Forum
Presentation: Winning in Tough Times
Whistler - May 31 - June 1.
HRAI National Conference
Presentations: “Let’s Make Money” on Thursday 22 Aug. and Saturday Aug. 24 morning keynote on “The Power of Influence”.
Vancouver - August 21-24
For those of you in the service industry here are some technology productivity ideas.
Field Aware: http://www.fieldaware.com
This Mobile App provides the field worker instant access to all job details, customer information, job history, location information, asset information and notifications all in one place.
This is a scheduling program that integrates with QuickBooks. It links to the iPhone iFleet & Fleet and will quickly become one of the most valuable tools you put in your technician's belt. Sending a full days worth of work to your employee in the field, and receiving continuous updates throughout the day, is crucial data to any business. • Shorten your billing cycle • On the job time tracking• Automatic job dispatching• Signature capture• Job history and notes.
From HVAC to plumbing to Information Technology and more, FieldOne offers an advanced suite of software to streamline your business, manage your team efficiently and save real dollars every day.
Again this product focuses on field efficiency.
ESC by Desco: http://www.desco-soft.com
Tracking, scheduling, dispatch, accounting.
This accounting package is very popular with mid side HVAC companies among others. Be prepared to spend $20 to $30,000 if you go this route.
VeriClock is a Vancouver-based cloud-based employee time tracking system. Employees clock in and out of the system via phone, smart phone, or web, eliminating the need for specialized hardware or software and doing away with manual time sheets. Managers can view, verify, and report on employee hours in real-time.
Accounting included, plus a full suite of dispatch and CRM and Flat Rate Pricing.
Which of these products are the best? That all depends on what outcomes you want, the size of your business and the amount of money you want to invest in the process. Are there other ones on the market? Definitely!
I just want to get you thinking about how technology will help your business.
Special thanks for research from Dan Hunter with Hunterz Innovative Solutions, who helps contractors choose and implement these systems: firstname.lastname@example.org.