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7 Reasons to Sync Up Information Between Your Field Agents and Your Main Office – 2019

Field service agents have the challenging job of balancing their professional skills with the interpersonal demands of a customer-centric role. To do this, they rely on the main office that's organised, accountable, and communicative. Similarly, office managers and administrators rely on agents who are not only skilled but also efficient and well-organised. Both office managers and field service agents benefit enormously from the ability to access, record, and communicate up-to-date information on the go. However, outdated paper or spreadsheet-based systems decrease efficiency in [...]

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Four Reasons to Print Service Estimates On the Spot – 2019

Any great field agent knows the one surefire way to up the chances of a client working with your business: offering quick, accurate, on-the-spot service estimates. These estimates help customers feel secure and empowered as they begin the journey of trying to select a service provider; not only do most come with the added benefit of a price guarantee, but they also serve as a reminder of your company and make black-and-white comparisons against other organisations simple. It's not just clients [...]

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The Real Cost of Being Ten Minutes Late to a Customer’s House – 2019

It's easy to be late. Some bad traffic here or a late appointment there, and suddenly you arrive at a client's house a few minutes after you're supposed to. It doesn't seem like a big deal. But regardless of whether or not you intended for it, the short and long-term costs of this mishap can be devastating. In many ways, field service professionals have to contend with unpredictable scenarios. Among difficult customers, billing problems, and jobs that are difficult to [...]

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8 Pieces of Information Your Field Service Agents Need to Have on Hand – 2019

A winning combination of service and professionalism is the cornerstone of customer satisfaction in the field service industry. Arriving on time and prepared for a service visit is essential to maximising time and delighting customers. Below are the top eight pieces of information your field service agents need to have on hand when making house calls. 1) Customer Contact Details Incorrect or incomplete customer contact information can delay a field service visit or prevent a field agent from performing required work. By having [...]