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Five reasons contractors need to automate service operations

10 November, 2017 by Rob Stummer*

Let's face it, if you are relying on whiteboards, spreadsheets and handwritten notes to drive your service operations, then you are going to have an uphill battle on your hands.

Emerson AMS Device Manager

25 October, 2017

The latest version of Emerson's AMS Device Manager features alert optimisation capabilities and mobile device health dashboards.

simPRO Connect field service app

23 October, 2017

simPRO's update to its mobile app Connect allows field technicians to send official quotes, capture customer signatures for quote acceptance and start a job all in one site visit.

NextService cloud-based field service software

23 October, 2017

NextService, cloud-based field service software built for NetSuite, is designed to be easy to use and accessible anytime, anywhere.

ServiceM8 field service management app

18 October, 2017

ServiceM8's field service management app allows trades and services businesses to take control and work smarter with real-time communication between their office, field staff and customers.

Automation solution

17 October, 2017

Mindfields' Automation as a Service (AaaS) automates a company's consulting and delivery processes.

How should businesses evaluate field service management solutions?

01 May, 2017

Field service management (FSM) software is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and ever-more robust feature sets can be something of a red herring.

How does GPR technology actually work?

31 January, 2017

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), also known as ground-probing radar, ground radar or georadar, uses radar pulses to provide images of subsurface locations. It is a reliable, non-destructive means to locate subsurface targets such as cables and rock, and helps to make what could be an extremely difficult job a relatively simple one.

Boosting the productivity of field service teams

24 January, 2017 by Graham Hill, Channel Director

Improving productivity is a key goal for every organisation, and one that's particularly relevant for those in the service sector. Whether it's maintaining power lines, repairing machinery or building a new treatment plant, completing tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible is vital.

Protect your brand by transforming field service

01 December, 2016 by Trevor Philpot, Transformational Sales Leader and Cloud Computing Professional

As a business leader, you are keenly aware of the importance and value of your brand and have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by businesses to maintain that value in a real-time connected world. While you know there are many pitfalls and have figured out what aspects are most controllable, there is one important area that continues to be overlooked by many — customer experience.

OSA 5401 Syncplug small form-factor pluggable grandmaster clock and GNSS receiver

01 November, 2016

The OSA 5401 Syncplug is an accurate small form-factor pluggable (SFP) grandmaster clock and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver. According to the company, it has the smallest footprint and most compact design on the market.

New app cuts contractor red tape

20 October, 2016

A new mobile app designed to help electrical contractors cut through red tape has been released thanks to a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and start-up incubator BlueChilli.

simPRO secures capital to fund aggressive growth strategy

11 October, 2016

Local cloud technology group simPRO Software has secured $40 million in capital from New York-based equity firm Level Equity, in order to support an aggressive expansion strategy.

Field service leaders discuss digital transformation

29 September, 2016

23 leaders from the field service sector gathered for an executive networking breakfast in Melbourne earlier this month. The expert panel was moderated by Westwick-Farrow Media Publisher Geoff Hird, with industry luminaries Richard Simpson – CIO Infrastructure Services Group, Michael Bettencourt – Vice President, Solution Consulting for LogMeIn and Derryn Simmons – Professional Services Manager at CSG Limited sharing their insights on the changing face of field service.

Are ANZ companies doing enough?

28 September, 2016 by Rob Stummer

Only 50% of Australia/NZ businesses have a clear strategy for digital transformation.

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