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There are now hundreds of diverse FSM software offerings on the market. How do you sift through all of these options and make the best choice for your business?
Modern cars are computers on wheels. Post-fitting LED tail-lights to their complex electrical systems is fraught with risk. Most vehicles do not have a compatible system that allows direct replacement. Incorrect installation can compromise the modern electrics, introduce new problems and put your manufacturer's warranty in jeopardy.
Rising energy prices, along with green lease and smart electricity systems, are set to transform energy performance management. It will soon be mandatory for facilities to monitor and measure energy use across the entire building.
Driving is a hazardous business. You must do everything within reason to protect your people from risks associated with their work. There are heavy penalties for failing to do so.
An operations and maintenance program is critical in determining how a data centre is meeting its design goals and business objectives. The 'maturity model' within this white paper presents a standardised framework for clarifying how effective that program is and what might be lacking, and for benchmarking performance to drive continuous improvement within the facility.
For a superior mobile field service solution you need a well-thought-out holistic strategy that includes device management, service support strategy and security of applications and devices.
Given that fuel is the largest fleet operating cost, managing fuel consumption is essential for a company to remain competitive. Companies with the most efficient utilisation rely on location intelligence technologies to provide visibility into the areas that most influence fuel costs.
Improving customer interactions is key to driving business growth and gaining that competitive edge. A cloud-based mobile workforce management solution can bring the agility needed to achieve this great customer experience.
The deployment process of a prefabricated data centre differs greatly from a traditional data centre. From designing the data centre, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation, you can expect a change in the nature of planning and a dramatically compressed schedule.
By 2035, the present day reactionary 'above and beyond' customer service will be no more. Instead, customer service will pro-actively exist within the product. Companies will have to use a collection of the advancing technologies, all flowing through the Internet of Things, to provide a predictive customer service experience.
As the opportunities for field workers to help a business surge, companies are progressively treating their service groups as profit centres. For service technicians to take on this role and generate revenue the support of a reliable mobile field service solution is a necessity.
Breaking the law when driving a loaded work ute or trailer is not difficult. The difficulty is determining the rules and regulations around load restraint for vehicles under 4.5 t GVM. They are confusing at best.
Where once enterprise resource planning (ERP) reigned, businesses now have an abundance of field service management technology options with which to manage their organisation. ERP plays its part, but businesses often have misconceptions about what that part should be.
The use of game mechanics in business applications is a growing trend. Research has revealed that it has led to significant improvements in critical business KPIs. As a fleet owner, gamification presents a fresh opportunity to optimise your business.
Data security is one of the key risk factors facing field organisations today. What are the risks? How do we protect ourselves? What can we do to address these challenges before something happens?