Field service professionals use multiple platforms throughout their workday to fulfill their to-do list. These platforms and practices transcend manual data entry and form scribbling to include mobile phones and computers. In the process of navigating between different technologies, applications, and storage units, field employees lose a notable amount of productivity. Balancing the different systems employees utilize to conduct their field work often costs them an excessive amount of time and money.
The practice of juggling different apps for time clocking, tracking, collecting signatures, managing forms are outdated and costly. The future of workforce management software should encourage a consolidation approach where the capabilities of apps are broadened to cover all the needs of field service providers. Instead of five different applications or softwares for your field work needs, one app should effectively provide a number of features to set the standard. The consolidation of workforce management apps can prevent from:
Loss of Productivity
Field employees can find themselves alternating between several mobile applications in just in a day. Switching between various applications, platforms, and software can decrease productivity during work hours, when time is spent managing systems instead of fulfilling work duties.
Field teams require training for the applications they rely on daily. This training can be costly, lengthy, and difficult to schedule or implement. Participating in mandatory training takes the place of hours of work that could be performed instead. Paying employees to participate in frequent trainings also poses another additional cost for companies.
Increased Likeliness of Error
Multitasking becomes ingrained part of the work day when field employees are constantly switching between systems. This level of fluctuation increases the likeliness of mistakes related to data entry and other important tasks.
High Price tag
Subscribing to a number of applications for your field team can result in a pricey monthly or annual bill. Spending excessive money on multiple workforce management softwares can deduct from your business’s bottom line.
Consolidating your field activities allows for more efficient data entry and storage in a cloud-hosted secure platform. Replacing multiple apps with one that is comprehensive and powerful can result in impressive savings for your company. For a team of 50 people a multi-vendor approach can end up costing $500,000 in savings and productivity gains. We believe the future of workforce management will emphasize efficiency and effectiveness. allGeo’s comprehensive features and abilities are setting the standard for this shift in expectations.
allGeo (previously known as myGeoTracking) is a cloud-hosted, carrier-grade location and messaging platform that helps SMB and Enterprise businesses better manage their mobile employees by improving productivity and accountability, while reducing payroll and operations costs with solutions such as GPS tracking & time clock, Lone worker safety, Automation of field activity monitoring, Mobile forms & data collection including signature, notes, pictures, barcode/QR code, etc. The allGeo platform enables these solutions across a wide range of industries such as field service management, trade services, emergency responders, sales reps, transportation & logistics and home health care providers.