6 Scheduling Tips
for the Service Industry
Smart Service is a desktop application that adds scheduling, dispatching, routing, inventory management, equipment tracking, workforce monitoring, and much more to QuickBooks. This allows service companies to streamline their operations and avoid double data entry. Smart Service imports existing customers from QuickBooks, allowing users to schedule and dispatch work to their current customer database (as well as schedule jobs for new customers). Smart Service is a direct add-on to QuickBooks, and as such, QuickBooks is required for use. To gain a better understanding of the relationship between Smart Service and QuickBooks, please refer to this diagram.
Simply put, Smart Service runs service companies. Smart Service keeps comprehensive records of all of your customers and allows you to schedule and assign new jobs to them. Once work is completed, Smart Service automatically creates a ready-to-bill invoice for the corresponding job/customer within QuickBooks. Smart Service can also be used to:
Smart Service is the perfect scheduling software for service companies of every size and specialization. Current customers include HVAC and plumbing companies, as well as businesses in the electrician, pest control, chimney sweep, window cleaning, document destruction, pool/spa service, landscaping, septic, fire protection, restoration, appliance repair, lawn care, construction, irrigation, handyman, security service, and mechanical contracting arenas. Within a company, Smart Service is typically used by the owner, receptionist, dispatcher, operations manager, and/or other office staff.
The work order app iFleet is the mobile half of the Smart Service system. Jobs are scheduled in the office with Smart Service, then dispatched to employees’ mobile devices in the field via the mobile app iFleet. To get an idea of how the programs work together, check out this demonstration video, take a look at this chart, or read more on our iFleet page.
Our team does a great deal of custom development, including database migrations and custom form creation. We also offer several Smart Service expansions and add-ons to tailor the software to the needs of specific service specializations. To review these, check out the products listed on the Smart Service page or contact us to speak to a sales representative.
Smart Service works with almost every version of QuickBooks, including Premier, Pro, Enterprise, and Online.
Smart Service’s system requirements appear below:
Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 (all versions)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 15 GB available HD space
Display: 1280 x 1024 or higher
Internet: Broadband internet connection required for installation, training, and support. Wireless internet is highly discouraged due to signal fluctuation and limited speeds.
QuickBooks: An active QuickBooks license is required.
No. Currently, Smart Service is exclusive to Windows computers/servers.
Absolutely! Call us at 1-888-518-0818 or fill out the form on our demo page to request a free, personalized, one-on-one demonstration.
No. However, you are welcome to schedule a free demonstration to learn how Smart Service will work for you and your company.
To contact a member of our sales team, call us at 1-888-518-0818 or email us at [email protected].
After you make a Smart Service purchase, our implementation team will contact you and schedule your installation. During installation, we will remotely connect to your computers and install the software.
After installation is complete, we will schedule and conduct two remote, one-on-one, personalized training sessions for you and/or any other pertinent members of your team. (We provide a recording of these sessions for future reference.) In addition, our comprehensive online manual is a useful tool for both new and experienced users. We also offer a plethora of how-to tutorial videos to guide you through Smart Service’s immense features.
The Smart Service support plan grants you unlimited use of our Help Desk, which is available from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST every Monday through Friday.
All the time! Our developers are constantly responding to industry trends and customer feedback to ensure that our products remain the best on the market. These regular content updates are included in the Smart Service support plan.
From sales to support, you only need one number: 1-888-518-0818. If you’d rather write something out, head to our contact page.