My Service Depot | Monday, June 12, 2017
In today’s fast-paced, always-on-the-go society, smartphones have become one of the most important assets a business owner can own. Business owners seemingly never disconnect from their business (or even the internet) thanks to their smartphones. So why not optimize these devices to help run your business? Below we have highlighted our top five mobile apps for business owners to get the most efficiency and effectiveness out of their smartphones.
My Service Depot | Monday, June 5, 2017
The team at Smart Service works long and hard to make our software an effective and invaluable tool, and we like to see that work recognized from time to time. Last week, the field service software authority Software Advice recognized Smart Service as a top option amongst over 400 peers.
My Service Depot | Thursday, June 1, 2017
In this day and age, the online presence of your company is more important than ever. More and more potential customers make their decisions solely based on online research and what they see on a company’s website, without ever making direct contact with the seller before making their choice. This recent shift in the way your potential customers research and shop makes your field service company website of the utmost importance. Whether through field service software that your business utilizes throughout the work day or through your website that you use to bring in leads, the technology behind your field service company carries more importance than ever. Below we will highlight the three major points that any field service company website needs to consider for success.
My Service Depot | Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Every business decision and opportunity you encounter boil down to whether the outcome will help your company or not. As a small business owner of a plumbing company, you often look at these decisions more critically than a franchise business or large company would. You must analyze every purchase you make or service you offer to ensure it will help you grow your business, not keep it stagnant or hurt it. Every business owner has their own keys to success or tried and true tricks to make their company grow, but almost every owner will agree that running an efficient company forms the backbone of their success. Many routes lead to improved efficiency, but field service software has proven itself time and time again as most cost-effective way to streamline business processes for an efficient, profitable company. Field service software integrates with every facet of your plumbing business to truly help it grow.
My Service Depot | Thursday, May 25, 2017
Business owners constantly look to grow their businesses with new and improved advertising strategies. Many like the idea of introducing a brand in a place with an engaged target audience. For this reason, many companies turn to Facebook, the popular social media platform, as an effective marketing tool. Numerous possibilities exist for promoting your field service business within Facebook, a platform that almost one-third of adults interact with regularly.
My Service Depot | Tuesday, May 23, 2017
If a company isn’t flourishing, it’s declining. This truth comes as a harsh one for some business owners. The key to furthering your organization is to think aggressively, be proactive in your sales, and operate diligently with customer service. In one area or another, your company must constantly push forward.
My Service Depot | Friday, May 19, 2017
When choosing a field service management software, comparing the different payment options available can make a critical difference in selecting one that best fits your company. Consider the affordability, value, and scalability of different payment models when making your decision.
My Service Depot | Monday, May 15, 2017
“Well, I am interested, but that price seems high. Can you give me a better deal?”
Anyone who has sales experience in the HVAC industry has almost certainly heard these words (or others like them) while negotiating with a potential customer.
My Service Depot | Friday, May 12, 2017
Taking the step to move forward with business management software is a big decision. For many professionals in the plumbing field, the expression, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” has become the dominant mindset. However, the plumbing business involves much more than just fixing leaking pipes or installing a system in a new house or office building; the plumbing business requires economic conservatism, social skills, time management, and other learned traits. The upfront cost of plumbing business software can intimidate, but in the long run, the investment can save you money and help the overall health of your plumbing company. Plumbing software is more advanced and robust than you may think, helping with a variety of business functions.
My Service Depot | Friday, May 5, 2017
The benefits of service scheduling software can increase a field service company’s productivity and assist in preserving hard-earned revenue. Going digital with field service software gives your business a competitive edge, allowing technicians to access schedules and customer data in the field. Service scheduling software speeds up the communication process by opening a direct line between field workers and administrative staff. This, in turn, cuts down on the time wasted entering data multiple times, eliminating the margin of error that ultimately costs money.