Ben Yackshaw | Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Since the beginning of the year, we’ve stuck to a quarterly release schedule for new content updates to Smart Service and iFleet. With several major updates published (and many more planned), we felt it was time to start cataloging all the additions. The results of our efforts? The brand new Updates page!
Ben Yackshaw | Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Choose Smart Service as your company’s field service management software solution and you’ll enjoy fresh content updates regularly cooked up by our developers. Every quarter we publish a major release that expands the functionality of both Smart Service and iFleet.
Ben Yackshaw | Tuesday, June 14, 2016
For most businesses, a software purchase marks a major change in operations. If mishandled, these transitions can induce stress and end in tears. This is exactly why the Smart Service team holds your hand through the implementation process. It’s important to us that our customers get up and running smoothly, so we’ve designed the following series of steps to make sure every customer hits the ground running.
Ben Yackshaw | Thursday, January 21, 2016
Many older Windows machines struggle to launch the SQL service required to use Smart Service after powering on or rebooting. Usually this happens when a computer or server’s startup process becomes too complex. A machine that attempts to start too many processes after booting will sometimes fail to launch all of them properly. Fortunately, there’s […]
Ben Yackshaw | Wednesday, November 4, 2015
When setting a service schedule, it’s possible to run across a job that simply cannot be scheduled right away. Sometimes, the job calls for specific weather conditions or backordered parts. If you don’t have a good system for handling these scenarios, finding a good time to do these jobs quickly becomes a nightmare. Panic at […]
Skip Stringfield | Friday, July 24, 2015
Throughout my career I’ve watched as more and more business transactions have moved to the internet. Even in the business-to-business sphere, it seems more deals are happening online than off. The convenience of making exchanges in this manner benefits everyone involved, but I feel it’s still important to put a personal touch on things. That’s […]
Ben Yackshaw | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Life is unpredictable, and so is the service industry. You can schedule a job thinking it’ll be a one-and-done affair, but that doesn’t necessarily make it so. Often, further attention (and subsequent trips) are required. Maybe you need to order a missing part and wait for it to arrive, or maybe a fridge you serviced […]
Ben Yackshaw | Thursday, April 2, 2015
Chemical tracking is massively important for pest control companies, lawn care businesses, and many other service industry disciplines. Relying on paper and pen to log (or prepare) this information is cumbersome at best and potentially dangerous at worst. The right lawn care or pest control software can go a long way to improving your job […]
Ben Yackshaw | Friday, March 20, 2015
Smart Service was built to automate job processes for service companies the world over. It’s great for generating invoices as soon as a job is completed, but as any service industry professional can tell you, a job isn’t always finished when the technicians leave the site. Often, you have to return a second time or […]
Ben Yackshaw | Monday, January 5, 2015
Does your company need to track commissions for your sales reps and technicians in the field? If you’re looking to run reports to find out how much commission has been paid (or how many of your jobs have earned commission), Smart Service is the tool for you.