Changing technologies, environmental considerations, and new demands imposed by the increasingly competitive globalized market have made systems virtualization the way of the future for franchises in the service sector. In today’s post, we discuss four ways that you can save money by going mobile with FranchiseSoft’s field service management technology.
- Save time disseminating work orders. Paper-based work orders worked well enough for service based franchise owners in the past, but they’re no longer optimal. Today, franchise owners in the service industry rely on field service management technology to save time and money that would otherwise be spent on menial tasks, like handing out work orders.Consider how much time an HVAC franchise owner or a handy man franchise owner will spend each week manually distributing and reviewing work orders from one department to another. With this old model of paper-based work orders, meetings were often needed to field questions and resolve scheduling conflicts. These obligations consumed hours of time every day that could have been spent generating new business or completing client work.FranchiseSoft field service management technology distills these duties into a single click. Rather than handing physical orders off one-by-one, you can create, assign, and disseminate new work orders to employees and field reps instantly, from anywhere. In doing so, we give service franchise owners more opportunities to grow their profits and keep up with the demands of the globalized Internet era’s round-the-clock business hours.
- Save money on stationery (and save the environment) with systems virtualization. Business owners in every sector spend staggering amounts of money on stationery supplies each year. Switching to mobile, cloud-based software like our field service management technology can save franchise owners hundreds of dollars every year, while also contributing to “green” environmental initiatives by minimizing paper consumption. Rather than filling out physical invoices and printing reports, you can share these documents in an instant through any smartphone or tablet.
- Cut down unnecessary travel time. While franchise employees may be paid for their travel time, these trips don’t generate any money for the owners. If you’re looking for ways to improve your return on investment as a service based franchise owner, eliminating unnecessary trips is an excellent option. Field reps always need to travel to job sites to provide services, but anything else is a costly excess. Franchise owners who have invested in Franchise Soft’s field service management software give their technicians the ability to share pictures of their work, get sign-offs from their clients, invoice anywhere, and collect payment on the spot. If the client isn’t ready to pay, the technician can get on with their day worry-free; our software lets the franchise office request and collect payment online anytime, which means no return trips!
- Never waste time on data entry duty again. Our cloud-based field service management software lets you effortlessly replicate, share, and convert relevant documents. We can completely automate your invoicing process, and because our software is fully integrated with Quickbooks, you can save hours on bookkeeping.
While these four benefits translate to big savings for franchise owners in the service sector, they’re really only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what our field service management software can do for you. If you’d like to learn more, we encourage you to visit http://franchisesoft.com/franchise-solutions/field-service-management/. Service basedfranchise owners can get a free demonstration by filling out the contact form on the right hand side.