7 Benefits of Scheduling Software
- Quickly and easily find available time slots in your team’s schedule
- Plotted job maps allow you to easily assign jobs based on relative location of your team members
- Store necessary information and files about the job in the job record
- Send out automatic notification of the new job record to the team
- The team can retrieve all relevant job information on demand from their smartphone
- The team can provide status updates on the job record as they work on the job
- With location tracking, you can easily see if your employees arrive at the job site on time and if they left when indicated
Why You Need A Field Service Software
Calls from customers with new jobs can arrive anywhere, anytime, so don’t be caught unprepared to schedule jobs wherever while you’re in the field or away from the office. The management and operation of your service business goes wherever you go, so make sure you have the tools to run your business from anywhere with a field service app that offers mobile scheduling. FieldPulse service scheduling software has full featured mobile apps that allow you to take on new business wherever you are. Find an open time slot and available team members to get the job nailed down with the customer on the first call.
It’s important that when a potential client calls you on the phone that you are able to accept their business right away with a field service app. Any time a second phone call is needed to confirm availability after “checking the schedule” is a lost opportunity, and a customer might call another company who schedules them right away. In today’s age, telling a customer that you need to “check the schedule and give you a call back” is no longer acceptable. Customers have easy access to many service providers; don’t give them a reason to move on to the next one on their list.
With FieldPulse’s intuitive field service apps, mobile scheduling is easy. Full gantt schedule views for all your team members gives you quick insight into availability; you’ll know at any moment who is available to service your newest customer. In just a few clicks, you can create a new customer profile and schedule a new job with any relevant information attached. Your assigned team members will automatically receive a notification notifying of the newly scheduled job. Easy!
To see what we’re talking about, we’d love for you to try out FieldPulse’s service scheduling software. Sign up for a free trial today, and see just how easy managing your schedule can be.
How to Schedule Using the Gantt Chart in the FieldPulse Service App
Step # 1: Using the ‘Gantt View’ on the Team Schedule page, look to see who is available. Once you find your opening click the name on the left column, and then select the time slot for the start time.
Step # 2: Now that the team members and time slot is selected, click the green action button in the upper right corner to create a new job record.
Step # 3: Simply fill out the remaining fields on the job record. To make this easier, when you select the customer the address will automatically populate based on the customer record, no need to have to look it up elsewhere. You can add a description of the Job, or you can use saved Job Templates which allow you to specify predefined, common jobs to quickly fill out the new job record. Don’t forget to include any notes needed for this job that the team will need.