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Avoid Billing Oversights with Field Management Software

Billing is one of an electrical contracting business’ most vital tasks, as you depend on client payments to fulfill employee wages and other overhead costs. The problem with traditional invoices is that they involve human error. By knowing the most common billing pitfalls, you can take measures to ensure accuracy and timeliness. Billing Mistakes that [...]

Posted June 29, 2016

Field Management Software Eliminates Lost Document Frustrations

Losing or misplacing a document will cost your business more than you might think. In fact, in a survey that Brother International Corporation conducted in 2010, the company discovered this type of disorganization costs up to $177 billion per year. This comes out to about 38 hours, or one workweek, per full-time employee. This and [...]

Let Your Field Management Software Track Vital Permit Documentation

Obtaining permits is a crucial part of an electrical contracting business, as most electrical work needs a permit. States and municipalities require permits for electrical work to ensure the work that a technician completes follows current safety codes. When you work with multiple customers at a time, keeping track of permits may seem like a [...]

Posted June 7, 2016

Create Fast & Efficient Estimates for your Electrical Customers

Estimates are one of the first interactions that you have with customers. Creating them may seem like a daunting task because one wrong entry can result in financial losses. At the same time, an estimate that’s too high because you’re playing it safe can backfire. Creating estimates that are accurate and timely are critical to [...]

Posted June 2, 2016

Should Your Electrical CRM Software be Mobile?

Today’s world is more mobile than ever. In fact, Cisco predicts that the number of mobile devices that individuals own will exceed the world’s population 1.5 times by 2020, representing an eightfold growth in just five years. With mobile devices being a crucial component of an electrical contractor’s business, shouldn’t CRM systems for electricians be [...]

Field Service Management Software: Stop Inefficiencies & Wasted Time in the Workplace [Infographic]

Your employees waste time at work…every day. It’s not always intentional. The culprit is most often inefficient processes, such as losing a document, recording information twice or getting lost while en route to a job site. While inefficiencies might seem minor, they add up to 20 to 30 percent of a business’ revenue each year. [...]

Posted May 17, 2016
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How to Roll-out Field Service Management Software Successfully

Stories of high failure rates related to using new field service management software are enough to make some contractors stick to ineffective routines. These failures often occur because businesses expect the software to work as expected from the start. The reality is that software for field workers is just like purchasing any new tool; you [...]

Posted May 17, 2016

An Electrical Business Before and After CRM Software

Humans, by nature, thrive on routine. When you have a way of doing things that works well, you’re inclined to repeat the behavior. The mentality follows the logic of if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. In the contracting field, professionals are used to employing manual methods for several tasks—from testing receptacles to scheduling appointments [...]

Are You Losing Money on Inefficiencies in Your Business?

There is always room for improvement when running your own business. Inefficiencies and unnecessary redundancies in an electrical contracting business lead to productivity losses that might seem minor on their own, but add up with time. Think about the last time the office lost a document—an invoice, contract, receipt, or note scribbled on a piece [...]

Posted April 14, 2016
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Mastering National Electrical Code

The National Electric Code (NEC) is part of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) codes and standards. NFPA code 70, which all 50 U.S. states have adopted, is the standard for safe electrical design, installation and inspection. At the time of publication, the latest edition is the 2014 NEC. The NFPA will release the next [...]

Posted April 7, 2016

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