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The future looks bright

After an exciting round of trips to Christchurch this month we are delighted to welcome new customers to the FIELDFIX family. More and more we’re hearing how we are really good at getting the right information, to the right people, from anywhere, any time, with the emphasis always on flexibility for our customers and the ability to customise any mobile form fast! In the latest visits it was rewarding to see both old and new customers alike making the most this flexibility by utilising our FIELDFIX Custom Fields feature and adapting the FIELDFIX mobile forms to suit their business needs, both for the Agricultural Spraying and Asphalt Industries.

With more trips planned next month, it’s great to see FIELDFIX Job Management appealing to a diverse range of businesses from civil and construction to energy and many more. We are always pleased to gain first hand feedback from the people who use our software and the responses continue to be very encouraging. Above all, it’s good to know that our founding philosophy and vision for FIELDFIX job software is hitting the mark. I guess it’s fair to say Peter Cooper, GM and co-founder of FIELDFIX with over 20 years’ experience in the civil, construction and utilities contracting industry really did know what he was talking about when he said the market was needing:

“Smart job management software that the fat fingers and thumbs out there will want to use. The coal face users don’t need pretty, they need practical.”

Thanks Pete! And thanks to our customers for their continued support and honest feedback, and for helping us make FIELDFIX much more than just a job management system.

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Why software design should be driven by the people who use it

“People who designed this system, don’t actually use it” – Just the other day whilst in the bank I heard this very line and it got me thinking just how often you hear people around you saying this about their business software when they are struggling to get their daily job done and their “specifically designed” system just isn’t playing ball!

At FIELDFIX we take a very different approach to software design because we strongly believe our customers shouldn’t have to put up with job management software that “more or less” does what they need it to.

From the very beginnings FIELDFIX product development has focussed on the practical needs of field crew, with the people who use the system driving software development. Even the green background of FIELDFIX job software field app was chosen for its practical benefit. After trialling it in action at the coalface the guys in the field gave GREEN the big thumbs up for being the most practical colour for visibility that worked in all weather conditions. When the hot sun was beating down on the devices, or the skies were on downpour mode, the green screen remained easy to view and allowed the guys to keep working smart in the field.

To reference the great Steve Jobs:

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

The FIELDFIX team couldn’t agree more. With FIELDFIX mobile job management software, everything we do starts with the design. Get that right, and the rest will follow. And above all, listen to your customers’ needs because they are the ones who will be using your software!

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When it comes to software providers think “partners, not replacements”

In a recent article from CIO.com, Thor Olavsrud discussed the reasons why more and more businesses are turning over certain IT functions to managed service providers, allowing internal IT staff to focus their energies on strategic IT projects. With a collaborative working model and the focus being on “partners, not replacements” this practical approach certainly rings true with the FIELDFIX philosophy of “working smarter not harder” to get the job done.

These days, many software platforms try to be all things to everybody and end up being the jack of all trades and the master of none. At FIELDFIX we take a very different view. Our philosophy is built around utilising the best solution for each business requirement rather than a “take over the world” approach.

We like a practical, no-nonsense way of working and with over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, our customers know they can rely on us to deliver reliable job management software that does what they need it to do. Likewise, we enjoy working closely with our customers and always welcome their product innovation ideas, because we respect that our customers are the experts in their industry.

Working collaboratively and recognising the benefits that this brings definitely gets the thumbs up from the FIELDFIX team every time. After all, with clear communication and understanding about what the service provider’s roles and responsibilities are, what’s not to like about sound collaboration and like-minded companies working together to get the best result for both the business and its people.

Read more about us and the FIELDFIX way of doing business.

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Why customer support really does count when implementing new job management software

With so many job management software solutions available in the market today, how do companies choose which one is best for their business? Of course, there are many important factors to consider from cost to “does it really do what I need it to” however, one important point that often gets overlooked is Customer Support. Here are a few reasons why this should rank high on your checklist, because although a lot of companies promise cheap software what you really need to be asking is “when it comes to support, do they have your back?”

Managing culture change

When companies decide to change from existing paper processes they need to feel supported every step of the way. After all, you aren’t just changing paper processes when implementing new software, you are often changing how people work, introducing a new culture. Especially for the guys in the field who, unlike office staff,  are often not experienced with using software to record and report on their daily activities at the coalface.

FIELDFIX job management software is delivered as a service. From the get go, you can expect hands-on customer support throughout from initial deployment right through to helping you make the most of FIELDFIX for years to come.

Furthermore, our thorough approach to implementation provides a low risk platform for managing the overall culture change required for mobile software implementation. FIELDFIX having come from the field understands this and has the toolsets and methodologies in place to assist organisations with getting to grips with this fundamental culture change within a business.

As Peter Cooper, FIELDFIX co-founder says:

“You can buy all sorts of software and leave it to the guys in the field to get to grips with it, but if they don’t buy into it, they’re not going to use it and then you’ve got nothing.”

We’ve got your back

Unlike many job apps, once you’re up and running our customer support doesn’t stop there. We understand that when you have a question, you need a quick response, and that automated “ticket” responses can not only be impersonal but very frustrating when you need an answer fast! That’s why when you call FIELDFIX support, you can be sure to get a reliable, personal response and we won’t keep you waiting.

Experience you can rely on

With over 20 year’s field service experience, we understand the practical needs of our customers. Rather than being a system designed in the office and pushed out to field crew to use, we started in the field and this gives us a unique perspective and understanding that many software companies cannot claim to have. Moreover, we know what works in the field through first-hand experience and we know what doesn’t work also.

So remember, introducing new software may be a serious business but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. With the right level of customer support and experience, it can be both an enlightening and fun journey too!

 

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NEW Online Guided Tours helps customers get to grips with FIELDFIX fast!

Unlike many Apps out there today that leave it to the user to get to grips with the product, FIELDFIX job management is not just about the software. We recognise that as well providing smart software solutions, customers value training and ongoing support. When customers join the FIELDFIX family we want to make the transition to a new way of doing things as smooth as possible, so they can kick back and start enjoying the benefits in no time at all.

That’s why we’ve been busy creating a great new help interface FIELDFIX Online Guided Tours that will benefit both new and existing customers. Easily accessible at the top right of your FIELDFIX website, a drop down menu lists all you need to know from getting started to how to manage your jobs, contracts and business the smart way.

 

Guided Tours Top Menu

 

Existing customers will enjoy finding out all the latest tips and shortcuts FIELDFIX has to offer, and as FIELDFIX development never stands still there are always cool new features to explore.  New customers will benefit from our intuitive, step by step guided tour with easy to view pop up help boxes that take you through every screen, ensuring your staff are up and running in no time at all, just the way we like it!

 

Welcome to FIELDFIX Guided Tours

 

So whilst FIELDFIX is still very much about Software as a Service with hands-on training and personal customer support whenever you need it, our recent partnership with Maestrano and expansion into overseas markets provided the inspiration to extend our level of existing online customer support even further.

Introducing new technologies is often a daunting enough experience for most companies big and small, that’s why FIELDFIX aim to make it an exciting experience. Forget about the saying “no pain, no gain” with FIELDFIX Job Management software we promise the focus is all about the “gain”.