“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!