BlueFolder Field Service Management Blog

5 Things to Look for in a Mobile Workforce Management Software in 2022

If you’re shopping for mobile workforce management software for a field service company, you’re not alone. Many organizations have realized that workforce management with paper and spreadsheets is no longer viable for a workforce that is out in the field and on the...

5 Mobile Field Solutions that Enhance Productivity for Field Service Teams

Few businesses have more use for mobile field solutions than field service providers. Technicians are on the road most of the time, and they need to be able to find customer locations, get to appointments on time, and make sure they have the right manuals, parts, and...

Assigning Work Order Categories in Your System

Field service businesses run on work orders. Everyone uses some kind of work order to kick-off each job, track status, and trigger invoices. But many companies leave out a crucial detail from this process – the work order category. It may not seem obvious that...

Five Things to Look For in a Work Order App

When your field service business is humming along, you’ll rarely see techs in the office – they’re out completing jobs. But they still need to access work order information and update status as they go. A mobile work order app can make this process convenient and...

8 Best Practices in Managing Your Maintenance Work Orders

For facility maintenance and field service businesses, maintenance work represents a reliable revenue stream. However, managing a constant influx of requests, keeping up with technicians in the field, and tracking equipment can overwhelm your staff, especially as...
Field Service Management Solutions: What to Shop For

Field Service Management Solutions: What to Shop For

For service businesses or organizations that operate via work orders and in-person service calls, field service management software can offer game-changing solutions that boost overall company productivity and success. Whether the task is scheduling emergency...

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8 Field Service Management Best Practices and Optimizations

8 Field Service Management Best Practices and Optimizations

From work order scheduling and dispatching to customer engagement, incorporating field service management software into your business can significantly increase company-wide productivity. A field service management system can not only help optimize critical assets...

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Creating a Preventive Maintenance Plan: A Definitive Guide

Creating a Preventive Maintenance Plan: A Definitive Guide

A machine breakdown could disrupt the flow of the entire operation, not just of your business but also of your customers. And the financial impact of a prolonged downtime could be significant. This is why a preventive maintenance plan (PMP) is essential to minimize...

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How to Write a Medical Equipment Maintenance Plan

How to Write a Medical Equipment Maintenance Plan

A medical equipment management plan (MEMP) is a guide developed by healthcare organizations and management to oversee and maintain medical equipment to safe and readily available standards. If your health organization is accredited by a medical regulatory agency, such...

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4 Tips to Improve Your Preventative Maintenance Schedule

4 Tips to Improve Your Preventative Maintenance Schedule

A preventative maintenance schedule is a systematic approach to identifying issues and correcting equipment failures before they happen. That means performing preventive maintenance on a regular basis and coming up with a preventive maintenance plan in which someone...

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Best Practices for Scheduling Field Service Teams

Best Practices for Scheduling Field Service Teams

Scheduling field service teams can be a hassle if you don't quite know what you're doing or if you don't have the proper tools and resources in place. It's essential to have excellent communication with field service technicians, faster-than-average response times,...

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How to Build a Better Work Order Process Flow

How to Build a Better Work Order Process Flow

Inefficient work order processes and the lack of essential tools such as work order management software can lead to delays in your workflow, higher costs, lack of accountability, and a backlog of to-do lists. The key to assess your current work order management...

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What is Field Service Management?

What is Field Service Management?

Growing your business depends on implementing the right automation process. Effective field service management that successfully leverages technology enables your field staff to be more productive, leaving customers and clients satisfied with the results while...

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