Improving Safety and Compliance With Field Service Management Software

Posted by Andrew Sleath on Mar 15, 2023 3:58:29 PM

Field service organisations ranging from HVAC to Medical and from Environmental to Facilities Management, provide specialised services to customers onsite, from installation and maintenance to repair and troubleshooting. There are many moving parts when it comes to managing, organising, scheduling, communicating and record keeping. While technicians go about carrying out their day-to-day jobs, it's critical that jobs are carried out in full compliance. There's no room for error as the consequences could be catastrophic.

Due to the nature of field service operations, it can be a struggle to keep all the balls in the air from operations and systems to finance, inventory, customer experience through to compliance. Managing all of these elements using docket books, sticky notes, whiteboards and spreadsheets is tricky at best, not to mention extremely risky, particularly when it comes to safety and compliance. It's surprising to observe the extent at which ad-hoc systems and processes are being used by companies operating in this environment. Centralising data and automating processes to ensure that best practice is not only observed but is followed by every single employee or contractor is a must-have in today's highly regulated environment. Purpose-built field service software can not only improve efficiency but also save organisations money across several business critical areas.

Completely unified solutions like NextService for NetSuite are incredibly popular, their ability to cut costs and increase revenue means they have an impressive ROI for organisations of all sizes. In addition to improving things such as inventory management and customer experience, field service management software can even help to improve workplace safety and compliance. This is easy to overlook and it’s not often associated with field service systems, but staying fully compliant and reducing injuries can save organisations a considerable amount of money.

Below we have explored how you can not just enhance operational efficiencies with field service management solutions, but save money by remaining consistently compliant and safe.

Read More

10 Common Questions We’re Asked When Businesses Start the ERP Journey

Posted by Roger Gribbin on Dec 1, 2022 4:59:44 PM

There are so many advantages to investing in an ERP system and it’s something that the vast majority of businesses will decide to do at some stage. ERP solutions can manage your business and operational requirements in a smart and efficient way, and they are highly flexible, powerful and insightful. Cloud-based ERP systems are often the first choice for many businesses looking to improve efficiencies and reach their full potential.

Before deciding to go ahead and invest in a new business solution, many organisations have the same concerns and ask us the same questions. So, to help any businesses interested in starting an ERP journey, below we have answered some of the questions we’re most frequently asked.

Read More

Is Your Technology Limiting Your Success?

Posted by Brian Doherty on Nov 8, 2022 2:44:46 PM

When purchasing technology, some small businesses will be hesitant to invest in advanced solutions. Often, entry-level systems will be more affordable, and they can be suitable to start with, providing a straightforward solution to keep track of operations. However, over time, they can become inconvenient. Not only can basic systems make it harder to operate efficiently, but they can even hold businesses back as they start growing, causing expansion opportunities to be missed.

Read More

Should Manufacturing Companies Invest In A Cloud-Based ERP?

Posted by Rob Van der Velden on Oct 10, 2022 4:52:02 PM

It isn’t uncommon for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to use several different systems and applications to operate their business. Often, they will purchase new applications every time an issue occurs too, rather than simply upgrading their whole system, and these applications won’t all be integrated into one another. Over time, this results in their operating system becoming unnecessarily complicated and there’s a high chance that it will still lack the capabilities they need to improve day-to-day efficiency.

Understandably, manufacturing companies may be concerned about upgrading their software, whether this is due to the cost of doing so or the disruption that getting used to a new system can cause. However, it’s almost always worthwhile upgrading to a single, flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system like NetSuite. An integrated ERP solution has several benefits and NetSuite can have a huge impact on your business processes.

Below we have looked into some of the biggest signs that you shouldn’t put off upgrading your outdated system to a modern cloud-based solution such as NetSuite.

Read More

Installing New ERP Solutions To Make Your Organisation Recession-Proof

Posted by Roger Gribbin on Sep 1, 2022 9:48:17 AM

Read More

When should You Invest in Field Service Management Software?

Posted by Sinéad Galligani on Aug 30, 2022 7:52:00 AM


As I work from home, I see many field service workers coming and going during the day… from plumbers and electricians to renewable energy consultants to bathroom installers. Recently, I have begun to take a more active interest in their systems. Are they using a clipboard, a phone, laptop or tablet? It’s amazing how much information you can gather by just observing.

Would it be fair to assume that the companies with the clipboards and the pens are not as professional as the companies with all the technology? I’m not sure I can leap to that conclusion just from my small amount of observation, but there are definite benefits that companies can derive by having the most efficient tools at their disposal.

I hope you find this article interesting and be sure to download our field service management checklist below.

Read More

Moving From A Small Accounts Package To A Full ERP System

Posted by Roger Gribbin on Aug 9, 2022 10:30:00 AM

When they first start out, many businesses use a cheap and cheerful accounts package. This package will help them to capture customers and suppliers, raise invoices, chase debtors, see banking transactions and meet their revenue obligations. Whilst small accounts packages can be great to get businesses started, as they grow and transaction volumes increase, complexities start to raise their heads.

Read More

Finding The Best Inventory Management Solution For Your Business

Posted by Brian Doherty on Jun 30, 2022 3:52:40 PM

Having a suitable inventory management solution for your business is incredibly important, especially in these times of supply and personnel uncertainty. More and more warehouses are moving away from time-consuming manual inventory processes and investing in technology that can help them better position their business for success.


If you currently use spreadsheets to manage inventory, there is a high chance you frequently find yourself with stock levels that are too high or too low and you have to deal with stock counts that don’t align with what’s really in your warehouse. When you implement the right inventory management solution, you can minimise manual work, streamline day-to-day operations and improve efficiencies. This, in turn, will help you to overcome common challenges faced by businesses, adapt to future changes and achieve your goals.


Read More

Using NetSuite To Keep Tighter Control Of Project Costs

Posted by Brian Doherty on Jun 10, 2022 3:13:04 PM

To run projects efficiently, you need to ensure your costs and revenue data are working in harmony. Centralising data and having real-time project and financial performance metrics can be undeniably beneficial, and it can help you to keep track of all project costs. NetSuite solutions, such as NetSuite SuiteProjects, can assist you with both project management and revenue management, providing you with a centralised solution where you can effectively capture costs and automate billing processes.

Below we have explored how project-based organisations can use NetSuite to keep tighter control on project costs from the moment an opportunity is identified, through to its final delivery.

Read More

Reduce Renewable Energy Project Costs with Streamlined Field Service Operations

Posted by Wendy Broome on May 9, 2022 3:07:43 PM

Among the challenges facing renewable energy (RE) companies that are manufacturing, installing, or servicing renewable sources such as wind turbines or solar panels, keeping costs down is at the top of the list. From a broad perspective, installation costs for RE businesses can be grouped into two categories: hardware and soft costs. Hardware costs are self-explanatory, including the cost of components required to harness energy—solar panels, converters, wind turbines, hydropower or biomass processing equipment, and more. Soft costs include labour, sales and marketing expenses, permitting and inspection fees, and other associated administrative costs.

Read More

Our blog

Welcome to our Help and Advice Blog To get the latest help and advice from our expert team on a range of topics, click below to subscribe.


Recent Posts