Field services firms are routinely plagued with rising costs, stalled projects and an economy that is still recovering. Additionally, HR departments are finding it hard to keep up with internal demands.
As an article on Construction Executive’s website points out, all companies deal with these types of issues, but with its highly distributed workforce, field services firms are feeling the crunch.
There is a solution though. The article’s author lays it out clearly: “Software as a Service (SaaS) technology with built-in workflow, organizational structure and a rules-based engine can help construction businesses get back on track. Using technology, HR administrators, managers, executives and employees can access data anytime, anywhere and from any device.”
For many field services organizations, SaaS technology can provide a better way for employees to access software applications. This speeds up the company’s ability to complete projects and update jobs. Furthermore, if these firms have employees dispersed around the country on different projects, or administrative staff working outside the main office, then remote access to corporate applications is a must.
As the Construction Executive article notes, the SaaS model will directly impact a company’s bottom line in three very important ways:
- Ability to access data;
- The time it takes to complete activities; and
- Lower costs for IT.
Source: Construction Executive, July 2012