Unlocking Business Potential: How Field Service Software Drives Revenue Growth

The intricate dance of managing technicians, equipment, and customer expectations can often become overwhelming. However, in the heart of this complexity lies an untapped source of revenue growth – Field Service Software (FSS). This game-changing solution not only streamlines operations but also offers avenues to uncover new revenue streams. Field service software can be the transformative catalyst your business needs, propelling you to new heights.

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Webinar: Basic Electrical Takeoff with IntelliBid Estimating

Learn the fundamentals of using IntelliBid Electrical Estimating software to produce complete and comprehensive estimates for jobs in the electrical industry, whether they are residential, commercial, low voltage, datacom, or solar. In this class, you will learn how to work with IntelliBid’s Phase Tree to easily set up project breakdowns, and how using Job Spec speeds up the estimating process by allowing you to preset your job specifications. You will also learn about how to work with bid estimates separated by phase, and more, using Bid Recap. Key features and functions of the software that will be covered in this class include:

  • Initial Setup.
  • Job Registration.
  • Journal Messaging.
  • Phase Tree.
  • Job Spec.
  • Takeoff.
  • Reports.

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The Importance of a Comprehensive Database In Electrical Estimating Software

Electrical estimating and takeoff is a complex task that requires meticulous attention to detail and vast knowledge of various components and their interconnections. This process can be a time-consuming and error-prone task, especially if conducted manually or with outdated tools. In the modern era, software solutions have become an essential part of the construction industry, offering speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

One crucial feature that is rapidly becoming a necessity in electrical estimating and takeoff software is a large, comprehensive, reliable, and searchable items and pre-built assemblies database. This article delves into the importance of having this feature and how it impacts the workflow and output quality.

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Gartner’s Innovation Insight for SBOMs

As today’s organizations grapple with new and emerging regulation and escalating cyberattacks, product security and risk management professionals seek solutions that:

  • Reduce product security risk
  • Shorten time to market
  • Automate Incident Response
  • Mitigate supply chain risk
  • Assist with compliance requirements

Explore the Gartner report today to understand how organizations can look to SBOMs and begin to understand and de-risk the vast amounts of code they create, consume, and operate.

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Making the Regulatory Case for Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) to Enhance Product Security

In this analyst report, Dr. Edward Amoroso, Founder and CEO of TAG Cyber, makes the regulatory case for using SBOM to enhance product security. In his analysis, he emphasizes connected devices in the context of the software supply chain, and uses the Finite State platform to demonstrate the existence of practical commercial support in this area.

Read the report for the latest guidance on:

  • How SBOM automates Product Security
  • SBOM's key role in FDA Draft Guidance
  • EO 14028, SBOMs, and government procurement
  • How to get the most from SBOM
  • and more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Connected Device Security

Nearly 70% of organizations surveyed by the Linux Foundation report being very or extremely concerned about the security of the software they use. When that software powers critical infrastructure systems in sectors such as energy, telecom, or health care, the stakes to society rise high.

In our Ultimate Guide to Connected Device Security, we explore the six steps that organizations must take to better secure their products and software supply chain lifecycles.

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Solutions at Work: Bechtel

Bechtel is a world-wide engineering and construction organization serving customers in a variety of industries from power, petroleum and chemical plants, to aviation services and the hotel industry. The equipment leasing arm of the company, Bechtel Equipment Operations Inc. (BEO), supplies all the tools and equipment needed to keep their global construction projects operating efficiently.

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Equipment SOLUTIONS Tool Inventory Management

One of ToolHound’s clients is a construction firm with two branches: large commercial projects and small projects and maintenance. Between new construction, demolitions, interior renovations, and space maintenance, their toolroom is home to a substantial inventory of tools and supplies. But managing that inventory proved challenging—not only did they have trouble tracking where tools were, but they were also losing tools and supplies at an alarming rate. They needed a solution that would reduce loss (to assets and profits), that would be easy to implement, and that would allow them to have instant, on-demand access to their inventory.

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Solutions at Work: Reliant Energy Wholesale Group

Reliant Energy Wholesale Group, a division of Reliant Energy, is a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and energy services in the U.S.A. With a portfolio of electric power and co-generation plants in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Texas and the West, Reliant has 20,000 megawatt of power generation capacity in operation, under construction or under contract.

Like any power generating facility, plants in the Reliant system experience routine outages for scheduled maintenance and forced outages due to mechanical failure that require immediate response. A single Reliant maintenance shop in Brookville, PA issues all the tools required for maintenance and repairs for some 25 plants from New York to Oregon and south to Florida. Some tools are drawn from satellite tool cribs that are moved where and when needed.

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Boost Your Bottom Line with One Powerful Tool

Since 1985, ToolHound has been the standard in tool inventory management for companies in construction, maintenance, petrochemical, mining and more. Need proof? Five of the top ten companies on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list use ToolHound.

ToolHound efficiently tracks tools issued to and returned by employees and contractors, as well as equipment transfers between various job sites and tool room locations. Using a comprehensive database, coupled with a simple and accurate barcode or RFID-based transaction system, ToolHound inventory management software can be securely accessed online from anywhere.

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Solutions at Work: TransAlta

TransAlta, Canada's largest investor-owned electric utility, boasts more than $5 billion in assets and $1.6 billion in revenues, it recently discovered a problem at one of its plants that was costing the company both time and money. In its Edmonton plant tool crib, tools were flowing out to work sites but were not always being returned, and the company had no way to accurately track where the tools were or who had them last. Crib operators were armed with nothing more than a sign-out sheet and when tools didn't come back, there was no way to assign responsibility to anyone for the loss.

Unfortunately, tool theft, unreliable tool tracking, and a lack of tool accountability are common problems at plants everywhere. Too often, these plants operate with archaic "pen and paper" procedures that not only slow issue/return times, but also lack the tracking information required to help curb tool-related losses within an organization. TransAlta decided it was time to fix this problem in its Edmonton plant. A main ingredient...

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The Great Automation 2023 State of the Law Report

As we look at today’s legal landscape, the Smokeball team is in awe of how rapidly the legal community has adopted new ways to attract and serve clients since the global pandemic began in 2020. Smokeball surveyed 200 law firms with less than 30 employees across the United States to better understand these industry shifts and emerging trends. In three short years, legal professionals have learned how to work from anywhere, provide clients with the same (or better) levels of service remotely, and run their law firms as efficient, profitable businesses.

But there is still a long road ahead to harness the true power of adopted technology. The next era will focus on streamlining: unifying systems to improve law firms’ workflows, increase profits, and better support client relationships.

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Getting Automated

Smokeball designed this guide to help you understand and overcome your automation gap so you can offload all the work you don't want to do on a cloud-based platform. We'll walk through all the tasks your firm can automate, how to implement automation and measure your success.

Automation doesn't happen overnight, but you can transform your entire practice with the right tools, strategy, and action plan. Let's get started.

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Can Technology Help Solve the Burnout Crisis?

The causes of the physician burnout crisis are many and complex, which makes it hard to find a solution. How does technology play a role, in both the problem and the solution?

Physicians who are burned out often feel powerless. The first step to relieving burnout is to realize you can take back control. One way physicians can do this is by seeking out technology solutions that support — rather than hinder — the physician-patient relationship.

This e-book will put the burnout crisis in context, discuss the role of technology in relieving the pressure and provide practical advice for physicians, practice executives and administrators looking for solutions.

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