What the iPhone has done for the trades – Free trial of Powered NowNews Opinion
Posted by: electime 22nd June 2021
Ben Dyer, CEO of Powered Now, discusses the impact that digitising admin tasks has had to streamline the trades
Over the course of the pandemic, technology was very much revolutionising many sectors and spaces – with construction and trades-work remaining open as one of the largest industries during lockdowns.
Powered Now – a field service management software for the trades – cut costs, guarantee compliance, boost workforce capability and of course, provide an ultimately streamlined service to customers. As a mobile-based billing, invoicing and quotation application for the trade businesses, such as plumbers, builders and electricians, Powered Now is dedicated to streamlining the communication process between small trade businesses and their customers.
As an ‘essential sector’, the demand for tradespeople heightened and the need for a platform like Powered Now has never been more necessary. Field service management software systems helps employers to properly manage demand and expectations in order to deliver the best to their customers. It also maintains visibility in order to control costs by tracking assets, which is key for small businesses and tradespeople.
Ultimately, Powered Now provides trade businesses and customers a safe space to store vital documentation while implementing cutting-edge technology to allow workers to complete jobs from a remote location, and digitise key manual processes, which would have otherwise taken hours.
Some of the full benefits include:
- Create great looking paperwork in minutes
- Powerful diary and scheduling solution
- Assign jobs and know exactly where your team are
- Keep your customers’ requirements organised
- Keep on top of your numbers, submit VAT reports with ease
- Find everything you need in one place, on one platform.
Ben Dyer, CEO of Powered Now, has commented on the importance of adopting field service management;
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have witnessed tradespeople experiencing their highest client demand ever during the course of 2020, and these figures are very much in line with what we actually would have expected. If you look to the hardware retailers that were allowed to remain open when other non-essential retail wasn’t, they have performed so incredibly, further indicating the desire people have had for home improvements.
Of course, there are other factors too. Whether it be people looking to renovate after their home moves, or potential sellers giving a new lick of paint to try and squeeze any additional value to their house, tradespeople have been inundated as a result, with Powered Now supporting each tradesperson achieve and submit a high standard and reliable paperwork. Despite the initial lockdown bringing the industry to a standstill, the economic bounce-back has been quite remarkable.