Jan 29, 2016 • NewsMitelfield serviceFieldAwareSoftware and Apps

Service scheduling specialist FieldAware is teaming up with communications company Mitel to offer integrated real-time solutions for field service organisations.

FieldAware’s web-based back office functions are built on a flexible, cloud-based architecture with unlimited configurable fields that can accommodate virtually any business process.  Mitel's  Accelerator initiative has been developed especially for the field service industry. It embeds Mitel's real-time, enterprise-class communications and contact centre capabilities into Field Aware's mobile field service-scheduling software. The integration of location-based technology, CRM tools and real-time communications turn multiple service calls into one,  enhancing the customer experience, creating operational efficiencies and providing valuable business intelligence.

“Mitel’s real-time communications technology combined with our field service automation solutions bring service businesses an entirely new way to easily communicate across the organisation and with customers, creating a richer customer experience,” said Charles Jackson, CEO of FieldAware.

“FieldAware has revolutionised how service companies leverage their workforce to better serve customers,” said Joshua Haslett, Vice President and General Manager, Mitel Embedded Communications. “Together, we’re now able to enhance the customer experience through real-time communications, enabling the workflow from the customer service personnel to the field technician delivering first-call resolution which improves overall service.”

By adding the new real-time functionality to the FieldAware solution, customers can:

Manage Work Orders End-to-End: With the estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) feature, throughout the entire process—from service request to job completion—real-time communications and location technologies are automated to inform the customer of service trigger events (enroute to job, delays, at site, etc.). Service workers simply use their mobile device and tap to connect with staff in the back office to inform them of decisions and speed service delivery. Communications are also automatically entered in contact centre and CRM systems.

Respond Better to Urgent Customer Requests: When an urgent service request is received, the intelligent dispatch capability leverages real-time communications, combined with presence and location functionality, to enable the service business to locate the right service worker, respond to the request quickly and ultimately resolve the issue faster. Communications between the back office, the service worker and the customer provide real-time status updates and all communications automatically become part of the customer record.

Upsell During Service Calls: The find-an-expert feature leverages real-time communications, including voice, messaging and video-calling with presence to enable service workers to communicate with remote sales agents or connect with experts. A sales agent can help the customer make informed purchase decisions on the spot while the expert ensures problems get resolved during the first visit. All communications are documented and captured in the customer’s service record.

The new functionality will be available in the FieldAware solution in Q2 2016.



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