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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by J Barnes, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. J Barnes

    J Barnes Guest

    Does anyone here know how companies with several installation crews track
    their jobs? I have been using a folder for each job but I still have
    several flaws keeping the system running smoothly.

    James B
     
  2. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    A giant whiteboard subdivided with colored tape. Then below the board I
    built job folder bins, the folders stay in the bins as the job progresses,
    when the job is done the folder moves to the normal file system.

    Also use Outlook to keep track of job appts, and up-coming job starts.


    | Does anyone here know how companies with several installation crews track
    | their jobs? I have been using a folder for each job but I still have
    | several flaws keeping the system running smoothly.
    |
    | James B
    |
    |
     
  3. J Barnes

    J Barnes Guest

    Thanks for the reply. We currently run 5 trucks Monday-Friday with one on
    call after hours. I looked at the link for Service CEO and it looks like it
    will do what we want. How large did you become before needing to upgrade to
    Microsoft Dynamics?

    James
     
  4. mikey

    mikey Guest

    Post again with how much it costs, would you please, Mr Barnes
    It looks like a pain in the ass to find out.

    Thanks for the reply. We currently run 5 trucks Monday-Friday with one on
    call after hours. I looked at the link for Service CEO and it looks like it
    will do what we want. How large did you become before needing to upgrade to
    Microsoft Dynamics?

    James
     
  5. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    That usually means it's expensive.


    | Post again with how much it costs, would you please, Mr Barnes
    | It looks like a pain in the ass to find out.
    |
    | | Thanks for the reply. We currently run 5 trucks Monday-Friday with one on
    | call after hours. I looked at the link for Service CEO and it looks like
    it
    | will do what we want. How large did you become before needing to upgrade
    to
    | Microsoft Dynamics?
    |
    | James
    |
    |
    | | >I don't know what size company you have but we used Service CEO
    | >http://www.insightdirect.com/alarm-security-software/ before going to
    | >Microsoft Dynamics
    | >http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/businessneeds/fieldservice.mspx.
    | > Service CEO works fine for small companies. Microsoft Dynamics is for
    the
    | > bigger companies. Service CEO is fairly easy to use and looks like
    | > Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Dynamics is a CRM that is broken down into
    | > many modules. It has a pretty steep learning curve. I haven't made it
    all
    | > the way up that wall yet.
    | >
    | >
    | > | >> Does anyone here know how companies with several installation crews
    track
    | >> their jobs? I have been using a folder for each job but I still have
    | >> several flaws keeping the system running smoothly.
    | >>
    | >> James B
    | >>
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
    |
    | --
    |
    |
     
  6. alarman

    alarman Guest

    If you have to ask, .... :-(
    js
     
  7. J Barnes

    J Barnes Guest

    I was quoted $2500 for 1 workstation, and 1,000 for each additional work
    station.

    James
     
  8. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    A tad pricey but not too bad if it does what it says and you need something
    that big and can't write an app yourself.


    |I was quoted $2500 for 1 workstation, and 1,000 for each additional work
    | station.
    |
    | James
    |
    | | > That usually means it's expensive.
    | >
    | >
    | > | > | Post again with how much it costs, would you please, Mr Barnes
    | > | It looks like a pain in the ass to find out.
    | > |
    | > | | > | Thanks for the reply. We currently run 5 trucks Monday-Friday with
    one
    | > on
    | > | call after hours. I looked at the link for Service CEO and it looks
    | > like
    | > it
    | > | will do what we want. How large did you become before needing to
    | > upgrade
    | > to
    | > | Microsoft Dynamics?
    | > |
    | > | James
    | > |
    | > |
    | > | | > | >I don't know what size company you have but we used Service CEO
    | > | >http://www.insightdirect.com/alarm-security-software/ before going to
    | > | >Microsoft Dynamics
    | > | >http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/businessneeds/fieldservice.mspx.
    | > | > Service CEO works fine for small companies. Microsoft Dynamics is
    for
    | > the
    | > | > bigger companies. Service CEO is fairly easy to use and looks like
    | > | > Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Dynamics is a CRM that is broken down
    | > into
    | > | > many modules. It has a pretty steep learning curve. I haven't made
    it
    | > all
    | > | > the way up that wall yet.
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | > | > | >> Does anyone here know how companies with several installation crews
    | > track
    | > | >> their jobs? I have been using a folder for each job but I still
    have
    | > | >> several flaws keeping the system running smoothly.
    | > | >>
    | > | >> James B
    | > | >>
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | > |
    | > |
    | > | --
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
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