Natural Gas Data Collection: 5 Methods to Boost Your Results

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Apr 17, 2018 12:17:10 PM

Every year, managers and regulators push more forms, reports and other paperwork onto the natural gas industry. Keeping up with these requirements quickly starts to feel overwhelming. You know these requirements have to be met, but how can you do it without using up your entire workday?

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Topics: Energy & Utilities

Product Spotlight: Video Library on iOS

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Apr 12, 2018 3:19:01 PM

A video resource library is now available in your Device Magic app on iOS. Navigate to the Video Library under Resources in your app settings.

Watch videos on how to build a form, add devices to your account, set up Destinations for submission data, and more.

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Topics: New Features

The 10 Best Mobile Devices for Your Business

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Apr 11, 2018 2:52:09 PM

Mobile forms and data collection apps replace paperwork and legacy data collection processes and transmit data immediately to the required destination, allowing for automation of business workflows in a secure, scalable way.

Once your organization has decided to implement a mobile forms solution, such as Device Magic, you may be looking to provide devices for your team.

(If you're not sure whether or not to provide devices, consider both sides of the Bring Your Own Device debate.)

Choosing the best mobile devices for your organization should be viewed as an investment. The devices may cost more upfront, but compare that to the time savings and boost in productivity from using mobile technology and mobile forms.

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Topics: Mobile Technology

4 Simple Ways to Improve Construction Vendor Management

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Apr 4, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Managing vendors is an important part of operations for construction companies. But what happens when someone drops the ball? If a vendor is late in delivering bricks, concrete or electrical supplies, what happens to your productivity and project timeline? The project may face delays or grind to a complete halt.

When managing a variety of different vendors, it's critical to collect and track the right data to understand if things are working as they should or if you need to find a replacement.

Don't let a project get stalled because you're using the wrong vendor. Try these tips to proactively manage your vendors.

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Topics: Construction

5 Challenges for Field Service Management and How to Solve Them

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Mar 26, 2018 9:31:00 AM

Managing or being part of a team that works in the field has its challenges. Operations managers need detailed records of the work that is being done to inform supervisors and relay back to clients, while field technicians need to make sure they're on track to meet deadlines and that no steps are missed to avoid a return trip.

Not having access to key information from the field leads to problems and keeps you from making informed decisions. Billing cycles are held up, quality assurance and customer satisfaction can be impacted, and schedules of work have to be changed.

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Topics: Mobile Forms, Going Paperless