Actsoft Articles

All Industries With a Mobile Workforce Suffer From Four Well-Known “Illnesses”
Wasted Tripitis. Believed to be the major margin thief for suppliers, field service, and specialized trades. How much could you save if you eliminated just 50 percent of wasted trips? How much would you save if your employees could clock in and out electronically from the job site? What if they could send every bit of […]
How Tracking Monitors Speed and Helps Reduce Fuel Consumption
Every day, organizations of all sizes dispatch delivery trucks, service vehicles, vans, passenger cars, and large trucks onto the streets and highways with one goal in mind: Get there as fast (and safely) as possible. This sense of urgency can sometimes cause drivers to hurry to jobs, often exceeding posted speed limits. The negative side effects of […]
How GPS Solutions Save Gas and Money
Gas prices are out of control and could go higher. So, why wouldn’t you want to save a tank a month, particularly if you have a number of work vehicles constantly on the go? If you have ten trucks on the road and each one costs $80 to fill up, conservatively thinking, you can easily save […]
Your Vehicles Are Your Image
If you own a business and have a fleet of service vehicles, you know those vehicles are powerful moving advertisements. Once your logo and contact information is showcased, the vehicles are a direct representation of your company, and you as a business owner. In the past, employers had no choice but to send their employees […]
GPS Technology and Personnel Management
Every organization wants to see their business succeed. Depending on the size and nature of the business, it may be necessary to look outside of the normal “personnel management” scope to make operations run at peak performance. As mobile devices keep getting more advanced, coupled with a growing and evolving mobile workforce environment, management teams […]
The Basics of GPS Tracking at Actsoft
At Actsoft, the base of many applications used to improve the efficiency of partner businesses is GPS tracking. Many Actsoft customers and other people in the general public know of GPS, but don’t quite understand what it is or how it works. GPS tracking began in 1994 after more than 20 years of planning by […]
Communication is Key!
Actsoft aids in utility company response times. As much as we would like to avoid it, accidents happen. Trees and power lines fall on roads, water pipes burst, and traffic lights go out. There isn’t much we can do about it except hope that the utility companies that handle the messes are well prepared. Responding […]
Field Service Scheduling: Dispatchers Hold The Keys To Success
In order for a business to be successful, employees need to work together as a unit. For field service companies, the dispatcher plays a vital role, fulfilling customer expectations while monitoring operations and workflow. Dispatchers must respond to critical situations, ensuring that every job site has an available worker and that all units are functioning […]
Mobile Technology: All Hands On Deck
These days, technology is constantly and quickly changing. Just when you think you have the coolest device ever, an update comes out. Keeping up with current trends can be a challenge, so choosing the best mobile resource management (MRM) solution geared toward your needs can be a daunting task. Just as you want the latest […]
Mobile Technology: 5 Ways Mobile Devices Can Improve Field Services
Nowadays, it de rigueur to see people of all ages walking around with the latest mobile device in tow. Little Johnny is busy playing games on his new tablet, while grandma is Facetiming with her loved ones. These devices are increasingly becoming more powerful, sleek, and easy to use. So why not use what’s hot and apply […]