Andrew Forest Articles

Tips for Communicating Efficiently While Working Away From the Office
Communicating efficiently is a big part of what makes an office properly function, but what happens in a remote work setting, when face-to-face conversations aren’t always realistic? Barriers to communication shouldn’t be a reason for productivity to lag when employees are performing work away from the office. Here are four ways that you can make […]
Employee Accountability: How Are You Keeping Your Remote Workers Productive?
Any time you have a situation where employees are working remotely, there’s always the possibility for productivity to slip. Even if you have a great deal of trust in your staff, it can still be tough to regulate and manage assignments while they’re away from the office. Actsoft solutions are designed to help ensure productivity […]
Identifying Your Target Audience: Essential to Success in Business
Throughout the process of creating or selling a product, one common denominator remains when it comes to success: you need to have a clear understanding of whose problem you’re trying to solve. In a broader sense, this means to define your audience. Products or services targeted at specific groups will always do better than those […]
Ways to Save with Encore’s Wireless Forms Feature
Wireless Forms on Encore provides a variety of ways for your company to spend less. With a suite of tools built in to make data collection more dynamic, faster, and completely digital, enjoy the savings that Wireless Forms can provide to your team through benefits like these: Reduced paper costs Use Wireless Forms to reduce […]
The Importance of Networking for a Startup Business
Making connections via networking is a proven tactic for growing a business, especially when you’re just starting out. Whether it’s through an event such as a convention, or simply meeting other local entrepreneurs at a coworking space, networking can help accelerate the timeline of what you want your business to accomplish. Here are three key […]
Recap: Actsoft’s Visit to the 2020 Synapse Summit
Last week, a few of our staff members were treated to an incredible experience, gaining the opportunity to attend the 2020 Synapse Summit at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. As a convention for all things entrepreneurial and technological, the Synapse Summit gave our team the chance to take a couple of days to learn more […]
What Geofences Can Do for a Business’s Security Levels
With employees, vehicles, and assets in the field, running a secure operation away from the office can be difficult for a company to accomplish. However, Encore’s Geofences feature is able to enhance security by bringing extra accountability and transparency to mobile workforce management. Geofences helps safeguard equipment, fleets, and employee safety in three primary ways: […]
Encore’s Web Forms: A Key Tool for Streamlining Data Collection
In a previous enhancement to Encore, we released Form Workflows, a feature that allows one of your mobile employees in the field to begin filling out a digital document and then send it in a chain of command to other staff members for completion. Now, we’ve improved this functionality even further with Web Forms. Available […]
Encore’s Dispatching Scheduler: The Solution to Work Order Inefficiencies
In one of last week’s blog posts, we discussed some of the difficulties a field service company faced without having a tool to plan out their mobile employees’ work orders in advance. In addition to productivity and brand reputation suffering due to confusions in scheduling, the company was also spending too much money on paper […]
How Workforce Productivity Can Suffer Without a Solution for Scheduling
For companies with a mobile workforce, coordination and efficient dispatching are key. However, a business’s productivity and finances can both suffer if work orders aren’t scheduled in advance. For example, a field service company experienced multiple issues with their dispatching process, as they didn’t have a way to effectively plan out customer visits by their […]