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Contributed by Ric Hattabaugh, VP Sales at FieldConnect

When designing a mobile field service solution, the developers quickly reach a crossroads. Do I build a “Web App” or a “Native App”? There are strengths and weakness of both. Which is right for you?

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Integrated vs BOB

While stand-alone solutions can offer compelling functionality, they also carry increased complexity and cost due to one overriding architectural paradigm – they are designed to work on a stand-alone basis without the ability to easily share resources with financial/job cost systems.

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Construction is a big market – 13% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as depicted in recent studies. The potential of this market has caught the attention of literally dozens of software firms that are racing to provide a wide range of construction solutions including project management systems to address specific business issues.

If your company is like many others, you may be considering new technology for your project management and/or operations teams. Proceed with caution. There can often be overlap with your current financial/job cost systems. It’s important that you understand the dilemma you may face with the overlap.

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This year’s theme for the 2016 CFMA National Conference was Building It Forward and marked Viewpoint’s fifth year of attending the CFMA Conference as a Principle Partner. This year’s conference featured 3 general sessions, 8-mini conferences, 48 breakout sessions, 6 dawn peer groups, and record breaking number of more than 925 attendees.

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When it comes to setting and measuring KPIs, service managers experience better results when they’re focused on the process of delivering service, rather than the results. For example, rather than measuring profitability or number of service calls per day, start by analyzing the success of the processes involved in delivering service.

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