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A guide to successful deployment of new field service management software

A guide to successful deployment of new field service management software

Atollon Article | Service and support | 04/01/2023

You may have different reasons for deploying field service management automation software
  • Your main goal is to improve customer care and satisfaction
  • You certainly want to make it easier for your company's sales force to sell new technology to your existing customers
  • You want to ensure business continuity, e.g. when your key technician falls ill or someone new comes in and wants to quickly find out the history of the technology.
Whatever your motivation, you want to make sure that the deployment process in your company goes smoothly and successfully. There are several steps you can take to ensure a successful deployment:

1. Conduct a Thorough Needs Assessment

Identify the specific needs and goals of each target user group and how the new software can help meet those needs. This will help ensure that the software is tailored to the specific needs of the organization and its users.

2. Involve All Stakeholders in the Planning Process

Make sure to involve all relevant stakeholders, including service technicians, service managers, company management, and sales managers, in the planning process. This will help ensure that the software meets the needs of all users and has the support of key decision-makers.

3. Set Clear Goals and Objectives

Determine specific goals and objectives for the new software deployment, including improved efficiency, increased customer satisfaction, and reduced costs. Having super satisfied end customers who are motivated and happy to repeat their purchases due to improved customer care should be a key goal of the deployment.

4. Plan for Training and Support

Develop a comprehensive training and support plan to ensure that all users are able to effectively use the new software. This may include on-site training, online resources, and ongoing support.

5. Plan for Change Management

Implementing new software can be a significant change for an organization, so it's important to have a plan in place to manage the transition. This may include communication strategies to keep users informed and engaged, as well as strategies to address any resistance to change.

6. Monitor and Measure Progress

Regularly monitor and measure the progress of the deployment to ensure that it is meeting the goals and objectives set for it. This will allow you to identify any issues or challenges that arise and take corrective action as needed.

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