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18 05, 2017

Schedule Recurring Preventative Maintenance

By | 2017-10-25T12:45:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Android, getting started, iPhone, Mobile, Work Order Wednesday|0 Comments

Keep your customer equipment in optimal condition and keep your customers happy!

The Intuit Field Service Management (IFSM) add-on Service Agreement Module provides an excellent way to proactively provide preventative maintenance and service agreement work on your customers’ equipment.  If you are tired of XLS files and yellow sticky notes, you should consider adding the Service Agreement Module to your IFSM software subscription.  This module makes life so much easier for your office, your field techs, and your accounting department! And your customers are happy because you catch and proactively fix their equipment.

This article is part of Corrigo’s monthly tips for users of Intuit Field Service Management!  Tips are posted on our News & Blog link here at http://quickbooks.corrigo.com/news/

Benefits of adding the Service Agreement Module

  • Capture and access Preventative Maintenance (PM) contract terms such as: equipment information, service intervals, billing, and customer discount details in one system to ensure that the contract is easily fulfilled.
  • Preventative Maintenance work orders (PMs) are auto-created
  • PMs can be auto-assigned to a preferred technician, or left for assignment later based on availability, location, and required skills.
  • Prepare and schedule PM visits proactively for optimal efficiency and quicker turn-around so that even slow times are profitable.
  • Captures time stamps and GPS locations of work order actions.

Service Agreement module mobile app highlights from Intuit Field Service Management

Questions about the Service Agreement module?  Give us a call!

Mike Simons 520-901-2527
Cheryl McElrath 214-838-3668

See pricing for this optional module.

Additional reports are available for customers with the Service Agreement module.

If you have questions about how to use Intuit Field Service management, try doing a Search on this website via the magnifying glass on the upper right of your screen. Articles, videos, and pages related to your search term will appear as green links in the search result. Click on the green link to see the result in full-screen view. You can also call our Corrigo Support team Monday – Friday, 8AM ET to 8PM ET at 800-517-2871.

3 03, 2017

Reporting in Intuit Field Service Management

By | 2017-08-11T16:13:56+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|getting started, User Tips, Work Order Wednesday|0 Comments

Using Reports in Intuit Field Service Management

This article is part of Corrigo’s monthly tips for users of Intuit Field Service Management!  Tips are posted on our News & Blog link here at http://quickbooks.corrigo.com/news

This month’s topic:  Reporting in Intuit Field Service Management.  Reports are especially valuable to help your business understand key performance metrics, satisfaction indicators, and more!

Check out this video to learn more about reports in Intuit Field Service Management:


This short tutorial covers the following topics:

  • Dashboard report
  • List style “revenue by technician” report
  • Matrix style “revenue by technician” report

Additional reports are available for customers with the Service Agreement and/or Time Card module

If you have questions about how to use Intuit Field Service management, try doing a Search on this website via the magnifying glass on the upper right of your screen. Articles, videos, and pages related to your search term will appear as green links in the search result. Click on the green link to see the result in full-screen view. You can also call our Corrigo Support team Monday – Friday, 8AM ET to 8PM ET at 800-517-2871.

Corrigo has partnered with local experts providing value-added services for both QuickBooks and Intuit Field Service Management.  Our local experts can provide consultative initial setup, configuration for your office and training for your office and your field techs.  Our local experts are listed here: http://quickbooks.corrigo.com/local-experts/

22 06, 2016

Understanding Custom Fields

By | 2017-08-11T16:13:56+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Android, getting started, iPhone, Mobile, User Tips|0 Comments

Based on many years in the service management industry, Corrigo provides the primary fields your business will want to track related to your customers, sites, work orders, and invoices.  When you want to track something unique then you can use either Custom Fields or Equipment Attributes.

When using custom fields, you have the ability to define the type of field and you also have the ability to hide the field from the field techs using the Intuit Field Service Management mobile app (IFSM).

To set up a new custom field:

  1. Log into your IFSM account from the browser and click Settings/Company/Custom Fields
  2. Click Add a New Custom Field
  3. Label your field with a name (such as “Source of call”)
  4. Choose the type of custom field from the drop-down list (see below)
  5. Optionally, choose the length of the custom field (valid only on “String” type)
  6. Click the Add button to add the field

Custom Field choices

 

To create a “drop-down pick list” for the String type custom field:

  1. After creating the custom field you are back a a list of all custom fields.  Click Edit on the right side of the custom field requiring drop-down menu choices
  2. The String type field must have a length of 40 characters or less in order to enable the pick list option
  3. In the Pick List column, click “Add” to add choices.

What the custom fields look like in the browser interface:

Custom Field explanation

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A brief explanation of the different types of custom fields:

  • String = free form numbers and text, with spaces and most special characters.  Also supports drop down pick lists for strings up to 40 characters
  • Integer = whole numbers only
  • Float = numbers with decimals
  • Money = auto-formats to dollars and cents
  • Phone number = formats to reflect a seven-digit phone number and area code
  • Date = month/day/year formatting from a calendar-like interface
  • Time = drop-down list of times
  • Bool = Yes or No radio button

Custom fields can be hidden from your field technicians via the mobile app.  This helpful video shows how to create a custom field and how to hide/show the field from the mobile users.  The following are examples of how custom fields can appear on the mobile application:

Corrigo Pro Manager work order custom field on Verizon Brigadier

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Corrigo Pro Manager work order pick list custom field on Verizon Brigadier

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This covers most of the topics related to Custom Fields inside your Intuit Field Service Management.

The Initial FSM Settings & Configuration page contains a link to our video covering Equipment Attributes.

15 01, 2016

Field Service Software and QuickBooks Integration

By | 2016-01-15T11:42:10+00:00 January 15th, 2016|getting started, Mobile|0 Comments

Intuit Field Service Management Works With QuickBooks!

We’ve been hearing a lot lately from folks who are worried about their field service software’s ability to sync with QuickBooks. We have a great solution for that!

Whether you work from your office or on the go, Intuit Field Service Management for QuickBooks, powered by Corrigo matches your service management style.

Corrigo’s ability to integrate between QB Desktop and QB Online are completely separate from the Intuit Sync Manager that was discontinued.

Corrigo uses the QB SDK to integrate with QB Desktop Pro, Premier, and Enterprise.  Corrigo uses the QBO API to integrate with QuickBooks Online.  Neither of these integration tools are referred to as the “Sync Manager” so customers using Intuit Field Service Management will not be impacted.

Intuit’s announcement about the Sync Manager and no impact on Intuit Field Service Management: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/INF28440

Insightful Accountant also published an article about field service software integration with QuickBooks.

29 12, 2015

Popular Devices: Which smart phones and tablets are most popular with Field Service techs?

By | 2017-08-11T16:13:56+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Android, getting started, iPhone, Mobile|0 Comments

Each year Corrigo publishes research on popularity of mobile devices for field service companies. As of December 2015, Corrigo’s research indicates the Apple iPhone 6 is the most popular device overall for customers, with 12% of the overall users.

See the statistics on which smart phones and tablets are most popular with Field Service technicians, we well as which Apple phones and tablets are most popular on this infographic.

popular mobile devices for field service technicians

Popular mobile devices for field service technicians

Disclaimer: research is based on users who logged into the system during the date range. Those who did not log in via their mobile app were not counted.

Learn more about Intuit Field Service Management for QuickBooks

Call 877-408-3356 or visit www.Apps.com

Happy New Year from Corrigo and Intuit Field Service Management for QuickBooks!