SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2014: Dexter + Chaney, developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, showed its newest service management application, Field Tech, to thousands of attendees of the 2014 NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) Convention and Trade Show Sept. 27-30 in Chicago, Ill
Field Tech is a powerful, yet simplified tool designed for technicians and other field operations staff to remotely access, create and update work orders in the field. Using a tablet device, technicians can access the Field Tech app on Spectrum’s dashboard, log in and see work orders or jobs they have been assigned. All of Field Tech’s functionality, including login, work order creation, and data entry, are integrated and synchronized with Spectrum applications, thus eliminating double entry and streamlining the flow of information.
Field Tech’s customizable Info Bar allows users to quickly access all of the application’s many features, including seeing which work orders they have been assigned, entering labor hours, managing materials and site equipment, creating and managing purchase orders, creating and updating charges and billings, and viewing complete service history. Field Tech is also synchronized with Spectrum’s Document Imaging capability, allowing technicians access to important documents in the field.
“The Field Tech application takes the paperwork out of the traditional work order process. All information is digital and connected to a company’s Spectrum software in real time. With Field Tech there is no need wait for work orders to arrive back at the office and no need to manually re-enter the information,” said Geoff Falk, Spectrum Product Manager. According to Falk, “The development of Field Tech was driven by the needs of our customers. They asked for an application for field operations and technical staff that was easy-to-use, accessible wherever they work, and still tied to the company’s construction software system. That’s exactly what we delivered with Field Tech.”
Field Tech is just part of Spectrum’s powerful service management, business management and project management functionality. A complete construction and service software solution for contractors, other new features of Spectrum include a redesigned and easy-to-use graphical dispatch board for service management and mobile apps for payroll time entry and document sharing in the field.