The solar industry has never been an easy field to work in, but for those who are looking take rise above your competitors, streamlining your solar management systems might be the best solution. One of the keys to streamlining is to determine what areas of your system that can be better utilized by technology that is available in the market. Regardless, if you are looking for a way to improve and manage your technicians or trying to figure out a efficient way to send along invoices, there are four ways you can streamline your solar management system for the better.
A major factor in the success of a company is to ensure that your solar management system has the ability to easily communicate with your own technicians. With an ever changing landscape, it is extremely important to have internal communication options that will work with a variety of devices. These internal communications will enable simple meetings and conference call opportunities, and most importantly, allow for seamless communication for updates or changes in the field.
Think of those in the Field
The solar industry is one that demands technicians to be on the road and able to operate from a mobile office. When looking at streamlining solar management systems, you need to look for options that will empower your technicians in the field; such giving them the ability to communicate orders with ease. Software that is able to convert orders or actions into messages, or a program that is able to be used on phone or tablet with ease will ensure streamlining is not only beneficial for your bottom line, but should also improve your company’s effectiveness in the field.
When considering streamlining options for solar management, employee management options are often forgotten. Consider this: even if you are operating with a handful of employees, or a few hundred, the less time and resources devoted to scheduling and availability, the better. Instead of spending countless hours scheduling and organizing your technicians, you can have software solutions such as ShiftPlanning, TimeForce or WhenToWork do the heavy lifting, while you focus on bringing in new customers and better contracts. Plus, eliminating a few human mistakes per month in scheduling will ensure this streamlining software pays for itself.
One of the keys to streamlining solar management systems is to take advantage of mobility. Any business solution will now offer wireless and mobile solutions that will work no matter where you go. This approach will allow you to cut down on needless bills and allow you and your technicians to be able to work on the job site, in the office or even from their home. As a solar company, you need to be able to get up and go, and streamlining your entire office by going mobile, might be the key to the success of your business.
From looking at internal communication options, to thinking of your field technicians, employee management options and the possibility of going mobile, there are plenty of streamlining options when looking to improve your solar management systems. Did we miss one? Comment below with your streamlining idea for solar management systems and be part of the conversation!