Service businesses get paid for their time which is typically either charged for by the hour or based on a fixed fee. Sounds simple enough, but how do you know if you’re charging the right amount for the job? By using a job management system.
A great job management system serves two crucial purposes.
- Job tracking. This will show what jobs are currently in the system and what stage they are at. This information will help to ensure all staff have a fair work load, to identify bottlenecks, and give advance notice of any future quiet patches.
- Time tracking. It can track the key resource of any service business – time. Nobody loves completing timesheets, but they are an incredibly powerful tool for assessing the profitability of jobs and the productivity of staff.
With cloud-based software solutions staff are able to complete timesheets, update the job status, and manage workflow from home or in transit. A clever job management system gives service businesses the power to charge the right amounts for their jobs and to ensure a smooth workflow for their team. Win win.