8 Keys to a Productive Public Works Department (Video) This video covers 8 key things you can do using public works software to create a more productive Public Works Department.
The mobile world is evolving, not only are people using their own devices for work, but organizations are enlisting the help of a mobile maintenance and work order apps to improve their maintenance I was recently purchasing a new trashcan, and of course, the color I wanted wasn’t in a neat box with the barcode and price, so I quickly snapped a pic of the corresponding trashcan barcode, making the cashier sing my praises. Though [...]
Paper vs. Digital Work Orders It’s no secret that the world is becoming primarily digital and work order software has become necessary to keep up with the excellent customer service the public expects. Not to mention the incredible amount of benefits to using software the automate processes. If you’re on the fence then I suggest you do your due diligence. I have. Paper - On average, 7% of documents are lost and costing you about [...]
How do you provide your municipality with a summary of complete or incomplete maintenance activities? A work order system should allow you to show the status of ongoing work, such as work orders closed in the last three months and the costs associated? The only way I see having effective work order metrics is through accurate data. So, you’ve heard of work order metrics, but what exactly are you supposed to measure with a work order [...]
Consider all the paper activities your office is handling every day. In fact, the US government spends $440 million per year printing. That's just the cost, there are notifications to send, records to file, and updates to complete as well. And to manage these tasks, you need a series of steps to follow. Suppose you could do those things without lifting a finger. It is possible, with municipal work order software and automatic workflows. Imagine [...]
Good planning and management lead to successful capital projects and efficient performance. From small to large, projects require teamwork, preparation, review, and approval. Local governments must make wise capital investment decisions and reduce the cost of maintaining those investments while providing a method to show measurable improvement and results to the city council. Furthermore, public work order software can help public works departments streamline their processes and enable more efficient use of limited resources. Using [...]
Today’s city managers are tasked with budgeting around an infrastructure that has limited capacity for growth, making it a challenge to address the changing needs of the community. Effectively implementing even simple changes requires the documentation, tracking, and measurement of work performance against operational standards to determine the information needed to manage a well-organized government. To that end, city managers and council members need visibility into factors such as labor, materials, and contracted work, that [...]
Working around the clock is normal for many of us– from taking care of repairs, juggling workers, and keeping customers happy, there’s an endless to-do list. We work at the office, at home, on vacation, and at our kid’s recitals and sporting events. More often than not, the running of business never stops and tackling the load means being at the top of our game. Work order software gives an informational edge that will take [...]