CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the integration of Trimble’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) module for service work order management and billing with Trimble Field Service Management (FSM) solutions. The integration provides MEP service contractors with the ability to efficiently and accurately manage their service business from the initial quote and work order to mobile workforce scheduling and invoicing, leading to improved billing and customer satisfaction.
The announcement was made at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Annual Convention and Tradeshow.
The modern service contractor requires more than just a tool to track vehicle location and work orders. With the integration of Trimble® Accubid Time & Material Billing and the Trimble Field Service Management solution set, MEP service contractors now have a truly integrated work process. Time & Material Billing already allows service contractors to easily manage quotes, work orders and billing. With this new integration, the entire service workflow is managed from quote to job completion. The Trimble Field Service Management suite includes Work Management, a cloud-based software that enhances the productivity of mobile workforces through intelligent scheduling tools, mobile apps and state-of-the-art performance analytics. These combined solutions provide organizations with a complete set of tools to enable field service excellence that is delivered from the start of the service request to the end.
“The MEP service contractor today faces many challenges when it comes to meeting customer service level agreements, ensuring high first-time fix rate and getting the most investment for their mobile technicians,” said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble’s MEP Division. “By integrating these two solutions, Trimble allows the service contractor to take their business to the next level, allowing them to meet the continuing challenges of operating a service company in today’s on-demand world.”
Trimble Accubid Time & Material Billing and Trimble Field Service Management solutions are available directly through Trimble’s MEP sales organization.
About Trimble’s MEP Division
Trimble’s MEP Division, a part of Trimble Buildings, is a leader in providing integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) services and solutions for the MEP contractor. By connecting key workflows between estimating, design, fabrication and installation, Trimble helps MEP contractors reduce project risk while increasing overall productivity and efficiency. Combined with deep domain knowledge in specialty trades as well as expertise in positioning technologies, Trimble offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for today’s MEP contractor.
Information about Trimble’s MEP solutions is available at: http://MEP.trimble.com.
About Trimble’s Field Service Management Division
Trimble’s Field Service Management Division provides visibility into field and fleet operations so businesses can streamline efficiency and increase productivity. The Field Service Management suite includes fleet management, work management and scheduling, worker safety and mobility solutions that transform the effectiveness of work, workers and assets in the field. The cloud-based portfolio allows Trimble to offer customers industry-specific, enterprise-level solutions for exceptional performance and ease of use.
Information about Trimble’s Field Service Management solutions is available at: www.trimble.com/FSM.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
Lea Ann McNabb