The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Forum Software Upgrade coming soon...
by Ruben Rocha
9 minutes 41 seconds ago
ESA Arc flash course
by frank
38 minutes 45 seconds ago
Re: Fabricating Guards out of Lexan?
by frank
Yesterday at 04:11 PM
Would ELV branch circuits be a good idea?
by gfretwell
Yesterday at 01:26 PM
Why cables look like they do
by Texas_Ranger
Yesterday at 12:33 PM
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Top Posters (30 Days)
HotLine1 21
Webmaster 20
Trumpy 12
ghost307 12
frank 12
Who's Online
3 registered (Webmaster, Ruben Rocha, sparkyinak), 0 Guests and 197 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#42861 - 09/28/04 07:38 AM Appointment and scheduling software.
MONOLITH Offline
Member

Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 45
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Can anyone give any advice as to what type of scheduling/tracking software they use?

Specifically, if you run a service oriented operation, your receptionist must log in and schedule calls, etc.

What is a good program for inputing and tracking that information?
_________________________
www.MONOLITHELECTRIC.com

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#42862 - 09/28/04 03:21 PM Re: Appointment and scheduling software.
Electric Eagle Offline
Member

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I'm also interested in this. We've outgrown our current system.

Top
#42863 - 09/28/04 03:42 PM Re: Appointment and scheduling software.
Edward Offline
Member

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 309
Loc: California
I am a single operator shop. I have been using Microsoft Outlook for the last 6 months and i think that has plenty of features for a small service company.
You can do scheduling,
Description of work/service,
Details in the service call,
Appointments,
....
Then you can link it to your Palm Pilot which enables you to have your schedule with you all the time.

Maybe others sparkies who have bigger companies can give you better advice.

Edward
_________________________
Thanks
Edward

Top
#42864 - 10/01/04 08:30 AM Re: Appointment and scheduling software.
DougW Offline
Member

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
The wife got me using Outlook a few months back as well... specifically because it links to a pocket PC.

Top
#42865 - 10/01/04 09:51 AM Re: Appointment and scheduling software.
Dallas Offline
Member

Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 159
Loc: North Salem, IN 46165
Has anyone tried the Vision Infosoft's T&M Billing/Scheduling software? Supposedly it does scheduling and T&M billing for service calls.

Outlook works fairly well for me alone, but I'd like to find something more than one guy can use without a lot of confusion over who's supposed to be doing what.

Top
#42866 - 10/02/04 09:09 AM Re: Appointment and scheduling software.
Jim M Offline
Member

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
You might want to look at www.fieldranger.com

This was advertised in the September Electrical Contracting Products. It is a scheduling and dispatch application.

Top


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals