Category: Cloud Solutions

GeoOp named as one of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies

Innovative mobile workforce management software company GeoOp (GEO) is officially one of the fastest growing businesses in New Zealand. GEO placed 29th in the Deloitte 2016 Fast50 index after registering growth of 300.6% over the past three years. The prestigious annual index ranks companies experiencing rapid revenue growth across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, […]

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Field Service Management – Out from the Shadows

Colour-coded job sheets on clipboards. Customer details stuffed in manila folders. Rooms full of grey filing cabinets overflowing with clip-lock files. Cardboard boxes bursting with service manuals arranged in rough alphabetical order. Handwritten notes, 8am sales meetings in sweaty city offices and well-thumbed street directories in company-car gloveboxes. It’s hard to believe that this was […]

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7 steps to brilliant job and staff scheduling

Effective job scheduling is one of the most important but least understood disciplines of business management. Assigning the correct employee to the right job at the right time is crucial for business success, especially for companies with a mobile workforce. So why don’t some managers give it more of their attention? Sometimes it’s because they […]

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How to prepare a small business for mobile job management software

Job sheets, whiteboards, clipboards, filing cabinets … these are the communication and information storage tools of old-fashioned, inefficient small businesses. For owners and managers of trades and services companies who are only familiar with these traditional ways of working, and systems that may have been used for decades, it can seem like a difficult task […]

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Let’s make it clear – good mobile staff communication is vital

Many small business owners don’t give a second thought about the need for clear communication. Messages can often be passed across a desk or delivered face-to-face on the other side of the office. “Most offices don’t need a well thought out ‘communications strategy’,” says small business advisor Dr Greg Chapman. “Lazy communications are probably quite […]

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7 surefire benefits of mobile job management software

Franc Rebernik and his company, Knightguard, had a compelling reason to adopt the latest in field service management software. The large Australian security firm wanted to win the tender for a big NSW Department of Education contract. While the use of mobile job management software wasn’t mandatory to win the tender, the prospective client made […]

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3 things successful mobile service businesses do well

The major issues facing service businesses with a predominantly mobile workforce are universal. They tend to be all about controlling costs and effectively managing job schedules and staff. A recent US survey of 100 small- and medium-sized business managers showed that the biggest challenges when managing a mobile service workforce were keeping operational costs in […]

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12 apps to make life as a mobile tradie easier

You can get a mobile app for anything these days … usually for things you never thought were needed. But if you’re a tradie who spends a lot of time on the road, there are certain certain buttons on your mobile device that could become invaluable, allowing you to be more effective and more productive. […]

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GeoOp joins forces with MyCloudCure in United States and Canada

Mobile workforce management software company GeoOp (NZX:GEO) has selected IT solutions company MyCloudCure as its implementation partner in the United States and Canada as it continues to grow its business in North America.   MyCloudCure is a digital “one-stop shop” specialising in outsourced IT solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The partnership means that MyCloudCure […]

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How to avoid business death by paperwork

By Peter Gearin Administration. Even the word sounds like hard, boring, detailed work. Just the thought of having to do it provides one of the biggest downsides of running a business or managing staff, suppliers and customers. Then there’s having to deal with your friends at the tax office. Absolutely no-one goes into business because […]

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