In modern business, deploying and managing a field force can be a tough task for managers. However, businesses are resorting to field force management solutions with the help of technologies, such as GPS tracking and mobile apps to get things done. The field force management (FFM) software is designed to provide real-time visibility of field activities. It generates various kinds of reports for field workers or executives involved in a lot of travelling. The accuracy in distance travelled calculation is difficult but achievable with the field force tracking app implemented.
The field force management software can accurately track their executives during work hours while at field and managers are able to see what areas their executives have travelled over. The tracking system uses GPS tech available in the connected device of the field employee to track their activities. The information or data generated is accurate and helpful in ensuring their employees visit the locations for their allocated tasks. The lack of accuracy can also cause issues which can be avoided when using employee tracking software. The Distance Travelled Reports can help business owners or field managers get insight into their field staff operations and the costs involved. Let’s see how the features of the software can help field staff management.
Travel expenses are calculated accurately. In a field business, pay or allowances are rolled out for field employees for the distance travelled. The app helps to cover accurately the expenses based on the distance travelled reports. It also stops the chance of an employee adding extra distance to his/her total productivity to increase payment.
Route planning and optimisation. The field force monitoring system allows managers to set the frequency of data for receiving the employee’s location. The higher the frequency the higher the accuracy of the reports. Managers can track the route the employee has travelled through, to help further route planning and optimisation.
Battery consumption optimisation. In most field operations, employees have GPS-enabled connected mobile devices and battery life is a factor that can affect field management by managers. The app helps to optimise battery consumption to offer longer monitoring hours and thus accurate reports.
Initiates Actionable insights. The field force management system consistently collects data and presents it in reports to offer better insights, such as in distance travelled. This helps detect any inconsistency in the working hours and the distances travelled by employees to help managers to take remedial action.
With the FFM software’s robust reporting capabilities and alerting features, field managers can effectively monitor and manage their field employees and their travel plan or schedule. A company that deploys efficient field force automation software, with mobile app support, is on the right track to improve productivity, compliance, and customer satisfaction. FFM improves the performance of its field force at work consisting of teams of sales or service personnel working in the field, under their respective field managers. The FFM application enables insightful reports and alerts to improve communication and engagement between field employees and their field managers to the advantage of the organisation.