The new technology has revolutionized the way Door companies do business. It is now possible for small to medium sized businesses to field a mobile solution at a reasonable price. Buying a mobile solution can be difficult, there are so many, and it is hard to figure out what they really do.
Some mobile solutions are hosted, or cloud based. Your business data and programs reside on someone else’s server. Typically, you pay a monthly fee. On the plus side, you are able to access all of your information from anywhere. The negative is that you lose control of your business information. Most providers will cut you off immediately if they think you have missed a payment. Your business is dead in the water until you resolve the issue. It is common for the business owner to pay, even if he or she has already sent a check, just to get the business going again.
Things may not work out with the new software. You might get tired of the monthly fees, or it just might not be doing the job. You will need to get your data out of the hosted/cloud based system to provide it to your new software provider. Good luck, many hosted or cloud based providers balk at giving you your data. If you are unwilling to live with their software and their bills, you have to go back to your paper files and reenter all of your history in the new software.
The lack of control in the hosted or cloud based environment, makes many business owners uneasy, especially the ones who bought into the concept without understanding the ramifications. Somehow it is disconcerting to realize that someone else controls your business data, and ultimately your business.
Fireline’s mobile solution is designed to give you complete control of your business information. All of your software and data reside on your computers, and no-one can shut you off. We also offer a complete technical support and upgrade package.
There are four reasons to consider a mobile solution:
- Faster turnaround. Payment is normally made to the tech on site. This can make a big difference in your cash flow. You get your money faster, and don’t have to worry about invoicing and collections.
- Reduced paperwork. The technician enters the information and sends it back to the office. Data is automatically pulled into your software then processed to QuickBooks. This saves a lot of time and effort in the office.
- Better on-site information. Your technician has on-site access to notes and history from previous visits, and to equipment history.
- 4. Your customers expect it.
DoorPack’s mobile solution is simple, inexpensive and uses technology you already have in place to provide a mobile solution that is designed to fit your needs. DoorPack provides the technician with all the information needed to get the job done. More importantly, your customer base is safe and protected because it is not in the cloud of increasingly risky web servers.
Why not invest a few minutes to join us at our next online webinar and see for yourself how DoorPack Software for Quick Books can streamline your operation and increase your profitability.