“Automation” – is a buzzword now, where the involvement of field workforce is more. The motto of automation is: to complete tasks faster with fewer errors at cheaper costs. Specially, in a service provider organisation the common issues faced are : time loss to analyze the work request, accurate assessment of resource availability, right people at the right place, lack of optimization of resources, lack of accountability and lack of visibility of the work execution, communication lag between field force and administrative office. In this, the key lies in coordinating and managing the high-volume of service requests that are executed by the field force.
The reason why the world is looking towards automation is to enhance their efficiency and productivity. Adding to this, a faster customer response time leads to a higher level of customer satisfaction. Automation brings the desktop to the mobile worker, allowing them to access relevant systems in the field and troubleshoot via online databases.
Adding to it, the benefits of automation are:
Automation helps in eliminating the data entry errors and reduction of paper usage by up to 75%. Optimized routing and maintenance schedules and elimination of idle time. It helps in minimizing the fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs upto% and boost field workforce productivity by 25-40%.
There are multiple scenarios which could occur between work assignment and work completion. By bringing the right level of automation to address the issues, productivity can be increased credibly. With many advantages available due to automation, the business world is running towards automating their workforce.
Enterprises stress at gaining competitive advantage. User delight, efficient/productive workforce, and resource optimization lead them to versatile challenges for mobility. In the process of achieving it, the companies might face challenges in terms of data security, enterprise data gateway, device/platform diversity, manageability (application distribution and data management), and user experience.
Gartner has recently released a Market Guide for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling, mentioning the notable vendors including FarEye. The report emphasizes the increased need for real-time, dynamic technology by logistics enterprises to improve vehicle routing in a volatile transportation environment.
One of our client wanted to secure the communication between servers by encrypting it over an IPSec Tunnel. We struggled a lot to set this up initially due to lack of proper documentation. Hence we decided to share the steps with everyone.