Handling the Inefficiencies of Harsh Winter Weather

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The biting cold of winter can bring with it a slew of inefficiencies for organizations that must regularly deploy a mobile workforce. From icy roadways causing driving hazards to snowstorms affecting work performed outdoors, the toll that harsh winter weather imposes on operations should always be accounted for in any business’s game plan. Construction and transportation companies in particular must deal with some of the worst symptoms of bad winter weather. As either road travel or working outdoors are essential to both of these industries, safety remains a major concern. And while our software can’t prevent bad weather from occurring, […]


Holiday Travel and Fleet Tracking

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As we discussed recently, Thanksgiving is the holiday that ushers in the unofficial start to the end-of-year holiday travel season. And it’s no secret that, particularly during this exceptionally busy travel season, you can expect to pay a premium when it comes to air transportation. This year, travelers can expect to pay nearly $400 for domestic round-trip airfare, a pretty steep price to pay (especially this time of year) when budgets are stretched thin by the spirit of giving. So it should come as no surprise that many travelers choose to seek out alternative modes of travel during the winter […]


Stocks, Assets, and Work Site Tracking

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For many investors, it’s a common belief that maintaining a diverse financial portfolio is an effective way to minimize risk. To those who follow this strategy, the idea is that holding stocks in multiple different sectors can potentially offset some of the losses that would’ve arisen from having placed all their chips on a single failing investment. Their ownership of shares in a wide array of other better-performing investments may serve as a buoy to the negatives that they’ll inevitably encounter when trading. That being said, it should come as no surprise that purchasing shares of stocks always carries a […]


The Benefits of Integrated Technology

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The businesses of today rely on technology to power their workforces, especially if they’re mobile. Without solutions for managing remote operations, it’s difficult for companies to optimize efficiency and maintain a competitive advantage over other organizations in their industry. The problem, however, lies in the fact that these businesses often times use multiple different applications to handle their various inefficiencies. In doing so, they can end up paying much more for a laundry list of different software licenses, and still not have the same kind of control that a single, end-to-end business application would provide them with. Instead of buying […]


Doctor Who and Vehicle Tracking

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For those of you that consider yourselves Whovians, you already know the last month’s premiere of Doctor Who on the BCC was met with great anticipation. For the first time since the series was originally introduced in 1963, the Doctor — an intergalactic, time traveling, humanoid alien from a distant galaxy, with the ability to skirt death by regenerating into an entirely new entity with a different look and personality, all while retaining many centuries of learned knowledge — regenerated as a female. During this particularly tumultuous regeneration, the new Doctor was separated from her beloved Tardis, a time machine […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Transportation

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In the wake of a brutal natural disaster, supplies are in critical demand. Before power restoration and rebuilding comes the provision of emergency aid to those in need, which often times comes in the form of bottled water, medicine, and food deliveries to shelters, and the transportation industry plays an essential role in accomplishing this. Bringing goods to areas that have been hit hard by a volatile weather system isn’t always easy, as road blockages, flood waters, felled power lines, abnormal traffic patterns, and other obstructions can impair efficient delivery. However, transportation companies that offer assistance in scenarios like this […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Field Service

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Whether your field service business deals in machinery installation, commercial repair work, landscaping, or industrial servicing, the need for efficiency persists. And as employees of field service-based companies are typically supplied with tasks located away from the office, transparency between company headquarters and remote work zones is key to a job well done. At Actsoft, we know the inconveniences that can be posed from the burden of having to manage a mobile workforce, and the diversity of the field service industry makes it a perfect fit with the power of our versatile solutions. Here’s a few of the ways that our […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Construction

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Actsoft solutions help to power forward the construction industry by bringing dispersed workforces together. Three of the most important things for effective building strategies are consistently meeting deadlines, ensuring that worker safety remains accounted for, and protecting assets around the clock. All of these critical objectives can be attained using the capabilities of our software. Stay right on schedule Once a building project has been planned and announced, the clock is immediately ticking on its completion. One of the best ways for contractors to establish a sterling reputation with their customers is to consistently deliver on project timelines, and features […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Utilities

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Utilities companies are able to use a variety of Actsoft solutions to streamline their workflows, and ensure that they’re getting the most out of everyday operations. Businesses dealing in water, HVAC servicing, electrical repair, and plumbing almost exclusively conduct daily work at remote locations, which can open up a world of possibilities for breaks in connectivity to occur. The reliability of a business solution then becomes vital, if management teams are to establish and maintain solid communication with their mobile technicians. Features of Actsoft solutions like GPS Tracking, Dispatching, and Wireless Forms are all readily applicable to the utilities industry, […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in the Public Sector

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Public sector entities can experience mission-critical situations on a routine basis during daily operations, making timeliness and attention to detail imperative. As a result, for government-sponsored agencies such as law enforcement, city utilities, inspectors, and parks and recreation, it’s always a necessity to have clear lines of communication, strong insight, and effective mobile workforce management strategies in place. In the wake of natural disasters and other types of emergencies, solutions that help to reduce any points of inefficiency can be key to accelerating response times, and providing better service to the public. Actsoft has taken a versatile approach to our […]