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The Fixx – October Edition 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
October 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 1,559 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 402 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 1,373 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 251,333 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Canadian Conference in Mississauga, ON

Title: PRSM Canadian Conference
Where: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 23, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.

See you at the CoreNet Global North America Summit, in Washington D.C.

Title: CoreNet Global Summit
Where: National Harbour , MD, United States
Date: October 26 – 29, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



• Ever wonder how your clients see you?

• Want to get into their heads and know how they view you as a partner?

• Or as a prospective partner?

SAVE THE DATE:
On Wednesday, October 22nd we’ll show you!

Take a sneak peek into what your clients see when they view and evaluate your business on ServiceChannel.

For Contractors only!

We’ll give you a glimpse behind the curtain of PrivateNetwork, ServiceChannel’s contractor management dashboard.

You’ll Learn:

  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to find their network of service providers
  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to manage their network of service providers
  • What our clients are looking for in a prospective partner so you can get found more and get more work!

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Siddarth Shetty, President of Consulting Services, ServiceChannel

Title: What Your Clients See: PrivateNetwork
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
           1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
           Noon – 12:30 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 11:30 PM PT

register here

You’ll become a better, and more prosperous business partner, by seeing what your client sees.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the August 27th Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors


Supplied DiversityGet Introduced to ServiceChannel UK

As our brand expands globally, we’ve tailored our platform to accommodate the needs of our clients who are doing business with a diverse network of contractor partners across multiple locations in many countries.

UK Contractors: Make sure you complete your Fixxbook profile today so that you will be visible to possible clients.

Find out more here.

Supplied DiversityServiceClick’s New Look & Feel

To help speed things along, you’ll soon be navigating ServiceClick with greater ease than ever before as a result of our ongoing user interface improvements. With this new interface, you’ll find the information you need from the system faster, get your updates done quicker and improve your overall workflow.

Find out more here.

Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

          • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
          • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
          • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
          • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
          • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

 

 

Blog


Stay on top of the Facilities Management Industry

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, contractor management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Raising Cane’s Caniac Invasion to Hit Nine Locations
Chicken finger and Texas toast merchants Raising Cane’s will add two more locations to their local portfolio, making nine spots where you can dip into their secret recipe Cane’s Sauce…. Read More

Source: Eater

 

Retail Industry: Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Site
Amazon.com Inc. plans to open a store in the middle of New York City, according to people familiar with the plans, the first brick-and-mortar outlet in its 20-year history and an experiment to provide the type of face-to-face experience found at traditional retailers…. Read More

Source: Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors



Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

 

 

Spread the Word



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The Fixx – September 2014

 

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
September 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 10,013 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 405 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 890 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 243,661 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Canadian Conference in Mississauga, ON

Title: PRSM Canadian Conference
Where: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 23, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



• Ever wonder how your clients see you?

• Want to get into their heads and know how they view you as a partner?

• Or as a prospective partner?

SAVE THE DATE:
On Wednesday, October 22nd we’ll show you!

Take a sneak peek into what your clients see when they view and evaluate your business on ServiceChannel.

For Contractors only!

We’ll give you a glimpse behind the curtain of PrivateNetwork, ServiceChannel’s contractor management dashboard.

You’ll Learn:

  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to find their network of service providers
  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to manage their network of service providers
  • What our clients are looking for in a prospective partner so you can get found more and get more work!

register here

You’ll become a better, and more prosperous business partner, by seeing what your client sees.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the August 27th Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityServiceClick’s New Look & Feel

To help speed things along, you’ll soon be navigating ServiceClick with greater ease than ever before as a result of our ongoing user interface improvements. With this new interface, you’ll find the information you need from the system faster, get your updates done quicker and improve your overall workflow.

Find out more here.

 

 

Blog


Contractors, Retailers Work Together to Boost Workflow Efficiencies

At the recent PRSM Mid Year Conference and following the ServiceChannel User Group, a number of retailers met with the Contractor Advisory Board for the first time. It proved to be a highly productive session, with all parties not only getting a good sense of the issues each group faces but jointly brainstorming a number of useful ideas and product suggestions to improve workflow for everyone on ServiceChannel…Read More

Interested in Learning More About Facilities Management?

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, supplier management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Facilities Managers are Looking for Verified Diverse Suppliers


Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

          • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
          • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
          • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
          • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
          • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Uncommon Ground
Operators are finding ways to squeeze their brands into every nook and cranny this country has to offer, from schools and hospitals to markets, festivals, and casinos… Read More

Source: Quick Service Restaurant Magazine

 

Retail Industry: Nike manages data to provide more opportunities for strategic thinking
Facility managers struggling with tight budgets may be reluctant to add another position to their payrolls. But the FM team at Nike has found that bringing an analyst into their… Read More

Source: PRSM

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors



Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

 

 

Spread the Word



Newsletter for Commercial ContractorsShare This Newsletter

Share The Fixx Newsletter with a colleague by forwarding them this link or subscribe them below.

subscribe to The Fixx

 

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Forward to a Friend

 

 

 

 

How Did We Improve Our Registration?

At ServiceChannel, one of our goals is not only to have a robust software solution that works for many types of users, but to create a solid software with multiple functions and features – and also be user friendly. It’s a daunting task to create the functions that our industry requires. A lot of what we develop is obtained from talking to contractors as well as retail, restaurant, convenience, and hospitality entities.


In this day and age, we need our software to be secure as well. We have protocols that need to be adhered to, there’s SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements), the audit that companies go through providing software as a service. SSAE 16 is a stable release that meets all security requirements. Trying to do all that while offering a product that is user friendly is the top priority for us. We’re continuously monitoring our users’ experience and seeking feedback in our effort to continue improving. Read more.

Fixxbook’s 2013 Global Initiative

A few of our international clients, and some of our U.S. based clients who were doing business globally, have come to us over the last couple years and said, “We love your software. We love how it’s working in U.S. and Canada. We want to put it in our stores in Europe.” That’s what initially drove us to become an international company. It is because of these clients that our software is now in 24 countries. In some countries we had to convert the dashboard and the interface into the local language. It’s been challenging, but it’s up and running in 24 countries. Read more.

Fixxbook Releases ‘My Agreements’ Alerts

We here at Fixxbook are proud to announce our newest addition to the Fixxbook user’s tool-belt. Our new Agreement Management tool brings a new level of organization to Fixxbook. “My Agreements” will allow Facilities Managers and Contractors to stay on top of all of their contracts, agreements and terms & conditions using automated alerts. Be sure to set up your alerts today to ensure that these important documents never lapse, keeping your Fixxbook experience going smoothly. Read more.

Dirty Sock Syndrome- What Is It?

By David Kottke of Fox Service Company

Do you get a mildew-type odor when your HVAC system first starts up?  If you do, here is why:

Eric Schechter of www.fixxbook.com talks about the Dwyer Group and it is now using Fixbook Private Network service.From information gathered over many years, most professionals agree  “Dirty Sock Syndrome” is caused by a bacteria that collects and grows on the indoor coils of heat pumps and air conditioners.

Complaints normally surface when heat pumps go into defrost or when systems are run in heating for a brief time then switched back into cooling. The bacteria or odor collects and grows on the coil during this heating time and is released all at once when the indoor coil gets cool and damp. Heat pump owners notice the odor when the system goes into defrost, usually when the outdoor temperature dips below 40 degrees. Read more.

Contracting Franchisor and Franchisees Find Value in Fixxbook Private Network

By Eric Schechter

The Dwyer Group, a franchisor made up of 7 individual contracting brands, is now using Fixxbook Private Network service. This means that all of their individual company owners will have a profile on Fixxbook; and all will roll up into the main network called Dwyer Services. Read more.