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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.

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The Fixx – April 2014

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April 2014
FB by the Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

            • 422 invitations to join Private Networks went out to new Fixxbook contractors from ServiceChannel Clients
            • 329 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders
            • 831 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks
            • 188,529 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results
 
Tips of the Trade


Add More Users to Your Account

 

Do you have multiple employees logging into the Contractor Console through one username? Do you have to change your password each time you have a staffing change? Learn how to create and add multiple users to your Fixxbook and ServiceChannel accounts….  Read More.

 
ServiceChannel Contractors


See Who’s Been Searching For You!

Now Select Contractor Program contractors can see who has been viewing their profile. See what retailer/restaurant company has looked at your profile, whether they searched you by name or by trade. If you were searched for by trade, it will say which trade was searched.

 
ServiceChannel Features + Functions


New Integrated Contractor Badge Now Available

Now Integrated Contractors get the recognition they deserve. If your business’ database is integrated directly with the ServiceChannel platform, your Fixxbook profile will automatically display our newly designed Integrated Contractor badge. This distinguishes your business from others as having taken additional steps to reduce data entry duplication, streamline your customer communications and increase your level of customer service. Learn more about Integration.

 
Events


Join us for the latest ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Get information, insights and inspiration on how the ServiceChannel toolset can make you a better business partner to your clients.

Proposed Topics:

  • ServiceChannel Secrets – How it’s good for your business and why it’s different than all other platforms
  • WTF? (What’s that Fixxbook?) – What is it and why it’s better than advertising. (Live Demo)
  • ServiceClick for Contractors – Understanding the Contractor Console, Report Card, GPS Check-In, uploading attachments, invoice template, and other important features your clients are using.
  • SC Integrations – How they make your business “stickier” with your clients
  • Help us Help You – How to simplify your life and protect all of your business relationships

Speaker:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook
Stacy Brown, Executive Vice President of Solutions, ServiceChannel

Join us for this Webinar on Wednesday April 30th

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
Noon – 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM – Noon PT

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

 
Industry News


Retail Industry: U.S. Retail Sales Surge 1.1%

Retail sales advanced 1.1% in March from the prior month, the best gain in a year and a half, the Commerce Department said Monday. The improvement, along with an upward revision of February’s sales to a 0.7% gain, served as confirmation of shoppers shaking off the winter blues that led sales to plunge in December and January…Read more.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Restaurant Industry: Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/08/14

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units)…Read More.

Source: Restaurant News

 
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