The Fixx – November 2013

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November 2013
 

What’s New



New Fixxbook Website

Check out the new design of the Fixxbook.com site. This streamlined look makes it easier for prospects to find you faster and more clearly communicates all the tools and benefits at your disposal. NOTE: There are still many of you with incomplete profiles – which means you are not coming up in searches – so please take a moment now and make sure your profile is complete.

 

 

Blog



ServiceChannel Sponsors CVS Caremark Supplier Diversity Event

ServiceChannel was proud to be a sponsor of the CVS Caremark & Partners Construction/Facilities Business Building Event. Don Keyes, ServiceChannel’s Director of Supplier Diversity spoke to a full house of CVS Facilities management executives, diverse regional contractors, as well as national and local Supplier Diversity Councils on the benefits of having a Fixxbook profile and the process of getting verified as a diverse supplier on your profile… Read More.

Are you a Diverse Supplier? Make sure that your Diversity status is reflected on your Fixxbook profile!  If you have any questions contact Don Keyes, Director of Supplier Diversity Services.

 

 

FB by the Numbers



In the Past 30 Days…

          • 93 invitations to join Private Networks went out to new Fixxbook contractors from ServiceChannel Clients
          • 459 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders
          • 883 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks
          • 235,529 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors



Help us Help you – Put all your Clients on ServiceChannel

We’re hearing from many contractors that it’s much easier for them to post data to one platform than many. If getting your other clients on ServiceChannel would make your life easier – let us know. We appreciate the recommendation and are happy to help simplify your process!

 

 

ServiceChannel Features + Functions



Let Clients know You’re Mobile Enabled

Contractors and Tradesmen can now add to their profile 1) that they use mobile devices, and 2) which mobile operating system(s) they use. This will allow facilities managers to identify contractors that have the capabilities to leverage mobile features such as GPS Check-in / Check-out and Contractor Initiated Work Orders. Just log into Fixxbook, go to the "Company" tab, and fill out the "Mobile" section.

 

Improved Visibility

Fixxbook now provides contractors with better visibility into their SCP billing status by showing their total approved invoices, when they are approaching the SCP billing threshold, and invoices pending billing due to a missing payment method… Read More.

 

 

Partners



Try Canvas Apps

Fixxbook has partnered with Canvas to turn paper forms like Building Inspections, HVAC Inspections, Estimates, Change Orders, and much more, into mobile apps that work on all mobile devices. Every Canvas application is customizable by the end user, and comes with GPS / location, image capture, electronic signatures and accessibility to a customer’s own data like parts catalogs. To date, Canvas has automated over 400,000 manual processes / paper forms, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services for businesses. Visit the App store to Learn More.

 

 

Industry News


Retail Industry: October Retail Sales Top Expectations
Retailers reported better-than-expected sales in October as steep discounts and promotions helped drive traffic, a trend that is likely to continue through the critical holiday season…Read more.
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Restaurant Industry: Gas Prices Offer Good News For Restaurants
According to AAA, gas prices are currently averaging $3.179 a gallon. That’s down nearly 26 cents, or 7.5 percent, over the past year.Read More.
Source: Restaurant Finance Monitor

 

 

Contractor Corner



Insight Needed: Please Take This Survey

From time to time we survey our contractors for insight and direction. Please take a moment to take this brief survey about management software. Thank you for your time….  Take the Survey.

 

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