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Top 5 Considerations for Facility Work Order Software | FlowPath

December 13, 2023

Is your facilities management team experiencing growing pains and you’re not sure where to turn next? The good news is, you’re not alone. FlowPath was created just for decision-makers like you, who have outgrown their current processes and need a new work order software system to improve organization, communication, productivity, and profitability. Enter FlowPath.

FlowPath’s work order software solves all of these common frustrations with automated integrations that make tedious tasks easier. This, in turn, frees up valuable time that can be better spent addressing big-picture issues and making strategic decisions without getting caught up in the day-to-day minutia of managing a facility.

Decrease costs, improve efficiency, and increase profits: FlowPath does all of that for you. But we know investing in new software is a big step, so we’re here to help provide some clarity into making a decision. Consider the following five questions when you’re choosing the work order software for your facility.

  1. How long will it take to get up and running with this work order software?

We understand the stress that uncontrollable downtime has on your business, creating interruptions that impact your productivity and your customer satisfaction. This is one of the reasons why we made work order software that gets working for you faster than any others. The easy-to-use interface takes little to no downtime to adopt, so your employees, vendors, and customers will benefit from the transition rather than struggle to embrace it.

To prove it, we will even import data from your old systems and records into your new FlowPath system for you, getting rid of what typically is the biggest headache of any software transition. You can start Day 1 with FlowPath with no backend work involved.

Not to mention, we also make it easy to get your team members onboarded with training and support that is by your side at any time with weekly onboarding meetings (as needed), in-app chat support, and on-demand video tutorials. And, we schedule ongoing monthly or quarterly meetings with your team to ensure that all processes are working smoothly and helping your facility run as efficiently and effectively as possible!

  1. Is this work order software cost-efficient for your business?

Investing in your business is a big decision, often with an upfront price tag that makes you feel like you’re submitting an offer to purchase a house unseen. The last thing you want to do is drop a load of your hard-earned cash on a system that won’t pay off in improved productivity, communication, and better yet, increased profits.

With FlowPath’s work order software, you’ll pay a no-nonsense, flat rate for complete platform access. That means you won’t ever find up-charges, bolt-ons, or hidden fees. The FlowPath Core plan gives you Unlimited Users, Locations, Assets, Work Orders, Projects, Reporting, and Storage. We created our subscription this way so that FlowPath can grow with you. As your system efficiencies improve, you’re able to complete more jobs, and your profitability goes up while the cost of your systems remains stable.

Not only does our work order software return dividends in productivity and efficiency, but it can also provide reports that track expenses associated with inventory and equipment. This allows you to track real-time spending and money allocation so you can identify areas to cut costs.

  1. How does the work order software fit in with your other processes?

Part of the reason why onboarding can be successful with little to no downtime is that the FlowPath work order software integrates seamlessly with your current systems. FlowPath connects directly to your existing communication tools like Google and Microsoft Outlook. There is no complicated new process for your team members to learn in order to do their jobs efficiently. The flexible work order submission process allows users to create work orders via text message, phone call, email, and in the app.

Keeping your inventory organized is important for your profitability, so we’ve integrated the inventory management process to keep you up-to-date on how it’s moving inside your company. No more out-of-date spreadsheets or clipboards for manual stock checks.

FlowPath’s work order software also provides team and vendor management to track profitability and progress against your KPIs and expenses.

  1. How flexible is the work order software for current and future needs?

No two businesses are the same. We work with many different-sized businesses in many different industries, and they all find that our work order software is flexible enough to support their growing needs and one-off requests.

Processes evolve as you grow, and so does the FlowPath software. Depending on your business needs, you can choose to enable just a few of the tools until you’re ready to enable them all. Because we charge a flat fee, the tools are always at your fingertips, no matter how many new team members and projects you bring on.

You can access and create work orders from anywhere: call, text, email, or in-platform.
The software also allows external work order submissions, making it easier than ever to receive automated requests from outside of your company.

  1. Will it actually make your life easier?

Disjointed communication is detrimental to business success. Cluttered communication processes make it harder to get the job done fast, accurately, and profitably. The major advantage of our work order software is that it provides clear and consolidated communication for all users.

The project management aspect of the work order tool allows users to see the entire history of a work order from the time it’s submitted to the time it’s resolved and each step along the way. Any user with permission to access the project can view the real-time status of the job and any communication associated with its progress. You can relax knowing your entire team will be up-to-date on the status of all of your jobs.

FlowPath’s elaborate suite of unique tools is designed to make your life easier. Other useful tools include, but are not limited to, preventative maintenance management, reporting, collaborator access, external request forms, location account management, and vendor management.

So, what’s next after deciding to onboard FlowPath’s software into your facility’s processes? We’re still here to provide support every step of the way. If your team ever encounters an issue, we have a top-notch dedicated support team standing by whenever you need assistance with in-app chat support. We also have an online Help Center that you can access any time to answer common questions and provide tutorials for onboarding new team members. Our goal is to make your life easier, and we’re here to make that happen. 

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