At Loc8, our years of experience in the metering and electrical sector have allowed us to develop a tailored solution suitable to the requirements of the utilities industry.
User friendly and intuitive, Loc8 can be easily implemented in businesses where multiple parties are involved. Loc8 allows you to communicate with your internal staff but also to engage directly with external contractors and sub-contractors. They can update their own data in real-time therefore keeping you on top of the different workflows.
Beyond its powerful staff and jobs management features, Loc8 also offers advanced integrations with existing systems. You can then centralise all your business operations, speed up processes and completely remove the use of paper based documents.
Create and send quotes based on estimated on-site time, travel, and inventory usage or alternatively quote based on tasks from the task library or create new ones in-situ.
Share the quote with your customer using a live web view that is branded using your company logo and details, and optionally allow them to approve or decline the quote online.
Review and update quotes as needed
If a quote is declined or needs revision, simply version it and make all modifications to the new version of the quote. All previous versions remain intact and unmodified for later review.
Schedule, assign and complete appointments
Simplify your job management process
Quickly create an appointment that suits your customer’s availability using the Loc8 web or mobile app. Dispatch to one or more technicians or sub-contractors using custom region and trade based assignment in calendar or quick scheduling modes.
Stay on top of everything with real-time updates
Field technicians will be notified in real time of any new or updated appointments and can action them immediately or when scheduled to. If it was assigned to the wrong person, it can simply be reassigned in-field. All changes are visible across the entire cloud-based system in real time.
Know your assets, know your customers
Track your real-world assets virtually
Create an asset structure in Loc8 that matches the physical location of the assets you maintain in the real world, that way you can easily find and maintain them when you arrive on site.
Save time by standardising and re-using asset types
Loc8 supports a robust, hierarchical asset type mechanism so that you can standardise the types of assets you maintain, the information you put on them and the preventative schedules you run against them.
Compliance and sustainability
Loc8’s compliance management system works across your suppliers and contractors providing powerful data collection tools to assist with contract review and tender preparation, in addition to owner focused reporting for risk management, activity supervision, and service level monitoring.
Other useful features for your industry
Intuitive sub-contractor management
Simply create appointments tailored to your customer’s availability and then dispatch teams of technicians or sub-contractors using custom region and trade-based assignment in calendar or quick scheduling modes.
Once a technician is ready, they simply have to tap ‘Drive to site’ for turn-by-turn directions, ‘Start work’ when they are on site, and ‘End work’ when they’ve finished. All changes are visible on the desktop interface in real time.
Regions / Trades
Specify regions and trades against each technician, and when they are set as a requirement on a work order, only the matching people will be made available.