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Loc8 Field Service Software

Company overview

Loc8 is an outstanding application that was created for small, medium and large businesses to help them manage their assets, facilities, maintenance and field staff. With integrated invoicing, quoting, defect management and class leading online/offline mobile applications, Loc8 helps companies automate process, maximise asset value, stay on top of maintenance and ultimately improve customer service and grow their businesses.

Loc8 is a cloud based application, accessible from any device, browser and/or mobile, from anywhere in the world. This is a real competitive advantage as it allows the users of the app to gain in mobility and flexibility.

One of the main elements that makes Loc8 a real powerful tool is its smart Service Supply Chain that enables Loc8 managers, back office staff and field technicians to connect in real-time. Loc8’s Service Supply Chain is an efficient, fully integrated digital ecosystem through which real-time and historical asset, work order / job and customer relationship data can be disseminated, shared and viewed instantaneously by all participants. Concurrently, each user is still empowered to maintain full operational independence.

With this highly innovative technology, Loc8 allows to streamline business operations with a powerful, scalable work order and asset maintenance management system that is enterprise proven, and also very easy to use for small teams.

Our Vision is to is to be the global platform for field service and asset management for large, medium and small organisations.

Our Mission is to help businesses eager to improve customer service, automate process and reduce administration.


Loc8’s Main Benefits for Users

  • Gain visibility and control
  • Reduce costs
  • Streamline operations
  • Improve customer service

Loc8’s Main Features

  • Easy scheduling
  • Tasks and sub-tasks
  • Work on and offline
  • Detailed work reports
  • Asset management
  • Automated maintenance
  • Asset tasks
  • Customer portal and custom integrations
  • Quoting/Invoicing/financial insights
  • Integrations

Biography of David Hodges – Founder & Managing Director

David Hodges is the Founder and Managing Director of Loc8.  He has worked in the technology and software industry for 25 years with a background in networking, infrastructure, expertise and qualifications in project management and service operations.

David began his working career in the electronics and physical infrastructure space.  After completing a masters in Project Management and working on Nortel, Cisco and Avaya platforms David joined Ampolex Limited in the Oil and Gas sector in the 90s.

Since that time, David has focused his efforts around software optimisation and automation in safety, asset management and field service management with rail, emergency management, professional services organisations in iron ore and coal mining.

David is driven by innovation and technology that benefits process management, field service, customer service improvement and automation.  He believes in making technology decisions based on measurable outcomes, commercial benefits and most importantly social and community benefits. David spends his time working to progress that agenda in his personal and professional life.

Founding Smartpath in 2004 and then Loc8 in 2011, David has brought together a talented group of professionals to create the dynamic business that Loc8 is today. “As a start-up Cloud business, we were driven to offer a true solution for businesses eager to improve customer service, automate process and reduce administration” says Hodges. From these humble beginnings, Loc8 has grown into an industry leading platform used by some of Australia’s largest organisations and thousands of small trade-based organisations.

Along with his “day job” at Loc8 David is involved in several community and social enterprises as well as some, not so tech focused, rural activities in his home town in North East Victoria.

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Loc8 is used by many service businesses and some of the most demanding enterprise asset owners and facility managers around the world.