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Ascent Business Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile software for the field service industry with over 25 years of experience helping small to medium sized businesses overcome operational inefficiencies. Ascent is currently in use by a wide range of businesses with revenues of $250,000 to $500,000,000 comprised of a multitude of service providers within the Trade, Technology and Capital Equipment industries. Ascent now services clients in every major service vertical and metro area in North America.

The Service Glossary: Technician Efficiency

Christopher Esselborn - Monday, August 17, 2015


    The Field Service Glossary

    This week in the Service Glossary, we want to reacquaint you with the value of your technician staff and how their collaboration with members of the back office impacts your bottom line. We are comparing estimated time with actual time to calculate your Technician Efficiency.

    Week 7: Technician Efficiency

    How to Calculate: Collect the actual and estimated time spent on service calls for a technician and then divide the estimated time by the actual time. The resulting variance will help you understand the true value of a job. For example, a job with an estimated time of 1 hour that is actually completed in 2 hours will yield a variance of .5 or 50%.  This demonstrates that the estimated value was only 50% of the actual charge for the job--inconsistencies as large as this one can throw off scheduling and affect customer relations.  Factors that influence Technician Efficiency include: the accuracy of customer service request detail, service logistics, parts management and technician competence.


    Ascent Business Systems is a Sage Development Partner with over 30 years experience developing service management solutions designed to work seamlessly with Sage accounting solutions. The Ascent product line provides clients with a wide range of world class service management tools, superb reporting capability and scalability for growing businesses. These products include AS Office for the back office, AS Mobile and AS Cloud for your customers and workforce.

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