I'd been running as an independent IT consultant for a few years. All of a sudden I won two big contracts that made hiring an employee and getting some sort of job scheduling/tracking system a priority. I demoed pretty well every offering. Synchroteam stood out for a couple of key reasons. The biggest for me was their inventory system. Although it is still in its early days and lacking a few features that I hope are on the way, it's a good inventory system that gives me the ability to transfer stock from the 'warehouse' to our cars and know who has what. There were other systems out there with inventory but a lot of them were overkill for me and most of them were overly expensive. Synchroteam's price is very reasonable and priced by the tech (free admin account) so it was affordable for starting up. The way it is setup is logical and once you get used to it (It does look different than most of the other offerings, kind of old school) it is pretty intuitive. Creating clients, jobs and sites is straightforward and the details page of each is well laid out for easy digestion of the information. The mobile app is good, better than most of the others. It has that same old school look as the website (which isn't a bad thing). The display of information and the interaction with that info is well presented. Tapping phone numbers calls the client, tapping the address give you directions, tapping the client gives your more details via the website, etc. When you create custom fields on your jobs (you should) they get their own screen in the mobile app which is a great way to present key information (Serial #s, Model #'s, etc). You can also create jobs in the mobile app which is handy for me as I dispatch on the go. The biggest shortcoming I can see, although I don't really use it, is the reporting. I'm not really sure what it reports. I've mucked around with it but haven't gotten any valuable information out. There are some things I would like to do that I can't and some other things that I hope will evolve into something better but I think these guys know what they are doing. I see the product has had updates since I joined a little over a month ago and looking at past changes I can see that they have been continually improving and adding to the system. I've had good interactions with the help desk (although not always getting the answers I would like) and my rep has been attentive but not too attentive. Demo the software, you'll like it.
Good Inventory Good presentation of information Good mobile app Easy to use Customization
missing some features, for example can't search by serial number
Thank you Robert for your positive feedback on Synchroteam¿s inventory functionality, ease of use, and mobile application. We are pleased to hear everythingIT has benefitted from our customizable user interface and job scheduling/tracking tools. We appreciate your observation of our reporting functionalities, and continue to release updates that enhance operational efficiency. Within our inventory module you now have the capability to search by serial number manually in the search bar, or scan the barcode of the item. Stay tuned to our blog (https://www.synchroteam.com/blog/) for information on new releases!
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Scheduling, dispatching, time tracking. Would like to see the GPS and invoicing modules improved. See cons
Streamlining of my team's dispatching process
Lead tech controls time on jobs. Need aux techs to control their own time. i.e. Lead tech gets to job and determines that he needs help, or techs arriving and leaving at different times. Also would like to see better flow between labor hours and invoicing. Labor hours should automatically transferred to the invoice. Also would like to see the GPS module improved to track actual location of techs and "geofencing" where techs would not be able to sign into a job until they are close to the job site
Thank you Joe for your review of Synchroteam's field service management software. We are pleased to know the Urban City Telecom team has been able to streamline their dispatching process, and have benefited from Synchroteam's scheduling and time tracking features. We appreciate your suggestions regarding labor hours transferred to the invoice, as well as geofencing technicians for clock in purposes, and will forward this along to our support team. We encourage you to reach out to our support team to discuss the best way to optimize each technician controlling their own time on the job. We also recommend checking out our blog (https://www.synchroteam.com/blog/) as we frequently release details on new features, best practice recommendations, and other helpful tips for your industry.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Price was the winning factor to why I started using this product. The sales team did a good job of presenting the potential of the product but a poor job of explaining the shortcomings that would become discovered in my first month of using it. Overall I'm not terribly happy with the investment and I won't be using it long-term. Unsure what I will move to going forward.
The cost isn't terrible for what you can do. There are some interesting features that some might find really useful. It's quite customizable, so if the features are useful the level to which you can get with the tools such as reports can be quite the positive experience.
Pricing is in euro which makes the fluctuation of costs due to rising/falling dollar rates difficult to anticipate how much is withdrawn each month. I've run into some glitches/issues when setting up reports that don't function as intended. The workflow for setting up very dynamic reports is terrible. The UI feels clunky. Pages don't load live changes made to progression of jobs and there is a lot of work that could have been done better. I feel like I've paid for a platform that was developed in the 1980's and hasn't been updated since. Like it was the beta of someone's project that was never finished, but now is being marketed as a completed product. It feels old, poorly managed, poorly supported, and like there is a general lack of care around what the end product looks like, does, and how it functions.
Thank you for your review Ryan, we appreciate your honest feedback. We apologize for the issues you are facing with reporting and the UI, and would love to get more information on the glitches you are experiencing so that we can resolve them promptly. Please contact our support team (https://www.synchroteam.com/contact.php) so that we can assist in improving the dynamic reporting workflows for Victoria Moss & Gutter. Also check out our latest update, which includes a time tracking module that syncs tasks seamlessly between the mobile application and Synchroteam¿s platform. For more information on the update visit https://www.synchroteam.com/blog/2018/03/08/time-tracking-new-module-synchroteam/
Likelihood to recommend: 0/10
The scheduling, the custom job reports, and the automatic sycn with Zoho. And - SUPPORT. Any new integration needs support and the Synchroteam support are available immediately.
It is a bit hard to understand some of the documentation. Took some time to set up a custom job report
Thank you Ben for your excellent review of Synchroteam's field service management solution. We are pleased to hear that you have found our support team useful and take advantage of our around the clock assistance. We are also glad to hear you are taking advantage of the sync with Zoho as well as scheduling and custom job reporting. Thank you for your feedback regarding our documentation, we will forward it to our support team for potential enhancements. Also, be sure to check out our blog (https://www.synchroteam.com/blog/) as we frequently release details on new features, best practice recommendations, and other helpful tips for your industry or future client implementations.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
We helped Future Connections select, implement & migrate to ST from an outdated FMS. It was an easy switch, because FC's processes are well supported by ST. The planning is now more efficient and the efficiency of the field team has also increased significantly. The capability to monitor progress has improved, as has the ability to support last minute changes
It is simple, crisp & very functional. Well documented and easy to set up. Open and easy to integrate with partners and own applications.
The color schemes of the planboard could be easier on the eyes.
Thank you Reinoudt for reviewing Synchroteam's field service management solution. We are pleased to hear The RMO company has found our FSM easy to set up, use, and integrate with partners and other applications. We are glad to know the Future Connections team has benefited from our solution as well, and that everything from planning to supporting last minute changes has become more efficient. Make sure to check out our blog (https://www.synchroteam.com/blog/) as we frequently release details on new features, best practice recommendations, and other helpful tips for your industry or future client implementations.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
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Preventative maintenance isn’t just for large machinery. Mobile workforces run at optimum capacity when they’re well maintained and potential logjams are spotted before they push a system into chaos. Synchroteam is a cloud-based field service management solution that optimizes costs and streamlines tasks like dispatching, scheduling, and reporting for mobile workforces. Synchroteam acts as a mobile command center, giving field service technicians the tools they need to work quickly and communicate with their teams back in the office in real-time.
A complete solution for businesses that require interaction with mobile staff, Synchroteam has customers with anywhere from five to 2,000+ employees. The multi-lingual platform saves its users time on paperwork, it ensures field workers never miss appointments, and it helps growing organizations take on more jobs with less effort. Key features include scheduling and dispatching, job reporting, and the ability to effectively manage field workers.
A cloud-based field service management solution, Synchroteam optimizes costs, dispatching, scheduling and reporting for businesses with mobile workforces. The solution is most frequently used by businesses in the energy, maintenance, medical, telecoms, security, and HVAC industries.
Technicians, inspectors, investigators, and other service-oriented employees can all use Synchroteam to stay in sync with their offices while they’re out on the road. Smart scheduling and dispatching tools give users a way to examine their daily schedules and make dynamic changes based on events happening in real-time. A unique scheduling wizard analyzes existing schedules and suggests the best time slots for new jobs, as well.
Synchroteam keeps field service workers on task, and it keeps the front office staff that supports those workers apprised of the latest updates and scheduling changes. Jobs are separated into buckets based on the current status, and flexible records are easily searchable at a moment’s notice. Even customers can get access to their own reports and job histories through a customer portal that Synchroteam provides.
Synchroteam has designed its scheduling screens to make it easy for front desk personnel to quickly assign technicians to new jobs based on their real-time availability, professional competencies, and optimized efficiency. Technicians have the option to examine their daily schedules in detail from their mobile phones, as well.
Use Synchroteam’s unique ScheduleAssist tool to optimize the way your team schedules incoming jobs. ScheduleAssist analyzes existing schedules and suggests the best time for new jobs based on factors like location (travel distance) and the skill of the technician. Synchroteam also offers a way for workers to subscribe to live calendar feeds to get scheduling updates at all times.
Keeping up with field service workers is no easy task. Synchroteam has found a way to minimize the complexity through geolocation with GPS tracking. When emergencies occur, in-office personnel can pinpoint the location of field service workers and send technicians who are already in the area. It even integrates live traffic information into its maps, showing any traffic conditions that could delay a technician as he or she drives to the jobsite.
Synchroteam’s mapping technology shows the real-time location of technicians as they move about the city. Turn on the “To Schedule” overlay, and you can schedule jobs directly from the map. You’ll be able to see how far each technician is from the next job site, adjusted automatically based on actual traffic conditions.
Organization is everything for organizations with mobile workers. Synchroteam keeps jobs and records organized by filing them into virtual buckets based on the current status. Users can view today’s jobs, late jobs, upcoming jobs, recurring jobs, and jobs that still need to be scheduled. They can also search listings and launch tasks from each record.
Use Synchroteam’s job counter to get details on any late jobs or upcoming jobs. You can find out why a job is delayed and resolve whatever issues are preventing it from being scheduled. Customer portals are also an effective way to give customers insights into their accounts, with reports and job histories that can be shared online in a secure, read-only format.
Detailed reports are a key component to any organized workspace. Synchroteam has made job reports a key feature, with the ability for users to tailor reports based on their own unique needs and specifications. Photos and signatures can be added to reports in the field.
Generate new job reports based on the type of job or the customer whose jobs you’re referencing. You can structure the job process, select field types, specify conditions, and define private fields within your reports. Reports are completely compatible with mobile, allowing you to define certain parameters and prevent jobs from being completed until all necessary information has been collected for the report.
Synchroteam integrates with a number of popular third-party business applications, including accounting solutions like Quickbooks Online, Xero and Sage, messaging solutions like Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar, and CRM solutions like ZohoCRM.
Synchroteam offers one comprehensive plan with no hosting fees, setup fees, or upgrade fees. Users can cancel at any time. Synchroteam offers free web services (API) and cloud connectors, as well as free setup and training. One free administrator account is available for each plan.