Did you know the government used to restrict the GPS signals of civilians?
When you stop to think about it, the Global Positioning System is a very powerful tool. After all, the modern GPS can pinpoint exactly where in the world a specific person is, instantaneously.
Before the year 2000, civilians received a modified GPS signal that resulted in time delays and often poor accuracy. However, that all changed on May 1, 2000 when the government literally flipped a switch, allowing ordinary people to have the same signal access as the government and military.
Since then, GPS has become an important part of day-to-day life.
While the most popular use is navigation, GPS systems can serve a variety of purposes, particularly for the commercial industry. For those who work in field service and specialty contracting, GPS integration is a great way to not only navigate from site to site but to increase productivity and efficiency.
How exactly does GPS integration help in these areas?
Well, it starts with service management software that can integrate with GPS systems. Once you have that, there are a variety of ways your business can benefit from modern GPS signals.
Advantages of GPS Integration for Contractors
If you’re operation a business with multiple techs in the field, it’s important to know where they are. This allows you to maintain schedules, monitor efficiency, and better meet the needs of the customer.
If an emergency situation arises, you can see who is closest and send them off immediately.
Another great thing a GPS integrated system can do is capture real data on site. Whether it’s signatures, orders, or hours, this data can be time stamped and marked for its location, letting you know when and where it took place.
In today’s highly competitive market, this kind of technology is highly valuable. We dare say it could change the way you do business.
Do you use GPS devices in your day-to-day life? What are your thoughts on their capabilities?