The largest change in the irrigation contractor's technology
has been, and remains to be in communication, and this by no means should be exclusive to the business of communication, but can and is being used as a means of expediting several tasks that normally require more time, more equipment, or more bodies to execute.
The use of smart phones, I-pads, and other technology for the irrigator will not only clear up any misunderstandings in the field, but will actually be the next best thing to being there when "being there" is not possible.
Okay, so what does this mean for the irrigator, how can more communication tech help me and my business?
- Not only will communications be improved, but you will have the ability to video call one another to ensure that you and your team have complete understanding of the job.
- Every picture tells a story. With the help of pics and video, you will be able to share footage of a job for future bidding, and have footage instantly downloaded to your office computer, as well as individuals on your team that need the info.
- With GPS capabilities, you can find and locate job sites off the beaten path, or find out where your employees are at any time.
- Having an I-pad handy in the field will not only show your clients that you mean business, but that you are in business to stay. You can instantly go over plans, and or changes according to your customer's specs to confirm understanding of the job, and eliminate any knee-jerking in the end when they get their bill.
- If you need to find the nearest supply store in an emergency, their business hours, and location, you can use your phone or tablet to Google them, and be in and out before your problem becomes a bigger one.
- Check emails between clients and business, and answer them while you are in the field – you will always be in touch with your business.
So, what can communication technology do for the irrigator and irrigation contractor? You will be able to take your business where ever you go, and put some of the pressure back on your competition… where it belongs.
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