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KlineFire moves to a modern, cloud based system
...using Uptick. A leading fire asset management software purpose-built for the fire protection industry.
KlineFire Services had not updated operating systems in nearly ten years, and were using a program which required extensive management from the administration team. Each of the up to 2,000 sites required four separate “contracts”, and invoicing involved manually entering a price against each item. This would result in delays getting invoices to clients.
"We were at a point where the operating system was holding us back, and it was time for a major change." - Tony Kline, Chief Executive Officer
Uptick gave KlineFire the opportunity to move to a modern, cloud based system which would give them the ability to obtain more in-depth information from the servicing technician.
When attending site, technicians have access to all the information on record (photos, contact details, and other equipment) in the palm of their hand. This saw an immediate reduction in the number of calls to the office from the techs on the road, freeing up administration time which would have otherwise been spent trawling through archived records.
While completing the service, the technician is able to take photos of any items of concern and obtain signatures from site contacts as a proof of attendance. The task also lists the exact time the technician was on site, which can be referred back to at a later date if queried. This has been particularly beneficial to the body corporates and property mangers who are not on site while works take place.
As the system operates in real time, works can be invoiced immediately upon completion. Clients appreciate the prompt delivery of information, and it means collecting revenue much faster.
Furthermore, as a fire protection maintenance provider, there is always the duty of care to ensure that all documents are issued promptly and correctly.
The flexibility of a cloud based system has allowed KlineFire's office based staff to take their work with them while they are off site. When they attend meetings with clients they are armed with all the data on file, and have the flexibility of working from home if needed.
Despite all that, the KlineFire team's favourite feature is the Operations Dashboard, which provides real time updates about the work our technicians and administration staff are completing. This has given us a better idea of what our team are doing, and enabled us to improve the day to day running of the business.
The feedback from clients has been overwhelmingly positive. The information being provided following a service is more comprehensive, and documents are sent almost immediately after the service. In addition, our quote approvals have dramatically increased, as clients are now just one click away from approving works.
Joining Uptick has launched KlineFire in to today's connected world, and has allowed them to tailor servicing packages for our clients which separate them from their competitors.
You'll be in good company
"We've just been growing, so over the last two years has been the most growth we've had financially in our business, and I will bring that down to Uptick"
"They are by far the best and the easiest app to work your way around, and we looked at, at least, 20 different ones"
"The evolution to digital testing log books is obvious from outside of the industry bubble. When clients have had a demonstration of the digital log books, they respond enthusiastically. It is always rewarding knowing we are actually making DEM greener."