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What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service?

Dynamics 365 Field Service delivers schedule optimisation, asset management and invoice processing. Field Service is an end-to-end solution providing team members with access to what they need to get the job done, all through one single, easy to use platform.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service

Do you want to ensure a consistent and dependable operation that predicts, detects, and resolves service issues before you or your customer even know there’s a problem?

Dynamics 365 Field Service helps our customers deliver onsite service to customer locations. The application combines workflow automation, scheduling algorithms, and mobility to set up mobile workers for success when they're onsite with customers fixing issues.

The Field Service application enables you to:

  • Improve first-time fix rate
  • Complete more service calls per technician per week
  • Manage follow-up work and take advantage of upsell and cross sell opportunities
  • Reduce travel time, mileage, and vehicle wear and tear
  • Organise and track resolution of customer issues
  • Communicate an accurate arrival time to customers
  • Provide accurate account and equipment history to the field technician
  • Keep customers updated with the status of their service call and when it's resolved
  • Schedule onsite visits when it's convenient for the customer
  • Avoid equipment downtime through preventative maintenance

Dynamics 365 Field Service: Key Capabilities

Field Service Capabilities:

  • Work orders to define the service work needed primarily (but not exclusively) at customer locations.
  • Scheduling and dispatch tools to manage resources and equipment needed for customer service, visualize onsite appointments, and optimize service schedules with efficient routing and resource skill matching.
  • Communication tools to enhance collaboration between customer service agents, dispatchers, field technicians, customers, and other stakeholders.
  • An easy-to-use mobile application that guides technicians through schedule changes and service work.
  • Asset management capabilities to keep track of customer equipment and service history.
  • Preventive maintenance by automatically generating recurring maintenance appointments for equipment.
  • Inventory, purchasing, and returns capabilities to manage truck stock, purchase order requests and fulfillment, and product returns.
  • Billing capabilities to generate invoices based on products and services delivered to customers.
  • Time tracking to help you track how resources are spending their time, whether they're traveling, on break, or working.
  • Analytics for reporting on key performance indicators for managing work orders, scheduling activities, and interacting with customers.

Dynamics 365 Field Service: User Roles

Which key roles are supported through Digital Transformation?

Dynamics 365 Field Service provides functionality for the following key roles on your service team:

  • Customer service agents triage incoming requests and determine when to create work orders for onsite visits. Agents primarily use the application through a web browser.
  • Service managers track performance metrics and oversee service delivery, finding ways to increase efficiency and standardize processes. Service managers primarily use the application through a web browser.
  • Despatchers review and schedule work orders, and assign them to resources on the schedule board through resource availability searches, and through a fully automated resource scheduling optimization add-in. Dispatchers primarily use the application through a web browser.
  • Field technicians manage their assigned work orders using the mobile app on a phone or tablet, and perform maintenance and repairs onsite at customer locations.
  • Inventory managers ensure field technicians have what they need to complete their service calls. Inventory managers also handle product returns and purchase new inventory. Inventory managers primarily use the application through a web browser.
Dynamics 365 Field Service Works Order Architecture

Dynamics 365 Field Service: Mobile Roles

Which key roles are supported via Mobile Access?
Empower your Technician!

Provide access to the right information at the right time and increase first-time fix rates and technician productivity with:

  • Smart route planning.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) integration.
  • Remote expert collaboration using mixed reality.
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Dynamics 365 Field Service: Mobile Roles

Which key roles are supported via Mobile Access? Empower Despatchers!

Maximise technician utilisation and minimise travel time

  • Help dispatchers achieve business objectives with:
  • Embedded optimisation within the schedule board.
  • Schedules to meet service-level agreements (SLAs).
    Predictive travel time and work duration.
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Dynamics 365 Field Service: Manage Assets

Managing Asset Information in the Field via Mobile Access? 

Track and manage assets to reduce downtime
Define attributes that characterise different assets with:

  • Ability to pinpoint asset locations and hierarchy.
  • Geofencing capabilities.
  • Monitor asset properties over time.
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