Azuga Partners with ServiceTrade to Help Commercial Contractors Improve Service and Streamline Operations

August 12, 2021

Yahoo Finance

Kevin Wolf, TGPR

Contractors using Azuga’s vehicle tracking solution with ServiceTrade’s service management application can more easily track the location and status of service technicians.

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azuga, a global provider of vehicle analytics, fleet technology and insurtech solutions, has integrated its fleet tracking solution with ServiceTrade, whose application is used by commercial contractors to automate and streamline operations, sell more of their services, and provide customers a convenient online customer experience.

Azuga’s GPS-based fleet tracking solution is simple to use, affordable and powerful enough to run any size fleet. It helps fleet managers keep track of drivers, improve safety and protect their assets by monitoring the location and activities of vehicles in real time. Azuga’s GPS tracker hardware plugs into the OBDII port in each vehicle and captures all vehicle diagnostic data and driver behavior instantly and easily. No upfront costs or installation services are required, and no downtime is needed.

ServiceTrade addresses a number of customer service and operational issues for commercial service contractors. ServiceTrade is used to schedule technician appointments, dispatch technicians for emergency calls, create and deliver quotes for new work, and power an online portal where customers access their service history, review service documents, and submit new service requests. With its open APIs, ServiceTrade connects to various accounting systems to increase invoicing accuracy and reduce double data entry.

The Azuga - ServiceTrade integration offers a variety of benefits to commercial building service contractors, fire protection contractors, mechanical and commercial HVAC companies, etc. For instance:

Increased Productivity. Contractors can eliminate manual steps taken by office staff by automatically sending customer notifications when technicians click “En Route” on the ServiceTrade mobile app.

Delight Customers. Contractors can provide an Uber-like customer experience via email and/or text notifications that include a link to the technician’s real-time location and time of arrival to the customer’s location.

Enhanced Reporting. Service managers can more accurately track when technicians arrive on a job site and when they leave. This data powers custom reports for payroll, job costing and accounting purposes, eliminating hours of report consolidation each week.

Integrated Mapping. Dispatchers can view real-time vehicle locations within ServiceTrade’s dashboard. This enables office staff to make quicker and better decisions.

“Contractors who use Azuga with ServiceTrade will save time, reduce costs and improve decision-making,” said Billy Marshall, CEO at ServiceTrade. “Highly differentiated integrations like this will delight customers and help contractors stand out amid intense competition.”

“The best run organizations require sophisticated hardware and software that address the gamut of business problems,” said Matt Curtis, Director of Partnerships at Azuga. “Contractors also need to be safe and efficient while traveling to customer locations. By integrating Azuga with ServiceTrade, we are enhancing the experience of both the office staff and field techs with automation and location-specific data.”

About Azuga

Azuga was founded with the vision to continuously improve safety and productivity within the fleet ecosystem. Azuga is a leading global connected vehicle platform, helping customers turn data from vehicles and drivers into intelligence that improves operations and safety while reducing cost and risk. Azuga provides innovative end-to-end solutions for commercial fleets, government agencies, insurance companies, and automotive industry suppliers, through an integrated approach of hardware technology, fleet management applications, driver gamification, video telematics, and data analytics. The award-winning Azuga Fleet solution powers over 5,500 commercial fleets, from small to large enterprises. Azuga is headquartered in Fremont, California, with offices across the globe.

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