About Trimble Work Management
Trimble has been in business for over 35 years, specializing in positioning products. In 1978, Charlie Trimble and two others from Hewlett-Packard began the business in Silicon Valley, basing its products on LORAN technology and focusing on marine navigation. Also in 1978, the first GPS satellite, NavStar, was launched and GPS was being developed by the U.S. The founders of Trimble recognized the potential of this new technology and focused on expanding the capabilities of GPS technology for both consumer and military applications. Trimble has continued to specialize in creating positioning products and has widened the market for business uses. Trimble now has over 1,800 patents in its portfolio. Integrating its positioning ingenuity in laser, GPS, optical and inertial technology with wireless communications and application software, Trimble provides many business solutions to enhance profits and maximize productivity.
Trimble provides field service management software to a variety of industries. Field service companies such as electrical, pest control, landscapers, HVAC and plumbing must provide great customer service to stay competitive. Customers want to schedule appointments in short order and be provided with skilled, reliable technicians. Trimble’s field service management software solutions provide these companies with GPS fleet management, dispatch, automated scheduling, and asset management solutions. Optimizing the scheduling and management of technicians with workforce management software reduces costs and improves productivity. Trimble’s field service management software solutions provide many features to optimize field service businesses and maximize profits.
Pacific Telecommunications Services utilized Trimble’s cloud-based Work Management solution which reduced the time spent by each dispatcher daily from three hours to 45 minutes – a productivity savings of 75%. Shred-It uses Trimble’s Fleet Management and Driver Safety solutions and say they have been able to mitigate safety risks by monitoring driver behaviors.
(Last updated on 05/05/2016 by Mary Houston Coker)