BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Thiess, a leading provider of integrated water, energy, environmental, telecommunications and infrastructure management services, is constantly innovating to drive better business outcomes through more satisfied customers and employees. When it came time to update its approach to field service, Thiess chose the real time mobility solutions provided by ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (NasdaqGS: CKSW).
The ClickSoftware suite of solutions provides Thiess with applications to deliver its services faster, more accurately and with sustainability in mind. The mobility solution, connecting field workers to each other and back office systems through handheld mobile devices, is driving process improvements including:
- Reduced overtime, as a function of more accurate scheduling and deeper visibility into job details.
- Real-time, optimized scheduling ensuring the most qualified and nearby worker is sent to the right job, with the right equipment at the right time.
- Reduced administration and operational costs as a result of information being sent directly to backend systems from the field, and jobs being completed faster.
Previously, field crews used paper time sheets to review and report on work being done in the field. This took away time at the end of the day, was prone to errors, and required administration work to re-enter them into the ERP system which prolonged the billing and invoice processes.
"Thiess is driving projects that are making a positive impact on the Australian landscape and community, and we needed a scalable mobility solution that would help us lower costs while increasing project productivity," said Thuy Lam, Business Applications Manager of Thiess. "ClickSoftware provided a solution to help us operate more efficiently through real-time communication and workforce management, and they completed the deployment in a very short time."
The first phase of the deployment provided field workers with mobile devices and apps making communications and administrative processes easier and more seamless. The second phase will completely automate the scheduling process, which will further increase productivity gains by optimizing schedules in real-time based on factors including employee skills, preferences, location, driving conditions and job priority.
"Mobile workers and processes are becoming more critical as a key differentiator for businesses, and ClickSoftware provides companies in all industries the tools to remain competitive while offering a superior experience," said Dr. Moshe BenBassat, Founder and CEO of ClickSoftware. "As the speed of business increases, ClickSoftware is enabling our customers to quickly realize the benefits of our solutions with quick deployments measured in weeks, rather than months."
Thiess is one of Australia's leading Construction, Mining and Services contractors. It's also the largest Asset and Infrastructure Management Service Providers and a leading supplier of integrated water, energy, environmental, telecommunications and infrastructure management services to government authorities and commercial and industrial clients.
ClickSoftware (NasdaqGS: CKSW) is the leading provider of automated mobile workforce management and service optimization solutions for the enterprise, both for mobile and in-house resources. As pioneers of the "Service chain optimization" concept, our solutions provide organizations with end-to-end visibility and control of the entire service management chain by optimizing forecasting, planning, shift and task scheduling, mobility and real-time management of resource and customer communication.
Available via the cloud or on-premise, our products incorporate best business practices and advanced decision-making algorithms to manage service operations more efficiently, in a scalable, integrated manner. Our solutions have become the backbone for many leading organizations worldwide by addressing the fundamental question of job fulfillment: Who does What, for Whom, With what, Where and When.
ClickSoftware is the premier choice for delivering superb business performance to service sector organizations of all sizes. The company is headquartered in the United States and Israel, with offices across Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit http://www.clicksoftware.com. Follow us on Twitter.
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This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other U.S Federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those statements regarding expected benefits to Thiess and its customers from using ClickSoftware's mobility solutions. Such "forward-looking statements" involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those projected, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in ClickSoftware's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by law, ClickSoftware is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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