Pest Control Operators Who Go Paperless Save a Lot of Money!
There is a great emphasis these days on the need to “Go Green” and the pest control industry is under increasing pressure to be friendly to the environment. One of the easiest ways for your business to go green is to reduce your use of paper. SmartPest was designed from the ground up to be paperless. With SmartPest you can be part of the green solution and save a lot of money in the process.
4 KEY BENEFITS OF GOING PAPERLESS
- You Save Money – You will instantly save money by going paperless. To begin with, multi part NCR forms are not cheap. Not only do they cost .15 to .25 each but they also require labor to print, envelopes to mail and of course, postage. This total can easily reach $1.50 -$2.00 per service call or $300-$400 per month per technician. But that’s just part of the story. By eliminating one trip to the office a day, you can easily add over 20 service calls a month per tech. At a average of $50 per stop that can work out to over $1,000 per month in added revenue to say nothing of your savings in fuel and maintenance . With these savings your investment in hardware and software can easily pay for itself in just a few months and improve your professional image.
- You Help the Environment – You will be preserving our environment and save a lot of “green”. Printers, toner, ink, paper, postage and the labor involved adds up to thousands of dollars per year. Please consider the following facts about paper:* The average office worker wastes 10,000 pieces of paper each year
* It takes 13 ounces of water to process a single piece of paper
* The average tree only produces 16.7 reams of paper
* This translates to over 178 million trees removed from the eco system annually
* Most discarded paper ends up in a landfill
- Improved Customer Service – With orders, contacts and inspections all digitally stored in SmartPest you can handle company growth and maintain consistent customer service. Rapid PDF conversion allows you to send documents to clients in seconds. Referral agents are no longer willing to wait for you to return to the office to fax a copy of a termite report. When an agent asks if you can email a report and your answer is “No”, then YOU ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS BUT JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET! The ability to take orders & send copies from the field means better service to your clients and more volume for you.
- Increased Productivity – SmartPest was designed to save hundreds of labor hours per year. You will spend less time & money on administrative work with a paperless office. Office workers can assign inspection orders to workers in the field without a single phone call or piece of paper. Technician’s completed service tickets and inspections instantly appear to office workers within seconds of completion saving a trip to the office and valuable fuel and maintenance costs. How often do you get a call from a client asking you to resend a fax? How much do you spend on forms and postage? Savings such as these will pay off your investment in going paperless in just a few short months.
For additional information on the benefits of going paperless with SmartPest Paperless Office give us a call at (888) 214-7702.