All posts by Jordan Moskowitz

Terminix Chooses Fixxbook to Manage National Subcontractor Network

Terminix chooses ServiceChannel’s Fixxbook Private Network software to manage their subcontractor network.

New York, NY – August 28, 2013- Terminix, the largest pest control company in the world, has selected the Fixxbook Private Network software as a service (SaaS) application to source, credential and manage compliance of their subcontractors nationwide. Terminix, a ServiceChannel enabled contractor, operates in 45 states in the U.S. and 14 countries around the world.

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Terminix operates in 45 U.S. states and 14 countries worldwide.

“In today’s highly regulated world of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, along with a competitive market, national service companies are saddled with a significant administrative burden and high costs associated with capturing and monitoring their subcontractors’ business information and credentials.” says Eric Schechter, VP Contractor Services at ServiceChannel and President of Fixxbook, “We’re excited that Terminix has chosen Fixxbook Private Network to streamline and simplify the process of collecting, exchanging and keeping this important information current.” Read more.

Preventive Landscape Maintenance: A Long-Term Management Strategy for Efficiency and Cost Savings

By Michael D’Aversa of Cherry Logistics

Cherry Logistics Corporation, headquartered in North Aurora, Illinois, was founded in 2003 as a snow removal service. Since that time, the company has become a premier provider of consolidated facilities maintenance, commercial construction and emergency asset response services. Cherry Logistics is currently operating in 42 states.”

Cherry Logistics

The pressure to drive down prices, for example during a competitive landscape maintenance bidding event, may cause providers to consider cutting corners to make their bid seem more enticing. The immediate effects of such cuts may be negligible, if apparent at all, but the long-term consequences are fundamental and, unfortunately, quite common. If a bid seems too good to be true, it probably is. Preventive landscape maintenance services are not cheap, let alone free. They do, however, provide the best long-term value. Let’s explore these key areas individually. Read more.

The Four Critical Components of Key System Management

By Kaitlyn Workman of LockNet

“At LockNet, we’re all about doors and locks. We supply and service doors, locks and hardware to national retail and restaurant chains. Check out our blog, or connect with us on LinkedIn.”

Many organizations have key systems in place, but unless they are setup and managed properly, they can become ineffective and/or cost the organization hundreds to thousands of dollars in unnecessary rekeys. There are many components to consider but the four that prove to be the most critical are: Read more.

How Did We Improve Our Registration?

At ServiceChannel, one of our goals is not only to have a robust software solution that works for many types of users, but to create a solid software with multiple functions and features – and also be user friendly. It’s a daunting task to create the functions that our industry requires. A lot of what we develop is obtained from talking to contractors as well as retail, restaurant, convenience, and hospitality entities.

In this day and age, we need our software to be secure as well. We have protocols that need to be adhered to, there’s SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements), the audit that companies go through providing software as a service. SSAE 16 is a stable release that meets all security requirements. Trying to do all that while offering a product that is user friendly is the top priority for us. We’re continuously monitoring our users’ experience and seeking feedback in our effort to continue improving. Read more.