Mobile Workforce Management software
2019. Skedulo raises $28M for its mobile workforce management service
Skedulo, a service that helps businesses manage their mobile employees, has raised a $28 million Series B funding round. The company’s service offers businesses all the necessary tools to manage their mobile employees, including their schedules. A lot of small businesses still use basic spreadsheets and email to do this, but that’s obviously not the most efficient way to match the right employee to the right job, for example. At the core of Skedulo, which offers both a mobile app and web-based interface, is the company’s so-called “Mastermind” engine that helps businesses automatically match the right employee to a job based on the priorities the company has specified. The company plans to use the new funding to enhance this tool through new machine learning capabilities. Skedulo will also soon offer new analytics tools and integrations with third-party services like HR and financial management tools, as well as payroll systems.
2015. Mobile workforce service Jobber secured $8M
Field service management software Jobber has secured a $8 million. Professional home and mobile service businesses have often relied on the desktop and even pen and paper, but it’s massively inefficient. Jobber provides mobile apps, scheduling tools, online invoicing, and simple customer management tools for these companies. Since it started in 2011, over three and a half million customers have have used it. The company claims it’s process over over $1 billion in invoices. In Jobber’s segment, the biggest competition is probably pen and paper. Other players include mHelpDesk, HouseCall Pro, Breezeworks and vWorkApp. In the enterprise segment there are larger, established players like ServiceMax and Bella Solutions.
2012. Google Coordinate - mobile workforce coordination app
In some companies, there is a need to coordinate the work of teams that are constantly being on the move - out of office. For example, it may be teams supporting complex equipment, transportation and security companies. In such cases manager (or supervisor) in any moment needs to know the geographical location of each employee and his current availability. For such companies Google has launched a new service - Google Coordinate. It was not very difficult, because Google has its own maps service - Google Maps and has an experience with GPS-positioning (remember Google Latitude). In addition to displaying the location of employees Google Coordinate allows to assign tasks to workers and track their status (receive check-in notifications and reports). The supervisor can even manage the entire workflow via the phone: