January 24, 2024 Peggy Xenos 3 minute read

KPIs to measure productivity in your field service teams

Keeping track of the appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is essential for maintaining optimal productivity within your team. This concise guide highlights the most important KPIs, offering insights into your team's productivity levels and providing strategies for enhancement.

What is productivity?

Productivity in field service is a comprehensive measure that looks at how effectively and efficiently field service teams perform their duties, manage their resources, satisfy their customers, and adhere to safety and operational standards. It's a crucial KPI for any field service organization aiming to optimize its operations and deliver high-quality service in the most efficient manner possible.

Top KPIs to measure the productivity of your teams

  1. First-Time Fix Rate (FTFR): This KPI measures the percentage of issues resolved on the first visit. A high FTFR not only boosts customer satisfaction but also reduces costs associated with return visits. Keeping track of this metric can spotlight training needs or areas where better diagnostic tools are required.
  2. Mean Time to Repair (MTTR): This indicator reflects the average time taken to resolve a service issue. It’s a direct measure of your team's efficiency in diagnosing and solving problems. MTTR can be improved with better training, more effective tools, and enhanced access to information.
  3. Technician Utilization Rate: This metric calculates the proportion of billable work hours against total available hours. It helps in understanding how much of your team’s time is spent on productive, revenue-generating activities. Optimizing schedules and routing can enhance this rate.
  4. Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT): While not exclusive to field services, CSAT is vital. It gauges how happy customers are with your service. High CSAT scores correlate with repeat business and referrals, which are essential for growth.
  5. Service Contract Compliance Rate: This measures adherence to service level agreements (SLAs). It’s important for maintaining good customer relationships and avoiding penalties. Monitoring this KPI ensures your team meets contractual obligations consistently.
  6. Inventory Turns: This KPI tracks how frequently inventory is used or replaced over a period. Efficient inventory management means having the right parts available when needed without overstocking.
  7. Job Completion Rate: This metric looks at the number of jobs completed within a set timeframe. It’s a straightforward indicator of team productivity and operational efficiency.


Tracking KPIs in Fieldcode

Tracking KPIs in Fieldcode offers a dynamic approach to monitor and enhance your field service operations. KPIs can be precisely defined by various attributes, catering to your unique business requirements. This allows KPIs to be set based on different criteria such as service type, customer, project, and other criteria. Moreover, Fieldcode provides the capability to set alerts for certain process steps. This feature ensures that every step of the service process is performed within the stipulated time and significantly contributes to achieving the overall Service Level Agreement (SLA). These alerts act as proactive reminders about the progress and the remaining SLA, helping to keep your team on track and prevent potential delays or oversights. Such notifications help in preempting issues, allowing for timely interventions to keep service delivery on course.

By keeping track of these quantifiable and actionable metrics, field service managers can identify areas for improvement, make informed decisions, and drive their teams toward higher productivity and customer satisfaction. Fieldcode's analytics dashboards provide clear insights into these metrics, resulting in improved resource management, timely project completion, and heightened productivity. To explore how Fieldcode can assist you in monitoring your KPIs, schedule a demo today.

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