William and Patti Feldman

William and Patti
Feldman
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Travel lighter: tablet performs like a laptop, mobile app 1
The Surface Pro 3 uses a fourth generation Intel Core processor, is just 0.36” thin and 1.76-lb. light. The multi-touch tablet (supporting swipe, pinch and drag), has 5 MP front and rear facing cameras, a USB 3 jack, a video output jack, and a microSD card reader. It comes with a pressure sensitive digital pen for taking notes, drawing or marking up presentations, PDFs and documents in a similar way as on paper.
Have a field day with ruggedized tablet cases, HVAC and plumbing forms 
Compared to most tools taken to and used on jobsites, an iPad or other tablet benefits from extra-special protection from a sturdy case designed to withstand inadvertent hard knocks and hazard-duty environmental conditions.
Mobile device management solutions 
More and more plumbing and HVAC contractors who do service work communicate with field service crews primarily or entirely through “bring your own” mobile devices every workday.
Contractors might consider tablet keyboard cases
Venture, www.mypointnow.com, is a basic mobile app that can provide smaller contractors, including those new to using tablets and smartphones for work, with assistance in a range of daily business tasks.
Time-saving software for the office and when on the go 
Cloud-based electronic signature solutions enable signing and exchange of contracts, invoices, and work orders securely 24/7 from any computing device with a web browser.
Task-oriented software for handheld devices 
No doubt about it, mobile devices are changing the way contractors conduct daily business out in the field.
Software solutions for contractors looking to optimizing energy use, locate equipment 
BuildingIQ, www.buildingiq.com, is a web-based SaaS (software as a service) solution platform designed to optimize energy use in commercial buildings that have a Building Automation System, an Internet connection, and the support of the maintenance team. The solution aims to save on energy costs while maintaining or improving comfort and improve the carbon footprint of the buildings.
YouTube as a strategic marketing platform for plumbing contractors 
In late 2013, our query for "plumbing contractor" jumped up to more than 70,000 and a query for "HVAC contractor" yielded almost 100,000 results. Results for, while just plain "HVAC" reaped a whopping 358,000 videos.
Web-based field service management, niche Apps for IOS and Android 
Smartphone software can provide anything from nuts-and-bolts field service management to an at-the-ready beacon to help you find your way in the dark or provide a spotlight on the work at hand.
Smartphone Apps Optimizing Communication & Productivity for Mechanical Contractors 
The confluence of two technologies, cloud computing and smartphones, is reflected more and more in the development of software solutions used by contractors and subcontractors.
Niche apps for on-the-spot presentations, conversations, calculations 13
Here are some nifty iPad and smartphone apps for sales presentations, quotes and billing, calculations and conversions on the go.
Four for the road
RazorSync Mobile Field Service Management software, www.razorsync.com, for small to medium sized field service businesses, is a cloud-based desktop and mobile software solution that facilitates business management and interaction among team members in the office, field technicians and customers.

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