Property measurements for commercial sites can be extremely time-consuming and there’s a significant amount of effort involved. Your sales teams visit the site or spend their days clicking away on outdated software. Imagine putting in all that effort and not even winning the bid.
Luckily, the 21st century has ushered in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). In only a few clicks, property measurements can be delivered to you within hours. Entirely automated.
If you have been manually measuring properties for your landscaping business, read on to learn about the benefits of automated landscape measuring tools.
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Reason 1 – Automated landscape measuring tools can increase win rates by up to ~50%
No matter which field, any kind of manual work has a high chance of human error. If you are bidding on landscaping contracts and you have measured the site manually, it is possible that your estimates are based on incorrect measurements.
In case you overbid, you will probably lose out to the competition.
Artificial intelligence to the rescue! The good thing about AI is that it is not prone to human error. While a person may tire of drawing his hundredth polygon, the AI will keep working without tiring. This increases the accuracy of the measurements.
Another reason AI does better is that a person does not analyze each portion of the property by zooming in extremely close, leading to some inaccuracies. An AI can analyze each pixel of an image in extreme detail, to give us more accurate measurements.
Now that you have accurate estimates, you’re much more likely to win against your competition by quoting the right price.
Reason 2 – Automated landscape measuring tools can lead to ~$50,000 – $100,000 in additional revenue per sales rep annually
Time is money. Each second your account managers spend manually measuring sites is a waste of time. An average account manager spends 8-10 hours every week measuring sites and this number increases dramatically during the peak season.
Automation frees up ~80% of the time an account manager would spend on measurements. By taking away this hassle, the account manager suddenly has time that can be spent building customer relationships, looking for more opportunities, and upselling to existing customers.
This directly leads to an additional revenue potential of $50,000 – $100,000 per sales rep, annually.
Reason 3 – Your team cannot manually measure sites on the go
Your team is constantly on the road, be it coordinating with the field staff or the facility managers. If they rely on outdated manual software to measure sites, then drawing those polygons requires a dedicated workstation and dedicated time. Sites just cannot be measured in the car or on the site – via the old method.
Imagine making your account managers 10X more productive. With automated measurements, one can request take-offs from any portable device. By simply entering an address in their mobile, they can pull up a high resolution sitemap, and set properties to be measured, all on their mobile. You don’t need to sit at a desk anymore to measure properties. The world is going mobile and so should you.
You can even enter a property address at night, and by morning, your inbox will have the measurement ready.
This is the power of automated measurement software.
Businesses that win in the landscaping industry are the ones that have learned how to run their business efficiently. Automation and efficiency is the name of the game. If you want to stop living in the Flintstones era and quickly move to the Jetsons era, you deserve the best software available for it right here.