Tooling to service IoT generators for 10,000 technicians

Process digitization for the leading home backup generator manufacturer doubles efficiency for dealer technicians.

Generac mobile field service apps accelerate work order to revenue recognition cycle.

Equipment installation, maintenance, and warranty workflows were digitized and rolled out via enterprise mobile applications for a workforce of 10,000 technicians. Prototyping together with the dealer network allowed Generac to validate business outcomes prior to investment.

Challenge

Paper-based processes to install, maintain, and perform warranty work resulting in disputed charges, delayed collections

Solution

Prototype validated with network in 2 months, cross-platform mobile product in market within 6 months

Result

90% of Generac dealers adopting product with product improving customer experience, driving faster, more accurate revenue recognition

Iterative product design, user research, and technician buy-in lead to 90% adoption for a network of 10,000.

Aware of historic resistance to changes in the industrial sector, Devbridge and Generac set out on a path to de-risk the investment by including the technicians in the prototyping process. The initial prototype won dealer approval and 90% adoption, the full-feature release shipped to market in the next 5 months.

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Building a working prototype in less than 60 days and releasing a product to market in just five months

With a prototype built in such a short time, Generac showcased its new application, TechPro, to its network of dealers creating demand before a single line of code was written.

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Armed with the new field services app, Generac field technicians now complete twice as many work orders in a day.

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