BigWave Software


 

BigWave is cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution for maintenance and field service project teams struggling to manage daily operations with manual procedures and spreadsheets. The software is mobile compatible and supports a paperless operation by allowing technicians to collect signatures from store managers electronically, upload reports, and note statuses from mobile devices. Pipeline reporting facilitates efficiency by allowing users to quickly review the status of service work pipelines across scheduled sites.

BigWave has the capability to build custom reports, and its templates cut down on unnecessary administrative overhead by pre filling work orders with the details technicians need. The solution provides a dedicated web page for each site, allowing users to track schedules, enter custom field information and pricing, and report job statuses. Customers can view their job status online and work collaboratively to cease the need for status updates. Critical information uploaded electronically is recorded and organized to assure timely payment from satisfied customers.

BigWave records dates for each activity on a site assigns specific duties internally and then notifies the appropriate users when steps are complete, due, or overdue. The solution helps companies unify and optimize their field service operations.

 

BigWave - Home page - multi-project
 
  • BigWave - Home page - multi-project
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  • BigWave - Site tracking
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  • BigWave - Work order
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Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Gregorio from SIMNSA
Specialty: Healthcare / Medicine
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

This system is simple to use and is adapted to the needs of the company, so we could also integrate it into the operational processes that we have.

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In general I think it's a great application, this company has done a good job, it is a recommendable system for small businesses.

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It is a stable and robust system but at the same time it is simple and easy to use, the learning curve was very fast and the system fit correctly in all the business units.

Cons

It is somewhat complicated when it comes to copying the configurations of one business unit to the other, but if you adapt to the ones that the system gives you, you can achieve it.

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Emily from DeployNet
Specialty: Software / IT

December 2013

December 2013

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BigWave has been very accommodating to all our requests for information, additions to the system, etc. They are always looking for how to make the system more usable for all customers. The software fits what we are completing currently.

Likes Least

We would like to see the technician section expand with more details (i.e.-tech prices, regions, etc). Another thing is that you are unable to replicate a project. There are only certain fields that you are able to import and export to create a new project; everything else has to be completed manually.

We do not like that there are limited seats as well.

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Make sure they have a complete understanding on how to use the system.

 
 
 
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William from Randstad Technologies
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

BigWave is a great tool to use for Project scheduling, statuses, and tracking documentation.

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Tracking project statuses, documentation, and scheduling.

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The global calendar for scheduling considerations, the ability to upload and share documents, ability to track site status for projects.

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The biggest challenge is the inability to lock down data which is entered. This would be nice to have to avoid anyone going back into project custom fields and changing data in error.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Randstad USA

February 2018

February 2018

Has come a LONG way from when we first started using it. It was NOT user friendly back then, much ea

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This software is much more user friendly now. When we first started using it back in '05 (I think) many refused to use it because it was not at all user friendly and consumed entirely too much time for what should have been simple tasks. This product is night and day different now. We use it on a daily basis now for everything project related.

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Still a bit tedious at times due to the numerous data entry points required when having to assign numerous resources during a session

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brad from Randstad Technologies
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2018

February 2018

It's ok. Just one additional place for me to go for Information. That I then have to copy and paste

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All of the scheduling data is in one place. Does make is easier to view and capture assignments

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Notifications. There shouldn't be a minimum on what is written in this section. Notifications is what I like most

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Scrolling. It doesn't allow you to view all the data at a glance. I have to drill down to capture all the information needed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Herminia from Randstad Technologies

February 2018

February 2018

I have a fairly easy time when creating work orders. The reporting really helps in tracking my work

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Reporting is awesome when your looking for specific project details. Providing the ability to view the Standard Metrics and billing information. I would like to understand why we need to put in the minutes as opposed to hours in the Standard metrics. Is this due to the way we requested to have it set up or is it the standard?

Cons

It can be a little cumbersome when adding multiple images. When adding multiple images at times it freezes and does not take all of the images and I will need to add them in portions. This happens while dragging and dropping the files into Big Wave.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Randstad

February 2018

February 2018

Have used Big Wave for several deployment projects.

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Very good for site/system migrations. Very nice reporting and dashboards. I like being able to see information per site and rolls up.

Cons

Product is hard to use for other types of projects. Would like to be able to customized and taylor software for use with other type projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jody from Canem Systems Ltd.

December 2016

December 2016

Outstanding

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Very user friendly program. The customizations available are the major strength of this program. Excellent!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Beverly from Pomeroy
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Easy to Understand and Naviagte!.

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Clean, sleek, very bright and crisp! The site is very easy to read and very easy to navigate. When I click on "Expenses", it shows me expenses in chronological order and shows me what has been paid. From the Dashboard, I can sort by date, sort by provider/merchant, sort by cost....filtering is simple! I like it when I click on a tab and the information I am looking for is presented in a very understandable way.

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Easy to understand & easy to read.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from Pomeroy
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Fantastic Management Tool.

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We use BigWave to manage the service operations for our customers across over 25,000 locations. BigWave is a flexible, easy, and valuable tool, and is a critical component of our success.

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The ability to customize BigWave on the fly gives us flexibility and scalability that isn't found elsewhere.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Pomeroy

December 2016

December 2016

Great Product

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Great Product with a superior customer support team. Easy to Use features throughout. Highly recommend.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joseph from Pomeroy

December 2016

December 2016

Big Wave is Big on Productivity

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I have been using Big Wave for just over a year now in my position as a Deployment Project Manager for Pomeroy. Honestly, of the various programs we use, Big Wave stands alone when it comes to consistently working correctly. It has never been "down", it has been easy for me to use from day one, and more importantly it is easy to show new people how to use. It has never taken me longer than 20 minutes a week to set up the work orders I have to get out to my technicians. One of the greatest things I can say about Big Wave is that I have never been using it and had to say "Uh Oh, I have never seen that happen before". It just works right all of the time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Pomeroy

December 2016

December 2016

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I am a Deployment Pricing Manager that solutions projects that are typically managed with the use of BigWave. Great advantages of the system include scheduling coordination and it serves as a repository for project deliverables.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paige from Canem Systems Ltd.
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Excellent and Efficient

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I use this program every day and love it! I wouldn't be able to do my job so efficiently without it. It is just WONDERFUL!

Pros

Real time updates and how easy invoicing is!

Cons

Sometimes I find the importing and exporting confusing, but I don't think that is the software's issue, but more of a personal issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Katherine from Pomeroy (formally Tolt Solutions)

September 2016

September 2016

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I have had no issues with Big Wave. I use it mainly for informational purposes. Overall experience is good.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Russ from Canem Systems Ltd.

September 2016

September 2016

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Big Wave offers customizable, user friendly and intuitive software with first class support.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Deon from Tolt Solutions

September 2016

September 2016

A friendly piece of software that inspired confidence in the time table.

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Prior to a fairly large and mission critical roll out for a customer they wanted our opinion on a piece of software that would allow this to be a collaborative effort. After going into a short testing phase we found the breadth of what BigWave encompasses to be exactly what we needed. We'd heartily recommend this application.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rachel from Pomeroy

September 2016

September 2016

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The tool has been very helpful for my projects in providing a flexible view that can be used by all involved.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dustin from Tolt Solutions

September 2016

September 2016

Functional and Easy to use

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This is a big tool in tracking projects and is very helpful with its real time updates and ease of use for a large bunch of people.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Canem Systems
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2016

September 2016

Bigwave an advantage

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Several years ago we were looking for a platform to manage our ongoing work across our company's national spread. We looked at many solutions but found that they would all require us to adjust our business models slightly to fit into their structure. When we found Bigwave, we recognized an inherent flexibility that would accommodate not only our national business practices but also the nuances found in each of our various regions and our varied customer base. The flexibility of the system allows us to make adjustments within the system based on project and customer specifics without making time consuming program changes or leaving the platform to work within a parallel spreadsheet/ system.

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Bigwave's user interface is extremely easy to use and their multi-level approach allows users to see all the pertinent information and use all of the tools required for each specific role in a simple, easy to understand way. We are continually surprised at how fast our customers and technicians grasp the concepts. With everyone working within the same system communication is accurate and streamlined. Bigwave allows us to consistently provide a professional product and maintain a high service level across our portfolio. In most cases our competition relies on spreadsheets and scratchpads to stay organized while we rely on a system that is available at any time, from anywhere giving us a distinct advantage.

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Over the five years of the business relationship, Bigwave has continued to add value to the system. Recent additions such as the invoicing and asset management components have allowed us to further streamline our workflow and bring additional ongoing value to our clients. Bigwave allows us to manage multiple projects, across multiple regions all with a relatively small team. This keeps our teams focussed and efficient without adding additional costly resources. Bigwave also allows a lesser experienced workforce the ability to manage more complex projects with less input from senior staff. Without Bigwave, we estimate, we would have to add approximately 25% more staff in order to maintain the standards our customers have come to expect from us.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Travis from Canem Systems
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2016

September 2016

Flexible, functional platform

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We have been using Bigwave as our comprehensive service delivery platform for two years now and truly can't say enough about it. Centralised web based dispatch prevents double booking because I know that my techs and dispatch staff are working off of the same real-time schedule. I can track the status of any work order with ease, searching by customer, site, technician, accounting info, etc.. The asset management provides versatile functionality for my larger customers. My tech's shine when they attend site with the right parts in hand every time, as they can dig into the all the necessary maintenance information for the equipment they are working on. Flow-through from the work order to the invoicing allows us to invoice virtually on the spot. Transparent billing practice leads to satisfied, repeat customers.
Big wave itself has proven to be everything we could hope for in a service delivery platform, but it's the service on the back end that has set them apart. They genuinely care about our business, how our office runs, providing insight and solutions that exceed our expectations. I would recommend them in a heart-beat.
Thank you for helping us deliver top-shelf service Bigwave!

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Flexibility. All in one platform. Web based. Exceptional functionality!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patty from Canem Systems Ltd.
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2016

September 2016

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I've been working with this program for over 5 years now and I love it, especially for the history that we've been able to create at site and project levels. Very easy to use, to train for use and great for report generating.

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The history it creates and the ease of searching the same.

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Being web-based, can't access if internet down.

Review Source: Capterra