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.



30 Reviews of BigWave

Overall rating

4.43 / 5 stars

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September 2016

Brian from Canem Systems

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2016

Bigwave an advantage

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.

Pros

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.

September 2016

Travis from Canem Systems

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2016

Flexible, functional platform

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!

Pros

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

November 2018

Scott from Getronics

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Excellent Managemnt Application

We managed the Major Deployment of several Major computer systems roll outs across the country with this platform managing hundreds of installers and dozens of project managers all being completed on time and at budget.

Pros

We used this to manage the deployment of several major systems across the country. This application flawlessly performed its functions well. The customization was great and the customer support was impeccable. We had a large number of people accessing the system and with a wide range of skill sets and it took very little training to get them up to speed on the application flow .

Cons

I don't really have any complaints about the system. It did it's job and it did it well. We did not have to bend our processes to accommodate the software too much and that was nice.

February 2018

David from Randstad USA

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

September 2016

Scott from Tolt Solutions

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2016

BigWave Big Help

BigWave has been a tool we have used for years now. They have features that effectively manage our deployment installers and our deployment projects. It manages multiple projects simultaneously allowing our project managers to be more effective. Big Wave helps us get the job done right and the first time. The Support staff is excellent to work with always willing to go the extra mile to fix any issues that may arise. BigWave is one of the best vendors I have had the pleasure of working with.

Pros

Ability to manage multiple projects and many resources in one interface

Cons

can be a little complex at times.

September 2016

Tony from Pomeroy

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2016

Great Project Portal Tool!

This is a great tool for tracking all my project data, scheduling, assignments, custom fields for site specific information. So many features and functionality to keep all your information in one place. Love the alerts, status, import/export features, etc. Very ease to use for ourselves, customer and partners!

Pros

Offers alot of features and functionality, ease of use, all site specific information retained in one place

Cons

minor bugs due to sw updates

February 2018

William from Randstad Technologies

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2018

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

Tracking project statuses, documentation, and scheduling.

Pros

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

Cons

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.

September 2016

Patty from Canem Systems Ltd.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2016

BigWave Review

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.

Pros

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

Cons

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

December 2016

James from Pomeroy

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2016

Fantastic Management Tool.

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.

Pros

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

September 2016

Mike from Canem Systems Ltd.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2016

I dont work without it!

I use Big Wave to keep track real time on hundreds and hundreds of work orders. There is no point during the day that I DONT have Big Wave on one of my monitors.

Pros

Real Time and ease of use.

December 2016

Paige from Canem Systems Ltd.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2016

Excellent and Efficient

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.

February 2018

Thomas from Randstad

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2018

Have used Big Wave for several deployment projects.

Pros

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.

September 2016

Ebony from Tolt Solutions

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2016

Offers a great solution for large projects

This system is great when working with multiple partners on a single project. It allows for the input of all necessary information in one space. I would recommend this system.

Pros

great place to submit all information

Cons

not easy to navigate

February 2018

Herminia from Randstad Technologies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2018

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

Pros

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.

December 2013

Emily from DeployNet


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3.5 of 5

December 2013

Project Manager

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

December 2016

Joseph from Pomeroy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2016

Big Wave is Big on Productivity

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.

February 2018

Brad from Randstad Technologies

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2018

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

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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

September 2016

Cristin from Pomeroy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2016

BigWave Portal

BigWave has been a primary tool that our Project Managers, Solution Engineers and Customers use on a daily basis. From scheduling techs, uploading deliverables, documenting comments and tracking issues, it is one tool we cannot go without. My experience working with John Livermore customizing this portal has always been appreciated.

September 2016

Deon from Tolt Solutions

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2016

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

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.

December 2016

Matthew from Pomeroy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2016

BigWave Review

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.