SiteRecon adoption: September 2020
Source of measurements before SiteRecon - Paid online property measurement software
"The amount of time that it would take for a person to work through these bids was a very long time and sometimes we need to turn bids around quickly so that we have a very short window to get this done.
Nothing else can be done in terms of creating this proposal until the property measuring is done. So it was taking us a very long time to do that and causing some friction within the company as we tried to move through the process."
Context - All sales teams like to move fast but manual measurements was slowing down the response times and the agility.
"The biggest benefit to this platform is kind of twofold - it happened faster than we could do it in-house and the benefit is not just the savings of time of one person, but the fact that we can also redirect that person on to something else."
Context - Before SiteRecon, properties were measured on Go iLawn® and someone had to allocate measurement time in their calendar
*Go iLawn® is a registered trademark owned by GIS Dynamics
"We do not need to have somebody spend their time going through a map and clicking around a map, we can just get a good outline of the property and put the features that we want. And a few hours later, we get the results that we need."
Context - Manager Trainees were responsible for measurements before SiteRecon, now they can focus on training and learning.
"The ability to compress the amount of time in the beginning of the bid process is huge for us, because it allows us to do a better production review. And it allows us to spend more time focused on the client and, and figuring out what the client needs, rather than focusing on measuring property."
Context - Time to estimate went down from 5-10 days to 2-3 days after adoption of SiteRecon, enabling sales team to qualify leads faster and have smarter conversations with
"If it was taking us 30 hours To produce a bid before, and we're now doing that in 10 hours, that means we can do three bids in the same amount of time that we used to be able to do one bid. So that allows us to bid more work. And it also allows us to focus more time with the customer."
Context - The time investment of business developers, account managers and manager trainees in the bid process reduces due to measurement automation and smoother collaboration.
"Across the board, it's been excellent. The common thread across all of these different positions in our company is that we are saving time, and we are giving time back to people that they would not have had in previous sales seasons."
Context - Multiple positions were involved in the measurement process - Business Developers (defining the scope), Manager Trainees (measuring on Go iLawn®), Account Managers (helping MTs with measurements), Operations Managers (visiting the site), Branch Managers (approving the estimates)
*Go iLawn® is a registered trademark owned by GIS Dynamics
"They've also put the data in a place that makes it accessible and visible to everyone in our company, which is important. We need transparency in our company so that we can continue with our open communication. And SiteRecon delivers that to us."
Context - Transparency is critical as multiple roles at Level Green need to collaborate during the estimating and bidding process
"I completely understand people's apprehension about moving to a system that there is very little human involvement. And what we did to overcome that was we did checks at first and we took the time to follow up with these measurements to make sure that they made sense and were accurate to where we expected them to be.
And once you do that, and you can prove, you know over 10 properties 15 properties 20 properties that these measurements are coming back where you expect them to be, I think that's how you build confidence in the system."
Context - Mike explains how he built trusted in an inanimate system that measures properties instead of humans
"If you are spending even a few hours a week during your sales season working on manually producing these bids, I would say really, really put some thought into giving that up and what else could that person be doing?"
And think about it from that perspective - is having somebody measure something on a screen or go out into the field and measure it with a wheel, is that really the best use of their time? Or is that just because it's how you've always done it
Parking lots, sidewalks and pavement surface areas for snow plowing and de-icing estimations
Turf, hard edges and soft edges for lawn care, irrigation and fertilization
Beds and pruning surface areas for shrub care
Tree count and height for estimating tree care operations
Measure properties at the click of a button
SiteRecon is an end-to-end, fully automated property measurement solution.
It is an online platform that measures the properties for you. You have the option to measure properties on your own or get them measured by the software.
It has a button - 'Get Measurements' - that creates orders to generate property measurements.
All you need to do is input the address, select the features to measure and press that button - SiteRecon pulls the property outline and high resolution aerial imagery; measures the property, checks for quality and delivers the data.
Result - fully automated property measurements.
You can measure standard features such as surface area of turf, beds, sidewalks, parking lots; length of soft edges and hard edges; count of trees and palm trees.
Depends on the size of the property, the number of features to be measured and the volume of order traffic. In case the system is not swamped with measurements (>95% of the time), you can expect to get back the measurements within:
Why does it take 30 minutes to do turf on a residential site? Because someone in our team always eyeballs the measurements extracted by the computer algorithm from aerial imagery to make sure that the data created is accurate.
SiteRecon users have verified the measurements through site visits and you can see their testimonial in the case study videos.
SiteRecon combines different sources of imagery to get the most complete picture of the site -
The above sources are combined with the latest high resolution aerial imagery of the site to extract measurements.
Yes. SiteRecon access the best-in-class aerial imagery from Nearmap to extract measurements. Nearmap imagery is collected over 700 cities within the last 1-9 months. The collection frequency depends on how big your city is. The bigger the city, higher the collection frequency.
Yes. It is possible to place bulk orders on SiteRecon. This how it works -
No. SiteRecon supports measurements for -
You can open SiteRecon app on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets/iPads. As long as you have an internet connection and a mobile in the field, you can access the maps.
SiteRecon enables you to share maps with accounts added to your organization's workspace. Everyone added to the workspace can view the maps and measurements
For people outside the team, you can share a map just like sharing a YouTube video - using a web page link.
The most common users of the platform are -
Once you decide to subscribe, there are five steps to go through -
Even if you have 50 properties to measure every year, those are 50 opportunities to have smarter pre-bid conversation with prospects, qualify leads faster, increase closing rates and optimally allocate sales reps’ time that you will miss out on if you continue with the old way of measuring properties.
You have only paid for the software subscription. You haven’t paid the real cost of using it - the cost of time invested into measuring properties and the missed opportunity to have smarter pre-bid conversation with prospects, qualify leads faster, increase closing rates and optimally allocate sales reps’ time that you will miss out on if you continue with the old way of measuring properties.