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Field Nation exceeds one million work orders completed through web platform
As Field Nation helps connect organizations with service providers to complete $130 million in transactions, it expands with new hires and new office space
MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 1, 2014 – The web-based platform Field Nation recently surpassed one million completed work orders and $130 million in transactions among its 50,000 registered users. A work order and work flow management tool, Field Nation helps organizations complete important projects and provides independent workers with a free online service they can use to grow their businesses.
“We are thrilled with the response and growing number of users benefiting from FieldNation.com,” said CEO Mynul Khan. “But we wouldn’t be successful if our customers weren’t finding success using our platform. FieldNation.com is the first tool that truly helps people find and manage work from start to finish.”
The company’s goal is to serve as a growth engine for all users of the platform. Individuals and small business owners create store fronts on FieldNation.com and market their skills and expertise; while companies search for and engage with skilled workers to complete project work any where in the United States, Canada and 13 countries around the globe.
The Results of Growth
Field Nation’s continued success has resulted in several growth milestones, including being named to the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America with three-year growth of 1,073%. The company has been on the Inc. 500 for two consecutive years.
The company also has increased its own paid staff by 20% since January 2014 and continues to hire engineers, developers and other professionals. In September, Field Nation relocated its headquarters to the AT&T Tower at 901 Marquette Avenue in Minneapolis. The 15,000-square-foot office includes co-working space for Field Nation providers who need a place to meet with clients in Minneapolis, engage and network with other providers and access a quiet desk in a professional setting to complete a day’s work.
In addition, the FieldNation.com website has been completely overhauled. Relaunched on Sept. 27, the site is designed to accelerate freelance engagement with on-site expertise. More than 40% of the break-fix projects created through FieldNation.com are assigned, delivered and completed within 24 hours – providing the most rapid deployments for a cloud-based marketplace platform with on-site expertise.
“Just as transactions have been ‘going online’ in retail, banking, music, travel, car rides, etc., many kinds of work can now be arranged more efficiently via online platforms,” said Andrew Karpie, Principal Analyst at the Research Platform and an Affiliate Analyst with Staffing Industry Analysts. “Online platforms, which allow businesses to engage independent workers in often innovative ways, are clearly on the rise. Today – not counting companies like Uber – the value of work transactions arranged through online platforms certainly exceeds $2 billion globally, and that number could grow to $50 billion by 2020. I think there is a lot of runway ahead for many different types of work platform providers.”
“We want to be the engine of independent contractors and their business growth,” added Khan. “Our own research shows freelance workers are three-times more engaged in the work they do than full- and part-time W2 employees. As the workforce continues to evolve, we will invite other skilled entrepreneurs, small business owners and independent workers into Field Nation where businesses go to get work done.”
Field Nation is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices in Atlanta and Bangladesh.
About Field Nation
Field Nation (fieldnation.com) is the leading online work platform for connecting businesses and workers. Global enterprises to small local companies use Field Nation’s self-service web portal to find, manage and pay contractors for any specific job. The platform enables workers to spend more time working and enables businesses to manage the right talent anywhere in the world, on demand. Field Nation has more than 50,000 service providers in its network and serves businesses globally.