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Project Management Workbench, Marketplace Insights and Other Elevated Features Help Businesses Manage Work and Improve Freelancer Relationships
MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 15, 2015 – Field Nation, the leading marketplace platform for contingent and on-demand workforce management, today launched new functionality to its web-based platform. Part of the company’s new Elevate platform include new functions that enhance how users connect, engage and do work.
“Our goal is to remove the barriers to work,” said Mynul Khan, CEO of Field Nation. “With Elevate, we have added the valuable tools that business users and independent contractors can easily use to create and complete projects more efficiently and effectively.”
The Elevate platform incorporates several new and enhanced features, including the Project Management Workbench, Marketplace Insights, and Mapping Capabilities.
Project Management Workbench
The new Project Management Workbench is an integration of features that enable businesses to manage projects from start to finish, including resource selection, work allocation, deliverable management, reporting and analytics. Regardless of how much or how little information is available at the time of project inception, the Project Management Workbench enables the estimation of time, cost and manpower requirements associated with the assignment.
New marketplace insights provide businesses and contractors with market pricing trends in a particular geography to formulate better business decisions. These insights help businesses manage budgets and ensure adequate resource coverage for their projects, and help contractors determine whether their hourly rates are within market trends – and quickly adjust rates up or down to remain competitive.
Elevate allows businesses to view their work orders and available resources in a comprehensive map view. This facilitates the bundling of work orders for independent contractors, which boosts their earning capacity and enhances operational efficiencies. Improved contractor search capabilities also allow businesses to recruit contingent expertise based on location, ratings, qualifications, and work history in an optimized map view.
Additional Elevate features include:
- Independent contractors can now examine prospective clients’ ratings and peer reviews to assist in the pursuit of work with preferred buyers.
- Detailed views about an independent provider’s personal work history, including the number of jobs conducted, accepted counter offers, average assignment duration and average pay received.
- Bulk operational capabilities for large-scale work deployment.
The new Elevate features are now live for the 70,000-plus users of FieldNation.com.
About Field Nation
Field Nation (fieldnation.com) is the most complete Freelancer Management System (FMS) and SaaS-based project-management solution available. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, has more than 100 employees, and was listed on the 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. In 2014, the company recorded $62 million in marketplace transactions. With more than 65,000 service providers in its network, Field Nation serves as a catalyst for business growth and ensures successful collaborations around the world.