First-time fix rate may just be the red-headed stepchild of field service metrics. This performance metric, which is defined as the percentage of jobs that are resolved the first time a field technician visits, is largely underrated. In fact, according to Aberdeen Group’s Field Service 2013: Workforce Management Guide, 17% of the service organizations surveyed don’t measure first-time fix rate, or were not aware of theirs. Despite this figure, Aberdeen goes on to state that the top complaint service customers have is that their technician could not resolve the issue (over half the respondents, 57%). Based on this, shouldn’t first-time fix rate be on the forefront of every field service manager’s mind? First-time fix rate doesn’t just improve customer service.