5 reasons you should consider asset tracking software

Businesses that operate a fleet of portable equipment critical to their operation often find it difficult to keep track of where their assets are and if they are being used efficiently.

Here are 5 reasons you should consider an asset tracking software.

1. Ensure maximum utilisation of assets

By monitoring y our productivity rates you can determine what equipment is being under-utilised. This information means you are better placed to determine how to best deploy the asset, for example idle assets can be redeployed.

Historical usage data can also assist with accurate billing, better warranty recovery, and in future planning.

2. Know where your assets are

Asset tracking allows you to view where your assets are at any point in time. Locate misplaced items, or track down stolen assets. Quick action might be the difference when retrieving your asset and preventing damage and losses.

3. Minimise downtime by managing maintenance

Knowing the usage of your assets gives you the ability to plan maintenance, keeping your equipment running reliably and reducing unplanned outages. Adopt a preventative and predictive approach to the service and maintenance of your equipment.

4. Save your time!

Manual asset tracking is time consuming. There are many moving parts to keep track of and human error can sneak in. Imagine opening a screen that keeps track of your vehicle fleet and portable equipment – all in the one place.

5. Increase safety

Safety for your employees and safety for your assets. Asset tracking allows you to quickly find staff’s assets if they become not contactable. The increased accountability can also mean that your equipment is being treated the way they should be.

Whether you’ve got a fleet of vehicles, a contractor workforce, or a range of portable assets Trimble has a range of solutions. Find out more.

Survey without occupation

Have you ever arrived at a site you need to scan only to find it behind a locked gate and then had to track down the operator to get the key just to do your job?

This was a common problem for Devin Kowbus, Survey Department Manager at CH2M, who commonly surveys oil and gas facilities. Frustrated by the lack of productivity this caused, he started using their Trimble V10 to survey from outside the fence.

They then use the V10 imagery to “survey without actually surveying” and processes it in the office, picking and choosing what is needed for their client.

Hear the full story in the video below.