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.

VisionLink is becoming more mobile

Responsive web design on mobile devices phone, laptop and tablet pc

VisionLink, the suite of applications designed to help you get better results from your machinery has received a facelift. The rebuilt VisionLink telematics dashboard is designed to work better with smartphones and tablets.

VisionLink takes advantage of the telematics devices probably already installed on your construction equipment. These devices collect valuable information that can be viewed and used in VisionLink applications, allowing you to measure and improve your construction fleet’s hours, utilisation, fuel burning, idling, health, maintenance and productivity.

The redesigned VisionLink telematics dashboard features a responsive website design, allowing it to provide its full feature set and information layout across both computers and mobile devices. It looks the same no matter which device you access it on.

It also loads faster and displays the data in a much easier to read format, less cluttered and with graphs instead of spreadsheets. This gives you the diagnostics at a glance. VisionLink now features an infinite scroll, which loads new data as you scroll down, meaning no clicking between pages.

visionlink-overviewThe new VisionLink also has a much higher level of customisation than the old version. You can now choose what information you see on the screen and in what order. You can also tailor the alerts you receive and the types of reports that are sent to you.

Plus there’s no need to worry about everything coming to a screeching halt as you learn the new dashboard. The VisionLink current version will be kept on in an online app called VisionLink Legacy. Users will be able to hop back and forth between VisionLink Legacy, and the new version with a single sign-on simply by switching tabs in the browser.

Learn more about the new VisionLink on the website.