Trimble Introduces New Cloud-based Application for Real-Time Tool and Material Asset Management for MEP Contractors
With the typical MEP contractor maintaining many thousands of tools and material assets, proper management and allocation of these items, in warehouses, and on service trucks, is a constant challenge. With the introduction of Trimble AllTrak Cloud, contractors are now able to instantly gain access to asset information that allows for proper jobsite allocation, service scheduling and project utilization. With this information, contractors can now have confidence in knowing where their assets are currently located, who is currently responsible for those assets, whether the equipment is locked up at the end of the day, and that dispatched service vehicles are properly equipped to complete the job.
“Knowing the location and utilization of assets on a jobsite, in a warehouse or on a service vehicle is key for MEP contractors,” said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble’s MEP Division. “With Trimble AllTrak Cloud, contractors now have access to real-time information that equips decision makers with the insight they need to properly locate and utilize assets, while ensuring equipment is properly maintained and available when it is needed.”
Utilizing the latest cloud technology, users can access tool and material asset information from any Web browser or remotely with the mobile application. AllTrak Cloud supports both barcode and RFID technologies, through a mobile scanner, allowing for easy check-in and check-out of equipment. With the ability to acknowledge asset receipt, users now have a full audit trail of asset responsibility. Through the use of role specific Dashboards, managers can quickly gain access into tool utilization, service requirements and theft/loss. Built-in certification records ensure that tools are properly serviced and maintained, while employees are properly matched to tools they are certified to use.
Trimble AllTrak Cloud is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2015 directly through Trimble’s MEP sales organization.
About Trimble Buildings
Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment, is a world leader in solutions that optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. Trimble’s product and professional service offerings—spanning top brands such as SketchUp, Tekla, Gehry Technologies, Proliance, Vico Office, WinEst, Accubid, Manhattan Software, and more—improve productivity, visibility and data interoperability, from simulation to renovation. Used in over 150 countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution partner network, Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building industry. Information on Trimble Buildings’ DBO portfolio is available at http://buildings.trimble.com.
Information about Trimble’s MEP Division is available at http://MEP.trimble.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.