Redmond, Wash.—Dynamic Systems Inc. (DSI), a software developer specializing in bar code data collection applications, has installed the latest version of The CheckMate Asset Tracking Software at a Restoration and Full Service Construction Contractor.
In business since 1981, DSI has been providing Bar Code Software that tracks tools & equipment, documents, work orders, inventory, fixed assets, time and attendance, ID Badge Systems and job costing. Bar code data collection has been proven to be the most accurate and efficient method of tracking or counting items.
Erickson’s Uses Checkmate Asset Tracking Software
Erickson’s is a full service restoration contractor that deals with fire, water, and flood damage. Equipment used on their jobs can cost as much as $10,000 and with multiple jobs in process, keeping track of their equipment was a big issue.
A major problem facing the construction and restoration industry is making sure all the equipment is retrieved from each job site. One restoration company boasted they had several competitors’ blowers in their warehouse.
Erickson’s has over 2,000 pieces of equipment, tools, and consumables that need to be tracked from the warehouse to trucks and out to the jobs. Once a job is complete, the equipment is either re-deployed to another job or sent back to the warehouse. If they are re-deployed, the system records the transfer and the data is uploaded via the cell network giving management real time information about the location of all equipment.
They found that CheckMate reduced the time it took to track where the equipment was as well as significantly reduce the loss of equipment that was deployed to the various locations.
“Reporting is the best feature of the system,” states Eddie Karam, IT Manager for Erickson’s. “At any time we know what equipment is on each job and whether it is collected when the job ends. I would recommend this software to any company that has tools and equipment out in the field. It is very powerful and extremely easy to use and the Dynamic Systems support team has been very responsive – they were there every step of the way,” states Eddie Karam.
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