San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Using Excel to track hundreds of moving assets (in-office and off-site) was ineffective for MBC because it failed to provide real-time inventory operations data. The unsophisticated system was not capable of tracking equipment that frequently changed users and locations. Adding to the challenge, employees worked simultaneously in a number of unique job sites, from inner city Auckland to remote mine sites and forests. Company managers were having trouble keeping their employees accountable for the equipment they used; they wanted to avoid the occurrence of employees losing equipment in “the bush.” In addition, management sought to track equipment maintenance activities to extend the useful life of their assets. Without this high level of asset control, the company failed to oversee which resources were being used, where they were being used, and what was still available.
After researching online, MBC chose ASAP Systems’ BarCloud, a SaaS application in the cloud that allowed them to visualize a more accurate picture of their business, especially when it came to their inventory of assets. After initial training, the team could easily input asset data into the online system database and begin checking out or loaning out equipment to employees spread throughout New Zealand. Management received the level of oversight they desired through the ability to view the real-time location, status, and user of equipment online. In addition, BarCloud gave them the ability to log scheduled and performed equipment maintenance tasks as well as rename the data fields and tabs in the system. At the end of the day, the company could focus more on environmental solution strategies by spending less time managing spreadsheets. ASAP Systems was able to save the company time and money through better visibility and control of their assets.
“ASAP Systems’ BarCloud stood out because it would give us the ability to grow into the online system as our company grew,” said Adam Walker, Technical Manager at MBC.