Expanding Fire Department Needs Asset Tracking
Expanding Fire Department Needs Asset Tracking
When your company is in growth spurt, it is vital you have all your ducks in a row. You shouldn’t have to worry about the small operational functions or minute system arrangements – these should be squared away and ready only for minor adjustments.
In any business context, time equates to money, so it’s only sensible for companies to proactively address the time wasted on various operations. However in a different context, say the fire and rescue sector, the public’s safety could be on the line.
For an expanding fire department, that maintains a fleet of vehicles, standard issue gear, medical equipment, and mobile IT items, their tracking system lied in a state of emergency, and they needed an efficient tracking system to have them ready for the next call. In addition, they plan to add more to their existing list of equipment and vehicles, but could not see beyond their current auditing storm.
Individuals in charge of audits and tracking the movement and assignment of assets found the primitive Excel method too stressful. The process was proving to falter under their recent expansions, and the fire department needed to change paths to prepare for expansion.
To match their growth, the team wished to have live feeds for item replacement and repairs. Finding a way to promptly update the maintenance crew would save them time waiting for equipment. And with the development of the department, they needed to maintain and improve the operational efficiency, as they were hiring new employees at new locations.
Fire Department Obtains Automated Asset Tracking Software
Wasp Mobile Asset is a solution we have implemented for similar departments across the country, so this was a natural and proven route for to our expanding fire department.
Immediate Updates: iOS + Direct
With this specific team, each of their vehicles had an iPad on board, so the new Mobile Asset iOS app was a perfect fit for fast paced, response-driven environment. The iPads on-board allowed the team to instantly update the equipment needs, providing the home base an eye into the current status of all vehicles, IT assets, and much more.
Auto Tags and Finances
In addition, the ability for the software to automatically print a fully populated barcode tag upon receiving a new item stood out to the group, as they had concerns they would need to allot excessive time creating tags, one-by-one. Also very advantageous was the ability to track their budget on specific assets. The “funding” feature within Wasp Mobile Asset gave a financial perspective to the assets they were tracking and investing in.
Growing Pains Addressed With Tracking Software
Thanks to the usability of the recommended solution, as well as the ability to forego any additional hardware costs in favor of an iOS integrated app, the software made a smooth transition. It was clear to them that the benefits of the solution was very useful, and that EMS Barcode Solutions was able to address each of their concerns in a structured method, while helping them find the best possible solution to any growing pains.
With the help of EMS Barcode Solutions, companies are able to capitalize on their solution investments. Often times, businesses purchase products, but do not discover the full capability of their large investment. In this particular case, the fire department was able to find a perfect-fit solution and learn the various functionalities of the system solution without questioning: Is it worth it? Am I wasting my time with this product? Or how does this work for me? With the access to EMS specialists, businesses can readily discover key capabilities to fix major issues.
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