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Storm Recovery Efforts – How ItemAware Lends a Helping Hand

When a catastrophic storm leaves behind a path of destruction, clean up cannot wait. Residents, business owners, and the community at large depend on the lifesaving work of storm recovery crews. But what happens when the tools these teams rely on aren’t readily available during critical clean up phases? With Aware Innovations’ intuitive tool tracking software, ItemAware, this question will never need to be answered again.

According to an article published in September by CNBC, “[t]he U.S. has been hit by 23 separate disasters this year, each causing more than a billion dollars in damage, the highest number on record.” The extreme magnitude of the storms coupled with the incomprehensible level of destruction left behind necessitates that recovery companies have their trucks ready for immediate deployment at all times. The task of having the right tools, in the right hands, at the exact right time is weighty, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. ItemAware takes the complication out of tool tracking, allowing your team to hit the ground running.

Continue reading to learn how ItemAware is the software you need to increase operational efficiencies on your next storm recovery mission.

Keeping Trucks Ready for Immediate Deployment Is No Longer Optional

When storm recovery crews are called upon, there is no time for supply runs. Communities around the nation depend on recovery trucks to remain fully stocked and ready for immediate deployment. Recovery crews know all too well that seconds matter when lives have been devastated by nature’s fury.

Truck operators are responsible for ensuring that all necessary tools are always accounted for and up-to-date inventories are easily accessible. However, to no one’s surprise, mistakes happen when operators rely solely on manual inventory counts. To further complicate matters, physical inventory counts also lack access to real-time data. When a storm has ravaged a community, the last thing your team needs to worry about is human error standing in the way of them completing their most important jobs.

Our industry-leading asset tracking solution, ItemAware, automates the inventory process by giving you constant, easy-to-interpret access to the exact location of your tools, equipment, and materials. Never again will you be left wondering if you have the equipment your team needs to get the job done right the first time.

Storm Recovery Crews Reach a Storm Ravaged Community – Now What?

Your trucks have made it – and so has your team – and now it’s time to quickly assign jobs and allocate equipment accordingly. Time is of the essence, meaning storm recovery crews don’t have the luxury of manually verifying that the correct tools are onboard their trucks. However, recovery teams rely heavily on their tools and cannot afford to head to a jobsite without the proper equipment on board their trucks. Thankfully, our modern tool tracking solution not only saves time but also ensures that storm recovery crews never head to a jobsite emptyhanded.

Operational efficiencies are key during storm recovery missions. What if we told you that with a click of a button your team could have immediate access to an up-to-date log of the exact inventory on their truck? A quick glance-over would confirm all tools are appropriately assigned, giving your teams the go-ahead to get to work faster.

Check out the graphic below to view an example of what ItemAware’s user-friendly inventory screen looks like.

Does your team prefer paper copies? No problem! ItemAware equips you with the ability to easily print off up-to-date inventories. Our user-friendly software gives you the ultimate flexibility to access your inventory counts whenever, wherever you need it in whatever form, whether digital or physical, you prefer.

Mission Complete

“Any diligent asset management process requires constant involvement from staff but automating the process with RFID requires far less of it.” – Wes Clark, Office of the Chief Information Officer, US Patent & Trademark Office

The work is finally done – and your teams are ready to go home for some much-deserved rest. Before heading out, you must first confirm that all essential tools and equipment have been returned to the proper places. Traditionally, wrap up inventories involved tedious, manual counts, leaving exhausted storm recovery crews waiting for the all-clear. Fortunately, there is a much more efficient solution, ItemAware, that will instantaneously populate inventory counts, getting your teams back on the road home faster.

Storm Recovery Crews Deserve a Better Way to Keep Track of Their Tools

Storm Recovery Crews have a big job to do. A job that shouldn’t be hindered by manual, error-ridden inventory counts. Get your team to their relief efforts faster by partnering with Aware Innovations to implement our intuitive tool tracking software, ItemAware.

Worried that you don’t have the time to spend on implementing a new software? We’ve got you covered. Our team of qualified professionals work around the clock to ensure that you have the software in place when you need it most.

ItemAware Is the Solution You Need to Deploy Your Storm Recovery Trucks with Confidence

Our team would love to talk to you about how ItemAware can be the asset tracking software you’ve been searching for. Get started today by requesting a free 30-minute demo with one of our knowledgeable representatives.

About the Author

Jessica Frye is an expert content writer with 7+ years of professional writing experience. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Wright State University and has worked alongside companies in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Jessica is passionate about community and enjoys using the power of words to not only cause people to react but to take initiative.

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ItemAware’s Proven Worth is Evidenced by Partnerships

ItemAware is no longer just a “nice to have”. It’s making a real, measurable financial difference for companies just like yours. This blog illuminates this fact by highlighting our partnership with Ring Power Utility Equipment. Continue reading to learn how the adoption of our robust software has revolutionized our client’s tool tracking processes, saving them both time and money.

As product costs skyrocket, companies are searching for new innovative ways to protect their bottom lines. Rising inflation coupled with supply chain issues have made it more important than ever before to keep projects on time and in budget – and for many companies, these goals can only be met if their team has the tools they need on hand at the right time and in the right place.

At the touch of a button, Aware Innovations’ modern tool tracking software, ItemAware, guarantees that you will always have access to the last known location of your most important assets. This vital piece of information eliminates time wasted on searching for tools that aren’t actually lost, getting your team back to work without unnecessary delays. Additionally, it’s easy-to-use app design further encourages employee accountability by instantaneously providing you with precious data that depicts exactly who used each piece of equipment last.

Before we dig deeper into the benefits of ItemAware, we first want to introduce one of our trusted partners, whose use case will be the focus of this blog, Ring Power Utility Equipment.

Ring Power Utility Group: A Satisfied Customer

If you are in search of utility equipment and tools to get a tough, demanding job done right, Ring Power Utility Equipment is the first place you should look. This experienced company is a proud suppler of utility equipment made by Terex along with other premier manufacturers such as Vac-Con, Spiradrill, Elliott, Brooks Brothers, Manitex, National Crane, Prinoth and Palfinger. In addition to offering a wide range of utility machinery, Ring Power also sells utility line power tools and accessories.

There is much more we could share on this highly reputable company, but the primary focus of this article will be centered on Ring Power Utility Equipment’s pilot program with South Florida utility contractor, Concurrent Group.

A Success Story with Measurable Results

Did you know that tool loss in the utility industry is estimated at 30% annually, a value of approximately $900,000,000? A 30% loss is not a statistic to take lightly, nor is it one that your company has to fall victim to. In fact, Ring Power Utility Equipment has successfully distanced themselves from this startling figure by finding $175,000 of duplicate tools after investing in ItemAware. This major cost savings has allowed them to re-focus their attention on more profitable goals instead of wasting time and money replacing tools that didn’t actually need replacing.

It has been further shown that early adopters of our robust tool tracking software have seen cost savings of 20-30% fleetwide – a savings Ring Power is happy to have capitalized on. This company has taken full advantage of ItemAware’s wide range of asset tracking features, allowing them to not only benefit from significant cost savings but also a multitude of operational efficiencies. Our innovative software has gone to work tracking tools for Ring Power, ensuring that their crews have the right tools required to do their jobs efficiently.

To put it simply, Steve Sarno, VP Power Delivery and Principle at Concurrent Group, stated, “[t]his was the first system that worked”. Furthermore, Mike Beauregard, Senior Vice President and Director of Utilities, Crane and Truck at Ring Power Corporation, describes ItemAware as “technology [that] far surpasses anything major that has come to the industry in a while”.

Due to the high rate of success at Concurrent, Aware Innovations and Ring Power Utility Equipment have proudly begun pilot program discussions with two other major utility contractors in the state of Florida.

ItemAware – An Unmatched Asset Tracking Software

ItemAware far surpasses the capabilities of other tool and asset tracking systems currently available on the market. Its unique, intuitive features include the use of RFID and other technologies. These technologies are all utilized to tag equipment and pair them with a beacon location (truck, shed, jobsite, etc.). The ItemAware app is then used to see each item’s location and last-seen status in real time. By clicking on individual items, a user is given immediate access to a detailed history of the item including locations, manufacturer, status, and more.

ItemAware is automatic, meaning that it is continually scanning without the use of manual labor. Our asset tracking software has revolutionized the way companies keep track of their inventory due in part to its GPS functionality. ItemAware is always scanning to make certain that you know exactly where your tools are – whenever, wherever you need them. With ItemAware on your side, you can rest easier knowing that your inventory will never again be riddled with human error.

Due to its wide range of benefits that are applicable to a variety of markets and industries, the demand for Aware Innovations’ software has been increasing steadily. Chuck Evanhoe, President and CEO of Aware Innovations, stated, “[w]e’re poised for what we hope will be explosive growth because we are solving a unique set of problems. [i]t’s a huge market.” This is an exciting time to invest in ItemAware – and you can do so easily by contacting us today.

Tool Tracking with ItemAware is Just a Phone Call Away

You too can see the cost savings and operational efficiency benefits that Ring Power Equipment has been a part of. Get started today by requesting a free 30-minute demo with one of our knowledgeable representatives.

About the Author

Jessica Frye is an expert content writer with 7+ years of professional writing experience. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Wright State University and has worked alongside companies in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Jessica is passionate about community and enjoys using the power of words to not only cause people to react but to take initiative.

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Tool Tracking Software Compatible with All Work Trucks

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September 26-28, 2023 | Louisville, KY

Stop by Booth #S-4151 to meet our team and learn how ItemAware can go to work for you!

The Tool Tracking Solution You Need

“Work truck” is a generic term that describes a wide range of vehicles used for daily business operations including fire trucks, utility vehicles, telecommunication trucks, and gas trucks. Although the capabilities and purposes of each vehicle varies, the cruciality of asset tracking remains the same. Without proper equipment on board, each vehicle operator lacks the essential tools they need to get their job done correctly, without untimely delays.

ItemAware, Aware Innovations’ modern asset tracking software, is agile, offering the flexibility you need to seamlessly integrate into your work trucks – no matter how big or small your fleet is. If you have essential equipment that you need to keep track of, we have the solution you need to ensure that your tools never get lost again.

Continue reading to learn how Aware Innovations’ revolutionary technology is compatible with fire trucks, utility vehicles, telecommunication trucks, and gas trucks.

Fires Don’t Wait for Lost Tools to be Found

Firefighters depend on their tools to keep themselves as well as their communities safe during cases of emergency. It is easy to understand how essential, lifesaving equipment such as radios, flashlights, and specialized rescue tools can be mistakenly misplaced while firefighters work to restore order in emergency situations. However, as firemen head back to the fire station, they deserve to have the peace of mind knowing that every tool made it back on their truck and is ready for the next time they need it.

ItemAware goes to work on firetrucks by tracking each asset, providing the last known location of even the smallest, most easily misplaced tools. Our robust technology prioritizes safety by ensuring that firefighters always have the right tools, in the right place, at the right time. Aware Innovations’ intuitive asset tracking software offers the peace of mind firemen need to feel confident that they have the tools required to safely do their job while protecting their communities.

Fighting fires is mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting. Firemen shouldn’t be expected to spend additional time and energy searching for tools that have been misplaced during and after an accident. ItemAware takes this burden off firefighters by automatically housing a log of tool locations readily available within our intuitive app. This perceptive feature eliminates the possibility of human error, allowing firemen to get the rest they need back at the fire station rather than expending even more energy searching for lost tools at the scene of the accident.

Utility and Telecommunications Equipment Aren’t Easily Replaceable

“After implementing the system [ItemAware], I found $175,000 of duplicate tools.” – Steve Sarno | VP of Power Delivery at Concurrent Group, Customer of RingPower

Utility contractors have better, more profitable ways to spend their money rather than replacing misplaced tools, especially if the equipment in question isn’t actually lost. Replacing missing tools is not only costly, but with recent supply chain disruptions, can be nearly impossible to obtain quickly. Companies can avoid this headache all together by implementing a modern asset tracking solution that takes the guesswork out of inventory management.

When the lights go out, citizens depend on linemen to restore the power quickly, without unnecessary delays. Time is essential, especially in cases where severe weather such as extreme cold fronts threaten the safety of community members. But how can these professionals effectively do this, if they tools required to get the job done efficiently, are lost on some long-forgotten jobsite?

In today’s world, people are connected 24/7. Telecommunication technicians make this possible by developing and maintaining communication systems. Out in the field, their work trucks become mobile workshops, housing their most important tools. But what happens when time is wasted, and profits are forfeited because industry experts are spending time searching for lost equipment?

ItemAware can solve this problem by effortlessly integrating into all work vehicles including fleets of bucket trucks and diggers. Our intuitive software allows industry professionals to effortlessly tag their assets, making each item conveniently trackable while listing appropriate status’ such as active, broken, in storage, etc. ItemAware also keeps every employee on the same page while enhancing personal accountability. Our easy-to-use asset log details who used what equipment last, answering questions that commonly slow down searches.

When Fuel Delivery Can’t Wait

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Gas truck drivers have a critical job to do. Without on time, uncomplicated delivery of fuel, gas stations wouldn’t be able to sell gasoline to patrons while construction worksites would come to a screeching halt. However, arriving on time is only half the battle. Gas truck operators not only need to get fuel transported safely, but they also need to have the required tools to get the gasoline off the truck and into its destination.

Drivers need convenient, dependable access to their essential equipment to get their job done both effectively and efficiently. A quick tool search in our intuitive app will answer any questions a gas truck operator may have surrounding the exact location of their equipment. ItemAware’s ability to pinpoint items on board gives drivers the confidence they need to head to their next delivery location, knowing that they have the equipment required to safely unload the fuel they are responsible for transporting.

ItemAware Seamlessly Integrates into All Work Trucks

Whether you work as a fireman or are employed in the utility, telecommunications, or gas industries, ItemAware is the asset tracking solution you need to keep track of your most important tools and equipment. From durable, easy-to-use tags to intuitive map views, our robust software has exactly what you need to ensure that you never misplace a tool again.

What are you waiting for? Get started today by requesting a free 30-minute demo with one of our knowledgeable representatives.

About the Author

Jessica Frye is an expert content writer with 7+ years of professional writing experience. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Wright State University and has worked alongside companies in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Jessica is passionate about community and enjoys using the power of words to not only cause people to react but to take initiative.

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ItemAware: A Cradle to Grave Item Management Solution

ItemAware is the asset tracking and item management solution that will last for the entirety of your assets’ lifecycle. Continue reading to learn how ItemAware can be the solution you need to track your assets from cradle to grave.

You’ve heard us say it before – time is money. No one should be expected to spend valuable resources on implementing an asset tracking and item management solution that is only applicable during its infancy. Wouldn’t you rather invest in a software that will grow with your business as opposed to regularly overhauling your technology as your needs evolve?

We’ve spent years developing our software to track items and all the associated lifecycle events, from induction to disposal, cradle to grave. This includes location changes, inspections, maintenance, calibration, and who’s touched the assets over its life.

Big or small, our technology will grow alongside your business’s ever evolving needs. Don’t pick a solution that only works for today’s minimum requirements. We encourage you to have the forethought to consider where you want your business to go and choose a software that is compatible with your goals.

Continue reading to learn how ItemAware’s adaptable software grows with your progressing needs while extending the longevity of the tools you have on hand. 

Needs Change. Your Asset Tracking and Item Management Solution Doesn’t Have To.

You should never feel restricted by your asset tracking and item management software. Your goal is to grow your business and that’s exactly what ItemAware will help you do. 

Our team of experts has designed our modern technology to be scalable. This means that your company’s size has no impact on the benefits you will see by using ItemAware. 

We get it – you have a lot of “stuff”. Wondering if your company may be too large for ItemAware to handle? Don’t think twice about it. You can rest easier knowing that our software is currently serving the US Patent and Trademark Office by tracking 130K items and saving $1.2M annually

Inspection, Maintenance, and Calibration Matters.

For many companies, their assets are the backbone of their entire business. Extend the longevity of your assets by allowing our robust software to remind you of critical inspection, maintenance, and calibration requirements while helping to ensure misplaced items are easily found. Without these critical items, normal operations could not move forward. 

For the utility and construction industries, not only are tools a requirement for most businesses, but they are generally not easily or affordably replaceable, especially considering current supply chain disruptions. 

Tools and equipment, like almost every other product in life, require regular maintenance to extend usability. It is no secret that assets can quickly lose their functionality if not properly cared for. But keeping track of inspection, maintenance, and calibration deadlines for every piece of equipment can be a full-time job all on its own. Most businesses don’t have the time or staffing available to dedicate to keeping fully updated maintenance records – but who can afford not to? Partner with us so that we can help take the headache out of this tedious task. 

ItemAware can track your inspection, calibration, and maintenance due dates conveniently within our app. You should not have to search through piles of paperwork in hopes of reminding yourself of when your equipment was last serviced. ItemAware allows you to setup service alerts that will automatically remind you of critical due dates. How much time and stress would you save by eliminating the need to recall maintenance records?

Inspection, maintenance, and calibration are critical, and compliance is non-negotiable. Worker compensation settlements are both costly and time consuming. Your cost of doing business should not include an expensive settlement. Keep your workers safe and protect your bottom line by using our software to stay up to date on all your important maintenance and compliance needs. 

Investing in ItemAware allows you to extend the durability and lifespan of your tools while making certain that your team always has the equipment they need to get the job done right the first time. We are confident that you will see the benefits of using our robust software for years to come. Don’t let a mediocre product limit the amount of business you can take on. Instead, invest in ItemAware so that you can confidently take on new business without the worry of broken or misplaced tools

Don’t Let Human Error Be What You Are Counting On.

Whether or not you realize it, you are relying on something. If you aren’t proactive about your asset tracking and item management solution, then what you are likely counting on is human error. 

Manual tracking and updating item information is both time-consuming and prone to mistakes, resulting in lost time, effort, and money. ItemAware changes that story by automating the process. 

One of our clients reiterates this concept by saying, “[w]ith automated asset tracking and management, we can spend less time thinking about where things are and more time planning for future requirements.” – Tom King PMP, Office of Administrative Services, US Patent & Trademark Office.

Did you know the utility industry estimates a 30% annual loss rate of tools: i.e., upwards of $900,000,000 “lost” items annually? If you know what inventory you have then you can better keep track of items when they are misplaced. ItemAware allows your assets to be fully traceable – meaning that our technology will keep a history of the item’s current and last known locations. Don’t replace items that aren’t truly lost simply because you don’t have a platform to track your assets’ location. 

We Are Here to Help.

The lifecycle of an asset can be extended if you have the appropriate technology in place. ItemAware is the exact software you have been looking for to save wasted effort, time, and money spent on unnecessarily replacing equipment prematurely. Our team of experts can help tailor our cutting-edge product to meet your needs while giving you the flexibility to grow with future business. 

We are here to help you. Get started today by requesting a free 30-minute demo with one of our knowledgeable representatives.

About the Author

Jessica Frye is an expert content writer with 7+ years of professional writing experience. She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Wright State University and has worked alongside companies in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Jessica is passionate about community and enjoys using the power of words to not only cause people to react but to take initiative.

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