Product Focus - August 2021

Product Focus - August 2021

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GPS/Fleet Tracking

DPL Telematics AssetCommand Base

AssetCommand Base from DPL Telematics is the complete tool for companies to increase driver safety and productivity while decreasing the costs and risk of vehicle accidents and theft. It empowers managers to remotely shut down their machines, wirelessly locate them anytime via GPS, collect odometer/runtime readings, track service intervals and receive real-time alerts for speeding or potentially dangerous driving. Driver ID options include iButton or RFID badges to restrict access to authorized drivers and correctly log each driver’s activity. Users can also receive alerts for loss of power, boundary or curfew violations to curb unauthorized use. It is palm sized, has no external antenna and contains an internal backup battery to continue operating the unit if disconnected. To provide flexibility for seasonal usage, the device is billed on a month-to-month agreement, allowing customers to deactivate and reactivate anytime without penalty. 800-897-8093; www.dpltel.com


GPS Fleet Consulting SafeFleet

The SafeFleet dashcam/GPS combo unit from GPS Fleet Consulting is designed to provide important benefits to any business running a fleet of vehicles. The easily installed hardware provides location updates and event-based video recordings in near real time. The data can be viewed from a computer or through a mobile device. It helps protect billable time against customer disputes and provides accurate accounting of hours for payroll, real-world examples for coaching against risky driving behaviors and protection against frivolous claims. It can help reduce the risk and cost of accidents, decrease idle time and help with proactive vehicle maintenance. It includes advanced vehicle diagnostic sensors and a safe driving rewards program. 800-609-7935; www.gpsfleetconsulting.com


Quartix

The Quartix vehicle tracking system helps a wide range of businesses improve productivity, cut costs and save on fuel every day. Providing commercial fleet tracking for trucks, coaches, vans and cars throughout the U.S., U.K. and France, the system offers a host of features for fleet managers. It helps analyze data, generating simple-to-use reports that can be accessed online. Live tracking, driver time sheets, geofencing and management dashboards allow managers to easily see where efficiencies can be made. Driver league tables and individual driver reports help to assess driving style, which if improved can save businesses up to 25% in fuel consumption, as well as positively impact the safety of road users. It offers tiered packages to help businesses identify their best drivers, make sense of mileage and fuel costs and reduce administrative tasks. 312-800-9882; www.quartix.com


Business Software

FastEST FastPIPE

FastPIPE plumbing and mechanical estimating software from FastEST is trusted by contractors and plumbers to help streamline the estimating process and improve the company’s bottom line. All estimating programs come standard with a full comprehensive material cost and labor database. They include on-screen takeoff, pre-made assemblies, a large catalog of items and quick reports for efficient and accurate bids. With affordable purchase and lease options available and online training included, the estimating programs are designed to be efficient and user-friendly. 800-828-7108; www.fastest-inc.com


My Service Depot  Smart Service

Smart Service from My Service Depot is a plumbing software system that functions as a direct add-on to QuickBooks. It adds scheduling, dispatching, invoicing and customer management to QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise and Online. This allows users to schedule and dispatch work to their customers using their preferred QuickBooks platform. It empowers plumbing businesses to streamline their operations and eliminate waste. When a customer calls, an office dispatcher will create a job in the scheduler, filling in notes and assigning it to a field technician. This sends an electronic work order to the tech’s phone or tablet. When that tech arrives at the customer’s location, they’ll build up the work order, collect a customer signature, collect payment and send the completed paperwork back to the office. 888-518-0818; www.smartservice.com


ServiceCore software

ServiceCore software is a QuickBooks-compatible, all-in-one solution custom-built for companies in the service industries. Through route optimization, scheduling, customer management, accounting and other fundamental features, it is designed to help companies better manage their schedules, customers and inventory. 844-336-0611; www.servicecore.com


simPRO software

The simPRO comprehensive job management software platform helps commercial and residential plumbing businesses streamline their operations to increase profits. It helps businesses get full visibility into business performance with centralized reporting, connect office operations to the technicians in the field, automate invoicing and payments to increase billable hours, manage stock and inventory to control costs and track job progress to deliver the best customer service. 855-338-6041; www.simprogroup.com


Franchise

Rooter-Man franchise system

The Rooter-Man franchise system offers a low-cost solution to franchise ownership, with a flat-rate pricing system (no royalty on percentage of sales). Franchisees are granted an exclusive franchise license for their chosen territories, and they become part of a team of independent dealers working together under a nationally branded website and recognized trademark with proven systems for success. It has been named the top plumbing franchise by Entrepreneur magazine 15 years in a row. Franchisees receive equity in the national brand by receiving exclusive use of the trademark in their territory. 800-700-8062; www.rooterman.com


Service Van

Hackney Service Body

The Hackney Service Body is specifically engineered to meet the needs of the modern, working service professional. Available in three fully customizable body lengths — 12 feet 6 inches, 14 feet and 16 feet, it easily adapts to a variety of service specialties and mounts on most medium-duty chassis configurations. The service vehicles are custom designed for superior work efficiency in a well-lit, open and organized workspace. Bodies come standard with a complete shelving system created specifically for the service industry. Made with lightweight and durable aluminum, the infinitely adjustable shelves are mounted on vertical tracks. Shelves can be re-spaced, removed or moved to another section to achieve the perfect layout that will maximize storage and efficiency. 252-975-8389; www.hackneyusa.com


Shelving and Bins

Milwaukee Tool PACKOUT Racking Shelf

The PACKOUT Racking Shelf from Milwaukee Tool attaches to E-Track, allowing users to place the shelf in any location or onto any surface E-Track can be mounted. To keep contents secure during transport, the shelf features integrated tiedown points and an anti-rattle screw. A 50-pound weight capacity, metal reinforced frame and impact-resistant body provides maximum durability. The shelf is available on its own or in a kit with two racking shelves and two 20-inch lengths of vertical E-Track. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com


Vinyl Wrap/Marketing Product

Stamp Works Magnets

Stamp Works can make refrigerator magnets that look like plumbing vans. A business owner just needs to send a photo of their van, and the company can do the rest, then send free proofs. Some customers put the small replica magnets on the outside of trucks, and as they travel people take them off, building buzz and positive feedback. 800-758-2743; www.stampworks.net  



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