US based A1A Software has added several new features to its iCraneTrax telematics and rental operations software programme, mostly in the area of rental fleet and personnel management functions.
The web based programme now allows quote proposals, service agreements, and dispatch tickets to be customised, giving users control over which fields to display in the job information, job description, and header sections of printouts. For example, terms and conditions can now be added to the service agreement.
A time block feature which blocks out forward bookings on the calendar, allows users to assign equipment and personnel for the designated time period, assisting with payroll and provides more accurate availability of equipment that can be called out on rent. It also now allows default time blocks to be created for standard uses such as labour or equipment runtime, making data entry more efficient. It is also possible now to specify typical workdays on crane utilisation reports, while time blocks can be displayed in job notification emails and can be optionally added to dispatch tickets.
President Tawnia Weiss said: “iCraneTrax combines sales, dispatch, and fleet maintenance with telematics into one application to more efficiently manage rental company daily operations and increase revenue. iCraneTrax captures complex data from the most sophisticated crane and lifting equipment, then combines various business communications into one tool to improve coordination and communication between sales people, dispatchers, operators, managers, and mechanics.”
“Two new reports will make life easier for sales people and project managers. The new job pipeline report displays all upcoming jobs and their quote amounts, while the new map report displays appointment, customer, and job locations on a map. In addition, the name of the person who scheduled an appointment can now be added to customer calls reports.”
A1A Software provides the software implementation for Manitowoc’s CraneSTAR and Link-Belt’s PULSE telematics systems. Its 3D Lift Plan is widely used by and available for cranes from all of the major manufacturers.