A new Bluetooth tagging system is transforming Hilti's ON!Track asset management system, making assets almost impossible to lose and bringing major efficiencies and savings to users. Karolina (Product Manager) and Vojkan (Technical Project Manager) explain why Active Tracking is becoming so important to the construction industry.
Karolina. You’ve been involved in the development of Active Tracking. Can you tell us why it is needed?
Yes. I’m a Product Manager and I work very closely with customers who use our ON!Track system to manage their assets, tools and compliance documents.
Since I have been in this role, we have helped many companies worldwide move from inefficient ways of managing assets – such as paper-based systems – to using a digital asset management system that’s improving productivity for the construction industry.
Until now, ON!Track has allowed users to track assets via a system of rugged barcode tags that communicate with cloud-based asset management software. They are a reliable solution to identify tools or equipment, assign it to the responsible person and location as well as maintain all the relevant associated documentation.
However, if a worker forgets to update the location of an asset by scanning the tag, then it can be hard to work out where that item has gone. So, some of our customers asked us to find a way to address this.
That’s why we developed Active Tracking to solve the problem and make ON!Track even more valuable to the industry.