Category Archives: Feature Spotlight

Feature Spotlight – Set it and Forget it! Tiered Rental

Our ongoing Feature Spotlight series highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

Tiered Rental – Set it, and Forget it

One smart way companies can increase rental revenue and incentivize customers is by applying rental rates based on customer’s use of products and services.  Rental best practices recommend you would charge customers a lower rate when they’re renting greater quantities of assets from you and increase the rate as their usage decreases.

TrackAbout’s Tiered Rental allows you to do just that; charge different rates for the same product depending on quantity.

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Feature Spotlight – Maintenance Action Schedules

Our ongoing Feature Spotlight series highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

Action Schedules: Stay Ahead of Asset Maintenance

If you invest in portable physical assets, you already know having an effective maintenance program helps ensure your assets are available when your customers need them and that they are in safe working condition.

But what tools do you have in place to ensure you are handling maintenance proactively rather than reactively?  TrackAbout’s Action Schedules feature allows you to stay ahead of asset maintenance.  Know what’s coming due and address maintenance issues ahead of time to keep your inventory in service and ready for use.

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Feature Spotlight – Consumables and Hard Goods

Our ongoing Feature Spotlight series highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

Consumables and Hard Goods Delivery and Billing

What are Consumables and Hard Goods?  As opposed to Rental goods, which are rented out to customers and then returned to you, Consumables and Hard Goods are items provided to your customers that you don’t expect to have returned.  These could be items such as medical tubing, welding wire, gloves, goggles, etc.  You may not need to track each of these items individually, but you need to know how many and of what type made it to the customer.  You can deliver these, and bill them, right out of TrackAbout.

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Feature Spotlight – Rental Flat Fees

Our ongoing Feature Spotlight series highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

Flat Fees

This month, we highlight a feature helpful to our clients subscribing to TrackAbout’s Rental Module. Through TrackAbout Rental, clients have the ability to incorporate the use of Flat Fees in their monthly rental process, allowing you to optimize your rental while ensuring your customers know exactly what they’re paying for.  

TrackAbout supports several kinds of flat fees which can be applied to all or a subset of your customers and in a variety of scenarios. Flat fees will be itemized on your TrackAbout-generated rental invoices to provide clear and transparent explanations to your customers.

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Feature Spotlight – Capture GPS Coordinates

Each Feature Spotlight highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox that helps you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

About GPS Capture (Smartphone Only)

TrackAbout is excited to announce the following enhancements to our iOS and Android apps.

  • Capture of GPS coordinates during mobile transactions, and
  • Display of maps on the web site that show asset and transaction locations

Get better information about your inventory.  Know where your assets are when you need them.

These features are available to TrackAbout’s iOS/Android subscribers and must be enabled by our Support team. Contact support@trackabout.com for assistance.

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Feature Spotlight – Order Picking

A new posting for our series called Feature Spotlight. In each new article we will highlight one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

About Order Picking for Delivery

Ensure your drivers get out the door with the items they need to fulfill customer deliveries.  Even better, do it without having to carry around a ton of paperwork. TrackAbout provides functionality to assist in preparing your orders for delivery. Some industries call this process “Preparing Orders for Delivery”, “Staging”, or “Sort Trip Load”.

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Feature Spotlight – Shortcut Barcodes

Our ongoing Feature Spotlight series highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout toolbox to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

Shortcut Barcodes

Did you know you can save time and reduce errors by barcoding objects besides your tracked assets?

TrackAbout provides a feature that allows you to create barcodes for items like trucks, equipment used in production, even personnel numbers.  These barcodes help your operators enter information more quickly and without the potential errors caused by manual data entry.

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Feature Spotlight – Truck Manifests

Our ongoing Feature Spotlight series highlights one important tool in the TrackAbout arsenal to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

Truck Manifests

TrackAbout helps with government compliance by generating truck manifests for assets loaded on your trucks.  Prevent errors due to manual entry while getting your drivers out the door faster.

Government agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the US require trucks to maintain accurate manifests of their cargo.

This feature is available to TrackAbout Core Tracking clients who subscribe to our Truck Load and Manifest module.

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Feature Spotlight – Physical Inventory Audit

This week we begin a new series called Feature Spotlight. We will highlight one important tool in the TrackAbout arsenal to help you operate more efficiently and maximize the utilization of your assets.

About Physical Inventory Audit

You spend a lot of money on equipment for your company.  But you can only get the most out of your investments if they are in the places you need them, when you need them.

Use TrackAbout’s new Physical Inventory Audit feature to get accurate asset counts by asset type and location.

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