Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international asset management technology and services company which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring, and management of critical infrastructure around the world. They offer many different services in the engineering sector with many divisions and engineering specialties. Much of their business is focused on inspections and condition assessment services for large pipelines using their own patented technologies. The Pure America division was working on solving a challenge with their human resource scheduling and equipment utilization.
"Teams were coming from three different offices nationwide and equipment was being shipped from anywhere in the country."
When Allison Stroebele from Pure Technologies was looking for a more efficient solution to their human resource and equipment scheduling problems, she knew that real-time updates and simplicity were key. “We needed a better way to schedule a project so that we could see who would be involved and what equipment would be in use. Especially when teams were coming from three different offices nationwide and equipment was being shipped from anywhere in the country.” Allison knew that the right resource planning tool would need to be easy to use, even for technicians working in the field. With over 100 users needing constant access to the resource planning tool and 8 full-time administrators working on scheduling and management, Ganttic’s cloud-based application looked like it would provide both the simplicity and stability they desperately needed. “We were using a combination of Outlook calendars and Excel spreadsheets at the time, but were quickly outgrowing these scheduling tools.”
"We just literally emailed out the username and passwords. People just started using it."
As soon as Pure Technologies set up their Ganttic account, they realized just how easy it would be to get the application running in their work environment.“When we rolled out Ganttic, we started with a group of 60 people. We just literally emailed out the username and passwords. People just started using it. It was really easy to use and there were very few questions.” Ganttic provides Pure Technologies better accessibility and visibility using a real-time resource planning and scheduling environment. “Within the company, everyone is able to log in and see their schedule. Even our sales team can log in and see the schedules as well."
"This is awesome, we can track every single piece of equipment. We can keep track of where everything is in real-time."
After implementing Ganttic throughout the offices in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., Allison and the management team at Pure Technologies saw efficiency increases almost immediately. “We’re more efficient in our jobs. We can track at least 80 pieces of equipment now as well, which wasn’t practical previously. As soon as we started using Ganttic, our tool support people said, ‘This is awesome, we can track every single piece of equipment. We can keep track of where everything is in real-time.’ So it gives everybody better visibility on where equipment and technicians are and what they’re doing.” Ganttic has provided Pure Technologies a tool that makes resource planning, scheduling and rescheduling quick and easy. “We sent the schedule out so we can see where equipment and people are every month. When there’s a delay, it’s easy to see if it’s going to cause a problem. We always know what needs to happen next and make sure all resources are covered and routed correctly. It’s really easy and intuitive to use. We customized all the fields in the projects and even some in specific tasks. We use it every day and all 8 managers use it at the same time. Sometimes we’re on the phone together and we giggle, because somebody changes something and it changes on my end instantly, and everybody loves that. We really enjoy working with Ganttic now.”
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