General construction companies and contractors (electrical, HVAC, carpentry, flooring, etc. require a variety of equipment to assist with their completion of scope of work. Most of this equipment is listed on a depreciation schedule for taxes purposes. Unfortunately, many small businesses do not do a good job keeping the depreciation schedules updated.
Most of the higher dollar items on this schedule also require maintenance, pre-start checks and general condition inspections. Unfortunately, equipment life cycles are usually cut short due to a lack of maintenance. One of the problems faced is actually tracking this maintenance. Assuming someone else has performed the required check is usually a fatal mistake. “I assumed the last person using the equipment changed the oil,” or “I thought the warehouse would have sent me a machine with clean filters!” The Slate Pages app allows contractors to create their own inspections using the field types seen below:
- Phone Number
In addition to tracking required inspections, some end users capture a GPS position on the Slate when the equipment is delivered. By way of example:
An excavation company may want to see where their excavators are currently located. The last time the equipment was scanned and a GPS coordinate was captured, will be displayed on the Map View as shown below!
To get started inspecting your construction equipment with Slate Pages, learn more about our general construction applications or contact us.