5 Survival Tips for HME Distributors

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It’s been a rough road for many HME providers. From competitive bidding to audit chaos to face-to-face requirements, all sorts of outside influences impact your bottom line. You might feel like your hands are tied. However, there are things you can do to gain more control and remain competitive in this challenging environment. Continue reading

5 Clues You Need Asset Tracking Software

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Although companies are achieving substantial benefits with asset tracking software, it’s still a new concept for many businesses. If you’re just entering the arena and are trying to figure out if your business can benefit, here are five clues that will help you sort it out. Continue reading

Unleash the Power of the Mobile Device

How HMEs Can Maximize Tracking Technology to Compete in an Uncertain Marketplace

TrackAbout Asset Tracking SoftwareBy now, you’re probably aware that an automated asset tracking software solution offers a world of advantages including better equipment utilization, loss prevention, accurate rental billing, and more. These benefits alone can help your company survive as your reimbursement, regulatory and business environments continue to evolve.

However, the value of asset tracking software doesn’t stop there. Collecting data about the physical location of your equipment is only part of the picture. When you extend the capability of the mobile device – whether it be a handheld computer or a smartphone or tablet – to automate your workflows, you access a new level of efficiency and control. Continue reading

Pitfalls of Ignoring Tests with Testing Frameworks

Recently there was a pull request on SpecEasy, our open-source unit testing framework, for implementing an IgnoreSpec attribute to allow test methods to be ignored during test runs. This spurred a discussion on whether it was necessary to even provide the ability to skip tests.

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TrackAbout Customer Argyle Welding Featured in Gasworld

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANew Mexico-based Argyle Welding Supply is reaping the rewards of partnering with TrackAbout, after the asset management solutions provider helped the company to overcome a number of data challenges.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, Argyle Welding Supply is a family-owned wholesale distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding equipment and supplies, with branches in Las Cruces (New Mexico) and El Paso (Texas).

Despite its success in the market, the company had still been faced with challenges; a lack of reliable data to provide accurate billing, resolve customer disputes and account for cylinders had a negative financial impact.

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Announcing SpecEasy

SpecEasyTrackAbout is proud to release version 1.0 of SpecEasy, our open-source unit testing framework for the .NET platform. SpecEasy features a simple, fluent language for writing unit tests in the style of behavior-driven development. Though it’s lightweight and has few dependencies, it includes powerful features such as nested contexts, expressive test results, and auto-mocking. Continue reading

TrackAbout Teams with Vendor Managed Gas

Partnership Offers Affordable Telemetry System to Industrial Gas Distributors

VMG DeviceTrackAbout, a worldwide technology leader in asset tracking and management for the packaged gas industry, announced it formed a referral partnership with Vendor Managed Gas (VMG) to provide TrackAbout customers with remote access to cylinder levels, level alerts, temperature, and usage charts for high pressure and liquid cylinders. Continue reading

TrackAbout Broadens ERP Integration Expertise

Asset Tracking Software Integrates with Epicor, Sage, Infor and TECSYS Systems

051-smallTrackAbout, a technology leader in asset tracking and management for the packaged gas industry, announced that three North American distributors recently selected TrackAbout to integrate cylinder tracking data with their respective business management software solutions.  Continue reading

Beyond Four Walls: Asset Tracking Extends Throughout the Supply Chain

Most asset tracking systems are closed in nature. Regardless of the method used, information collected is generally confined within the four walls of the company managing the system. Distributors and end users each have their own way of keeping track of the assets that cycle through their facilities. Data is not usually shared unless trying to resolve balance disputes. As a result, there is no real collaboration between supply chain partners.

Linked ExchangeAt TrackAbout, we’re inventing a future where collaborative tracking data is liberated. Our asset tracking software easily shares common information throughout the supply chain while keeping proprietary data secure. Partners enjoy a new level of efficiencies and cost savings while forging stronger relationships built on trust and customer loyalty. Continue reading

Opportunity-based Asset Tracking: The Glass is Half Full

Glass Half FullThis could be a defining moment for your company. Sooner or later a customer or prospect is going to require you to have asset tracking capabilities in order to do business with them. It’s likely they’ve experienced disputes over asset balances and incorrect invoices. Or perhaps they need a better way to comply with regulatory requirements. They’ve heard that asset tracking software improves accuracy and they see it as a way to manage these issues. How you react could be the difference between mediocrity and excellence. Continue reading