AssetWorks Announces Stan Burton as Winner of 2012 Bright Idea Award for Innovation
AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet management software, automated fuel management systems, and automated motor pool solutions launched the Bright Idea Award for Innovation Program at its recent 2012 Users Conference in San Diego. The intent of the award is to encourage customers to be a part of the generation and development of future fleet management technology. “Think Big” was the charge given to Users Conference attendees who were part of the inaugural Bright Idea Award contest. Over 100 ideas were submitted to a panel of AssetWorks development and executive staff who reviewed each submission for creativity, viability and marketability.
Stan Burton, of the County of Contra Costa, California, was selected as the winner for his ideas on expanding the capabilities of AssetWorks KeyValet Automated Motor Pool solution to help fleets and other organizations manage the keys and fuel cards for shared vehicles that are not managed through a reservation pool.
“My idea came about while doing a demo of the KeyValet system at the Users Conference. Various county departments offer car sharing arrangements and share vehicles among staff. These vehicles are not assigned to one person and might be operated on different shifts. In both cases, keys and fuel cards are often misplaced, and vehicles are occasionally found with unreported damage,” stated Burton.
“Although KeyValet was developed specifically for a motor pool,” Burton continued, “the technology can be adapted to other applications to improve security and accountability for other shared vehicles.
For his innovative thinking and thorough description of the problem and how to solve it, Burton was recognized in front of over 300 fleet professionals during the Closing Session of the 2012 Users Conference. Additionally, Bryan Flansburg, University of Colorado, Boulder and Kristin Tinker, Portland General Electric were both given Honorable Mentions for their ideas.
“We are immensely pleased with the ideas our customers shared with us as part of the Bright Idea program. In addition to tapping into their wealth of knowledge in their respective industries, we were able to learn more about their current and future needs,” remarked John Hines, President of AssetWorks. “This can help guide us as we strive to create leading-edge enterprise asset management solutions for public and private industries.”
AssetWorks is a leading supplier of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and implementation services and Automated Fueling Systems in North America, with more than 500 software customers, including private fleet operators as well as City, County, State and Federal organizations that manage large fleets. AssetWorks solutions enable fleet organizations of all sizes to improve maintenance practices, streamline operations, and improve accountability for mission-critical transportation assets.