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Are you on the defensive when it comes to energy management?

Leveraging energy management software at your facility will create the difference between proactive and reactive energy management this winter. It’s that time of year again. We trade our iced tea for steaming lattes, swimsuits for [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Tags: , |

A Day in the Life of a Quality Assurance (QA) Manager | Adam Rhoads of AssetWorks

Quality Assurance (QA) teams work hard day-in and day-out to ensure that software is running properly. At AssetWorks, the go-to resource for QA questions is Adam Rhoads, QA Manager. Adam and his team work to [...]

December 1st, 2016|

Stolen Ford Raptor is Found with the Help of AssetWorks:

How the AssetWorks Customer Care Team Used Asset Tracking Technology to Locate Stolen Truck On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 around 2:00 pm, Jesse Eliuk from Medicine Valley Transport LTD called AssetWorks Field Service Solutions Support [...]

November 30th, 2016|

Video: 5 Qualities of a Super Fleet

There are thousands of fleet organizations across the world, but only a few qualify as a true super fleet. There are many qualities that help fleets stand out in the fleet industry, including: customer or [...]

November 29th, 2016|

2017 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

January 8-12, 2017 > The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held January 8–12, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than [...]

November 23rd, 2016|

Video: 4 Common Procurement Problems (& How to Solve Them!)

There are many challenges in the fleet industry, like fuel prices and driver behavior, but procurement challenges can sometimes slip through the cracks. How does your organization handle these challenges? In this video, we discuss [...]

November 22nd, 2016|

Power Webinar Series: Asset Management to the Rescue

Power webinars are 15-minute webinars (give or take) focused on a specific topic to help you can gain some quick knowledge and get back to your day. Recent legislation such [...]

November 21st, 2016|

Work Orders & Customer Delight: A Psychology Backed Solution

As a facilities professional, a key part of your job is fulfilling customer work orders. However, customers often find the wait for a fulfilled maintenance ticket to be excruciating. How often do you receive duplicate [...]

November 18th, 2016|Tags: , |

A Day in the Life of an AssetWorks Employee | Mike Koebel, Sales Director, AssetWorks FSS

Are you curious about Koebel’s typical day as a Sales Director at AssetWorks? You’re in luck. Welcome to a Day in the Life of an AssetWorks employee.

November 16th, 2016|

Video: 4 Benefits of GIS Mapping for Public Works | GIS Day 2016

GIS technology benefits many organizations around the world. That's why we celebrate GIS Day each year. At AssetWorks, we see the major potential for GIS mapping in the enterprise asset management industry, especially for public [...]

November 16th, 2016|

AssetWorks Expands Electronic Logging Device (ELD) offering to include Driver Coaching

Calgary, AB., November 14, 2016 – AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet management software, announced today the release of Driver Coaching as part of their Field Service Solutions product line. Driver coaching provides real-time notifications [...]

November 15th, 2016|

A Day in the Life of a Fleet Manager | Mitch Guenthart, County of Santa Barbara, CA

Each year, fleet managers work hard day-in and day-out to help their communities thrive. For the County of Santa Barbara, Fleet Manager Mitch Guenthart goes above and beyond for his staff and community. In [...]

November 10th, 2016|

Do people only notice you when things break at your facility?

When it comes to proving your ROI, an ERP for facilities management is critical. I have two questions for you. 1. Have you ever received thanks when a toilet flushes at your facility? I didn’t think [...]

November 10th, 2016|Tags: |

5 Lessons Public Works Can Learn from Binge-Worthy Shows

Let's face it: we're all guilty of the occasional binge-watching marathon. With all of the great shows available with on Netflix, Amazon, HBO and more, it's hard to stop watching! While these shows are extremely [...]

November 3rd, 2016|

Effective Facility Management Software – What You Really Need

By: Randy Walsh Over a decade ago, the debate over the effectiveness of facility management software ended. Digital software solutions provide greater accuracy and better record keeping abilities than a paper-based system. We’re no longer [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Tags: , |

Video: Ghoulishly Good Halloween Jokes with AssetWorks

Is it possible to have a happy Halloween on a Monday? Mondays are tough for anyone, but they can be especially tough when a usually fun holiday like Halloween falls on a Monday. That's why [...]

October 31st, 2016|

AssetWorks’ Office Pumpkin Carving Contest

Last year, the AssetWorks headquarters in Wayne, Pennsylvania hosted its inaugural office pumpkin carving contest. As the contest started, pumpkins were relieved of their guts, ketchup was used as faux-blood and competitive spirits soared. AssetWorks [...]

October 28th, 2016|

How Science Will Make You a Better Project Manager

Alright, project managers. It's time to brush off your elementary school textbooks and up your PM game today. My ten-year-old daughter recently received a birthday present consisting of 10 unique science experiments we could do [...]

October 28th, 2016|Tags: , |

Easily Manage Your Work Orders with Electronic Field Ticketing – Assetworks

In the highly competitive oilfield services industry, it is critical to streamline operations as much as possible to maximize profits, and one area of improvement is field ticketing and work order management. Managing the flow [...]

October 27th, 2016|

Scare Up Some Halloween Shoppers

Hook Upcyclers in the Spirit of the Season to Drive Traffic to your Warehouse Love it or hate it, Halloween is a time when revelers cut loose in decorating their houses and dressing up in [...]

October 27th, 2016|

Breaking News: AssetWorks Won Three 2016 MarCom Awards

The AssetWorks team is excited to announce that we have been awarded two MarCom Awards and one honorable mention for our online content! Our video, Everything You Need to Know About Millennials in Fleet, took home [...]

October 25th, 2016|

Announcing a new series: Facility Management Success: What You Really Need

What do you really need to be a successful facility manager?  Is it the latest state of the art facility management software? A stellar team of people? Maybe a dash of luck, tights, a cape, [...]

October 21st, 2016|

AssetWorks Releases App for Receiving Orders on Mobile Devices

For Immediate Release   AssetWorks Releases App for Receiving Orders on Mobile Devices In the latest addition to the FiRE family of applications, FiRE Receiving allows facilities professionals to update purchase transactions in the field [...]

October 20th, 2016|

The 6 People You Become After Improving Maintenance Processes with GPS

GPS technology can be a real life saver in the asset management industry. With GPS, you can track your assets and vehicles in real-time, which helps you stay in control. But did [...]

October 20th, 2016|

How to Help Your Fleet Live Long and Prosper

Boring days didn't seem to exist within the Star Trek universe. From Klingons to Romulans, the Starship Enterprise faced its fair share of daily challenges. While your days spent in the fleet industry might not [...]

October 18th, 2016|

How to Avoid New Orleans’s $190,000 Mistake

After issuing nearly 8,900 erroneous parking tickets, the city of New Orleans is in big trouble.   Over the past year, parking enforcers have issued tickets to legally parked commuters. Tickets were issued for legally [...]

October 17th, 2016|

4 Great Reasons You Should Attend AssetWorld 2017

This time of year is magical. Mornings have a delightful crispness. We cling to the steaming cups of coffee with our mittened hands and relish the crunch of leaves beneath our boots. The world has that [...]

October 13th, 2016|

Video: How to Prepare Your Fleet for Emergencies

For any fleet professional, there are a plethora of possible emergencies that can plague your fleet at any given moment, from natural disasters to lock-down situations. Is your fleet prepared for an emergency? In this [...]

October 13th, 2016|

Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA) Annual Conference

February 12-15, 2017 Anaheim, California PARMA’s annual conference promises to be a wealth of information for risk managers looking for answers to daily challenges. The 43rd Annual Conference features a "Ride the Risk" theme and [...]

October 12th, 2016|

Nominate Your Coworkers for A Day in the Life!

At AssetWorks, we understand that the men and women of fleet keep the industry afloat. That's why we're introducing our new content series: A Day in the Life. Check out our first installment [...]

October 12th, 2016|

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Annual Conference

March 21-24, 2017 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stop by and visit us at the 2017 Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. With networking opportunities, a booming exhibit hall, and educational sessions [...]

October 12th, 2016|

AGRIP Spring Governance and Leadership Conference

March 5-8, 2017 Champions Gate, Florida Join AssetWorks in Champions Gate, Florida for the 2017 Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRIP) Governance and Leadership Conference. It's AGRIP's biggest education and networking opportunity of the year. [...]

October 11th, 2016|

California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Annual Conference

April 12-15, 2017 Long Beach, California With over 170 sessions, more than 250 exhibitors, and approx. 2,500 attendees, the CASBO 2017 Conference & California School Business Expo is a can't miss event for school business [...]

October 11th, 2016|

Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) Annual Conference

April 25-28, 2017 Columbus, Ohio Ohio ASBO’s annual conference and trade show offers school business officials across the state an opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues, attend professional development sessions, and network with vendors offering [...]

October 10th, 2016|

The Risk Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference

April 23-26, 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania This year, the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition heads to the east coast and features the theme "Risk Revolution." The industry leading event offers attendees plenty of educational sessions and [...]

October 10th, 2016|

New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYS ASBO) Annual Conference

June 4-7, 2017 Lake Placid, New York The NYS ASBO Education Summit & Expo offers educational programs including opportunities to earn continuing education credits to attendees from school districts across the state. Plenty of networking [...]

October 9th, 2016|

Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Annual Conference

June 4-7, 2017 Phoenix, Arizona Join AssetWorks at this year's PRIMA conference in Phoenix, AZ.  The can't miss event is attended by over 1,000 public sector risk management professionals and features more than 55 classroom [...]

October 9th, 2016|

Video: How to Effectively Manage Public Assets

Meet Debbie. She's a district maintenance manager who manages 10 work crews and a pretty large area. So what's her secret to effectively managing her public assets? Debbie uses enterprise asset management software to manage [...]

October 6th, 2016|

How Amazon has Shaped Your Customers’ Expectations

Is your IWMS meeting current technology expectations? A few centuries ago, customer expectations were easy to meet. In the days of Christopher Columbus, expectations were different. Spices, coffee, and goods from various countries sailed across [...]

October 6th, 2016|

Behind the Scenes of a Fleet Management Software Modification

Do you understand what happens after you request a fleet management software modification? Sure, when you request the modification, your project manager works with you to determine a contract, estimate and quote. Then, that summary [...]

October 4th, 2016|

Will Your IWMS take You to the Right Destination?

Imagine walking into a car dealership, cash in hand, ready to buy your next car. You see her sitting in the middle of the showroom floor. She takes your breath away. The exterior gleams. No [...]

September 29th, 2016|

Video: Why You Shouldn’t Track Assets in Spreadsheets

When you track assets in spreadsheets, you may be missing out on valuable information. Asset management software systems go beyond tracking assets in spreadsheets, so you can fully understand the entire life cycle of your [...]

September 29th, 2016|

Video: Why You Shouldn’t Fear Change in your Fleet Management Software

Bugs, errors, upgrades, oh my! When these changes occur in your fleet management software system, it's understandable to feel wary at first. After all, no one ever wants a bug in their system! Despite these [...]

September 27th, 2016|

We’re Going Everywhere, Man

Travel, we'll have our share, man... And we want to see you on the road. This fall, our teams are toting their packs along the dusty Winnemucca road - and traveling to (virtually) every city [...]

September 27th, 2016|

What if your favorite movie was about facilities managers?

If your favorite movie were starring facilities professionals... it would probably look something like this: Mission Impossible   You’re called to do the impossible every day. And you stop at nothing to pull off that [...]

September 22nd, 2016|

How intelligent parking solutions can transform event parking

Intelligent parking solutions can make the difference between stressful and successful events on campus.  From football games to graduations, special events bring an influx of visitors on campus. These events create a logistical nightmare for [...]

September 21st, 2016|

AssetWorks Introduces an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate Resource Center

AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet management software, has created an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate Resource Center for up-to-date information regarding the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate. “The FMCSA’s legislation can be complex, and there is [...]

September 20th, 2016|

How to Get Fired Using Your Fleet Maintenance Software

Everyone has their own unique way of doing things, but how do you know the way you use your fleet maintenance software is putting your position at risk? If you follow the following "tips", [...]

September 15th, 2016|

4 critical questions to ask when selecting your IWMS software

Selecting the right integrated workplace management system (IWMS) software is crucial for the effective running of your campus. Not all facility management software is created equal. And, your facility management software has a dramatic impact [...]

September 14th, 2016|

AssetWorks Implements AiM at California Institute of Technology

For Immediate Release AssetWorks Implements an Integrated Workplace Management System (AiM) at the Times Higher Education University Rankings #1 University in the world, The California Institute of Technology AiM IWMS provides the university with the [...]

September 12th, 2016|

Space management software – Your key to IWMS success

Space management software and IWMS software - a match that’s truly meant to be.   Some things are just made to go together. Hipsters and irony, kittens and string, or bacon and eggs (or, bacon [...]

September 7th, 2016|Tags: |

Video: Everything You Need to Know About Millennials in Fleet

At the 2016 AssetWorks Academy, a major topic of discussion was millennial workers in the fleet industry. By 2025, it is predicted that millennials will make up about 75% of the global workforce, but is [...]

September 7th, 2016|

Should You Invest in Active or Passive GPS?

By now, everyone in the fleet industry should know what GPS technology is. To be frank, it would be pretty difficult to run a fleet in today’s world without GPS technology. Over the years, this [...]

September 6th, 2016|

How to Save Time and Money on Fleet Management Software Development

We've all heard the old adage: Measure twice, cut once. When you take the time to verify all requirements for a project, you avoid costly mistakes, which result in wasted materials and time. This [...]

September 1st, 2016|

Three Hidden Benefits of Energy Management Software

Is energy management software worth the cost? When considering energy management systems, you’re faced with the age old struggle of increasing facility efficiency while keeping costs low. Unfortunately, energy management is rarely seen as critical [...]

August 31st, 2016|Tags: , |

The Perfect Match: Finding the Right Vendors for Your Surplus Operation

Everybody’s been there. There’s some work that needs to be done on your car, and the goal is to find a skilled mechanic who doesn’t specialize in price gouging. If you want to escape the [...]

August 30th, 2016|

Curbing Cyber Concern: 5 Strategies to Help Your Organization Remain Safe from Cyber Attacks

Cyber security is a hot topic for many in today’s business landscape as companies are realizing the dangers that could lie right around the virtual corner. A 2016 cyber security poll conducted by the Information [...]

August 30th, 2016|

What nobody will tell you about homegrown energy management solutions

Energy management software - is it really necessary for your facility?   After all, energy data isn’t always seen as critical to the day to day function of your facility, and often lacks support. And, [...]

August 26th, 2016|Tags: , |

5 Tips for Preventing Fleet Fuel Theft

Fuel and fuel operations represent one of the largest budget lines for any fleet organization, regardless of size. Fuel really adds up, which is why an effective fuel management system is so crucial to your [...]

August 25th, 2016|

Capitalization Thresholds: What Are They And How Do They Affect Fixed Asset Accounting?

Managing your organization’s fixed assets can be a lot of work. It takes a team and a good bit of time to ensure the assets you need to account for are being tracked in an [...]

August 23rd, 2016|

3 Solutions for Better Parking on Campus

Whether you’re navigating New York City, or you’re a resident on a small college campus, parking creates stressful moments for us all. Parking issues lead to feuds, stress, and illegal parking. You can provide a [...]

August 18th, 2016|

Energy Management: the Pillar of IWMS You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Energy management is often seen as the redheaded stepchild of the facilities management world. It’s time to change that. Is managing energy a priority at your facility? Or, do day to day operations overshadow the [...]

August 18th, 2016|

Green That Fleet! How Telematics Technology Saves Money and the Environment

Climate change is one of the most difficult challenges facing our world today, and many fleet-based agencies and businesses like yours would like to do more to help the environment. Approximately 10% of [...]

August 16th, 2016|

Breakthroughs in Construction and Building Materials can Help Save Costs and Mitigate Risk

Defined by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), construction class descriptions are set in concrete. Builders, inspectors and appraisers abide by these ISO classifications in doing their respective jobs, as they carefully consider what materials are [...]

August 14th, 2016|

Fuel Team? More like Cool Team!

By now, we've all seen Lars' acting debut from a 1980's French action movie, but did you all know that another member of the Fuel Team also has famous roots? While his beard is [...]

August 12th, 2016|

A Day in the Life of a Fleet Manager | Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio

Each year, fleet managers work hard day-in and day-out to help their communities thrive. At the annual Government Fleet Expo (GFX), one fleet manager is honored above the others as the Fleet Manager of [...]

August 11th, 2016|

Video: Finding the Mythical Win/Win Solution in Fleet

After viewing the last few videos on conflict in fleet from Adventure Associates, it might seem like finding that mythical win/win solution to conflict is almost impossible. According to Shawn Dunning, this shouldn't be the [...]

August 10th, 2016|

Video: Licensed to Fuel | The James Bond of Fuel Cards

There are a lot of secret agents out there in the world, but there's only one James Bond. Similarly in fleet, there are a lot of fuel cards available for your organization, but there exists [...]

August 9th, 2016|

How to Design Your Office for Maximum Productivity

Your office should be a place where creativity and productivity come alive. Find out how to boost office morale and effectiveness with these six steps. Preparing to face yet another Monday morning, you clutch your [...]

August 8th, 2016|

TESTING – new layouts

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August 8th, 2016|

eBook: The Benefits of Integrating Enterprise-wide Systems

When you keep data in different systems, information isn’t easily shareable across your organization. In this eBook The Benefits of Integrating Enterprise-wide Systems, you’ll learn why integrating your systems is recommended for your organization. [...]

August 5th, 2016|

AssetWorks Inaugural Office Olympics (AKA ‘Fleetlympics!)

Summer Fleetlympics 2016 While Olympians typically wait four years to go head-to-head against the world's top athletes, AssetWorks 'Fleetlympians' had to wait over 30 years for the inaugural office Olympics event. Project managers, support [...]

August 5th, 2016|

6 Benefits of a Browser-Based Fleet Management System

It’s no secret that a fleet management system is instrumental to improving a fleet’s operations and performance through increased equipment and asset availability, decreased maintenance and repair costs and increased vehicle utilization. While the benefits [...]

August 4th, 2016|

QUIZ: Is It Time to Break Up With Your (Bad) Consultant?

Personal relationships are hard, but sometimes professional relationships are even harder. When your organization works with a consultant to streamline operations or find areas for improvement, that professional relationship is vital to your success. But [...]

August 2nd, 2016|

Introducing PokeEAM for Public Works | Can You Track ‘Em All?

Since Pokemon GO released last month, millions of people around the world have downloaded the game in hopes of becoming a true Poke-master. But did you know that Pokemon-like creatures exist in the Public Works [...]

July 28th, 2016|

Video: Your Secret Weapon for Success in Fleet

The Sixth Installment of our Summer Content Series on Collaborative Leadership in Fleet with Adventure Associates In fleet, you have to be competitive in order to stay on top, right? Not necessarily. In this [...]

July 27th, 2016|

Fleet Management GO: 5 Ways the Latest Game Craze Improves Your Fleet

After the insanely popular Pokémon GO app launched in July, millions of people worldwide became “Poke-masters” overnight. In case you somehow missed this gaming phenomenon, Pokémon GO is a mobile gaming app that uses augmented [...]

July 26th, 2016|

4 Ways to Find Great Interns

So, you’re ready to launch your intern program. You’ve convinced your team to welcome a new member for a semester, you’ve got plenty of work lined up for them, and you’re excited to get started. [...]

July 24th, 2016|

AssetWorks Blog Wins Hermes Creative Award for Writing

The AssetWorks team is excited to announce that we have been awarded a 2016 Hermes Creative Award for Blog Writing! The AssetWorks Fleet Blog went head-to-head with entries from some of the world's top companies [...]

July 18th, 2016|

How to be the George Jetson of Fleet with Mobile Technology

Before the days of binge-watching Netflix at any hour of the day, there were Saturday morning cartoons. Sleepy-eyed kids across the country would slurp up their cereal while watching the Flintstones, Scooby Doo and the [...]

July 14th, 2016|

Video: Are You Winning the Battle, But Losing the War?

The Fifth Installment of our Summer Content Series on Collaborative Leadership in Fleet with Adventure Associates Let's face it: winning feels good-- especially at the office. When you walk out of a tense meeting victorious, [...]

July 12th, 2016|

5 Most Common Reasons for Bridge Collapses

When I was a kid, I loved bridges. Every time my family would drive to the Jersey Shore for vacation, I would excitedly peer out of our minivan’s windows when we crossed from Pennsylvania into [...]

July 7th, 2016|

Why the Facilities Department Should Hire Interns

1. Interns are inexpensive To be blunt, cost is an initial motivator for many internship programs. Departments need a few budget ­friendly personell options, and college students need money. Most interns are seeking work experience ­ and [...]

July 1st, 2016|

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Fleet Acronyms?

There's no hiding from fleet acronyms in this industry. From blogs and advertisements to professional titles, there seems to be an acronym around every corner. When you see one of these jumbles of letters, do [...]

June 30th, 2016|

Video: Should You Engage or Avoid Conflict?

The Fourth Installment of our Blog Series on Collaborative Leadership and Problem-Solving with Adventure Associates We've all had those days when nothing seems to go right. Maybe you had car trouble, or didn't [...]

June 28th, 2016|

5 Good Reasons to Find Us at ESRI UC 2016

Each year, the ESRI User Conference (UC) reminds our industry of one, sometimes overlooked fact: maps are cool. Chances are, you don’t go a day without utilizing maps. From looking up directions on your GPS [...]

June 23rd, 2016|

4 Lessons Fleet Managers can Learn from Video Games

No one can deny that video games are fun. From the early adventures of Pac Man and Frogger to the more modern worlds of Call of Duty and Halo, video games have the power to [...]

June 16th, 2016|

We love nostalgia, too. But, it’s time for an IWMS upgrade.

My family was SO proud of our first computer. Quite the state of art piece of technology, the machine came equipped with a floppy disk drive, an Intel processor, and a built in modem. That [...]

June 15th, 2016|

Video: 5 Tips for Dealing with Conflict in Fleet

The Third Installment of our Blog Series on Collaborative Leadership and Problem-Solving with Adventure Associates Conflict in fleet is unavoidable, right? Not necessarily. There are many ways to approach conflict, but some ways [...]

June 14th, 2016|

Effective Time Management When You Have Too Much to Do

As a facilities manager, you’re busy. You keep the buildings on campus running,and ensure a pleasant environment for students and faculty. With all the critical tasks on your plate,time management may seem like a joke. [...]

June 10th, 2016|Tags: |

Why Inspections Matter: Keeping Your Family Safe on the Road

After you become a parent, your life changes in quite a few ways, with some changes being more obvious than others. The most obvious change, of course, is having a tiny, helpless human to [...]

June 9th, 2016|

 5 Critical Components of  Energy Management Software

Choosing the right energy management software is at the heart of your success as an energy manager - choose wisely. Learn More About our Building Energy Management Software Energy management software is critical for your [...]

June 7th, 2016|Tags: , |

How Space Management Completes the IWMS Vision

By: Steve Hanes IWMS represents the seamless integration of five core functional pillars sometimes referred to as “ERP for everything else.” The comparison with ERP isn’t spurious; IWMS manages your organization’s second largest balance sheet [...]

June 3rd, 2016|

4 Parking Solutions That Don’t Require New Lot Construction

You can increase parking availability through solutions commuters and your finance team will appreciate. When parking woes haunt your facility, no one is happy. Circling lots and walking long distances frustrate commuters. Those with reserved [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Tags: |

Four Secrets for a Day of Insane Productivity

  Distractions are everywhere. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t reign in the chaos for astounding levels of productivity. It’s Monday morning. You arrive at the office feeling all is right with the world. Settling [...]

June 1st, 2016|

Video: How to Approach Conflict in Fleet

The Second Installment of our Blog Series on Collaborative Leadership and Problem-Solving with Adventure Associates If the Beastie Boys tell us we have to fight for our right to party, then we really [...]

May 31st, 2016|

Inventory Control: Scan & Validate and your ERP form a Strong Partnership

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is an important solution for organizations of all kinds. Depending on a user’s configuration, an ERP system has the ability to collect, store and manage data, all the while engaging [...]

May 31st, 2016|

Terrorism Risk Modeling: A Solution for Organizations looking for Premium Protection

Catastrophe risk modeling began in the late 1980s and has evolved over the years to provide accurate calculations for organizations to estimate losses against a weather event like hurricanes, tornadoes or severe thunderstorms. Over time, [...]

May 31st, 2016|

Understanding the Challenges of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

Imagine heading out to your favorite auto dealer in search of a new car. You know exactly what your family needs, but you lock in on a fully loaded sports car that's out of your [...]

May 31st, 2016|

Space Management: More Than Just a Planning Tool – Part 2

  Space management software provides far more than just another tool for planning space. In fact, management tools for space can create a safer environment, cut costs, and ease the reporting process. Let's take a [...]

May 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Why Forecasting is the Superpower your Fleet Needs

If you could pick any superpower for yourself, what would it be? Of course, there are the obvious choices: the ability to fly, to be invisible or even to read minds. But how would those [...]

May 26th, 2016|

Space Management: More than Just a Planning Tool

Your space management software serves a far more valuable purpose than a mere space planning tool in your facility. If you’ve considered your space management software to be merely a tool for space planning, it’s time [...]

May 25th, 2016|Tags: , , |

6 Benefits of On-Shore Development

When it comes to choosing the software many in your organization will use every day, selecting a company that will stand behind their product is paramount. Part of that decision should know where that company [...]

May 24th, 2016|

3 Things Successful FMs know about Facility Management Software

To effectively manage your facility, there’s a thing or two you should know about the facility management software that powers your department. Not all facility management software solutions are equal. As a facility manager, it’s [...]

May 20th, 2016|

Our National Public Works Week #TBT

This week, we celebrate National Public Works Week (#NPWW), which is a week designed to educate the public on the importance of public works projects across the country. Last year, AssetWorks' Kelley Ernsdorff [...]

May 19th, 2016|

National Public Works Week Crossword Puzzle

We celebrate National Public Works Week (NPWW) every year in order to thank the men and women of public works across North America. Public works plays a major role in our communities. From national parks [...]

May 18th, 2016|

5 Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Fuel Management System

In a perfect world, you could implement a fuel management system in the blink of an eye, with no major problems with integration or training. The fleet management industry doesn’t exist in this perfect world [...]

May 18th, 2016|

Video: Turning Conflict into Powerful Collaboration

Introducing: Our Summer Blog Series on Collaborative Leadership and Problem-Solving with Adventure Associates Every industry comes with its fair share of conflict- fleet included! From squabbles with coworkers and out-of-the-blue budget issues [...]

May 17th, 2016|

Space Wars: A New Hope for Space Management

Not so long ago, in a facility not too far away, space allocation became a free for all. It’s time to change that. It is a period of space management unrest. Rogue faculty, vying for space, [...]

May 16th, 2016|Tags: |

Should Data Matter at Your Facility?

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” - John Wooden I get it. You’re not a numbers person. Numbers-filled spreadsheets cause your eyes to glaze over as you immediately [...]

May 13th, 2016|

What End-Users Really Want from Your Motor Pool

Just a few short years ago, going to the movies was a much different experience. First, you either had to check the newspaper or call your local theater for the daily show times. Next, you [...]

May 12th, 2016|

Smartphones and Tablets vs. the Rugged Ranger

At AssetWorks Academy this year, many discussions arose about how to choose between consumer tablets and smartphones versus rugged computers. Consumers are inundated with wireless devices of every type, size, and shape imaginable with a [...]

May 11th, 2016|

Occupant Comfort Versus Energy Savings – Can You Have Both?

By taking a few steps now, you can keep your facility cool this summer - without sending your utility bill through the roof. Summer and the accompanying scorching heat are just around the corner. If you live [...]

May 10th, 2016|

It’s Not You – It’s Your Paper Based System

It’s easy to feel as though you’re drowning in a sea of papers at your desk. Don’t worry, the problem isn’t you. And, there is a solution. We've all been there. Attending a conference, we [...]

May 9th, 2016|

Three Surprising Ways Your Parking Solution Impacts Your Campus

Parking has a significant impact on many areas of your campus. Here’s your chance to shape your impact into a positive one. As I pulled into the parking lot, a sinking feeling entered my stomach. [...]

May 6th, 2016|

5 Lessons Learned on Fleet Maintenance Software Implementations

Moving forward with new fleet maintenance software is a big decision for both you and your fleet. You likely have a mile-long list of questions before the implementation process even begins. Wouldn't it be nice to have [...]

May 5th, 2016|

It’s Time to Ditch Your Old Asset Management Tools

When it comes to your asset management solution, are you still “walking to school barefoot – in the snow” when there’s a bus stop in front of your house? “When I was your age… I [...]

May 3rd, 2016|

Three Overlooked Keys to Successful Customer Surveys

You can create highly effective customer surveys – by following three simple guidelines. By: Glenn Adams Last week, we discussed three questions to ask before creating a customer survey. This week, we’ll take a look [...]

April 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Improve Customer Service with this Not-So-Secret Weapon

In our last quiz, “Can We Guess Your New Year’s Resolution in 3 Questions?”, over a quarter of you reported that providing the best possible service for your customers was what you were most looking [...]

April 28th, 2016|

Congratulations to the 2016 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees!

Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association just released the names of the six Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees for 2016. These inductees are chosen by other industry professionals via online ballot [...]

April 27th, 2016|

AssetWorks Releases Mobile App for Asset Management

AssetWorks Releases Mobile App for Asset Management The latest in a series of mobile solutions, FiRE Asset Management frees facilities management professionals from the shop via app-based tracking and reporting in the field. The event [...]

April 27th, 2016|Tags: |

Three Questions to Ask Before Creating Your Customer Survey

Customer surveys are notoriously ineffective. However, by asking the right questions, you can receive highly effective survey results. By: Glenn Adams By answering a few simple questions you are much more likely to conduct a [...]

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4 Key Benefits of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCA) helps fleet managers measure the long-term economic sustainability of their organization’s assets. When you calculate the total cost of ownership over the life of an asset, you not only improve your [...]

April 21st, 2016|

In Case You Missed It: Recap of AssetWorld 2016

If you couldn’t make it to the facilities event of the year, don’t worry! Here’s your chance to catch the highlights! By: Rachel Novotny The last rock, scissors, paper game has been played, and the [...]

April 19th, 2016|Tags: |

7 Ways Colleges and Universities are Promoting Surplus On Campus and Around Town

Promoting surplus operations, events, and assets can make all the difference in both getting surplus assets to your warehouse as well as moving items off of your shelves. Getting the word out on campus and [...]

April 19th, 2016|

Congratulations to the 2016 Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists!

Each day, thousands of fleet managers across the country work tirelessly to improve technology, safety and their communities, all while balancing the budget and staying ahead of the curve. Being an effective fleet manager today [...]

April 15th, 2016|

Is Your Facility Condition Assessment Providing the Right Data? Are You Sure?

Join us as we take a hard look at FCA’s and the information you really need for accurate capital planning. By: Glenn Adams Do you ever get that nagging feeling you’re forgetting something important? It’s [...]

April 14th, 2016|Tags: , |

Infographic: Your ELD Mandate Cheat Sheet

Since the FMCSA published its Final Rule regarding electronic logging devices, also known as the ELD Mandate, in December 2015, motor carrier operators, drivers and other fleet professionals have been inundated with facts and figures regarding [...]

April 14th, 2016|

From Maintenance to Asset Management: Ensuring the Integrity of Election Events

As we close in on the November election, attention turns toward ensuring the integrity of the voting process. After all, Americans don’t want a repeat of the controversial 2000 presidential election in which a close [...]

April 14th, 2016|

Congratulations to the 2016 Leading Fleets!

Each year, Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) announce the year’s 50 Leading Fleets, as well as the year’s Notable Fleets. These awards recognize high-level operations, especially in regards to leadership, [...]

April 12th, 2016|

19th Annual AssetWorld Conference

HUNDREDS OF FACILITIES PROFESSIONALS GATHER FOR 19THANNUAL ASSETWORLD CONFERENCE Clients from Across North America Gathered in Colorado Springs for the Facilities Management Event Hosted by AssetWorks The event included leading facilities experts as keynote speakers, [...]

April 12th, 2016|Tags: |

5 Things You Need to Know about the FAST Act

The FAST Act committed to five years of federal funding for infrastructure through a 5-year, bipartisan surface transportation bill that was signed into law by President Obama in December 2015. While the FAST Act provides [...]

April 7th, 2016|

Campus Crisis Management: What You Need to Know

When your dad is a firefighter, he ingrains some things in your memory from an early age. By the time I was 5, I knew how to disarm a peer playing with matches, I’d practiced [...]

April 1st, 2016|

In Case You Missed the 2016 AssetWorks Academy

More than 400 fleet and asset management professionals converged last week in sunny San Diego as part of the first AssetWorks Academy, a 4-day technical and industry training event. The Academy is the next evolution [...]

March 31st, 2016|

2017 AssetWorks Academy Dates and Location

Get ready to mark your calendars! Next year’s AssetWorks Academy will be April 9-13, 2017 in…Indianapolis, Indiana! We are very excited to be heading to Indianapolis, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (and the Indy500!), [...]

March 31st, 2016|

4 Ways to Improve Your Facility This Spring

Summer and winter are tough on your facility. Spring is the ideal time to repair winter damage and perform preventive maintenance. As your campus begins to thaw from wintery conditions, it’s time to make improvements [...]

March 29th, 2016|

11 Reasons You Need to Attend AssetWorld This Year

We’re gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year here at AssetWorks – and we want to see you there! Around the AssetWorks office, it’s not the candy canes, snowflakes, and mall Santas [...]

March 25th, 2016|

Best Practices for a Spotless Facility

Are you ready for spring cleaning at your facility? Here are a few best practices to jump start the process. Maintaining a clean environment is a critical part of the care of your facility. The [...]

March 24th, 2016|

Hollywood’s Biggest Plot Twist: Fleet Management in Film

Is there anything better than getting wrapped up in a great movie? Before you know it, you’re eating handful-after-handful of popcorn and glaring at the person next to you whenever they have the audacity to [...]

March 24th, 2016|

Your Cheat Sheet for Deep Cleaning Your Facility

Bacteria lingers in areas that are often overlooked when cleaning. Here’s your guide to keeping your campus clean. Bacteria lingers in often forgotten places. It’s the reason your dentist always reminds you to floss your [...]

March 17th, 2016|

4 Steps to Selecting an Enterprise Software Solution

Is your organization considering an investment in an enterprise software solution? Because of their nature of spanning across your organization, implementing an enterprise-wide software solution deserves special consideration. What kind of solution should you look for? [...]

March 17th, 2016|

Are Details Making or Breaking Your Project Management Experience?

"It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." – John Wooden There are two types of road warriors. There are those who plan every detail of a 4-hour drive, down [...]

March 11th, 2016|

How to Find (And Keep) Millennial Technicians

In our "Can We Guess Your Fleet's New Year's Resolution?" quiz, many of you answered that the technician shortage was the story that caught your attention most in 2015. While the technician shortage was a [...]

March 10th, 2016|

Info-Tech Positions AssetWorks as Innovator in Asset and Work Order Management Vendor Landscape

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — March 8, 2016 — AssetWorks, a leader in integrated workplace management systems (IWMS), today announced that it has been listed as an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s Asset and Work Order [...]

March 8th, 2016|

How to Manage Facilities Projects Like a Professional (Part 3)

Even from your first project, you can manage the happenings at your facility like a pro. It’s an uncomfortable position and we’ve all been there. Perhaps it was the first day of high school, realizing [...]

March 8th, 2016|

Why You Need a Mobile Parking Solution on Campus

I refuse to drive within a 3 mile radius of a mall during the latter half of December. I loathe the traffic, the constant circling of crowded mall lots, and the desperate search for a [...]

March 4th, 2016|

How to Manage Facilities Projects Like a Professional (Part 2)

Regardless of your level of experience in project management, by learning the critical basics, you can manage your facility like a pro – in no time. As a facilities project manager, you have a lot [...]

March 4th, 2016|

Beyond Training: Using Rulebooks to Personalize Software Documentation

Keeping your staff up to date on how to use fleet management software and other mission-critical software tools is a challenge for organizations of all sizes. To make your software work efficiently, your teams must [...]

March 3rd, 2016|

How to Manage Facilities Projects like a Professional

Are you responsible for keeping projects running smoothly on your campus? Don’t fear! Here’s your guide to confident facilities project management. Maybe it was an inherited role. Perhaps responsibility crept upon you – as you [...]

March 1st, 2016|

IntelliPark by AssetWorks Puts Parking Lot Availability in the Palm of Your Hands

IntelliPark Parking Lot Availability gives higher education a unique new way to share timely parking lot data with students, faculty and staff. IntelliPark was developed as a cloud-based software solution that allows the parking office to [...]

March 1st, 2016|

3 Reasons Why Technicians Should Go Mobile

Are you looking for an easier way to manage direct and indirect time spent on the shop floor? Today, there are a variety of ways for technicians to use mobile technology for tracking both direct [...]

February 25th, 2016|

Are you setting the right priorities? Are you sure? (Part 2)

Your priorities matter – and you can be sure you’re on the right track within your organization. Last week, we took a look at why you should define criticalness and criticality in your organization. Now, [...]

February 24th, 2016|

Qualified Audit Opinions: Failure to Account for Capital Assets

Legislation, such as GASB 34, requires school districts and other public entities to accurately track and account for fixed assets. Without proper systems in place, this can certainly be a challenge. Quite honestly, even with [...]

February 24th, 2016|

Simplifying Fuel Management

With ever-fluctuating gas prices and a constant need to stay within or under budget, fuel can be a real juggling act for fleet managers. Luckily, there are several technologies out there designed to help fleet [...]

February 23rd, 2016|

Are You Setting the Right Priorities? Are You Sure? (Part 1)

Your priorities matter – and you can be sure you’re on the right track within your organization. By: Glenn Adams Whether you're a front-line mechanic or a senior member of the leadership team, a serious [...]

February 22nd, 2016|

Webinar Recording: Leveraging Your ELD Investment

Because of the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, ELDs are now mandatory for fleets across the country. By now, most of you have heard all about the various details of the mandate, from the compliance [...]

February 19th, 2016|

11 Project Management Terms Every Facility Manager Should Know

Ready to sound like a seasoned project manager? Here’s your quick guide to key terms in project management. When it comes to keeping facility operations running smoothly, project management expertise is key. As with any [...]

February 12th, 2016|

Reduce Costs and Realize Faster Time-to-value with SaaS

Even in good times, organizations like yours are under constant pressure to run lean, optimize asset utilization, and ensure business-alignment without compromising service delivery. It’s a challenging juggling act, especially as shrinking IT budgets block [...]

February 11th, 2016|

QUIZ: Are You Actually an ELD Genius?

By now, most people in the industry have heard about the FMCSA's new ELD Mandate, which requires drivers and carriers to use electronic logging devices for hours-of-service tracking. Are you ready for the ELD Mandate? Can [...]

February 11th, 2016|

The Must-Have for a Well-Executed Mission

When it comes to project planning and execution, one thing is critical to mission success. You’re dropped off in a tropic region with no map, no previous cultural experience, and no proficiency in the native [...]

February 9th, 2016|

The Must-Have for a Well-Executed Mission

When it comes to project planning and execution, one thing is critical to mission success. You’re dropped off in a tropic region with no map, no previous cultural experience, and no proficiency in the native [...]

February 9th, 2016|

Infographic: Infrastructure’s Game Changers

Without innovation, America's infrastructure will fail. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) challenged infrastructure professionals around the country to create innovative solutions for today's industry challenges. Dubbed the #GameChangers, these innovators came up with [...]

February 4th, 2016|

SURVEY: Is Abused Driver Syndrome Real?

Many people in the trucking industry are talking about Abused Driver Syndrome and whether or not it exists. For many truck drivers, this ‘syndrome’ is very much real, but, for others in the trucking and [...]

January 28th, 2016|

Fixed Asset Accounting 101: Asset Disposition & Ghost Assets

To comply with the requirements set forth by the Government Accounting Standards Board, public entities must accurately track assets from acquisition through disposal. Often times, these organizations have strong policies and practices in place for [...]

January 26th, 2016|

What to Expect in 2016: Trends in Property Risk Management and Insurance

Last year, amidst a soft insurance market and a mild Atlantic hurricane season, topics ranging from wildfires and drones to mega-mergers (e.g. ACE / Chubb) grabbed the insurance headlines. We can expect similar risk management [...]

January 26th, 2016|

The Drive towards Zero-Waste

How proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) can play a major role These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a student walking on a college or university campus without a cell phone. Whether listening [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Don’t be a Draft Dodger – Best Practices for Weatherizing Your Facility

Properly insulating your facility can decrease your energy bill by 20% - and make your occupants more comfortable. Even the smallest crack allows an astonishing amount of energy to escape from your building. You’re vigilant [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Don’t be a Draft Dodger – Best Practices for Weatherizing Your Facility

Properly insulating your facility can decrease your energy bill by 20% - and make your occupants more comfortable. Even the smallest crack allows an astonishing amount of energy to escape from your building. You’re vigilant [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Infographic: Impact of Tablets in Fleet

Are you curious about how mobile technology can improve your fleet's operations? With tablets, technicians, management, customers and even drivers in accidents see immediate benefits. These lightweight and all-in-one devices help streamline your fleet's processes [...]

January 21st, 2016|

Lighting is 15% of your Energy Bill. It’s Time to Change That.

Energy costs rise annually. But, you have the power to bring cost cutting change to your facility. Lighting accounts for about 15% of your facility’s energy consumption. With the average office building spending $30,000 per [...]

January 19th, 2016|

Lighting is 15% of your Energy Bill. It’s Time to Change That.

Energy costs rise annually. But, you have the power to bring cost cutting change to your facility. Lighting accounts for about 15% of your facility’s energy consumption. With the average office building spending $30,000 per [...]

January 19th, 2016|

Meet the Fastest Way to Cut Lighting Costs at Your Facility

By making one simple change, you can cut electricity costs and conserve energy at your facility. Saving money on lighting has been a concern since the earliest days of the United States. In fact, that's [...]

January 14th, 2016|

Meet the Fastest Way to Cut Lighting Costs at Your Facility

By making one simple change, you can cut electricity costs and conserve energy at your facility. Saving money on lighting has been a concern since the earliest days of the United States. In fact, that's [...]

January 14th, 2016|

Everything You Need to Know about Accelerated Bridge Construction

We’ve all been there: sitting in a seemingly endless line of traffic because of bridge construction, which either led to partial lane closures or some out-of-the-way detour. Approximately ¼ of America’s 600,000 bridges are in [...]

January 14th, 2016|

A Leadership Evolution at AssetWorks

By Gordon Smith Growth--and the innovation required to achieve it--has been a fundamental part of our company’s vision since it was founded more than 30 years ago. From a business perspective, a growth strategy is [...]

January 12th, 2016|

A Leadership Evolution at AssetWorks

By Gordon Smith Growth--and the innovation required to achieve it--has been a fundamental part of our company’s vision since it was founded more than 30 years ago. From a business perspective, a growth strategy is [...]

January 12th, 2016|

A Leadership Evolution at AssetWorks

By Gordon Smith Growth--and the innovation required to achieve it--has been a fundamental part of our company’s vision since it was founded more than 30 years ago. From a business perspective, a growth strategy is [...]

January 12th, 2016|

FAST Act to Improve America’s Surface Infrastructure

On Friday, December 4th, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year surface transportation bill to renew transportation funding programs, was signed into law by President Obama. The FAST Act authorizes $225 billion for [...]

January 7th, 2016|

5 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency – Today.

As we head back to work with resolutions fresh on our mind – here are a few sure-fire ways to get your facility “in shape”. By: Tony Rovano It’s that time of year again. After [...]

January 7th, 2016|

5 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency – Today.

As we head back to work with resolutions fresh on our mind – here are a few sure-fire ways to get your facility “in shape”. By: Tony Rovano It’s that time of year again. After [...]

January 7th, 2016|

FAST Act to Improve America’s Surface Infrastructure

On Friday, December 4th, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year surface transportation bill to renew transportation funding programs, was signed into law by President Obama. The FAST Act authorizes $225 billion for [...]

January 7th, 2016|

The Tracy Morgan Effect: Spotlighting Driver Fatigue

In June 2014, a Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, failed to notice traffic slowing ahead of him on the New Jersey Turnpike, causing him to crash into the limousine of comedian Tracy Morgan. News of [...]

January 5th, 2016|

QUIZ: Can We Guess Your Fleet’s New Year’s Resolution in 3 Questions?

QUIZ: With 2015 swiftly coming to a close, it's time to start prepping your fleet for the new year. While it's easy to come up with your own annual New Year's resolution, it's more of [...]

December 30th, 2015|

Happy Holidays from AssetWorks!

The holiday season is upon us at last! To all of our readers, happy holidays from everyone at AssetWorks. We hope your new year is filled with joy, love and luck.

December 22nd, 2015|

Back to the Future of Fleet: Where Will We Be in 2050?

When Marty McFly traveled into the future in Back to the Future II, he landed in our present- 2015. To the movie-going masses of the 1980s, 2015 seemed like ages away, with many futuristic gadgets [...]

December 16th, 2015|

Lost Work Orders Hurt. Here’s How to Avoid the Pain.

Don’t be held captive by antiquated systems for reporting issues in your facility. Experience the freedom of digital work orders. All day, you had that nagging feeling. The one the one that comes when you [...]

December 11th, 2015|

4 Foolproof Tips for Utilizing Test Environments

So you’ve decided to upgrade your company’s software. These upgrades can greatly improve your staff’s experiences within the system, but the transition between the old software and the new can be a challenge. That’s where [...]

December 10th, 2015|

4 Foolproof Tips for Utilizing Test Environments

So you’ve decided to upgrade your company’s software. These upgrades can greatly improve your staff’s experiences within the system, but the transition between the old software and the new can be a challenge. That’s where [...]

December 10th, 2015|

An Introduction to Useful Life and Depreciation

For many entities, capital assets represent a significant investment of resources. As such, to make the most of your investment, these assets need to be actively accounted for and managed. Depreciating assets over their useful [...]

December 8th, 2015|

What to Know Before Your Next Upgrade

The world of technology never stops turning, which is why there seem to be software upgrades coming out every few minutes. Every new upgrade comes with its fair share of responsibility, but don't let yourself [...]

December 3rd, 2015|

What to Know Before Your Next Upgrade

The world of technology never stops turning, which is why there seem to be software upgrades coming out every few minutes. Every new upgrade comes with its fair share of responsibility, but don't let yourself [...]

December 3rd, 2015|

How to Actually Make Your Open Office Productive: Part 3

Ready to abandon the open office setup? Don’t throw in the towel until you explore these simple changes. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, open offices are now as much a staple of work culture as [...]

December 1st, 2015|

How to Actually Make Your Open Office Productive: Part 2

You can alleviate open office woes and increase productivity with three simple changes. It's an ordinary day at the office. In one corner, Carl munches a pungent egg sandwich as his Aerosmith playlist blares. From [...]

November 19th, 2015|

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Software

For long-distance runners, there are many factors that contribute to reaching your personal best. Success during a person’s running career relies on 3 things: Giving it your all in every run, supporting every member of [...]

November 19th, 2015|

How to Actually Make Your Open Office Productive: Part 1

Open offices receive a lot of flak for fostering an environment of distraction. You can change your open office – for the better. Despite the Silicon Valley trend, do you suspect open spaces drive employees [...]

November 17th, 2015|

Right-Sizing: The Crucial Factors

What does a successful fleet look like to you? Is it a fleet with hundreds of vehicles, or a fleet with few, but efficient, vehicles? Every organization has its own unique strengths and challenges, so [...]

November 12th, 2015|

Motor Pool Technology and the Future of Fleet

Are you curious about how the fleet industry is being affected by today’s sharing economy? Check out this article by Government Fleet Magazine on motor pool technology. In the article, AssetWorks’ Carl Bruce discusses KeyValet, [...]

November 5th, 2015|

Avoid The “Worst Case Scenario”

Collect Secondary COPE Data to Improve your Risk Profile Having accurate, up-to-date insurable values for all buildings and structures on your property schedule is a good start to understanding your organization’s exposure to property risk. [...]

October 29th, 2015|

QUIZ: Would Your Fleet Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Do you have what it takes to save your fleet? While a zombie apocalypse isn't very realistic to imagine, there are plenty of other emergencies that can plague your fleet. From natural disasters and lockdown [...]

October 29th, 2015|

QUIZ: Would Your Organization Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Do you have what it takes to save your organization? While a zombie apocalypse isn't very realistic to imagine, there are plenty of other emergencies that can plague your organization and assets. From natural disasters [...]

October 29th, 2015|

To Re-Appraise Or Value Trend?

Leverage these methodologies to maintain up-to-date property data and insurable values For any organization with a large property schedule, maintaining accurate and up-to-date property data and values can be a challenge. However, providing your broker/insurer [...]

October 26th, 2015|

Ensure Your Property Is Properly Insured (…try saying that 5 times fast)

5 Strategies to Help Ensure Your Buildings and Structures are covered in the Event of a Loss From business continuity planning to insurance policy management, risk managers have their hands full when it comes to being prepared [...]

October 24th, 2015|

Establishing An Inventory Plan

A presenter at a recent conference was talking about her first days as a property manager. With no prior inventory experience, the first thing she turned to for guidance was her new department’s policies and [...]

October 24th, 2015|

Inventory Rx

Mobile inventory solutions, through the use of handheld scanners or tablets and corresponding bar code or RFID tags, can enable you to quickly capture and track information on all of your assets while in the [...]

October 24th, 2015|

Using an Asset Management Spreadsheet: a Simple Solution That Could Lead To Complex Problems

Challenges to Consider when Relying on Spreadsheets to Track and Manage Assets For years school districts and other public entities got by using multiple, complex spreadsheets for fixed asset tracking and accounting. While this may [...]

October 23rd, 2015|

Understanding OMB A-133

Don't get caught off guard by an upcoming OMB A-133 Audit.  Let's face it, audit season is not typically the most exciting season. In fact, some people dread it. However, with the right knowledge and the [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Everything Starts With Data

There are all types of data that impact decision making and business strategy. In many ways, data drives business altogether. For instance, would you be more inclined to choose whether to exhaust budget dollars on [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

How to be the Sherlock Holmes of Creating Reports

Chances are, the word “detective” isn’t in your job description; however, if your job involves creating reports from the information provided by your fleet management system, a little detective work can go a long way. [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Transforming Public Works With Technology (Part 2): Increasing Efficiency With Technology

This is the second part of the article called "Transforming Public Works with Technology". To read Part I, click here. Real-Time Digital Data Collection "Paper" processes are often interpreted as "manual" processes that involve some [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Transforming Public Works With Technology (Part 1) – Where We Are Today

Right now, 70,000 bridges in America - roughly 1 out of every 9 - are considered structurally deficient. Similarly, 32% of the major roads are in poor condition according to the American Society of Civil [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Finally…An Action Movie About YOUR Job

If you have ever struggled to find the best words to define infrastructure, perhaps you can now go with comedian John Oliver's definition of "anything that can be destroyed in an action movie". Shining a [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

A Quick Guide To Risk Management

The element of risk presents uncertainty of reaching set goals and objectives. However, different types of risk apply to different areas of expertise. Are you a fleet manager who associates risk with vehicle breakdowns and [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

5 Steps To Building An Asset Management Plan

Asset Management Planning will provide your agency with best practices for operation and maintenance of assets so money can be used wisely now and in the future. A good asset management plan sets out what [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Asset Management 101 (Part 2): Asset Management Planning

In Part 1 of this article, we provided a broad overview of the new discipline of Asset Management for local, state and federal agencies and covered what Asset Management is and why we need it. [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

State of Alaska Department of Administration Goes Live with Surplus Management Software from AssetWorks

TOPEKA, KS - March 2015 Solution to help the State of Alaska streamline many aspects of the Federal Surplus Property Program AssetWorks LLC, a leading provider of fixed asset management software solutions, today announced the [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Spread the Wealth

Using Departmental Reimbursements to Improve Surplus Throughput and Results At many colleges and universities, it can be a challenge to convince the departments on campus to contact the surplus property department when disposing of end [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Your Guide to Distracted Driving

Just 15 years ago, cell phones played a much smaller role in our lives. People didn’t have constant connection to the Internet, texting wasn’t viewed as a main form of communication and social media sites [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Know Your Hours of Service Regulations

Even for the most experienced managers and compliance specialists, Hours of Service (HOS) can be a confusing topic. Between the maximum daily hours, maximum driving allowances and the driving hours exceptions, there are many regulations [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Simplifying Hours of Service and Compliance

What do audits, costly fines and vehicle downtime all have in common, besides being a major drain of resources for your organization? They can all stem from inaccurate driver logs. Hours of Service (HOS) compliance [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Three Ways To Improve Traffic To Your Surplus Warehouse

As Colleges and Universities across the country continue to focus on sustainability and "zero waste," effective Surplus Property Departments are critical. While finding ways to bring more items into the Surplus Warehouse is important, going [...]

October 20th, 2015|

Asset Management 101 (Part 1) – The Need For Asset Management

Bridges, roads, parks and even sewage and garbage management are things we all take for granted but greatly affect us when they are not working to the levels we have come to expect. We all [...]

October 20th, 2015|

University Surplus Property Association

March 26-29, 2017 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania We're looking forward to the 18th Annual University Surplus Property Association annual conference being hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. Whether your surplus program is well established or brand new, [...]

October 20th, 2015|

To Build Or To Buy: Challenges to Consider when Implementing a Homegrown Surplus Management Solution

Just as every college and university is unique, so too are their surplus property programs. Whether your goal is to increase throughput, maximize profitability, or help meet the sustainability goals of your institution, you know that [...]

October 19th, 2015|

Planning For Risk

For any organization, being exposed to a variety of risks is inevitable, which means, being prepared for the event of a risk occurrence can be extremely critical. Having a disaster recovery or business continuity plan [...]

October 18th, 2015|

“Show Me The Money”

Generate More Revenue for Your Surplus Operation Regardless of how your surplus department is funded, bringing in more revenue is never a bad thing. For self-funded departments, it means a greater operating budget. For fully-funded [...]

October 17th, 2015|

Replacement, Reproduction, And Reconstruction Costs… Oh My!

Understanding the Value of a Building for Insurance Purposes There are many different approaches to establishing the value of a building or structure. Selecting the best option for you will not only depend on your [...]

October 17th, 2015|

Barcode Tags And RFID

Working Together to Improve the Way you Conduct Capital Asset Inventories Picture it: you walk into a room holding a scanner. Then, with the push of a button, all of the assets in the room [...]

October 16th, 2015|

There Are So Many Ways To Reuse Surplus Assets!

We love when our friends over at the University Surplus Property Association use their Facebook account to share ideas for reusing various items. It's amazing to see the many ways in which surplus property can find a [...]

October 16th, 2015|

What Surplus Warehouse?

These days on some college campuses and in some areas of the country, space comes at a premium. If you are responsible for the disposal or redistribution of surplus assets but don't have a surplus warehouse in [...]

October 16th, 2015|

Three Tips For Deciding Which Surplus Management Software Solution Is Right For You

Purchasing a software solution is not simply a transaction but rather the start of long-term relationship with your vendor. Below are a few things we think you should consider before deciding which solution (and relationship) is [...]

October 16th, 2015|

Inventory Rx

Is a mobile inventory solution the cure for your asset management headache? Mobile inventory solutions, through the use of handheld scanners or tablets and corresponding bar code or RFID tags, can enable you to quickly [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Surplus Property In The Big Ten Conference [Infographic]

  To view a PDF version of this infographic, click here.

October 15th, 2015|

Three Ways To Update Or Audit Your Inventory Records

For many public entities, conducting an annual fixed asset inventory isn’t an option but rather a requirement. These assets represent a significant investment and include everything from desks and tools to computers, printers, and other [...]

October 15th, 2015|

More Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Surplus Warehouse

In a previous post, we suggested 3 ways to increase traffic to your surplus warehouse. Since more visitors can mean more sales and greater asset turnover, this is generally a top priority for surplus property managers [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Measuring The ROI Of A Surplus Management Software Solution

After implementing any new process or solution, it's always a good idea to measure the impact it has on your organization. Below are a few baseline metrics we suggest you track prior to implementing a surplus management [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Don’t Judge A Pump House By Its Cover

Understanding the 'Desktop' and 'Drive-by' Approaches to Property Valuations We’ve heard story after story of entities getting stuck with the bill after a catastrophe due to property values gone awry. These unfortunate instances expose how [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Spreadsheets: A Simple Solution That Could Lead To Complex Problems

Challenges to Consider when Relying on Spreadsheets to Manage Property Data For years organizations have gotten by managing property insurance related data in multiple, complex spreadsheets. While this may be a quick and simple solution, [...]

October 15th, 2015|

The Right Documentation Can Help Prevent The Deobligation Of Fema Funds

The key to loss recovery funding is Documentation, Documentation, Documentation!  Think about it as building a case for your loss. In order to prove your case, you'll need evidence (both pre- and post-loss). Below are [...]

October 15th, 2015|

A Differentiated Risk Profile Could Mean Lower Rates: The Value Of Cope Data Collection

Last year the US government declared a record breaking number of disasters. From hurricanes to floods, and earthquakes to wildfires, catastrophes causing damage in excess of $1 billion swept the nation. Unfortunately, with a rising [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Property Insurance Appraisals: There is No Substitute for a Physical Inspection

Managing the risk of property exposure requires values that are both current and accurate. Desktop appraisal methods and multiple years of value trending depend solely on the accuracy and completeness of the data provided at [...]

October 15th, 2015|

The Evolving Importance Of Catastrophe Modeling Data

More and more, throughout the United States, complex software programs for catastrophe (CAT) modeling are serving as a benchmark for determining risk in various geographical areas. While not all property and casualty insurers rushed to [...]

October 15th, 2015|

The Evolution Of Property Risk Management

For a few fun facts about the evolution of property risk management, click here to view our infographic.

October 15th, 2015|

Three Common Post Loss Property Liability Insurance Challenges

Regardless of size or location, every organization is exposed to risk which is why the role of risk manager is so important. Risk managers are tasked with the challenge of identifying and analyzing potential risks [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Three Tips For Selecting An Insurance Appraisal Services Partner

Selecting a property insurance appraisal services partner is not like buying a pack of gum. It is not simply a single transaction but rather the start of long-term relationship with your vendor, one in which [...]

October 15th, 2015|

10 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Your Next Inventory Project

There are many advantages to working with a third party for fixed asset inventories and reconciliations. So, whether you already have one scheduled or are looking to have one done in the near future, we've [...]

October 15th, 2015|

10 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Your Next Inventory Project (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of tips for how to ensure the success of your next fixed asset inventory project. Our team of appraisers recommends the following to help keep data clean and projects on [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Fixed Asset Inventory Management: Types Of Inventory

For many organizations, fixed assets represent a significant investment and include everything from desks and tools to computers, printers, and other equipment. Some entities must adhere to government regulations for tracking and reporting on fixed assets. However, [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Barcode Tags And RFID

Working Together to Improve the Way School Districts Conduct Capital Asset Inventories Picture it: you walk into your school's music room holding a scanner. Then, with the push of a button, all of the assets [...]

October 15th, 2015|

10 Benefits Of Implementing A Fixed Asset Management Software Solution

Maintaining complete, accurate, and up-to-date fixed asset records can be a challenge, and when preparing for an audit, you may feel like you need a task force. However, leveraging a software solution for managing these [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Webinar: Determining Economic Life Cycles

Are you spending more to keep your vehicles running than you should be? With the help of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), fleet organizations can measure the long-term economic sustainability of their vehicles, equipment and even [...]

October 15th, 2015|

From Functional to Fabulous: Help your Customers See the Potential in Surplus Assets

It seems everyone these days is turning into a DIY enthusiast.  With the popularity of websites like Pinterest and YouTube there are tutorials and ideas for upcycling just about anything. This means your surplus warehouse [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Sustainability Through Redistribution [Infographic]

Learn more about how Colleges and Universities across the country are supporting sustainability goals through the redistribution and reuse of surplus property.  

October 13th, 2015|

Moving Surplus Without Moving Surplus

How coordination, communication, promotion, and software can help you sell/redistribute surplus property without the burden of moving it or storing it in your warehouse Let's face it, you might not have space in your surplus [...]

October 12th, 2015|

Driverless Vehicles: How Will the Future Affect Your Fleet?

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson is set to address U.S. government officials today about autonomous car regulation. Currently, there are laws in place throughout the U.S. to regulate the testing of automated vehicles; however, these laws [...]

October 8th, 2015|

Why Application Training Matters

With great power comes great responsibility. We know that the late Uncle Ben from the Spiderman series wasn’t specifically talking about fleet and asset management when he said this iconic quote to Peter Parker, but [...]

October 1st, 2015|

Surplus First

Does your College or University have a Surplus First Policy? Having a Surplus First policy can be extremely beneficial to any college or university striving to achieve sustainability or zero-waste goals.  What is a Surplus [...]

September 15th, 2015|

Position #2

THE COMPANY AssetWorks Inc provides enterprise asset management solutions to customers that manage assets in the fleet, transit, facilities, and stationary equipment industries. FASuite is a business application used by AssetWorks customers to better manage [...]

September 11th, 2015|

Graphic Designer/Web Developer

THE COMPANY AssetWorks Inc provides enterprise asset management solutions to customers that manage assets in the fleet, transit, facilities, and stationary equipment industries. FASuite is a business application used by AssetWorks customers to better manage [...]

September 11th, 2015|

Preventive Maintenance: Why the Best Offense is a Good Defense

With football season upon us, you may soon be yelling at your TV from the couch while enjoying all the necessities- hot wings, beer, and jubilant, post-touchdown high fives. You’ll find yourself arguing with your [...]

September 9th, 2015|

ADA: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Me.

When it comes to providing safe access for those with disabilities, attentiveness to details prevents serious injuries. My name is Emily*. Five years ago, when I was 15, injuries from a car accident took my [...]

September 4th, 2015|

Critical Components of Space Management Systems [Infographic]

What every facility manager should know about space management. Here are four critical functions of space management:

September 2nd, 2015|

Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Facilities Management

Facilities Management is full of acronyms. Here’s a cheat sheet to let you know if you should be offended when someone asks if you’re a “CFM”.  ADA – The Americans with Disabilities Act. Passed in [...]

August 27th, 2015|

Software Support Representative

THE COMPANY AssetWorks Inc provides enterprise asset management solutions to customers that manage assets in the fleet, transit, facilities, and stationary equipment industries. FASuite is a business application used by AssetWorks customers to better manage [...]

August 26th, 2015|

One-On-One: A Closer Look into the GIS Industry

Are you concerned about how to tackle all of your data? Our own Mike Fallon, GIS Product Manager, sat down with Sanjay Gangal at this year's Esri User Conference to discuss enterprise asset management software, [...]

August 20th, 2015|

Introducing Our Must-see Video Series: “James Says”

Do you have facilities or asset management questions? You can’t afford to miss this series! What would happen to the world as we know it if Netflix remained only a DVD rental service, or Amazon [...]

August 18th, 2015|

Introducing AssetWorks Academy

What's better than fleet and asset management training? Fleet and asset management training in sunny California! Our 29th annual fleet and asset management training conference is already approaching, but this time under a new name [...]

August 17th, 2015|

Earn an “A” on Your Facility Report Card: Get Your Campus Back to School Ready Today.

Is your facility ready for the return of students this fall? It’s not too late to prepare your campus. And, in an instant, summer was gone. The summer heat lingers, but school days have come [...]

August 14th, 2015|

AssetWorks Academy Dates and Locations Announced

What’s better than fleet and asset management training? Fleet and asset management training in sunny California! Our 29th annual fleet and asset management training conference is almost upon us, but this time under a new [...]

August 13th, 2015|

Reduce Costs and Realize Faster Time-to-value with SaaS

Even in good times, organizations like yours are under constant pressure to run lean, optimize asset utilization, and ensure business-alignment without compromising service delivery. It’s a challenging juggling act, especially as shrinking IT budgets block [...]

August 13th, 2015|

Gas Prices to Take a Swift Dive in the Fall: What Does This Mean for Your Fleet?

To many of us, the fall season is the greatest time of year with the start of the football season, but this fall could be a lot more exciting for even those of us who [...]

August 13th, 2015|

Everything starts with data

There are all types of data that impact decision making and business strategy. In many ways, data drives business altogether. For instance, would you be more inclined to choose whether to exhaust budget dollars on [...]

August 10th, 2015|

Test Fleet News Article – State of Washington Department of Natural Resources Selects AssetWorks FleetFocus

(Wayne, PA –– May 6, 2014) AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet management software, automated fuel management systems, motor pool systems, and operational asset management systems announced today that the State of Washington Department of [...]

August 6th, 2015|

9 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Electric Bill

Comfortably air-conditioned offices don’t have to be synonymous with outrageous summer utility bills. Find out how you can keep your space comfortable - without pulling out the red ink for your ledger. By: Tony Rovano [...]

July 31st, 2015|

Preventative Maintenance for Facilities – A Quick Checklist

Preventative maintenance can make a dramatic difference in the productivity of your facility. Are you doing all you can? It looked like a scene from a post-apocalyptic thriller. Frantic people, water streaming down a stairwell, [...]

July 27th, 2015|

Don’t Miss Our Special Series: Maintenance for Efficiency

Join us as we take a look at effective maintenance and how you can keep your facility running smoothly. I’ll never forget the day I discovered I should have been stranded on the interstate. It [...]

July 21st, 2015|

Mind Your P’s And Q’s (And R-S-T’s, Too)

How to Improve your Surplus Transfer Process Running a successful surplus operation involves minding more than just your P’s and Q’s; it means minding just about every letter of the alphabet. We skipped all the [...]

July 15th, 2015|

Test FSS Case Study Post

Headline Here There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you [...]

July 2nd, 2015|

“No Sweat” Tips for Keeping Facility Occupants Cool and Safe this Summer

As the mercury rises in the thermometer, it’s important to keep facility occupants cool and safe. Few things bring a sense of panic like realizing that the air conditioning is out on a sweltering July [...]

June 30th, 2015|

Software “Product” vs. Software “Framework” – What You Need to Know

Not all facility software solutions are created equal. Find out what is right for your facility. By: James Wolf You’re at the car dealership, ready to buy your new vehicle. You’ve researched the car market [...]

June 26th, 2015|

Are you analyzing the right energy data? Here are 5 steps to get started.

Analyzing the right data leads to productive analysis. Discover how you can correctly assess your facility’s energy consumption.  By: Tony Rovano When analyzing data, it’s critical to ensure you have the right data to formulate [...]

June 16th, 2015|

6 Ways You Can Normalize Your Energy Data

Data has a nasty way of representing the wrong idea when inaccurately reported. Now, you can fix this problem once and for all. By: Tony Rovano When comparing facility data, stacking data sets side by [...]

June 12th, 2015|

Formulate Analytics You Can Be Proud Of

Data is rarely seen as exciting. Here are four reasons you can create data you’re excited to share. Managing a facility, you create balance between tenant demands for comfortable conditions and budgets requiring cuts in [...]

June 9th, 2015|

Data is Lying—and Jeopardizing Your Career

Information is power. But, inaccurate information is destructive. Are you contributing to your facility's success? In facilities management, quantifying success is mind-bendingly difficult. Without sales numbers or production quotas, can you know you're effective? When [...]

June 5th, 2015|

What Every Facilities Manager Should Know About Space Management

There are a few things you can’t afford to miss when it comes to properly managing your space. By: Steve Hanes Space management is critical within an IWMS. Often called the “ERP for everything else,” [...]

June 2nd, 2015|

Hero or Zero? How to be the caped crusader of your facility

Are you ready for the call of the Bat Signal? Here are four more ways to be your facility's superhero (tights and mask not included). By: Steve Hanes You may not own a Batcopter, expansive [...]

May 26th, 2015|

The Avengers, No Cost Space, and The Red Wedding. What do they have in common?

Even if John Snow and The Incredible Hulk don’t occupy your facility, you’re probably missing some critical information about your space. By Steve Hanes How often do you hear the cry: "Why can't I have [...]

May 20th, 2015|

BOSS Software by AssetWorks Announces the IntelliPark Solution for Parking Lot Availability

Visit the Parking Solutions Page of AssetWorks Lone Tree, CO (May 18, 2015)—“IntelliPark” Parking Lot Availability gives higher education a unique new way to share timely parking lot data with students, faculty and staff. IntelliPark was [...]

May 18th, 2015|

Quick Tips For Surplus Property Managers [Infographic]

May 15th, 2015|

How to Become the Batman of Facilities Management

While you may not wear a cape and mask as part of your job, you’ll still need superior organizational systems – ones which allow you to properly manage your assets. By: Steve Hanes In our [...]

May 15th, 2015|

Start Optimizing Your Facility: The Tool You Must Pay Attention to – Right Now.

To excel in your role at your facility, it’s time to discover the tools at your disposal to make you more successful. By: Steve Hanes Space managers continually face complex challenges. Under tremendous pressure, they [...]

May 12th, 2015|

Are You Pushing Papers or Leaving a Legacy?

Meet a woman whose dedication and service are creating a powerful legacy – one that will last far beyond her career. Universities are only as successful as those who shape their environment. From the facilities [...]

May 8th, 2015|

The Secret to Optimizing Job Success: Remember What Your Mama Told You.

Regardless of her level of experience in the business arena, your mom was full of excellent advice. Some of which is more applicable today than it was when we were tykes. When I was a [...]

May 1st, 2015|

How You Can Celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” All Year

Move over, Christmas. At AssetWorks, AssetWorld is the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re excited to announce a new way to keep up with the AssetWorks family year-round. When it comes to family, [...]

April 28th, 2015|

Earth Day Asset Management

Earlier this month, on April 22, we celebrated Earth Day, a day where people and organizations across the world pledge and show their support for environmental protection and sustainability. Now, you may be asking yourself, [...]

April 24th, 2015|

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know asset management can have a positive impact on the environment? It’s true!  Tracking and maintaining your assets, managing their disposal, and implementing a software solution can all have a direct impact on [...]

April 22nd, 2015|

The Expensive Asset You’re Wasting 50% of the Time (and What You Can do About it)

It’s far too common to overlook your most precious resource. Be sure you’re not losing money by wasting this asset. By: Randy Walsh (with Rachel Novotny) One of your most valuable assets probably lies unused [...]

April 8th, 2015|

California Institute of Technology selects AiM from AssetWorks to Manage Campus-wide Facilities and Real Estate

Storied research institution embraces AssetWorks’ IWMS vision and replaces aging CMMS with forward-looking technology found in AiM. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — April 7, 2015 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today announced that [...]

April 7th, 2015|

BOSS Software by AssetWorks Announces iEnforce Module for Mobile Enforcement

Lone Tree, CO (April 3, 2015)—iEnforce is a BOSSCARS module and accompanying Apple iOS app that opens up the doors for mobile enforcement. iEnforce integrates with BOSSCARS to provide a quick, efficient way to enforce your [...]

April 3rd, 2015|

Introducing: The FM Health Monitor!

At AssetWorks, not only are we committed to facilities excellence, we’re also dedicated to the health and well-being of those who manage the facilities. We know that no facility can be successful without an excellent [...]

April 1st, 2015|

Combating the Counterproductive: How a Tactical Plan can Help You Avoid the Wrong Kind of Success

Devotedly pursuing a miscalculated goal –even with the best intentions – invariably results in an unsatisfactory outcome. By: Glenn Adams It’s the embarrassing, albeit inevitable, rite of passage for childhood athletes – making a great [...]

March 31st, 2015|

Kansas Department of Administration Selects Mobile Inventory and Surplus Management Software Solutions from AssetWorks

TOPEKA, KS - March 2015 State and Federal Surplus modules to help the State of Kansas streamline many aspects of their Surplus Property Program AssetWorks LLC, a leading provider of fixed asset software solutions, today [...]

March 26th, 2015|

How to Rectify the Biggest Oversight in Maximizing Your CMMS

Are you disgusted by fruitless attempts at keeping your various systems in order? A simple solution can transform you software situation from infuriating frustration to unbelievable efficiency. By: Randy Walsh Implementing a fresh means of [...]

March 20th, 2015|

Four More Hidden Costs That Are Driving Up Your Utility Bill

Are you paying for services you don't use every month? Discover unnecessary elements and eliminate these four costs hidden in your bill! Meter charges: Meters with high base charges and low usage often provide yet [...]

March 13th, 2015|

Experience Dramatic Savings by Cutting These Three Hidden Costs Lurking in Your Utility Bill

By eliminating guesswork and hidden costs from your utility bill, your facility can take measures to significantly cut costs. Have you found the utility cost of your facility unexpectedly skyrocketing? On any given month, do [...]

March 10th, 2015|

The Most Critical Question Your Institution Will Ever Face

By effectively answering this one question, your facilities will create a powerful legacy for generations. This may be the most important question your school will ever face: What’s the ultimate goal of your institution? Is [...]

February 25th, 2015|

3 Unconventional Steps for Dramatically Reducing Cost While Enhancing Students’ Experiences

It’s no secret that college expenses are skyrocketing and the student experience suffers greatly as a result. But, you can positively transform your campus while saving millions. Picture the transformation on your campus if you [...]

February 20th, 2015|

Why You Should Start Procrastinating – Right Now.

Procrastination is the express train to both excellence and insignificance. It’s up to you to determine where it will take you. As a facilities manager, you can’t be at the beck and call of whoever [...]

February 18th, 2015|

This February, V Is For Vendor. (And Valentine’s Day, Too)

Cultivating meaningful relationships with your Surplus Operation's Vendors Are your vendor relationships rosy? Or are they as prickly as thorns? The following blog post looks at some steps you can take to help ensure every [...]

February 15th, 2015|

2015 Risk & Insurance Outlook: Are These Projections Holding True?

It’s hard to believe we are almost two months into 2015. Is it us or is this year flying by? Back in January, our team got together to discuss the trends expected to hit the [...]

February 15th, 2015|

The One Non-negotiable Element for Successful Systems Integration

Following an unsuccessful attempt at employee training, one enterprising employee uncovered the vital backbone of successful process implementation. A few years ago, the facilities staff at Virginia Tech spent substantially greater portions of time dealing [...]

February 12th, 2015|

What Do You Need to Be Great?

Imagine single-handedly revolutionizing the procedures of your entire company. All too frequently, technology is grossly underutilized. We roll our eyes at the iPhone that’s reduced to serving as a paper weight because its technically-challenged owner [...]

February 10th, 2015|

Are You Optimizing Workplace Efficiency? Four Ways Your Facility can Boost Performance

Your environment has a remarkable impact on your workforce. In the same way clothes craft the image of an individual, a working environment sets the tone for the activities that are to be held in [...]

February 5th, 2015|

Higher Education – How Space Management Can Slash Expenses

The heartbeat of higher education institutions is empowering student achieve their dreams. With soaring costs for running a university, the cost of earning a degree has risen sharply. Astronomical tuition prices prevent many from earning [...]

February 3rd, 2015|

Volaris Group Acquires Kinetic Solutions and Expands Presence in Asset Management and Logistics Vertical for Higher Education

TORONTO, ONTARIO, JANUARY 5, 2015 – Volaris Group Inc. (“Volaris”) today announced that it has acquired Kinetic Solutions Ltd. (“Kinetic”), a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for student accommodation, conference and event management to Higher [...]

January 5th, 2015|

Self-Insured Risk Pool selects AssetWorks for Building Valuation Services and Software

SEATTLE, WA - December 2014 AssetWorks to help WSRMP bridge the gap between valuation results and valuation management AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of appraisal services and software solutions to asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations, today [...]

December 2nd, 2014|

Wireless, Real-Time Uploading of Citations Added to BOSSMOBILE

Lone Tree, CO (September 29, 2014)—BOSS Software releases an update to BOSSMOBILE, a full-featured module for BOSSCARS that automates the ticketing/citation process in the field.  The updated BOSSMOBILE adds wireless functionality providing a real-time option [...]

September 29th, 2014|

BOSS Software Releases BOSSCARS IQ, an Advanced Reporting Module for BOSSCARS Placing the Power of Intelligent Reporting and Analytics in User’s Hands

Lone Tree, CO (September 29, 2014)—BOSSCARS IQ expands the 60 reports included in baseline BOSSCARS to an unlimited number of Custom Reports.  This module gives the Parking Department full control over reporting the who, what, [...]

September 29th, 2014|

AssetWorks Collaborates with ISES and Sightlines to Provide Capital Planning Services

Three industry heavyweights work together to provide facilities professionals with comprehensive services and cutting-edge technology. SAN DIEGO, Cal. — July 21, 2014 — AssetWorks, a leader in Intelligent Workplace Management, today announced at the Association [...]

July 21st, 2014|

AssetWorks Announces General Availability of AiM 7.0

New and enhanced capabilities in needs assessment, capital programs and energy management help organizations better manage the complexities of their facilities portfolio SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — July 18, 2014 — AssetWorks, a leader in Intelligent [...]

July 18th, 2014|

The Current State of Capital Program Management

Large organizations with significant investments in facilities and real estate expend billions of dollars every year on new construction and capital renewal. No wonder then that capital program management is such a fundamental concern for [...]

July 17th, 2014|

UCLA becomes the second UC System Campus to select AssetWorks’ Asset Management Software

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 2014 Solution to help the University manage over 40,000 capital assets from acquisition through disposal AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of asset management software solutions, today announced that the University [...]

June 17th, 2014|

Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne and AssetWorks Collaborate to Simplify Asset Disposition

PITTSBURGH, PA - June 2015 Integration to the EquipmentOne marketplace enables customers to sell surplus assets directly from AssetWorks’ Surplus Management Software Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world’s largest seller of used industrial [...]

June 3rd, 2014|

Boss Software announces two new editions of its industry leading BOSSCARS parking management software

The two new editions, BOSSCARS Enterprise and BOSSCARS Essentials, offer popular bundles of BOSSCARS and its modules at a discounted price Lone Tree, CO (June 2, 2014)—Boss Software, the makers of the BOSSCARS and BOSSCOPS [...]

June 2nd, 2014|

MobileNOW! partners with Boss Software to provide an integrated mobile payment and parking management solution

Denver, CO—(May 14, 2014)—Mobile NOW! LLC, a leading provider of mobile parking, e-permitting and electric vehicle (EV) charging payment services, and Boss Software (BOSS), a leading provider of parking management solutions to colleges and universities [...]

May 14th, 2014|

IACLEA Announces Renewed Partnership with Boss Software

West Hartford. CT—(May 11, 2014)—IACLEA announced today that Boss Software, a provider of campus public safety and parking management software, has renewed its commitment as a three-year Corporate Partner of the International Association of Campus [...]

May 11th, 2014|

In Case You Missed It: A Few Takeaways From USPA 2014

Last month, AssetWorks attended the University Surplus Property Association (USPA) Conference at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. With over 50 attendees from Colleges / Universities across the country and more than a dozen [...]

April 16th, 2014|

AssetWorks Introduces AiM Energy Management Suite (EMS)

Revolutionary energy management system helps organizations uncover hidden energy savings and pinpoint operational discrepancies to save even more money. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — February 3, 2014 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today [...]

February 3rd, 2014|

Volaris Group Acquires BOSS SOFTWARE and Expands Presence in Asset Management and Logistics Vertical

TORONTO, ONTARIO, JANUARY 13, 2014 – Volaris Group Inc. (“Volaris”) today announced that it has acquired BOSS SOFTWARE (“BOSS”), a leading provider of parking management solutions to colleges and universities throughout the United States. With [...]

January 13th, 2014|

Louisiana State University selects AssetWorks Software for Asset and Inventory Management

BATON ROUGE, LA - December 2013 Solution to help University effectively manage over 150,000 movable assets throughout their lifecycle AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of asset management software solutions, today announced that Louisiana State University [...]

December 3rd, 2013|

BOSS SOFTWARE Announces BOSSCARS 7.0

The latest version of the Parking Management Software will improve customer service and operational efficiency for Higher Education Campus Parking Departments Denver, CO (November 22, 2013)—BOSS SOFTWARE, the developers of the BOSSCARS Parking Management Software suite, announced the [...]

November 22nd, 2013|

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Automates Inventory Process with AssetWorks

SAN ANTONIO, TX - September 2013 Mobile Inventory Software, Scan & ValidateTM, to streamline inventory across several UTHSC campuses AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to asset- and infrastructure-intensive businesses, today announced that [...]

September 16th, 2013|

For Integrated Workplace Management, It’s All About the Asset

The asset is at the heart of everything in a viable integrated workplace management system (IWMS). In fact, asset management transcends property management in that assets are defined for complete systems, such as roofing, building [...]

August 20th, 2013|

Reality of Stewardship and Investment in Higher Education

In light of recent economic events, institutions of higher education are keenly aware of the need to remain competitive in a volatile market. Traditional brick-and-mortar institutions face increasing competition from for-profit online institutions, and this [...]

August 14th, 2013|

State of Delaware Selects AiM from AssetWorks

State agencies to use industry-leading IWMS solution to improve stewardship over state-owned assets. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — August 6, 2013 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today announced the State of Delaware’s Office [...]

August 6th, 2013|

AssetWorks Announces Dates and Location for AssetWorld 2014

16th annual event expected to attract hundreds of facilities and real estate professionals from across North America for five days of unparalleled networking and education opportunities SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — July 29, 2013 — AssetWorks, [...]

July 29th, 2013|

University of Maine System Selects AiM from AssetWorks

Key win in higher education further cements AssetWorks’ leading position in a highly competitive market segment. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — July 29, 2013 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today announced it has [...]

July 23rd, 2013|

BOSS SOFTWARE Users Group Conference in Denver, November 7-8

This fall, higher education parking and public safety professionals from around the nation will gather in Denver, CO for the BOSS SOFTWARE Users Group Denver, CO (June 10, 2013) This year’s conference will be held [...]

June 10th, 2013|

New York State Board of Elections Selects AssetWorks Software to Manage Election Assets

NEW YORK, NY - May 2013 Online solution maintains the integrity of voting machines and the voting process AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for asset- and infrastructure-intensive businesses, today announced that the [...]

May 13th, 2013|

Major Midwestern University Selects AiM from AssetWorks

AssetWorks scores a significant competitive replacement at Kansas State University. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — April 2, 2013 — AssetWorks, a leader in Intelligent Workplace Management, today announced that Kansas State University (KSU) has selected AiM [...]

April 2nd, 2013|

Integration with handheld technology taken to the next level with BOSSMOBILE

BOSS SOFTWARE announces the release of BOSSMOBILE, the handheld solution tightly integrated with BOSS’s Parking Management Software Denver, CO (February 6, 2013)—BOSS SOFTWARE, the makers of the BOSSCARS and BOSSCOPS suite of campus safety software, today introduced BOSSMOBILE, a handheld [...]

February 6th, 2013|

BOSS SOFTWARE Users Group Conference in Denver, November 5-6

This fall, higher education parking and public safety professionals from around the nation will gather in Denver, CO for the BOSS SOFTWARE Users Group Denver, CO (June 12, 2012) This year’s conference will be held [...]

June 12th, 2012|

User-Driven Enhancements Brought to Parking Management Software

The BOSSCARS Event Management module received major enhancements as BOSS SOFTWARE developers worked closely with users Denver, CO (March 23, 2012)—BOSS SOFTWARE invited one of its long time users to visit Denver to help build [...]

March 23rd, 2012|

BOSS SOFTWARE Partners with Genetec to Deliver License Plate Recognition

License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology combines with Parking Management Software to provide streamlined and paperless operations to Campus Parking Operations across North America Denver, CO (September 14, 2011)—BOSS SOFTWARE, the makers of the BOSSCARS and BOSSCOPS suite of campus [...]

September 14th, 2011|

Monroe Community College goes live with BOSSCARS

New Campus Parking Management Software at Monroe Community College will be put to work this spring Lone Tree, CO—November 29, 2010—The BOSSCARS suite of campus parking software went live at Monroe Community College this fall.  The project [...]

November 29th, 2010|

BOSSCARS Shortens Registration Lines for Saint Louis University

Implementation of new Campus Parking Management Software speeds up processes for Saint Louis University Lone Tree, CO— August 31, 2010—The BOSSCARS suite of Parking Management Software went live at Saint Louis University in the fall of 2009. [...]

August 31st, 2010|

Austin Peay State University Modernizes Operations with BOSS SOFTWARE

Implementation of Public Safety and Parking Management Software at Austin Peay begins an effort to reduce paper usage and manpower requirements LONE TREE, CO—July 23, 2010–BOSS SOFTWARE announced their newest client, Austin Peay State University, today.  Austin Peay State [...]

July 23rd, 2010|

Macon State College Chooses BOSSCARS to Direct Parking Initiatives

To answer to the needs of their growing campus and new residence life program, Macon State College implements Parking Management Software LONE TREE, CO–June 23, 2010–BOSS SOFTWARE announced their newest client, Macon State College, today. [...]

June 23rd, 2010|

BOSS SOFTWARE Announces Release of BOSSCARS 6.2

Customer suggestions for the improvement of the BOSSCARS Parking Management Software are implemented in BOSSCARS 6.2 Denver, CO (January 19, 2010)—BOSS SOFTWARE, the developers of the BOSSCARS and BOSSCOPS suite of campus safety software, today introduced BOSSCARS 6.2, a version [...]

January 19th, 2010|

BOSS SOFTWARE Announces New Module for BOSSCARS: Event Management

New feature to provide campuses with Parking Management for Special Events Denver, CO (January 15, 2010)—BOSS SOFTWARE today announced the development of Event Management, a new module for  BOSSCARS aimed at providing campuses with parking management capabilities [...]

January 15th, 2010|

Implementation of BOSSCARS Leads to Short Registration Lines at Weber State University

New Parking Software at Weber State University Opens the Door to Efficiency Ogden, UT (November 7, 2009) — Weber State University chose BOSS Software to provide Parking Management software in early 2008. Jean Dailey-Fruth, Associate Vice [...]

November 7th, 2009|

The University of Hartford Implements BOSSCARS

The University of Hartford finalizes implementation of BOSSCARS in the summer of 2009 Denver, CO (October 2, 2009)— The University of Hartford completed a smooth transition from their previous system to BOSSCARS at the beginning of summer [...]

October 2nd, 2009|

BOSS SOFTWARE Goes Live: University of Puget Sound

BOSS SOFTWARE will deliver Parking Management Software to the University of Puget Sound Denver, CO (September 21, 2009)–BOSS SOFTWARE has announced the implementation of software with their newest client, the University of Puget Sound. The [...]

September 21st, 2009|