Cloud-based system aids asset management

12th September 2018
Mick Elliott

CalWeb, a cloud-based asset management platform from Tektronix has been expanded to include new modules that help companies more easily manage equipment asset pools, maintain regulatory compliance and maximise equipment utilisation. Also launched is a full suite of Managed Services covering a comprehensive range of equipment asset management needs on a global scale.

The need for efficient asset management capabilities continues to grow as companies invest more capital into equipment and instruments to achieve their business goals.

Paper- and spreadsheet-based methods of tracking equipment assets fail to provide the level of information needed to stay competitive and keep track of the true costs of equipment. Without an accurate equipment inventory, it is easy for companies to make duplicate purchases or lose instruments among different locations.

These inefficiencies often lead to unnecessary equipment downtime and can directly impact the bottom line.

The CalWeb cloud-based asset management platform is used by customers around the world to ensure quality, safety and dependability of their equipment assets. It allows users from multiple departments to have full visibility of their organisation’s asset management and calibration programs.

The platform allows companies to store and access current and historical equipment service records, maintain records for equipment serviced internally and by third-parties, and automate supply and equipment procurement processes.

The latest solutions now available to all customers include:

Tek Asset View – Using the core features of CalWeb, companies can manage assets across their entire organisation and know at a glance where equipment is located, who’s using it, and whether it’s in the right condition to get the job done.

Tek Compliance – In highly-regulated and safety-critical industries such as medical, pharmaceutical and automotive, equipment documentation must be in compliance with regulations such as the Food and Drug Administration’s 21 CFR Part 11. Tek Compliance ensures that all pertinent information is stored securely in a cloud-based repository, making audits and reporting requirements fast and easy.

Tek Optimize – Companies often struggle to ensure equipment is fully utilised and that people have the right equipment when they need it. By providing comprehensive asset management with at-a-glance dashboards, Tek Optimize provides companies with the solution they need to maximise return on their investments.

Tektronix Managed Services give companies a one-stop shop for managing calibration programs, deploying new equipment, managing asset pools, withdrawing and recycling outdated equipment, and automating and fulfilling supplies and equipment procurement. Service offerings now available include:

Assets on Demand – Companies struggle with managing their equipment programs and optimising the utilisation of their assets. Assets on Demand ensures that employees are issued new equipment, sent loaners or replacements, given demo equipment, and have older equipment withdrawn from service to help companies reach the next level of asset utilisation.

Active Exchange – Maximising the uptime for a distributed workforce by ensuring they have fully maintained equipment and instruments can be difficult and painful. The Active Exchange service removes the hassle of ensuring that equipment is maintained, calibrated and ready to go when needed by having Tektronix manage the calibration and equipment programs. Uncalibrated equipment is swapped for calibrated on a regular schedule to maximise efficiencies.

Field Fulfillment Store – This service provides a portal for field service teams to request new equipment and supplies. The Field Fulfillment Store automates the request and approval process and optimises the fulfilment of new goods for organisations with distributed workforces.

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