All equipment being worked on in EMDECS requires an equipment record. If a customer brings you a unit that you haven’t worked on before, here’s how to quickly add it to the system: If the customer does not exist in the system, create a customer record at Admin> Customer Information> Customer Record (if a…Details
A happy 4th of July to all in the US, in particular drivers, technicians and administrators involved with heavy vehicle maintenance. Everyone behind the EMDECS system wishes you all the best with hopes that you are spending the day with family and friends. If you’re on the road, you know that you are being thought of and…Details
In a busy shop, anything can happen. Even though you might have strict policies regarding purchase orders and receiving procedures, there might be situations where parts enter the shop without a purchase order. As you may know, an inventory adjustment can be made in EMDECS to keep your inventory accurate, but you might prefer to…Details
You know trucks and heavy equipment, but you might not know all about maintenance software and how it helps keep equipment in the best condition possible while maintaining business efficiency and cost controls. Take the time to talk to software experts – talk about your maintenance needs. You might be surprised to learn the many ways EMDECS…Details
To help with time efficiency assessments in your shop, EMDECS provides an Estimate Hours vs Actual Hours report.
Navigate to Reports> Repair Services> WO Estimate Hours vs Actual.
Select a date range and generate the report. The results will be grouped automatically by employee number.
Another helpful tip from your Support team.
The recent devastation from flooding in Calgary and other communities in Alberta has an affect, as major weather related concerns do, on trucking in the area. Police, rescue and clean-up crews wage an almost insurmountable effort to assess safety and regain control of the communities from the water, but with Calgary’s downtown area being closed…Details
A new report released recently by the American Trucking Associations, ATA American Trucking Trends 2013 confirms that trucking remains the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States and growing. ATA President and CEO Bill Graves describes the data as showing ” . . . a dynamic, growing industry that is the literal lifeblood of…Details
Never forget about the value of preventative maintenance – it is the cornerstone of a healthy fleet! Also keep in mind that once you’ve taken the time to setup schedules in EMDECS, run a report every once and a while to see what is coming up and stay ahead of breakdowns. Navigate to Reports> Repair…Details
For those using the rental and leasing module of EMDECS, here’s how to designate a piece of equipment for lease: Open the Equipment Detail screen (Repairs> Customer Equipment> Equipment Detail) Click the Location History button Enter an Effective Date and a Facility to indicate from where this unit can be leased Click the Update button…Details
When connecting to a system like EMDECS by internet, system response times can fluctuate. There are many factors that can affect this – server activity, amount of transmission traffic in your area – even the quality and speed of the shop computers. Often the cause can simply be that the internet connection in the shop…Details