Trimble creates integrated software suite for oil and gas industry

trimblelogo_hpTrimble introduced a suite for managing the transportation of fleets and equipment servicing well sites in the oil and gas industry.

“The decline in oil prices have oil and gas companies looking at their fleets as an area to realize improved efficiencies,” said Jim Rodi, general manager of Trimble’s North American Oil and Gas Services Division.

Trimble’s Oil and Gas Services suite includes the following applications and features:

A Transportation Management System (TMS) for Oilfield Haulers that brings mobile worker connectivity and fleet management visibility together with operations technology. The TMS integrates data and services from multiple Trimble Transportation & Logistics companies, that include TMW Systems, PeopleNet and ALK Technologies. The TMS capabilities include:

  •  Daily dispatch and ticket processing for faster inbound order management with automated billing steps reducing days sales outstanding (DSO)
  • Real-time electronic data workflows replacing error-prone manual data entry and paper processing
  • Electronic order and invoice exchange with producers and well site operators, including Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for larger partners
  •  Automated status and critical information notifications from the field to the office
  • Direct data routing to customers for verification and to finance for billing and automated invoice approval

Peoplenet_conference2015_066Fleet Tracker and Asset Tracker

The Fleet Tracker and Asset Tracker service provides companies with GPS and satellite-driven remote tracking and monitoring for critical assets as well as event monitoring and remote asset tracking data. Features include:

  • Remote tracking to keep tabs on a fleet and its contents anywhere in the world
  • Both fixed and mobile solutions to give companies flexibility based on their operational needs

Oil Field Mapping & In-Cab Navigation

The Oil Field Mapping & In-Cab Navigation service offers detailed off-road data for safe navigation through oil fields to reduce costly out-of-route miles and improve productivity by easily navigating directly to the jobsite. In-cab navigation allows drivers and crews to easily follow routes to access privately leased roads, wells, facilities and survey locations. Features include:

  • The only off-road mapping service in the U.S. and Canada
  • Turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions across more than one million private lease roads
  • Ability to search and route directly to well sites, facilities and survey locations

Crude Oil Workflow

The Crude Oil Workflow, designed specifically for the crude oil hauling industry, automates time-consuming paperwork and integrates information in real time to boost the efficiency of hauling operations. Pickups and deliveries are done faster and more accurately with Crude Oil Workflow. Capabilities include:

  • Capturing signatures and print pickup and delivery tickets on the spot
  • Communicating through satellite in remote areas
  • Splitting tanks and calculating barrels automatically

Radio Frequency Disable

Trimble’s Radio Frequency Disable service ensures that all radio frequency devices in trucks are automatically turned off at sensitive perforation sites to prevent potential accidents. Features include:

  • Single push-of-a-button device disabling
  • Time-sensitive alerts for driver safety
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Document Management and Imaging

The Document Management system employs imaging and advanced workflows to reduce paper-handling inefficiency and digitize critical business data for process automation across many business functions. Capabilities include:

  • Scanning and managing documents electronically for processes in receivables, payables, carrier agreements, human resources and maintenance
  • Reducing bottlenecks caused by missing or hard-to-find paperwork to improve cash flow and DSO

Asset Maintenance and Management

The Asset Maintenance Management software can help fleets improve equipment uptime and DOT compliance while controlling maintenance and repair costs. Capabilities include:

  • Preventive maintenance scheduling and service call tracking
  • Technician shift scheduling
  • Third-party maintenance approvals and cost reporting
  • Parts purchasing and inventory tracking; fuel and tire usage reports; warranty recovery support

Cloud Hosting Services

The Cloud Hosting service provides a highly cost-effective alternative to the rising costs of maintaining a secure business applications environment. Managed hosting services for critical operations and fleet maintenance software can offer greater business agility. Capabilities include:

  • Rapid, flexible application and service deployment
  • Reliable and redundant infrastructure
  • Vital disaster recovery and business continuity services