DISPATCHING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The Dispatcher is your Magnet Board, Supercharged.
The Dispatcherhelps your construction dispatching turn your confusing magnet boards and spreadsheets into a centralized, integrated crew and equipment scheduling system.
Avoid downtime and delaysHave the right equipment or people on the job site when they're needed.
Reduce unnecessary rentalsFind owned equipment at the shop or idle on another job.
Meet the magnet board of the future.
We’ve taken everything you know and love about your magnet board and made it smarter, faster, and more helpful.
Never go hunting for equipment again.
Know where everything is
“Where’s that excavator bucket I bought last month? In fact, where’s that excavator?!” Sound familiar?
With The Dispatcher, you’ll always know where your resources are: Every piece of equipment, buckets and other attachments, your small tools and inventory items, even your employees. More than that, all of this critical information won’t be stuck in one person’s head. The Dispatcher shows all of your valuable resources spread throughout the company. And that knowledge leads to better decisions on rentals and resource allocation.
Easily select any crew or piece of equipment and schedule it for any job in the database, present or future.
No more double-booking equipment and last-minute scrambling to find the crew or equipment you need.
Improve your dispatcher's productivity
Reduce the time spent searching for a specific piece of equipment or trying to decide the most efficient use of resources. Your dispatcher can spend his or her time doing what is important — scheduling equipment and crews to allow your jobs to run smoothly and make money.
THE DISPATCHER TESTIMONIAL
“With The Dispatcher, everybody in the company knows where everything and everybody is, and that’s a huge benefit. We print out a custom report in the evenings before we leave so that the next morning there is no question on where anything is.”
— Jerry Kennedy
Project Manager and Estimator
L.N. Rothberg & Son, Inc.
Visually locate your equipment. Never lose another piece.
The map view lets you see the big picture and know exactly where your resources are at all times.
Sometimes, choosing the right resource means choosing the closest one. We team up with Microsoft® Bing™ Maps to show you where your equipment and crews are, relative to each other and to your job sites. Want to locate the D8 closest to that new job? You’re one search away.
And if you choose to enhance your system with HCSS GPS, we’ll show your equipment moving on the map in real time.
Don’t plan your moves in the dark. Switching over to the map view can help you get a better feel for distance and time, and then choose the right moves that make sense for your company.
With HCSS GPS, The Dispatcher gets a little boost that can amount to tons of savings on your end — from theft prevention to increased production.
Real-time tracking. We’ll show you those dozers, dump trucks, and pavers moving on your screen, whether they’re working locally or crossing state borders. You’ll know when they enter and exit job sites and quarries, and even when they stray on a detour. This level of tracking means no more lost or stolen equipment for your company. And we never purge your HCSS GPS data, so you can review your fleet history at any time.
Production analysis. So you know where your equipment pieces are, but do you know what they’re doing, or how they’re performing? We’ll tell you when that dump truck was turned on, whether it’s been idling on the job, how many times it raised its bed, and how many cycles it took to get the job done. We can even calculate the number of tons it hauled and how much it’ll cost you. And with our real-time production graphs, you can recognize problem areas immediately and make changes while the job is still in progress.
And more. Beyond location tracking and production analysis, HCSS GPS can show your dispatcher the current equipment utilization, speed up your fuel tax reporting by analyzing equipment mileage by state, and much more.
Integrate with HCSS GPS and HeavyJob.
By integrating with other software like HeavyJob, HCSS GPS, Equipment360, and FuelerPlus, you can get up-to-the-minute location data on all your equipment and easily sync with time cards, shop management, and more.
Real-time location with HCSS GPS
Sometimes things just don’t go as planned, like when you have 10 dump trucks sitting idle at a job site and production grinds to a halt. It happens, and chances are you wouldn’t see it coming until it’s too late to make a difference.
But HCSS GPS shows you not only location, but also run-time so you can maximize production and efficiency on each job. Identify problems as they occur or predict potential issues before they happen. That means you have the time and information to make changes in the field and avoid costly delays. Data plans start as low as $11 per month, with multiple plans and device types available.
Improve field-entry reporting
Save your foremen valuable data-entry time by pushing crews and equipment from The Dispatcher directly to HeavyJob timecards. Check equipment hours from HCSS GPS against reported hours on HeavyJob time cards. Quickly resolve discrepancies using the True-Up features in The Dispatcher and get a better grasp of utilization.
Help your shop
Make Equipment360 and FuelerPlus even better by integrating with The Dispatcher to manage your shop operations. Easily push equipment schedules and updates directly from The Dispatcher to Equipment360 and FuelerPlus, so you always know where equipment is supposed to be and if it’s performing efficiently.