Asset management

IndySoft is recognised as a leading provider of enterprise-wide calibration management software – largely due to its recognition of compliance with AS9100,

IndySoft is recognised as a leading provider of enterprise-wide calibration management software – largely due to its recognition of compliance with AS9100, QS9000, TS16949, ISO9000, FDA 21CFR Part 11 and ISO17025.

“It has taken over 20 years of real world development and testing with license sales up in the thousands across the world in both large global organisations and small enterprises for IndySoft to reach this achievement,” enthuses Jake Bishop, managing director of IndySoft Europe. “It is fully supported and maintained and ready to use – right out of the box.

“We make no assumptions as to the type of instrument that is calibrated,” he adds. “You can create your own test points with tolerance limits and other complex calculations or even use Microsoft Word or Excel if you already have them set-up.

“Any asset can be stored within the software – whether it needs calibration or not – and there are no limits to the type of schedules you can set for a gauge – for example, calibration, repair, service, maintenance, recharge or lubrication – and each gauge can have multiple schedules assigned to it.”

The software also supports parent/child relationships so assets can also have associated equipment and accessories assigned to them – as well as repair parts. Automated reports and equipment due date reminders can be automatically emailed to clients and the system has a comprehensive report builder.

“Being able to perform your own calibrations and automatically generate certificates and stickers or sending equipment out to subcontract laboratories and then storing their certificates back into the system is very quick and simple to do,” Mr Bishop explains. “Users can also perform detailed analysis on elements such as stability, R&R, linearity and bias and generate historical charting on practically any scenario. Security features are also accommodated allowing restricted access if required.”

Recently, IndySoft Europe has been appointed a value added reseller of Motion Computers. Tablet computers are the ‘new kid on the block' and there a number of choices available for consumers. However few can claim to be rugged enough to be used as a business tool and even fewer run on a Microsoft Windows environment to allow integration with business software.
“For users needing mobility and ruggedness from their systems, then Motion Computing's tablet PCs are an ideal solution,” Mr Bishop states. “The Motion F5v model even has an integrated 1D and 2D barcode scanner built into the carry handle as well as an option for RFID tracking.

“Running the IndySoft Gauge Management software on these tablet computers works very well. Users can track assets with the barcode scanner, perform onsite calibration or service/maintenance tasks, generate paperless certificates, print calibration labels from a portable printer via either USB or Wi-Fi and then return to the office/lab and synchronise the data back to the main server.”


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