Founded in 1911, VerHalen Inc. is an integrated construction and design company that specializes in framing, drywall, acoustical ceilings, interior design, and commercial furniture.
Asset Panda Solutions: Employee accountability, asset location, check-in/check out, cost reduction, employee time savings, auditing tool, improved asset management
Hours saved since implementation: 2 hrs/day based on an 8-hour workday
Customer since: July 2016
Founded in 1911, VerHalen, Inc. is an integrated construction and design company that specializes in framing, drywall, acoustical ceilings, interior design, and commercial furniture. Our assets are located in two warehouses in two different cities and they are constantly moving all over the state of Wisconsin to different construction sites.
Being in the construction industry, we as a company face many challenges when it comes to managing and keeping up with our assets. Before Asset Panda, we had a huge book that we would hand write all of our data in. There were tons of problems with this method such as handwriting that wasn’t legible, not being able to find the entry in the large book, people changing dates and so much more. We didn’t know what employees were assigned which tools or how many tools were at a specific job site. Expensive pieces of equipment were constantly lost or misplaced which led to spending money unnecessarily on replacing equipment. Employees were wasting time searching for assets that should have been easy to locate. Bottom line is that there was no accountability.
That all changed when we added Asset Panda to our arsenal of management tools – it has absolutely changed the way we work. With Asset Panda, we are now able to hold people accountable for lost equipment. No matter where we are in the state, we can pull up the app and see where all of our assets are located. We can see how many tools are at a job site and what employee has what. If a tool needs to be used at a different job site, we can simply look on Asset Panda to see where that specific tool is and easily retrieve it. Asset Panda has been revolutionary to the way we manage our assets.
Asset Panda has reduced our costs by being no longer able to place blame on lost equipment. Thanks to the mobile functionality, our employees have a greater sense of accountability and responsibility to provide up-to-date data on the tools they are using and where they are located anytime, day or night. It has saved our entire team in the warehouse and out in the field ample amounts of time trying to track down certain tools. And the auditing tool has made our lives way easier for this once complex and detailed process and has saved us boatloads of time.
When it comes to customer service, the team at Asset Panda is always more than willing to help if you are experiencing problems or need assistance in any way. Personally, it is one of my favorite things about Asset Panda. Thank you Asset Panda and keep up the good work!
– Nate Calawerts, Asset Management Intern