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B2W Software API streamlines construction equipment inspection and repair process


B2W Software has introduced new capabilities within its ONE Platform that enable contractors to identify equipment defects and make repairs faster.

The ONE Platform from B2W can generate repair requests automatically based on data from electronic forms used for completing equipment inspections. The enhanced process relays detailed information from equipment inspections to the maintenance team immediately.

By eliminating lag time and manual steps for transferring this data, contractors can identify and complete equipment repair work more efficiently to minimize maintenance costs while improving equipment uptime and safety.

Zutphen Contractors and GW-EX, Inc. are among the initial companies benefiting from this workflow utilizing the B2W Inform application for forms and reporting, the B2W Maintain application for equipment maintenance management, and the API connection for automating the creation and logging of repair requests.

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“The new system is very effective for getting information from inspections back to the shop and into the maintenance software right away,” said Danielle Ehler, Zutphen Contractors. “When we relied on paper forms and phone calls, it was easy for things to get missed in the handoff, or for minor equipment issues to be overlooked.”

The heavy civil and marine construction company in Nova Scotia, Canada processes up to 40 repair requests monthly.

“Now, there is a record and history of the request being submitted and also investigated by our mechanics,” said Jon Ewart, Owner, GW-EX. “We have also been able to prioritize work more effectively, so issues impacting safety and production take priority over less significant, cosmetic requests.”