Hilti ONTrack is a comprehensive asset management system that offers consulting, implementation, and customer service for the entire range of Hilti tools. With the alarming statistics suggesting that companies lose over $1 billion annually in tools and merchandise, Hilti recognized the need for a solution. While other companies have also introduced their own tool tracking systems, Hilti has been diligently working on its ONTrack system since 2011.
Hilti ONTrack Overview
The key features of Hilti ONTrack 3.0 go beyond simple tracking. This system enables you to keep tabs on tool expiration dates, monitor who has checked out the tools, and track their precise location on the job site. While traditional methods like whiteboards and spreadsheets have facilitated this process in the past, Hilti takes it to another level with its RFID/barcode scanning system. This system assigns a unique ID number to each tool, allowing any team member to scan barcodes and quickly identify the tools they need.
The benefits of Hilti ONTrack are far-reaching. A warehouse manager can now swiftly scan a full box of tools, while a project manager can verify on-screen that everything is accounted for. By scanning the box at the beginning and end of each day, you can ensure that all tools are returned. The system provides detailed information about the tools returned, allowing managers to identify any discrepancies and ensure that the original tools are accounted for.
In addition to tracking tool checkout and return, Hilti ONTrack also enables you to monitor the physical location where tools are checked out. Whether you are managing a construction site or a warehouse, this feature helps you keep track of the distribution of your tool assets. You can also utilize the system to record service notes, maintenance schedules, certifications, calibrations, and inspections. Say goodbye to guesswork and stay on top of your tool maintenance.
Hilti ONTrack employs a unique RFID/barcode system that allows you to place stickers on tools, accessories, and consumable packaging. This means you can track not only Hilti tools but also tools from other brands. These nine-ply tags are designed to withstand harsh conditions, guaranteeing their longevity. Hilti even tested their durability by subjecting the tagged tools to the most demanding scenarios, such as throwing them into a mixer with broken concrete blocks.
Application Control via the Cloud
Hilti ONTrack provides a cloud-based system that can be accessed through an app on any web-enabled device. Unlike other asset management software that charges per user, Hilti ONTrack offers unlimited user subscriptions. This ensures that your entire team can benefit from the system without incurring additional costs.
Hilti ONTrack Unite: Integrating Software Solutions
Hilti ONTrack Unite introduces a new open application programming interface (API) that allows seamless integration with other software applications. The platform simplifies complex manual data management tasks by importing and unifying data from multiple sources. By automating processes related to tool tracking and asset management, Hilti ONTrack Unite significantly improves data quality and consistency.
As a software developer, you can leverage Hilti’s ONTrack Unite open API to create integrated solutions that incorporate ONTrack with the applications you develop. By offering these applications on the integrated marketplace, you can provide your customers with a seamless experience. Hilti already supports integrations with popular construction software, such as Fieldwire, Trackunit, Procore, and Viewpoint, with more integrations on the horizon.
To ensure a smooth transition and help you make the most of Hilti ONTrack, the company offers on-site or remote support. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, you can contact their dedicated hotline for immediate assistance. For further information, please visit the Hilti website.