[00:00:01] Hi, Eric Christensen here with IVO Systems, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather in Wisconsin, so when it’s nice, you go outside, which leads us into IVO Systems pricing, you know, we offer a full suite of products that will serve all of your operational needs. But we are a new company and we understand as a new company the value of getting good customers and really partners moving forward. So we are able to offer and lock in some favorable long term pricing right now. So please see the link below to fill out a form to learn more and schedule a demo or consultation, if you’d like to call it, with Bob, myself and/or Jacob here at IVO Systems. Thanks and have a great day.
Watch below to hear from co-founder Eric Christensen to learn more about demos.
[00:00:00] Hey, Eric Christensen here with IVO Systems, enjoying the beautiful April weather, unseasonably warm here in Wisconsin, the state capital, and wanted to touch base with you about what can you expect with setting up a demo with IVO Systems. We really, to start off, understand the construction industry and want to help move the construction industry forward. We know what accounting software is out there. We know what building software is out there. And frankly, we created an operations software for your day to day that we think you need. But when we say have- you know- schedule a software demo with IVO Systems myself, or Bob Lien, one of the co-founders, usually tries to be on a call because we really are going to have a consultation about what your real software needs are now and in the future. And we’d love that opportunity. And please see the link below to fill out a form to learn more and set something up. Thanks and have a great day and season.
At IVO Systems, we are trying to move the heavy civil construction industry forward with our software, and we understand that there’s many companies who don’t have any software because they aren’t sure if it will meet their specific needs.
Even if your company has no experience, using IVO Systems is easy to understand and implement, and we are here to help every step of the way. With our combined heavy civil industry experience, we’ve created IVO Systems to translate what your needs are into a single source of truth, and not having experience with software is not an issue for any users.
At IVO Systems, we like to think of Gall’s Law when we describe what our core values are for our software. Gall’s Law states that “all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked. If you want to build a complex system that works, build a simpler system first, and then improve it over time.” We created our software to be as simple and as user friendly as possible, and that is what makes our software special.
Eric and Bob’s experience in the heavy civil construction industry- running operations and managing equipment- has given us the knowledge to know what is necessary for our software, and has allowed us to keep it simple.
We provide a single source of truth that aggregates all your information and keeps it up to date, allowing for easy and informed decision making.
If your company is too small- with only five pieces of equipment and under 10 employees, you don’t need software to help track and manage your company. You can use software such as Excel or even a legal pad with smaller numbers, but once you get to a certain level and add bigger branches or divisions with more employees and equipment, you are going to need a platform like IVO Systems to help you keep track.
On the contrary, companies that are too large, with international branches and tons of employees, are most likely going to be too big for our software. We may be able to service certain branches or pieces of equipment, but a bigger company is probably going to need a more enterprise based software that offers more features.
We are always open to meet with your company and schedule a demo to have a better understanding of your company and your needs to see if your company is a good fit for IVO Systems. You may find that with your specific needs, our modules may be what you need to manage your operations.
Please visit our website and reach out to learn more about our platform.
C.W. Kick is the equipment manager at Midwest Mole, a boring tunneling, directional drilling and railroad services construction company. Midwest Mole completes heavy civil construction projects across the country and C.W. takes care of buying, selling, fixing, storing and transporting their heavy equipment and is in charge of their shop trucking operations and yard. C.W. has over 20 years of experience in the heavy civil construction industry and the heavy equipment market.
Why did you choose IVO Systems’ platform over other software options?
I think the biggest reason is just the simplicity, kinda always have a joke when it comes to some of this technology and stuff. And I like to keep things sometimes caveman simple. And I think that’s the biggest key, this is it’s intuitive and a lot of things are real simple to navigate through, which the easier the process is, the better the results.
What do you like best about the TrackVO and DispatchVO modules?
I like the fact that it’s it’s easy to navigate, it’s easy to get through. Along those same lines, I like the fact that the equipment you can see it all on one page and very quickly, you can schedule [equipment] moves, and it’s very easy to train people how to use and it kind of just falls back to that original original thing that the easier it is to use, the better its gonna work.
What do you like best about the MaintainVO module for equipment maintenance?
Same thing. You know, it’s right there at your fingertips. Guys can access information. We had a long history of Midwest Moles stashing, stashing all sorts of notes on equipment, different places. And we have a bit of a running joke around here that it’s in the P Drive, which is the mythical place where everything goes to be stored. But in seriousness, it’s it’s very nice to be able to pull up a piece of equipment, you know someone in the field, superintendent, anybody in the office, eliminates a lot of questions and phone calls. What is this thing, whats it weigh? Where’s it at? What’s wrong with it? All of these things become a little easier to deal with.
How has the implementation process been?
Super simple. You know, I’ve had the benefit of kind of pregaming, some of it with with Bob and a little bit before we got to it. But it’s really easy. IVOs been really great to work with and made it pretty easy to import equipment. And then then been there to answer questions on the way.
For a company of the right size, IVO Systems is an improvement over Excel or Google Spreadsheets. These tools are often used to manage equipment, preventative maintenance schedules and employee information and they are helpful for keeping track of data. But with these tools, you’re bound to have errors, and tracking history when issues arise can be challenging.
By using IVO Systems and aggregating all of this information- your equipment, your preventative maintenance, employee schedules- it is much easier to figure out where things are and what needs to be done.
IVO Systems allows you to have a historical record that you can go back to and review any actions taken in the past- something that can be a problem trying to figure out on Excel or Google spreadsheets. With IVO, your aggregated information is all in one single platform that is always there for you to review.
If you’d like to learn more about what IVO Systems can do for you, visit our website and schedule a demo with us.
At a minimum, we do one-year contracts with new customers who want to use our software. This is a long-term commitment by both parties, and we want to provide our operational software for your company and give adequate time to use it and understand how it works.
We want partners who understand what it’s going to take to implement the software and are actively trying to use software to improve their operations. Although one year is minimum for us, we’ve had customers that have found that IVO Systems is a good fit for them and vice versa, and have signed contracts up to ten years.
Longer contracts often come with a discount for long-term signing, but as a new company we appreciate those who see value in us.
We are specifically trying to serve the heavy civil market, and if you are a heavy civil company using our features everyday and feel as if you have suggestions that would improve our software, we love having open and honest conversations with our customers. Our goal is to serve you as best as we can, and make your operations as efficient as possible.
We’ve been careful to not add too much to our software- because we want to keep it simple. However, we are definitely looking for partners to help us grow, as we help you grow. We value customers who are mutually beneficial, and as a new company we’d love if you gave us a chance to show you what IVO Systems is all about.
We understand that most companies work with mixed fleets of equipment- with different manufacturer and third party GPS telematics, and other equipment without any ‘GPS tracking’.
At IVO Systems, we created our platform to manage any type of equipment. If you have GPS telematics enabled equipment we aggregate GPS telematics data and present them in an easy-to-review format for your convenience. With this layout, you can easily tackle any issues with equipment or specific units as soon as they arise.
In addition to this capability, our platform allows you to manage equipment manually moving locations and enter hour meters in the platform. Our system allows users of different access levels to view equipment locations and add in hour meters, permitting for the most accurate and up-to-date locations and hour meters for your equipment fleet.
We know how frustrating it can be to not have this information- that’s why we made it a priority for our software to keep accurate locations and hour meters aggregated with the latest information available all in one place.
Many of our customers already use HCSS products, specifically HeavyBid and HeavyJob. We recommend those products for bidding your work and tracking how your bid is playing out with daily time cards for each bid. Those products are great, and we are not competing in the bidding or detailed time card market.
We see our value in providing services that help you track, dispatch and maintain your equipment. We provide a price for your entire company to have access to the software- for tasks such as scheduling employees, any project notes, and many other features. We focus on improving and tracking your operations in the field, where your profits are generated.
With that access, your company is provided with better and more up-to-date information that will help you make informed decisions and improve productions, profitability and operations from the field or office.
That is the difference between IVO Systems and other platforms like HCSS and B2W- we provide company wide access and only what you need.