Tool management with Centix

Centix offers any desired tool management solution. From small to large and from simple to complex. It is the software with many modules for a wide variety of uses.

Tool management is an important precondition for an efficient and effective operation at construction– or installation companies. Whether your organization is active in construction, land, road and hydraulic engineering, electrical and network technology, gas and water technology, heating and air treatment or sewage technology. In every organization the focus is increasingly on shorter response and lead times and stricter cost control. Having the right, approved tools available at the right time and place. A factor that requires adequate tool management.

Tools in three location structures

We would like to introduce you to the basic principles of Centix and a number of important aspects that greatly increase the efficiency, safety and management of tool management. Using the three most common location structures, you can see at a glance what industry needs are and how Centix is shaping them in tool management software.

Modular solutions suitable for every industry!

A large number of building blocks contain the knowledge and experience that we have gained in 25 years at construction and installation companies from small to large in various branches. This means that we choose the building blocks according to your wishes and needs in order to create a proven effective and very easy-to-use solution for your tool management. But do you have additional wishes? Our development team stands for continuous innovation so that nothing is impossible!

What can Centix do for your tool management?

We strive with our software to take over more and more tasks from the tool manager and to perform them automatically. This greatly improves the quality of management. Overview of where the tool is created and safety is guaranteed by performing inspections and tests in Centix.

 

Centix is always as big as needed and as small as desired. In other words: you decide which tasks you want to perform with Centix and in what way. We then configure the associated standard modules into one solution for your company. A solution that can always be expanded with new options or can be adapted to changing situations in your organization.

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Personal equipment

Of course you can register the personal equipment (such as small tools, mechanical tools and safety equipment) of the mechanics in Centix. This works with Centix simply, quickly and easily, so you hardly have to worry about it. Annual inspections are necessary and Centix has all of these available for you as well.
Automation of PAT-testing inspections
However, the power tool is subject to the annual inspection requirement according to PAT-testing standards. For the tool manager, as the person responsible for the inspections, this is a labour-intensive task. Centix makes it possible by clearly displaying the tool status. In addition, there is an automated task for this with sending notifications at different escalation levels to the technicians about the inspection obligation. These notifications are automatically sent by e-mail and thus save tool managers a lot of time.
Automatic notification for returns
It is also possible to link Centix to HRM software, so that an employee who leaves the company receives a notification about handing in personal equipment. This too can be set at different escalation levels, whereby the tone of the reports becomes more urgent as the day of termination of employment approaches and the tool manager and manager are also notified. With these facilities, Centix saves you a lot of time for sending e-mails and making phone calls.

Project Tools

Select tools and order in a webshop
Requesting tools or equipment that is not part of the standard equipment of technicians, such as heavy electrical tools, fencing or scaffolding, is also supported in Centix. You can easily set up a webshop in which your technicians and foremen can ‘shop’. They can search in a catalog with the available tools and equipment and then select different types to compare the specifications in a clear way.
Automatic notifications for returns
Characteristic for projects is that things are continuously added and removed during the project. Obviously, you can easily manage this in Centix, even for tools and equipment that is hired from third parties. In addition, it is possible to link Centix to financial software packages, so that when a project is concluded, automatic notifications are generated for the return of the equipment. This not only relieves warehouse managers, it also stimulates project managers to handle it quickly. As a result, the equipment is available more quickly for other projects and the hiring of equipment from 3rd parties is also completed faster, which leads to better tool management.
Everything simple and clear with the Centix Mobile apps

Centix offers three mobile apps that make tool management simple, fast and easy. For example, Centix Mobile with which a mechanic can directly register hired tools on his smartphone. In addition, Centix offers support in the app for transferring tools between technicians, without the intervention of the administrator. Inspecting tools is also child’s play with Centix Mobile.

Warehouses

Centix offers extensive support in managing the stock of tools and equipment. It is possible to analyze the consumption, so that it becomes clear whether it is still useful to keep this type of tool in stock or to rent it from now on. A warehouse can be created for any type of location. Think of warehouses, outdoor locations, vehicles, people, et cetera. Moving and assigning tools is quick and easy with Centix!
More efficient inspection plans
The annual PAT-testing inspections of power tools can also be managed extremely efficiently with Centix. For items that have been inspected on arrival and have been on the shelf for a long time, even a limited inspection on issue will suffice.
Unmanned warehouses
Centix also makes it possible to work with unmanned warehouses. Each item is then provided with an RFID chip, which the technicians have to scan when collecting and returning tools. All mutations are automatically recorded in Centix.