Cameron Waters, Business Manager – Geospatial Systems at Position Partners
New businesses and those wanting to operate smarter, need the latest technologies to optimise efficiencies and workflows. Let me talk you through how you can increase your return on investment (RoI) and kit out your business with the latest equipment and software that surveying has to offer while reducing the risk involved in a large capital layout.
In an ideal world, your fleet will include the highest spec robotic total stations, GPS, field controllers and software, as well as survey and engineering software. But the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the asset lifecycle needs to be factored in when setting rates and responding to tenders.
Knowing what your business cost per hour to run can support your ability to adjust your rates to market without nasty repair and maintenance surprises.
Weighing the positives and negatives of a technology refresh
When you’re considering upgrading your surveying equipment and software, especially all at once, it can be daunting, and the potential risk and effort needs to be weighed against the RoI. The surveying profession is heavily workflow driven, so it’s important to consider that the latest equipment provides:
- Proven productivity and uptime gains.
- Quality and speed of output that places you well in front of the competition.
- Collaboration that streamlines relationships with key engineering and government partners.
- Attractive workplaces for scarce young, tech-savvy talent.
Integrated collaborative workflows
With well-integrated, collaborative workflows operating via a single cloud service, all your data and people can be managed far more efficiently. Your on-site survey teams will have the latest, accurate information at their fingertips and there’s no lost time resulting from forgotten or lost paper files.
And the integration extends to being able to securely trade data between the players in the survey ecosystem – engineering firms, government authorities, external designers and town planners.
Attracting the best and brightest
One of the challenges many employers in the surveying profession are facing, is the difficulty to attract surveyors to fill their vacancies. There is a surveyor’s shortage across many of the metropolitan and regional areas across Australia.
One of the most crucial advantages of upgrading your equipment and software driven systems is that current technology and streamlined processes are what young surveying and engineering employees are looking for.
Your business sustainability depends on being able to attract the best and brightest, and exciting technology is one of the ways that you can ensure you’re attracting them!
Training & Support – making low TCO and optimum RoI a reality
We deliver highly customisable training opportunities, wherever your staff are across Australia. This training ensures that your staff are confident with the technology and use it to get the most effective and efficient results.
The quality and range of support components are what ensure rapid, enthusiastic adoption of new equipment and systems.
The relationship doesn’t stop at the conclusion of the training with our live Tokara support solutions providing users with instant, on-screen, real-time support to help with workflows, loading setting files such as geoids or grids, connections to RTK networks and much, much more. It’s like having one of the highly skilled support team standing right next to you in the field, ensuring you’re getting the very best out of every project.
Connecting and adding real value with intelligent systems
The reality of the surveying profession is that we now have to do more with less. To ensure your business continues to grow and stay ahead of the competition, you need to continue to improve your systems and technology.
Only with constantly improving productivity can our world support human population growth and standard of living expectations. It’s our sector that is building the schools, hospitals and roads that secure quality of life needs for the next generations of Australians.
But the broad construction profession has the lowest productivity gains. This is due to limited technical skill rates, out of date industrial relations and complex red tape. There’s so much that individual businesses can achieve quickly and affordably to turn productivity around.
Talk to Position Partners about leveraging technology for cut through. Because what drives us helps you.