CAT® EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES: LEVEL 1 INFORM
We’re drowning in data and information these days. We have information coming at us from all directions, and it takes a methodical approach to deal with it all. Thankfully, Caterpillar® has created its Cat Connect EM Services to make the best use of incoming data from your Cat equipment and machines. Using Product Link™, your equipment performance, efficiency and fleet status data is uploaded for analysis.
Our team here at Michigan CAT has the experience and expertise to help you take that data and turn it into easy-to-understand reports so you can work smarter and get the most out of your equipment. From regular maintenance to major equipment issues, from daily scheduling to machine efficiency reports, EM Services Level 1: INFORM is designed to harness the power of your equipment data. It compiles and analyzes it, and allows you to adjust your fleet usage in terms of performance, efficiency and safety.
Level 1: INFORM — Data Collection Is Key
The quality of the reporting Level I: INFORM provides is directly related to the quality of data collected. As a market leader, Cat knows exactly what you expect from your construction and heavy equipment and has included the latest technology across its lineup. A host of sensors, gauges and analyzers allows real-time data collection as you run your equipment. This data is forwarded through Product Link to servers, where we can create custom reporting that suits your business and the way you operate your fleet.
Understanding Your Reports
If you are new to Cat’s EM Services, you may wonder how it can help. Your reports will give you info on product uptime, performance and efficiency tracking, asset location, fuel efficiency and more. With this data, you can better plan how you use your fleet and work to optimize your equipment usage to save your business money and prolong the life of your valuable Cat machines.
Optimization of your fleet might be something as simple as substituting one less-used machine for another, balancing machine hours and maintenance intervals, or making modifications to your work schedules to ensure idle time is reduced and machine operating conditions are optimized. Level I: INFORM gives you all the information you need to make smart fleet decisions and improve your productivity, efficiency and fuel economy — and a whole lot more.
The Power of Level I: INFORM
The first Level of EM Services, INFORM, gives equipment managers and fleet operators access to detailed reports, providing valuable information on:
- Asset Tracking: Know where your Cat equipment is at all times and when it is being used versus when it is idle. Underused machines can be scheduled for additional work while bottlenecked equipment can be complemented with additional machines or scheduled for maintenance when suitable.
- Fleet Benchmarking: This powerful report shows you equipment usage, performance and efficiency trends over time. You will quickly see where potential maintenance and longevity issues might arise, which can help you plan service, repairs and equipment replacement.
All Level 1: INFORM reports are easy to understand and can be customized to match the way you work and the information you need. Our team here at Michigan CAT can help you tailor your reports so you are getting useful data you can use. We are proud to be part of the Caterpillar family and to offer you the powerful Cat Connect EM Services system so you can get more out of your Cat equipment and machines every day. Contact us to learn more and register your account to start benefitting from the power of Level I: INFORM right away.