Are you struggling with pencil and paper to try to keep track of all the maintenance requirements of your fleet? Maybe you have tried to move to computerized record keeping by using multiple spreadsheets. You may have to keep track of the PM's and repairs, DOT or BIT type inspections, parts inventory, labor and parts costs and be able to provide your maintenance records to the government authorities. And in some cases they can even shut you down if they don't like the way you keep your maintenance records.
In 1998 while doing some consulting work for a Water Well Drilling company in Santa Maria, California. Chuck, the owner mentioned that he had failed his California Highway Patrol BIT inspection aka CHP Biannual Inspection of Terminals. It's like a DOT Inspection only more strict! Anyway, all of his maintenance records were being written down on paper forms by his mechanics and were too hard for the CHP inspector to read. So the CHP Inspector failed them and if they failed again when he came back in a few months they would be shut down! So Chuck called me in to show me what their records looked like and to see if we could create a program to make things easier.
After many hundreds of programming hours TATEMS was completed and after Chuck tried it out he was amazed that he was now able to have all of those forms his mechanic was manually filling out available to him in an easy to use computer program. He easily entered in his equipment and his previous Inspections and Lube/Services and Repairs and printed out the resulting reports and when the inspector came back he passed his BIT/DOT Inspection with flying colors and the CHP inspector was happy too! Later TATEMS was turned into a commercially available Fleet Maintenance Software program. We have had feedback from clients all over the U.S. , Canada and in other countries saying that the government inspectors love the easy to read format of the TATEMS Maintenance records and reports.
Once TATEMS was released to the public our clients started to give us many fantastic suggestions to improve our little Fleet Maintenance System. We have taken many of the great suggestions to heart and added many new features and more functionality to TATEMS. Along the way and it has morphed into a powerful yet simple Fleet Management System aka CMMS. Never satisfied to keep the status quo, we keep on keepin on to make more improvements . With that in mind we work very hard to release a new version of TATEMS about 4 times a year. Being a small company we don't get all the suggestions into every new release but we get as many as we can.
TATEMS was built to handle small fleets and to cater to small businesses and townships. We are a small business too. It's just me as the person who wears the many hats of a small business owner in addition to being chief software architect and programmer , my wife Karen , a saint who does all the mailings and gives out registration numbers and helps with support tickets, my son Matt a computer whiz who provides tech support including remote support sessions, stating at 6AM pacific time every morning. And Roy a fantastic programmer, who helps me create all the new features from all the new ideas we get, and also helps with live chat support in the afternoons. We recommend not entering over 1000 pieces of equipment into a TATEMS database but TATEMS has a boatload of features for you. We love to hear what you have to say and welcome your ideas on how to improve our Fleet Management Software
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