Align and DEWALT®’s New Integration Streamlines Construction Operations with More Efficient and Accurate Tool Management
DENVER (May 10, 2021) ― Align Technologies (formerly ToolWatch), a powerful, cloud-based system that serves as a cornerstone for construction companies’ operations management, announced that its technology integration with DEWALT TOOL CONNECT™ is now available to all Align users. DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of professional power tools, hand tools, storage and accessories, and Align teamed up to improve the overall tool ownership experience more than a year ago by combining DEWALT’s Tool Connect™ integrated Bluetooth functionality with Align's intuitive solution designed to streamline internal operations. The integration has been in beta testing with select Align customers since early 2020 and now the advantageous update is available to Align users.
Align users can synchronize DEWALT TOOL CONNECT tools, tags, and chips to their Align inventory automatically, eliminating the need to manually scan tools, equipment, and consumables. All item information, including tool records, job costs and billing, inventory quantity, transfers, service and calibration, and even reporting, is easily accessed from Align.
Align users can see where tools are in the physical world in real-time. If a tool is transferred to a different job site, the BLE technology will enable automatic reassignment to the new project and initiate job cost and billing transactions to that job site.
“Enhancing operational efficiency begins by streamlining internal processes, and asset management is a crucial part of a construction company’s overall state of operations,” said Don Kafka, CEO of Align. “This integration with DEWALT allows users to streamline many steps of the tool management process and enhance asset visibility. Eliminating these tedious tasks and tightening wasteful processes allows Align users to boost operational efficiency overall.”
Align customers that have piloted the systems reported that the integration helped eliminate many time-consuming processes, improve the overall productivity of job sites and maximize assets, resources and labor. And by utilizing more accurate data, improving workflows, and streamlining the asset upload process, decision-makers are able to clearly determine areas of operational improvement.
Align users can begin to streamline internal operations with the DEWALT TOOL CONNECT integration immediately. TOOL CONNECT tools have the Bluetooth chip already installed, while the TOOL CONNECT tags, connectors, and batteries attach to anything on a job site, such as equipment, storage, large tools, and materials, regardless of brand.
Eager to help guide new and existing customers through this groundbreaking integration, contact Align today to learn how to get started streamlining asset management processes and boosting your company's operational efficiency. For more information, visit aligntech.co.
About Align Technologies
For more than 25 years Align Technologies (formerly ToolWatch) has helped companies manage tools, equipment, materials and consumables. Easy to use and delivered through a powerful, flexible platform, Align securely stores critical information on all field and warehouse operation assets so companies can run their businesses more efficiently, more cost-effectively and more profitably. Today, more than 6,000 installations in 20 countries use Align. For more information about Align, visit www.aligntech.com or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
DEWALT is obsessed with how users work in the real world and is relentlessly pursuing total jobsite solutions. By incorporating its latest technology and industry innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.