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We have answers to the most frequently asked questions about our construction operations platform. Read on to learn more about Align EAM and Align EHS.

What are the main advantages of using Align?

Align offers numerous benefits for companies seeking to streamline their operations in a cost-effective, efficient, safe, and profitable way. Our platform is designed to increase field productivity by improving operations and optimizing workflows.

Some of the primary benefits of using Align include:

  1. Increased efficiency: With Align, you can streamline your operations and reduce inefficiencies, saving time and money in the process.
  2. Improved safety: Align helps you keep track of your equipment and tools, ensuring that they are in good condition and reducing the risk of accidents and injuries on the job, in addition to our Align EHS management module.
  3. Better cost control: With Align, you can monitor your inventory and equipment usage in real-time, allowing you to make more informed decisions and reduce unnecessary spending.
  4. Enhanced productivity: Align provides you with the tools you need to manage your projects more effectively, allowing you to complete more work in less time.
  5. Improved profitability: By reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and optimizing workflows, Align can help you improve your bottom line and increase profitability.
  6. Better visibility: Additionally, Align provides better visibility for your management team, allowing them to monitor and analyze key performance indicators, track inventory levels, and make data-driven decisions. This increased visibility and access to real-time data can help management teams identify areas for improvement and optimize their operations for greater success.

At Align Technologies, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their business goals by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. Book a demo to learn more about how Align can benefit your company.

Can I access the platform from any device?

Align Cloud is delivered via a web portal that can be accessed from virtually any device. Align supports English and Spanish languages. 

Access https://cloud.aligntech.co/login to log in using your existing Align username and password. Need assistance? Contact support at https://aligntech.co/customers/support-customer-services

Who are Align customers?

Align customers span multiple trades and industries, including general construction contractors, electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, specialty trades, energy, utilities, and other organizations with significant tool, equipment, and material management needs.

How do I get started with Align?

Getting started with Align is simple. We assign an experienced Implementation Specialist to each customer to ensure that all key milestones are met during the implementation process. Our team will guide you through every step of the way, from data entry to training to integration set-up and launch.

Rest assured that with Align, you won't have to navigate the implementation process alone. We are committed to providing our customers with the support they need to achieve success. Contact us today to request a demo to get started with Align and experience the benefits of our innovative platform firsthand.

How do I get my employees trained on Align?

Align offers three ways to train your employees. We offer online live training via Zoom, in-person training at our Align Training Center in Denver, and self-guided training via our Align Learning Resources collection of videos. 

How do I get my data into the Align system?

An Align Implementation Specialist will walk you through how to transfer your data using our Migration Template. If you do not have existing data, our Technical Training Team will teach you how to enter your data into Align. If you're integrating with another system, your Implementation Specialist will assist in setting up the integration and syncing necessary data.

How does Align work?

Align Technologies is a comprehensive cloud-based platform that provides easy accessibility to all users within an organization, whether they are working in the field, warehouse or back office.

  1. With just an internet-connected device, users can view and manage tools, equipment, materials, and consumables.
  2. Field personnel can quickly request items they require on-site and initiate returns when they are no longer needed.
  3. Warehouse workers can fulfill pick tickets, restock inventory, and track items from the warehouse to the job site and back.
  4. Back office teams can monitor where assets are allocated in the field, access dashboard analytics, and integrate essential systems to enhance operational efficiency and minimize errors.

The platform streamlines the entire process and allows for easy tracking and management of resources across all teams, from anywhere at any time.

How much does Align cost?

The cost of Align depends on what capabilities your company needs and the number of assets you want to manage in the system. To learn more and request a quote, please reach out to our sales team.

What programs integrate with Align?

Align integrates with various technologies and business systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, accounting systems, construction management, tool manufacturers, fleet tracking systems, and more. To learn about all of Align's integrations, visit our integrations page.

How do I get my team to use asset tracking?

Align knows that you must get users to adopt a system for it to provide value. Our team supports every customer with implementation and training to ensure the system gets set up correctly and users know exactly how to start tracking assets on day one.

What are Align's other capabilities?

Align Technologies(formerly ToolWatch) started as a tool-tracking system 30 years ago. Since then, we expanded upon the core asset tracking use case to broadly address construction operations management. This means not only tracking tools but all types of construction assets – tools, heavy equipment, materials, and consumables.

We moved beyond tracking to include many ways to manage assets, such as requests, transfers and returns, job cost & billing, purchasing and receiving, equipment maintenance and scheduling, safety management, and more. The result is a comprehensive solution that allows construction companies to streamline operations by providing enterprise-wide visibility, controls, and reporting of assets of all types.

How many user licenses come with Align?
Is there an extra charge if I need more users in the system?

Align does not limit the number of users that can be added to an account; any number of users may be added without increasing the cost. We believe the more people using the system, the more accurate and valuable the information will be. Align also supports any number of stocking and field locations at no additional cost. Contact sales for a quote.

What does Align EHS stand for?

Environmental, Health and Safety. To learn more visit: https://aligntech.co/solutions/ehs-management

What does Align EAM stand for?

Enterprise Asset Management. To learn more visit: https://aligntech.co/solutions/asset-management

Does Align offer a GPS tracking solution?

Align offers support for GPS tracking through our integration partner, GPS Insight. Visit our integrations page to learn more about this and Align's other integration capabilities.

Can you use RFID with Align? BLE?

Yes! Align supports many scanning and tracking technologies, including RFID, BLE, barcodes, and more. And best of all, you can mix and match these as needed.

Is Align suitable for managing fleets of vehicles and heavy equipment?

Absolutely. Several of Align's customers use our platform to track and manage their fleets of vehicles and heavy equipment, thanks to our integration with GPS Insight and Align's built-in equipment management capabilities. Furthermore, we are continuously working to enhance our platform by adding new features and functionalities to support fleet and heavy equipment management.

Does Align have safety checklists?

Yes! Align recently acquired Safety Reports, which offers robust mobile safety management solutions for safety consultants, including safety checklists and compliance reporting. Align offers EHS management capabilities for construction companies within the platform.

Does Align track employee time?

Yes, Align Technologies recently acquired busybusy, a workforce management platform that tracks employee time. 

How do I get in touch with an Align expert?

We'd be happy to answer additional questions you have. Please contact us to schedule a meeting

Will Align EHS replace Safety Reports?

Safety Reports will continue to be a separate product. Align EHS is built out specifically for the construction industry while Safety Reports will remain a point solution serving a broader customer base.

 

Our company currently pays for separate Align and Safety Reports accounts. Can they be merged?

Yes, you can use one login for both Align and Align EHS. We will work with you to port your Safety Reports users to Align EHS so you can take advantage of the benefits of using Align and Align EHS together.

Does Align EHS data integrate with Vista? For example, are job or employee data available in EHS from Vista like it is for Align?

Currently, the primary integration that Align EHS has is with Procore and PlanGrid. However, we are working so that in the future both Align and Align EHS will have the same integration capability.

Does Align EHS offer live tracking of individuals on a job site?

Align EHS does not not track individuals in real time. However, we make it simple for users to input geotag locations for where they’re performing inspections, observations, or other safety functions. Combined with our time-stamping capabilities, geotag data show when and where certain safety processes are occurring.

 

Align EHS content is tailored to OSHA standards. Is there a plan to adopt other countries’ standards?

Currently, Align EHS content focuses on OSHA standards. We are looking to expand our checklist capabilities with additional checklists, detailed comprehensive data and documentation in the future.

If a manufacturer has specific inspection requirements, can those be used to direct the inspections for safety equipment?

Yes. Users can customize the inspection checklists and the frequency that you inspect a certain piece of equipment.

Will Align and Align EHS be accessed with separate mobile apps, or will they be combined?

Today, there is an Align EHS mobile app and a Align mobile app, but we plan to have one unified app in the future.

What type of access control measures does Align EHS have?

Align EHS has controls based on permissions and entitlements. Users can be granted access to individual safety module(s) and/or associated administrative functions.

What is the pricing structure for Align EHS?

The Align EHS modules come bundled in three different tiers depending on the needs of your safety program. We can work with you to figure out what tier and what modules make sense for you.

Are you able to upload custom sheets/cards for the Toolbox Talks?

Yes. In addition to a library of hundreds of Toolbox Talks that are free for users, companies can upload custom PDF Toolbox Talks to the Align EHS Training module.

Why does Align EHS use QR codes rather than barcodes?

We are focusing on QR codes because we believe they offer more capability and flexibility to store inspection history and other asset information.

When is Align EHS available?

All Align EHS modules are currently available through the platform.

What is the vision behind expanding Align to include EHS?

Our goal at Align Technologies is to support our construction customers' operational needs in a single unified platform, and that means sharing operational data across different functions. Align EHS makes that vision a reality for safety operations. Moving forward, we plan to add further capabilities to deliver more of that value.

Does Align EHS allow users to track and report on the completion of weekly Toolbox Talks for their crews?

Yes. The Align EHS Training module allows you to see if scheduled Toolbox Talks have been completed and offers multiple detailed reports that let you filter that information by user and user group.

Can Align EHS be purchased separately from Align Cloud?

Yes, you can use Align EHS even if you do not use Align for other functions.

Can Safety Reports data be exported to Align EHS?

Yes. Any existing Safety Reports data will continue to be available once you transition to Align EHS.

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