Waste Management Software: How to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency

May 11, 2022

As the world becomes more industrialized, the amount of waste produced each year continues to increase. A recent World Bank Report predicts that by 2025, the world will produce over 6 Billion tons of waste every day. With this increase in waste comes an increase in the need for efficient waste management.

One way to increase the efficiency of waste management is to use waste management software, like WeighPay Waste Management Edition. This type of software can help waste facilities to track and manage their retail and commercial inbound loads, and streamline the operational processes that occur after the waste is received.

There are many different types of waste management software on the market today. Some of these software programs are designed for specific types of waste facilities, while others are more general. Regardless of the type of software you choose, there are a few key features that you should look for to ensure that it will help you cut costs and increase efficiency.

What should you be looking for in modern waste management software?

Ease of Use

The software should be easy to use. If the software is difficult to use, it will likely slow down your operations and lead to higher costs. The software should also be accessible from any device, so that you can manage your waste facility from anywhere.

Robust Reporting

The reporting features of the software should be robust and tailored to meet the unique needs of the industry. The software should be able to generate detailed reports on your inbound loads, outgoing loads, and operational key performance metrics such as retail ticket processing time averages.

Flexibility

The software should be flexible enough to meet the changing needs of your waste facility. As your facility grows, the software should be able to scale with you.

Integration Capability

In 2022, integrability is key. With so many different hardware and software solutions available, being able to integrate your systems together to share key data in real time offers Waste Management Facilities the opportunity to reduce their administrative burden and ensure accurate data entry. An example of this would be ensuring the solution offers robust integrations to your truck scale and weighbridge software.

Additionally, your Waste Management Software should be able to integrate with other software programs that you use, such as accounting or other ERP applications to minimize your team's effort in managing your finances and budget.

Advanced Analytics

A good Waste Management Software should offer advanced analytics capabilities with the ability to analyse information across different departments and business units. This will allow you to make better decisions about your operations by giving you visibility into trends and patterns, as well as allowing waste management executives to get a 360 view of all sites and locations.

Process Automation

Another key feature to look for is process automation. Automating repetitive tasks can help to improve efficiency and reduce errors. Automation can also help you to keep track of compliance-related tasks work order completion checklists. By automating time consuming yet simple tasks, waste management facilities can achieve the same level of administrative control with fewer resources.

Mobile Functionality

As mentioned before, the software should be accessible from any device. But in addition to this, the software should also offer full online and offline access. This means that you should be able to manage your facility using a mobile app on your smartphone or tablet, with or without internet connectivity.

WeighPay is the world's first Hybrid Cloud Waste Management Application giving users the ability to use the system from any device at any time.

Top Features of WeighPay for the Waste Management Industry

Inbound/outbound/Sales/Collection

Automate your inbound and outbound transactions with WeighPay's unique features and hardware integrations. Streamline the process and reduce the amount of time it takes to process inbound loads and tickets.

Ticket Management

WeighPay streamlines data entry by integrating to your data collection hardware, such as scales and weighbridges. Integrate seamlessly with your existing equipment to produce accurate weights and tickets. WeighPay provides your staff with the software they need to manage the day-to-day operations of their facility while also giving you peace of mind that all transactions are being handled appropriately. 

Customer & Supplier Management

Whether you are buying or selling, WeighPay helps you to capture detailed information about individuals and businesses including basic details, contact information, identification, physical attribute descriptions, custom pricing agreements and known vehicle details.

Inventory & Yard Operations Management

WeighPay helps to manage all operational aspects of your yard including inventory, grading, packing and shipments. WeighPay gives users the ability to manage the transactions and tasks that relate to incoming and outbound inventory, as well as the various processes inventory items may go through while they are in your facility.

Advanced Contract Management

Manage all commercial contracts within WeighPay to ensure that all commercial drop offs are priced at the agreed rate for the weight and type of waste being transported. Get reminders as to when contracts are coming up for expiry, and automate the process of creating new agreements.

Accounting Integration

WeighPay offers simple accounting features to help users gain visibility over their AP and AR tickets, which can then be sent directly into your accounting and financial management solutions for further processing.. Our cloud-based platform makes it easy to manage simple financials in one place and keep track of everything from inventory to invoices.

Compliance

Manage all aspects of compliance by integrating your hardware technology to WeighPay. Our solution connects to a wide range of hardware including truck scale cameras, customer image capture points, fingerprint scanners, document scanners and licence plate scanners. Our customizable rules engine allows you to ensure that the right images are captured at the point of purchase and that these images can be used in all reporting.

In Summary

Whether you are managing a small waste yard or a large global commercial enterprise, WeighPay can help you to cut costs and increase efficiency. With our easy to use interface, powerful reporting features, and flexibility, WeighPay is the perfect solution for any waste management facility.

If you would like to learn more about how WeighPay can help you, please contact us today.

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