There are a number of applications on the market that have been designed to help waste management companies streamline their operations and have better control over their finances and cashflow. Most of these applications are built with dated technologies that rely on deployment on on-premise services.
However, a new breed of waste management applications are emerging utilizing modern cloud technology, which is quickly changing the way the industry looks at its overarching IT strategy.
When it comes to managing waste facilities, there are a few key features that any good waste management application should have. Here are some of the most important:
The best waste management applications will have an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple and straightforward to track and manage waste movement throughout your facilities. This is important for end users of the system to be able to quickly and easily find the information they need without having to go through a complex and confusing user interface.
Another important feature of a good waste management application is the ability to generate real-time reports on the status of waste at your facilities. This includes the ability to track where waste is located, how much waste is being generated, and what kind of waste it is. This information is critical for managing your facilities effectively and ensuring that you are in compliance with all regulations.
Many legacy applications come preloaded with a finite list of waste and commodity categories. Adding to this list often requires customization which can be expensive and opens the system up to additional risk when it comes time to upgrade. Modern applications like WeighPay come with an easy to use set of configuration tools meaning clients are able to create, label and price their own waste categories to meet the needs of their business.
Any good waste management application should have the ability to track waste by weight, and more often than not this information is being collected at the truck scale. This includes the ability to weigh in waste when it arrives at your facility and weigh out waste when it leaves. This information is critical for billing purposes and for understanding the overall efficiency of your operation. A good waste management application will allow for tight integration to your hardware meaning administration and manual data entry are eliminated.
Many legacy applications offer basic invoicing and payment processing capabilities. However, a good waste management application will include advanced features such as the ability to process payments electronically, generate recurring invoices, and manage customer accounts receivable. This is important for ensuring that you are able to get paid in a timely manner and that your customers are able to easily make payments.
These are just a few of the key features that a good waste management application should have. When evaluating different applications, be sure to keep these in mind to ensure that you are getting the best possible solution for your business.
WeighPay is a modern cloud-based waste management application that includes all of the features listed above and more. WeighPay is easy to use and can be configured to meet the specific needs of your business. With modules including ticketing, billing, accounting, compliance, ticket management and reporting, along with a tight accounting integration to systems like Quickbooks and NetSuite, Weighpay offers users a single business management platform to run their entire waste management facility.
To learn more about WeighPay or to schedule a demo, visit us online at www.weighpay.com.