How RFID Solutions Are Improving The Efficiency Of Billing And Tracking Systems
RFID solutions deliver efficient and accurate information for a variety of industry uses, including billing and tracking. With RFID solutions, companies are better able to track their services, gain reliable information, and bill customers accurately.
The City of Regina is currently using RFID tagging at its snow dump. To cover the costs of maintaining these facilities, the city has implemented a tracking and billing system using RFID technology to efficiently bill snow removal contractors and companies who make use of the dump.
An RFID tag from the city is placed on the windshield of the snow removal truck to identify the truck’s authorization to use the facility, the size of the truck (to determine the volume of snow being dumped), and the driver’s billing information.
A camera is used to verify the size of the truck and cross-reference with the RFID tag. If there are any discrepancies, such as an unauthorized vehicle using the facility, then another camera will capture the license plate number to bill the driver.
This automated system functions 24 hours a day, so contractors can use the dump at any time. This adds extra convenience for snow removal services, which can often be an all-night operation. In many cases, drivers have to make multiple trips to dump snow.
Because the systems involved rely on RFID tags and cameras, there’s little need for staff to work graveyard shifts or in inclement (even hazardous) weather. In turn, this helps cut down on overall costs, freeing up more budget for billing purposes—which itself is automated.
RFID solutions for tracking and billing increase efficiency and simplify operations for all parties. With the automated recording of information, companies can save time and money by reducing the number of staff needed to keep track of customers and make sure operations are running smoothly.
This system saves time for customers as well. In the case of the snow removal contractors, less time is being spent at the snow dump, allowing for more time on the road removing snow, thus increasing business. If there are any disputes with regards to billing, companies will have the accurate tracking records and proof of services to review.
This is just one example of how innovative RFID solutions have improved operations for both customers and service providers. Think about what RFID could do for your business!