Once the job has been assigned, the details are sent directly to the field worker as a push notification on their smart phone.
Producers can also monitor a job’s progress through the app and a chat function allows workers to communicate directly with decision makers — saving oil producers time and money.
“It’s a way more efficient process than phone calls and pen and paper,” Adam says.
Ironically, IronSight owes much of its success to the oil crash. As Adam and Shawn were launching their vacuum truck company, Pack Energy, oil prices started to collapse. The downturn resulted in more than 100,000 layoffs within Alberta and many service companies, including Pack, suffered as oil production slowed.
Though Adam and Shawn struggled to maintain the bottom line, they started getting a lot of inquiries about their internal dispatching software (aka IronSight).
“Energy producers were looking for ways to become more efficient,” explains Adam. “As you can imagine they’re dispatching hundreds of trucks with pen and paper. They heard we had an app that could make that easier.”