Source: CP staff
World of Concrete marked the industry debut of 323 Technology Solutions and charter products: Compass Utilities, a screen dashboard of ready mixed plant and fleet operations activity; and, Scout, a bid-tracking tool providing project and customer specific data down to individual margins.
“Our Compass technology functions as an overlay on all software platforms for concrete producers,” explains Keith Rickles, president of Irondale, Ala.-based 323 Technology Solutions. “It integrates with multiple dispatching, accounting and time-keeping systems to provide owners and managers business intelligence data for allocating resources and more timely data for better decision making.”
The 323TS investors are committed long term to the entity and have the capital to support expansion, he adds. The venture was formed as a spinoff of Ready Mix USA in Birmingham, Ala. It spent most of last year writing applications and laying the groundwork for a full-service IT shop. 323TS launched with a staff of about 20 and is currently servicing roughly 10 accounts.
In addition to its standard business intelligence and customized program offerings, 323TS has unveiled software, hardware, networking, data management and other IT consulting solutions especially suited to construction materials producers.