ASCO - Trakit
ASCO are an international oilfield support services company
providing logistics, waste management, skilled personnel, training
and many other services to the oil and gas industry.
ASCO approached Codify to take over the support and maintenance
of one of their existing systems, Trakit (formerly known as
MATSYS). Trakit, a crucial business system for ASCO, is used to
manage container movements between client, ASCO and 3rd
party locations. After a review of the application Codify proposed
enhancing Trakit and then taking on support.
Codify first conducted a review of the source code for the
application to highlight areas which could be modernised or
improved. A plan was put in place following consultation with key
ASCO personnel to:
- Make simplifications where possible
- Improve poorly performing areas
- Add new features
The main functionality of the application, the movement of
containers, was already well established but ASCO were unable to
report on the data successfully and as such weren't using
Since going live, Trakit has gone through several phases of
development to enhance it with new functionality. It now allows for
more extensive reporting, invoice generation and more efficient
methods of handling the container movements.
MATSYS was no longer upgradable so maintenance and reliability
had become an issue. Trakit has been rewritten in modern
technology, with improved performance and better
The reports available in Trakit allow ASCO to provide more
information to their clients, giving them greater visibility of
what they are paying for, and highlighting any potential areas for
savings and efficiencies.
Stephen Mundie, CCU Operations Manager, comments: "Completing
Trakit has brought us numerous benefits over MATSYS. In particular,
our month end process used to be both intensive and time consuming
due to the volume of data to collate and send to our finance team
for processing. Trakit now creates the invoice reports with greater
accuracy, and far quicker than the spreadsheets we used to use.
"The search facilities have also made finding information within
the system much quicker and easier and they are displayed clearly
in a logical sequence.
"Combining our NNS container fleet into one system has improved
visibility of the ASCO container fleet allowing better utilisation
of containers across different areas of the business."