Blog #4 – Which AGS360 product is best for me?

By: Aran Lane

From the basic to the advanced. Which AGS360 product is best for me?

Hopefully, you have read our blog ”Why do I need AGS360 Asset Management?’’.
So, you are interested but want to know a little more about AGS360.
You want to know what options AGS360 has to offer and get some indicative costs.

AGS360 is currently available in 4 distinct versions;
#1 AGS360
#2 AGS360+
#3 AGS360 Active
#4 AGS360 Pro

We will discuss each version of AGS360 in a little more detail below.

Before we begin, AGS appreciates that your time is precious. To save you some time, we have put together this handy info table showing each AGS360 product and the core parts of each.

#1 - AGS360

What is AGS360?

AGS360 is the most basic form of our Asset Management offering. No bells and whistles, no fancy next gen tech. It’s a ‘do what it says on the tin’ Asset Management system.

Who is AGS360 intended for?

AGS360 is intended for clients who perhaps do not own their sites, simply do not have a requirement for the more advanced features. The ideal client for AGS360 needs a solid, simple to use Asset Management system that can allow multiple users to manage multiple assets across multiple locations.

What features does AGS360 have?

AGS360 is comprised of 3 key areas:

How much does it cost? (A typical example)

To implement AGS360, we would expect a cost of around £1.78 p.sqft year 1 and £0.36 p.sqft year 2 onwards.

What do I get for my money?

Year 1 is the most intensive. It’s when we take you through the full onboarding process, collect data and get you up and running.

AGS will provide a full end to end service that gets your organisation up to speed with little time sacrifice from your own staff. These services are as follows:

  • Providing the organisation with its own AGS360 environment complete with custom URL, logo and primary corporate colours.
  • Asset Survey (Includes Data collection, legacy information verification, imagery, upload into AGS360. Also, the Pinning of assets onto Maps & Floor Plans)
  • Data input (Includes compliance item generation)
  • System Maintenance for the year
  • System Updates for the year
  • User training
  • Standard SLA’s

Year 2, its all about keeping you maintained and running as smoothly as possible. Based on the above example, we would expect fee’s for year 2 to be around a 20% of the Year 1 fee.

#2 AGS360+

What is AGS360+?

AGS360+ is a true next generation Asset Management platform. AGS360+ differs from our base product AGS360 in one key area, Digital Twins.

What is a Digital Twin I hear you ask? If you know, skip this bit, if you don’t.. read on.
A digital twin is a digital representation of the real world. There are many variations on the theme, but broadly this requires some form of digital imagery to be taken of the environment. These images are then rendered into Photospheres or onto 3D models. In either case, the idea is to give the user a virtual representation of their environment from which they can move through and (if available) interact with.

What benefit does this bring to AGS360+? It brings the ultimate benefit of accuracy and context. Both accuracy and context combined are almost certain to guarantee significant cost savings within Asset Management.

By adding your assets to a real-world representation of the environment they exist within, users can be sure the correct assets are being dealt with. The addition of this highly visual feature removes all ambiguity when referencing an asset. It will even provide additional information such as the height, distance from, proximity to other related assets and so on.

AGS360+ takes the flat traditional Asset Management tool and adds an indispensable feature. Once upon a time we all thought Google was mad for adding Maps, look how that turned out.

Who is AGS360+ intended for?

AGS360+ is intended for clients who perhaps own their site(s), or have a significantly invested interest in the site(s). AGS360+ is ideal for flagship offices or where you might require a slightly more immersive level of interaction with your asset management system.

If, for example, you would like staff or members of the public to report issues with assets, then AGS360+ is the product for you.

What features does AGS360+ have?

AGS360 is comprised of 4 key areas:
AGS360 Asset Management
AGS360 Digital Twin
AGS360 Workflow Management
AGS360 Compliance Management

How much does it cost? (A typical example)

To implement AGS360+ we would expect a cost of around £2.50 p.sqft year 1 (dependent on the complexity of the environment layout and the number of images that may be required) and £0.50 p.sqft year 2 onwards.

What do I get for my money?

Year 1 is the most intensive. It’s when we take you through the full onboarding process, build your digital twin, collect data and get you up and running.

AGS will provide a full end to end service that gets your organisation up to speed with little time sacrifice from your own staff. These services are as follows:

  • Providing the organisation with its own AGS360+ environment complete with custom URL, logo and primary corporate colours.
  • Image Survey (Includes environment space survey and image journey planning. The photography itself would be undertaken at this stage)
  • Asset Survey (Includes Data collection, legacy information verification, imagery, upload into AGS360. Also, the Pinning of assets onto Maps & Floor Plans)
  • Data input (Includes compliance item generation)
  • System Maintenance for the year
  • System Updates for the year
  • User training
  • Standard SLA’s

Year 2, its all about keeping you maintained and running as smoothly as possible. Based on the above example, we would expect fee’s for year 2 to be around a 20% of the Year 1 fee.

#3 AGS360 Active

What is AGS360 Active?

AGS360 Active is at the leading edge of Asset Management technology.

AGS360 Active aims to provide you with a live and cost-effective platform to not only administer to the history of your assets, but also know what they are doing (or indeed, where they are going) right now.

AGS360 Active can integrate with all of the latest forms of sensor technology. To throw a few acronyms out there, AGS360 Active users can expect to absorb data from the following sensor types;

  • RSSI
  • RFID
  • NFC
  • LoRAWAN
  • IOT
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
    and so on…

AGS360 Active has a unique ability to provide users with retrospective BIM (Building information Management), Retrospective Smart Buildings, even integrate with current smart building tech to compliment the asset management processes.

In addition, you may wish to track the locations of assets. Whether they are large, small, internal, external, local or miles away. AGS360 Active can tell you where your assets are, and what your assets have been up to.

Who is AGS360 Active intended for?

Similarly to AGS360+, AGS360 Active is intended for clients who perhaps own their site(s) or have a significantly invested interest in the site(s). The difference here is that you may have a large volume of assets you wish to track and/or have the requirement to add smart building technology into you currently not so smart building.

Perhaps you suffer with significant costs incurred from lost or missing assets. You may incur costs from assets being missed during inspections etc. The cost saving from these considerations alone could make a significant difference to your annual budgets.

AGS360 Active provides information rewards to its end users that are currently un-matched by any other asset management product currently available.

What features does AGS360 Active have?

AGS360 is comprised of 4 key areas:
AGS360 Asset Management
AGS360 Sensors (Hardware and software)
AGS360 Workflow Management
AGS360 Compliance Management

How much does it cost? (A typical example)

To implement AGS360 Active we would expect a cost of around £3.50-£5.35 p.sqft year 1 (dependent on the complexity of the environment layout, the number and type of sensors required) and £0.71-£1.07 p.sqft year 2 onwards.

What do I get for my money?

Year 1 is the most intensive. It’s when we take you through the full onboarding process, build your sensor-based system, collect data and get you up and running.

AGS will provide a full end to end service that gets your organisation up to speed with little time sacrifice from your own staff. These services are as follows:

  • Providing the organisation with its own AGS360 Active environment complete with custom URL, logo and primary corporate colours.
  • Sensor placement survey, hardware procurement, install and hardware & software set-up
  • Asset Survey (Includes Data collection, legacy information verification, imagery, upload into AGS360. Also, the Pinning of assets onto Maps & Floor Plans)
  • Data input (Includes compliance item generation)
  • System Maintenance for the year
  • System Updates for the year
  • User training
  • Standard SLA’s

Year 2, its all about keeping you maintained and running as smoothly as possible. Based on the above example, we would expect fee’s for year 2 to be around a 20% of the Year 1 fee.

#4 AGS360 Pro

What is AGS360 Pro?

Last, but by no means least, AGS360 Pro. At the pinnacle of the products AGS has currently available.

It combines AGS360+ and AGS360 Active (detailed above) to form a single, powerful asset management tool that provides a true all-around, immersive understanding of your assets.

Who is AGS360 Pro intended for?

AGS360 Pro is ideally suited to organisations that possess a high volume of mobile assets and likely own their own buildings & sites.

This is an all-encompassing asset management system.

Perhaps your business has just opened a new flagship office and you want the very best Asset Management system to compliment the buildings already tech focused features. This is the AGS product for you.

Maybe you are a large government organisation, and you need to track a large volume of assets spread across the country, you also need to provide staff with an understanding of their working environment across your building portfolio.

An AGS360 Pro user wants to know everything. From basic asset info, to where it was, where it is and where its going.

What features does AGS360 Pro have?

AGS360 is comprised of 5 key areas:
AGS360 Asset Management
AGS360 Sensors (Hardware and software)
AGS360 Digital Twin
AGS360 Workflow Management
AGS360 Compliance Management

How much does it cost? (A typical example)

To implement AGS360 Pro we would expect a cost of around £7.14+ p.sqft year 1 (dependent on the complexity of the environment layout, the number and type of sensors required) and £1.43+ p.sqft year 2 onwards.

What do I get for my money?

Year 1 is the most intensive. It’s when we take you through the full onboarding process, build your sensor-based system, collect data and get you up and running.

AGS will provide a full end to end service that gets your organisation up to speed with little time sacrifice from your own staff. These services are as follows:

  • Providing the organisation with its own AGS360 Active environment complete with custom URL, logo and primary corporate colours.
  • Sensor placement survey, hardware procurement, install and hardware & software set-up
  • Image Survey (Includes environment space survey and image journey planning. The photography itself would be undertaken at this stage)
  • Asset Survey (Includes Data collection, legacy information verification, imagery, upload into AGS360. Also, the Pinning of assets onto Maps & Floor Plans)
  • Data input (Includes compliance item generation)
  • System Maintenance for the year
  • System Updates for the year
  • User training
  • Standard SLA’s

Year 2, its all about keeping you maintained and running as smoothly as possible. Based on the above example, we would expect fee’s for year 2 to be around a 20% of the Year 1 fee.

I hope this has given you a good overview of the products AGS has to offer and some of the expectations on the use of those products.

If you would like to find out more and arrange a free, no obligation 45min discovery call, you can contact us via info@alpacaglobalsolutions.com or leave a comment below and we’ll get in touch.

Thank you for reading.

Aran Lane
AGS – Director

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