Established as PCB Automation Inc. in 1983 in Waterloo, Ontario, our company was created to capitalize on the reduced cost advantages resulting from the introduction of the Personal Computer. We built software solutions for businesses where weighing and measurement represented fundamental components of their operation. Our first clients were diverse but had a shared need for automated weighing and measuring applications such as Fleming Feeds, a feed mill and Beachville Lime, a lime mine. Fleming Feeds purchased an automated feed compounding system that controlled material flow and weighing for the preparation of animal feed. Beachville Lime purchased a truck scale ticketing system that tracked the material in the load, the company that was to be billed for the load, and the tare and gross weights of the vehicle entering and exiting a site.
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- Business Type:
- Software vendor
- Industry Type:
- Waste Management
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
- Year Founded:
During the first seven years of incorporation, PCB Automation Inc. developed and sold computer information system solutions to a number of vertical markets. These included: the DYNAMIX Automated Compounding System, which was used to automate real-time material flow and batch weighing processes for plastics, animal feed, etc.; the PROCON Project Management System, which was used by construction and development firms for tracking project budgets, costs, etc.; and the GEOWARE Waste Management Automation System.
In 1990, due to the requirement for bigger and more complex solutions in the waste management industry, we began to focus efforts on the development and sale of the integrated information solutions, focusing on solid waste management. As a result, PCB Automation Inc. changed its’ name to align more tightly with our premiere product and became Geoware Inc.
The result of this focus is reflected in the GEOWARE Waste Management Information and Control System which represents over 30 years of ongoing, client-driven development. The latest generation of the GEOWARE Waste Management Information and Control Systems solutions are used in managing a variety of activities in areas such as landfill sites, transfer stations, recycling depots, material recovery facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, composting facilities, waste and recycling collection services and transfer hauling services. Our qualified and experienced team continues to service clients across Canada and the United States, to develop innovative solutions to meet the information and control needs of the evolving waste management industry.
Our company supplies information and control software systems that are specifically designed to meet the unique business requirements of the solid waste industry. For over thirty years, we have provided our customers with effective, easy to manage, and scalable, waste management control and information solutions. We provide robust software solutions to manage and track material flows into, out of and within waste management sites such as landfills, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), recycling facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, composting facilities and transfer stations.
The GEOWARE system provides the tools to accurately track vehicle identification, customer information, material types, material origins, weight or volume, etc. through attended or unattended load processing. Material flows can be measured using vehicle scales in a traditional entry/exit scalehouse operation, remote unattended scales, or conveyor scales.
Incorporating either a Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database, the system has the ability to create detailed reports such as material type and tonnage reports, invoices for billing of account customers or schedules for waste collection operations. By effectively managing the vast quantities of data associated with the management of solid waste, GEOWARE can provide the business intelligence needed to make informed and effective decisions.
The GEOWARE system software is modular in design, providing the tools needed to effectively manage your site(s), no matter how big or small. Our system can be hosted at a single site or can be scaled to an enterprise level for managing multi-facility and multi-site solid waste management operations.
Our experienced and qualified team has a long history of providing valuable insight to the waste management industry. We strive to understand the things you need to monitor, control and report on, your business processes and your goals, in order to deliver a GEOWARE system specific to your organizational needs. It is our goal to provide a solution with real value that will enhance your operations today, and in the future. Waste Management Software