Direct ticket entry
Save time and money because UtiLocate 2 receives your locate requests using FTP protocol. All ticket details are automatically organized within the program and tickets are ready to be completed instantly. No more fax, emails, or preparing locate request tickets for your locators.
Filtering Locate Requests
Reduce travel, labour, and your Ontario One Call bill. UtiLocate 2 suggests which locate request tickets can be cleared right from the office. It creates an “All Clear” locate report form PDF and sends the positive response to the excavator and Ontario One Call based on non-dangerous work criteria. For example, filter criteria popular among municipalities are hand digging and private property. Filtering can reduce the amount of field stake outs required. All filter criteria used is the same as Ontario One Call, UtiLocate 2 just puts the filtering in your hands so you can save money.
Have locate request tickets bypass your dispatcher and go straight to your locator. Whether he’s starting his day or in the field, tickets that require a field stake out become available to your locator instantly and are ready to be completed. That means, less time needed at the shop and more time locating.
Nervous about your employee’s ability to handle all the locate requests? Don’t want to contract out and hang your locator to dry? With Ticket Overflow, you can fill your employee’s workload and whatever he can’t handle, send those tickets to a Locate Service Provider. Always stay on top of your locate requests and ensure they’re completed “On Time”.
Custom Locate work forms
Whichever form you currently use for your completed locate forms (Excavator must have forms on-site to dig), ComPeters inc creates a digital version so you locate form is exactly what you use now. Not using a form? No problem. UtiLocate 2 uses the blueprint for a form that is aligned with the ORCGA’s best practices.
Digital Drawing Tool (Udraw)
Field markings are documented on your report form with the industries quickest and easiest field sketching tool, Udraw. Udraw is included in UtiLocate 2 and with check boxes for completing tickets, it enables the fastest completion of a locate form.
Automatic Positive Response to Excavators and 360 Response
UtiLocate 2 uses an automatic faxing and emailing system. When you’re locate request ticket is completed in the field, no post office work is necessary. When your locator finishes his day, he connects to the internet and uploads his completed tickets. The completed locate form is then automatically faxed and/or emailed to the excavator and positive response is also provided to Ontario One Call. That’s extra time each day for your locator to be in the field.
Completed Locate Forms Stored, Searchable, and Protected
Completed locate forms are stored in a database. Easy search and referencing is provided using any ticket details criteria from which locator, date, request number, work details, excavator. Easily reference any previous ticket for damage investigations and prove your due diligence. Save office space with no more physical storage of paper locate forms.
UtiLocate 2 runs on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8. You can use just about any laptop to complete locate requests in the field. However, UtiLocate 2 also runs on a Lenovo Thinkpad 2 tablet with stylus. Complete locate requests right over your field stake-out without having to go back to your truck. Accompanied with a stylus, using a tablet only loses the actual physical paper, not the ease and feel.