Total Control Systems and Vessix Team Up to Streamline FBO Fuel Inventories

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Cloud-based software and automation will help FBOs save time and reduce errors with centralized fuel import and ticket management.

TCS 3000 Electronic Register

TCS 3000 Electronic Register

While our solutions can provide tremendous value as stand-alone services, it’s through partnerships with forward-thinking industry experts like Vessix that FBO customers will experience the full benefits of end-to-end automation.

Fixed-base operators (FBOs) will no longer have to guess how much fuel inventory is on hand or how much fuel is delivered to each aircraft, thanks to a new partnership between Total Control Systems (TCS), a leading global provider of positive displacement flow meter and electronic registration solutions, and Vessix Inc., an aviation cloud-based software company.

TCS and Vessix will provide a comprehensive solution to assist FBOs with the way they manage their fuel inventory. Together, they will deliver next-generation automation of fuel ticketing and bookkeeping processes. The solution equips an FBO’s fleet of trucks with the TCS 3000 electronic registers/flow computers, which eliminate the need to hand-write fuel inventory source documents (or fuel tickets). Within each FBO, Vessix’s business management software will electronically receive and store the fuel inventory data for back-end processes such as accounting, taxes and reporting.

“Customer-driven and user-focused innovation is what propels our business,” said Dan Murray, Vice President, Total Control Systems. “While our solutions can provide tremendous value as stand-alone services, it’s through partnerships with forward-thinking industry experts like Vessix that FBO customers will experience the full benefits of end-to-end automation. We’re incredibly grateful for the aviation and software experts at Vessix.”

The TCS 3000 electronic register will help improve an FBO’s cash flow by allowing its fuel truck drivers to make more deliveries in less time, with increased accuracy and security. Moreover, Vessix’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform automates the handling of many elements of FBO business management, including flight operations, ramp operations, accounting, maintenance, aircraft management, customer relationship management (CRM) and integrated payment functions. Murray adds: “Vessix clearly understands the pitfalls and opportunities that the FBO industry is facing. TCS and Vessix are looking forward to eliminating hundreds of thousands of dollars in labor costs and accounting inaccuracies.”

“Many of today’s FBO truck drivers track fuel by manually writing down on a ticket—in pencil—the date, time, aircraft registration number and fuel amount for each transaction,” said Vessix Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Tom Perkins. “The driver then takes their daily fuel tickets from a clipboard and walks them into the FBO front desk, so that the night accountant can manually enter the data into the bookkeeping system. The sheer amount of wasted time and energy involved is mind-blowingly expensive, not to mention an incredibly archaic process that is prone to costly mistakes.”

For more information on Total Control Systems, visit http://www.tcsmeters.com. To learn about Vessix, visit http://www.vessix.com or stop by booth 1624 at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, on October 21-23.

About Total Control Systems
Total Control Systems (TCS) is a leading global provider of electronic registration and piston and rotary flow meter solutions for the aviation, refined fuels, oil, chemical, and agriculture industries. As a division of a privately held company for more than 60 years, TCS has earned a reputation for being a precision custody transfer flow meter and accessory provider of choice. This reputation is built upon its continual focus on customers, quality and innovation. Visit http://www.tcsmeters.com to learn more.

About Vessix
Vessix is an all-in-one, Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud based business software platform for FBOs. Features include an elaborate point-of-sale with encrypted credit card processing, tracking of all transactions, fuel inventory management, tax reporting, facility scheduling, employee management and client details.

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