Boston, MA, April 26, 2016 – Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the award-winning SiteSage® enterprise asset and energy management system, today announced a significant expansion of its mobile application, with new work flow and task management capabilities that provide the ability to manage a wide range of business operational processes. Powerhouse Dynamics has combined this expanded functionality with an integrated Bluetooth temperature probe and SiteSage’s fixed sensor network to significantly broaden the food safety functionality available through the SiteSage Smart Kitchen module. With labor costs rising, regulations changing, and food safety increasingly on the minds of customers, most food service businesses are seeking better tools to manage food safety and replace error-prone manual processes.
This new release of SiteSage Smart Kitchen enables full automation and digitization of the “HACCP” (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) reporting process. It supports customizable daily HACCP tasks, along with corrective actions, thresholds, and protocols. These tasks span manual temperature measurements as well as non-temperature related HACCP “check-list” items, and are fully integrated with the SiteSage fixed sensor network as well as its alerting and notification engine. The network includes both sensors installed in equipment onsite and sensors embedded in equipment from a growing list of manufacturers that are factory integrating SiteSage. All tasks and associated corrective actions are tracked in real-time on any mobile device and easily accessible online. Compliance trends and potential risks can be tracked using enterprise exception reporting that allows Food Safety leaders to be assured their organizations are meeting or exceeding stakeholder expectations.
Jason Roeder, Senior Director of Product Management for Powerhouse Dynamics says: “We are thrilled to expand the ways in which SiteSage can help our customers achieve superior operational performance. Our close work with many leading brands has revealed that improved food safety and product quality are outcomes SiteSage can help deliver.”
SiteSage, in use at thousands of restaurants, convenience stores, and other small commercial facilities across North and Central America, combines enterprise-wide equipment controls with granular monitoring and patented analytics to deliver energy as well as equipment maintenance cost savings. SiteSage Smart Kitchen can be delivered as an integrated component of the full SiteSage platform or as a stand-alone module.
The new SiteSage mobile Work Flow/Task Management function is fully configurable and can be used to support processes beyond food safety. Other examples include support for inspection and maintenance schedules, the management of delivery intake, documentation of start-up and shut-down processes, and more. Powerhouse Dynamics plans to continue to extend the mobile application to support an increasingly diverse set of operational processes.
About Powerhouse Dynamics
Powerhouse Dynamics uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, and others. The Powerhouse Dynamics SiteSage® platform reduces energy, maintenance, and repair expenses by centralizing control, analysis, and management of energy-consuming equipment.
Engineered specifically for smaller facilities, SiteSage features powerful functionality delivered via simple online and mobile interfaces. The system continuously enhances efficiencies by controlling major loads, monitoring power consumption, providing insight into the performance of individual pieces of equipment, and tracking gas and water usage. Patented analytics deliver actionable intelligence via diagnostics and alerts, and SiteSage’s enterprise-wide benchmarking capabilities identify underperforming facilities and assets. To learn more about how Powerhouse Dynamics’ customers maximize energy and equipment maintenance savings with minimal staff effort, visit powerhousedynamics.com, or Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Facebook.