What market factors lead to the development of TracRat?

Answer: 

The manufacturer of TracRat, On-Line Equipment Management (OL-EM), discovered that a recurring customer problem in the world of Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) was the inability to track and use electric motor assets effectively to maintain constant production output. OL-EM then partnered with HECO, a large electric motor and replacement firm, to develop a system that would ensure that customers and their selected motor repair vendors would have instant access to the data needed to react to motor failure with accurate asset information.

The resulting proprietary database management system was aptly named TracRat®.