Using software to manage assets is nothing new. Like synth-driven pop and action movies, it’s been around since the 1980’s. The challenge was integrating the data from digital and analog streams into a single lane that allowed for easily generated reports. Often it felt like digital sources or storage created more work—moving the data required manually typing information into a computer, or worse, copying info from a computer onto a paper form with a pen. Neither is efficient.
In the last few years, this paradigm has begun to rapidly shift. New digital tools have become increasingly available to gather more accurate and specific measurements and information. The data they generate could rightly be considered a flood. Programs have been created to manage that data out of necessity—that is the HUVR origin story. More data was born and lived in an entirely digital format than ever before.