Oversight Inc

877-220-2805

 

 

 

President of Oversight Inc

 

 

 

Oversight Inc.
156 Milestone Way
Suite D
Greenville, SC 29615
877-220-2805

 

info@oversight-inc.com

About Us

The Owner

J B Holeman is the President and owner of Oversight-Inc. Oversight-Inc is a web based company that offers a series of independent verification and accountability solutions. Oversight is located in Greenville, SC.

After graduating from West Point, J B spent a career in the US Army commanding troops and procuring major weapon systems. After retiring as a full colonel, he spent 10 years as a C level executive in both large engineering and construction companies. After many years working for large organizations, he was eager to build his own business and work for himself. J B invests in startup companies; helped start the local angel investment group, UCAN; and started Oversight Inc., where he works on a daily basis. See his LinkedIn page.

How We Started

The concept of Oversight started in 2004 when JB was the President of a small security company. The local Lockheed Martin facility was already a customer and we were trying to win a new job securing the final construction phases of a new nine story Marriot Hotel. The site was on the edge a questionable side of town.

As a result, the client wanted to prevent the loss any of the new furnishings being installed in the rooms, ballrooms, and administrative offices and eliminate any vandalizing. The client wanted objective confirmation that all the areas were being checked and the frequency of the checks. Results - Not a single incident of vandalism or property loss.

While the initial software and hardware had many shortcomings, it did show the value of the concept. For our small security business, this approach was a key competitive differentiator.

Progress

From there, the small staff was challenged to find a more robust, cost effective approach. The resulting market research found a variety of alternatives, but the more popular ones were pricy. Also, all of them were off the shelf, one size fits all, computer applications tied (and licensed) to a single on site computer.

We were looking for a system that we could use to manage all of our guards even though they may be working for different clients in many different locations. After considerable evaluation we were convinced of two big market factors.

  1. No system existed anywhere in the world that could manage more than one facility.
  2. Even the better systems were much more focused on selling hardware rather than providing truly useful management and performance information.

As a result we set out to develop our own verification system. We started by using a rudimentary software package that came with a popular brand bar code reader. It seemed to work well, and we installed on our largest client, a local Lockheed Martin facility.

They had grown dissatisfied with their old, large, heavy time clock readers. They had proven unreliable, very expensive to repair, and their report disks almost impossible to read or interpret. Our early systems worked much better.

Beyond Security Guards to FAM

Based on the Lockheed work we won another job with a major lighting company, Hubbell International. While using our Guard tracker, they asked could we create a system to track their office assets (computers, furniture, filing cabinets, et al.).

Using a similar bar code based approach, we created a fixed asset management (FAM) system that dramatically reduced the overhead costs to all identify their assets and where it was located. Further, our system also allowed them to track movement of those assets over time. We actually used the security guard force to do most of the on-site work during evenings and weekends.

Beyond FAM to Time and Attendance

About this same time our strategic partner, a large regional company that also provided security guards, temporary employees and janitorial services, asked us if we could develop a system to monitor and record the time and attendance for these mobile workers. Further, their potential client, wanted to track the specific departments where these workers spent their hours. (The client's operations manager wanted to back charge the departments rather than have these expenses come out of his general overhead budget.)

In fact, the business deal for our Partner was that if he could provide such a tracking system, the distributor would consolidate their existing four staffing agencies into one - our Partner. We created a mobile time and attendance solution; it worked; and the client did consolidate all their temps with our Partner's agency.

Beyond Bar codes and iButtons

A key first step for any Oversight solution is data collection. We began with bar codes, moved to iButtons, and now we are recommending smartphones and tablets. Not only do they have enormously more capability; they are less expensive. We are on the leading edge of capitalizing on this potential for all our solutions.

Continuous Improvement

As with the hardware, the Oversight-Inc proprietary software continues to improve. We are committed to offering the latest, most cost effective hardware and software solutions.

Today, Oversight-Inc continues to raise the bar for Checker services. In particular, we have developed a "Game Changing" approach to monitoring and improving performance!