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  • Unlimited Historical Telematics Data

    A misconception about GPS providers is that all of them offer unlimited historical telematics data. This is not the case. How far back GPS providers offer telematics data varies anywhere from 90 days, six months, one year, two years, etc. While it may not seem important initially to choose a provider that offers open access to unlimited historical telematics data, there are a few reasons it is.

  • The Top 3 Reasons Companies Implement A Telematics System

    There are a host of reasons why companies decide to implement a telematics system into their business. Every business is unique, but usually face one of three common business challenges when it relates to their vehicles and equipment.

  • The Top 4 Reasons GPS Tracking Initiatives Fail

    There are many benefits to using GPS tracking in your fleet operations. However, there can be issues that arise that cause the initiative to fail. Whether you are looking to implement GPS tracking for the first time or looking to change providers, there are four common challenges to be aware of that cause people to give up on the technology before they get the chance to experience the benefits.

  • 6 Steps To Field Service Profitability

    The evolution of field service from a cost center to a profit center has been ongoing for the past decade – and in some industries, field service has emerged as a critical and even primary profit generator.

  • Mobile App Growth Hacking: Tips to Follow For Early Traction

    Developing a mobile app and acquiring users in the first-hand tops the list of marketers. No matter, what monetization strategies you have adopted, unless you have not invested some time in marketing efforts, you might lose early traction.

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    The Enterprise Mobility Exchange East Coast brings together CIOs, VPs and Directors of Mobile, IT and Digital Innovation and leading minds responsible for devising and implementing mobility initiatives across industries.

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FROM THE EDITOR

The Building Blocks Of Predictive Service The Building Blocks Of Predictive Service

Today’s field service organizations are on a mission to migrate from the traditional break/fix service model to a predictive service model — it’s simply what customers expect and where the industry is headed. As Jack Rijnenberg, director of global customer service at Markem-Imaje put it when I interviewed him recently, “There’s a clear movement in the service industry toward predictive service, and that’s the direction we need to move in.” But the reality is, a successful transition from break/fix to predictive service requires well thought out strategy and execution.

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    Service organizations know that reverse logistics is a complicated process. What’s even more complicated is identifying opportunities to make proactive business decisions, given the reactive nature of the returns service lifecycle. How can we better forecast our returns to better manage the reverse supply chain and its impact on your business?

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