• JLA Group Reduces Travel, Increases Productivity, And Improves SLA Performance With New Scheduling & Route Planning Solution

    The JLA Group is a UK leader for the distribution, rental and servicing of commercial equipment and regulatory compliance solutions across Laundry, Catering, Heating & A/C, and Fire Safety. JLA is very pleased with their choice of FAST LEAN SMART to optimise appointments and route planning for their 400 field engineers.

  • How Ultimate Innovations Tracked Driver Behavior And Theft With Fleet Technology

    When he started his landscaping business thirty years ago, Brian Vidinhar, Owner and CEO of Ultimate Innovations, put to use all that his father, a part-time landscaper himself, had taught him since Brian was 10 years old. "My dad taught me the landscaping trade and how to work hard," Brain explains, "so I already had a good grasp of plants and working with them. But I had to learn the ins and out of the business and the management side through making mistakes and hard knocks."

  • Why Big Data Matters To Your Fleet Operations

    Big data is a common buzzword, referring to the large volumes of structured and unstructured data points generated every day across a myriad of industries. These data sets are growing at an exponential rate, and the data itself can be gleaned from many sources. For fleet management companies and organizations that manage fleets, this could include GPS fleet tracking platforms, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and integrated vehicle OEM sensors. Data can then be mined by businesses to derive impactful operational insights with the use of big data analytics.

  • How Telematics And The IoT Work Together To Improve Fleet Management

    For many organizations, the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the forefront when it comes to merging connectivity and digital capabilities. In the U.S. today, over 16 million GPS and wireless devices monitor fleet vehicles, drivers, field service workers and assets in the field, which has doubled from eight million units in 2015. The IoT is a network that can act as the main point of connection for all of these various tracking devices, as well as all of the data that they generate each day. The ongoing adoption of 5G will also further the benefits of the IoT across a number of industries and help drive additional automation.

  • 3 Steps To Redesigning Any Mobile Work Process

    Most organizations with sizable physical plant maintenance requirements recognize that mobility improves nearly everything when it comes to workforce effectiveness and efficiency of operations.  The inherent value from projected savings of money, time, and frustration are readily apparent, and identified as the top line goals of most work mobility projects.  So, it’s no surprise that organizations looking to leverage their IBM Maximo® investment typically take aim at a workforce mobility project.


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  • Panasonic Redefines Mobility With The Introduction Of The Customizable TOUGHBOOK® G2, A Fully Rugged, Modular 2-In-1 Tablet Built For Versatility

    Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced availability of the new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2 product in the U.S. and Canada, which is a fully rugged 2-in-1 detachable tablet with optional keyboard that features an innovative modular design and user-removable expansion packs (xPAK's). Built on the TOUGHBOOK brand's legacy of durability and reliability, the TOUGHBOOK G2 is designed to address the evolving needs of today's mobile workforce and help users tackle the toughest, mission-critical jobs and assignments.


  • Creating A Resilient Services Framework

    The strain to meet mission critical service demands has only increased and the pressure to achieve greater service levels and customer satisfaction is at an all-time high. For OEMs to deliver exceptional customer experiences to their end users in these environments they need to have a resilient service delivery capability.

  • AI In Field Service: Understanding The Impact On Your Customers, People And Assets

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) will not only have a profound impact on business and operational efficiency, it will also change forever how people interact with and view technology.

  • Creating Meaningful Diversity In Service

    Day Three of Service Leaders Spring Break, powered by Aquant. Watch the interactive panel of experts discuss how to hire a diverse team, what actions are needed to foster an equitable culture, steps leadership can take to make changes today, and more!


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