By Brian Albright, Field Technologies
Fleet operators will have access to more data, and better tools to analyze and use that data, in the coming year.
Fleet operators looking for new technology to manage their vehicles and other assets will benefit from lower costs, new types of data from their vehicles, and improved analytics capabilities to turn that data into real business intelligence. Field Technologies recently spoke with some of the top technology providers in the fleet management space, and according to our interviewees the focus in 2015 will be on collecting more data and finding new ways to use it.
“With advances in both business software and telematics technology, organizations now have a wealth of information at their fingertips,” says Matt Gunzenhaeuser, director of sales, TomTom Telematics of North America. “With information from fleet management systems — like each driver’s actions, every job dispatched to a specific customer, how long every specific job took, etc. — integrated with back office and ERP systems, companies can begin measuring and managing important issues like maintaining service level agreements, among others.”