By Brian Albright, Field Technologies
Linking your fleet tracking system with other solutions can amplify the benefits of real-time location data.
As GPS and fleet management solutions offer more complex functionality, more companies have begun to integrate these systems with other enterprise software. Large enterprise companies, as well as smaller and midsize field service organizations, have begun to link their location data to dispatching/routing solutions, work order management, time/attendance, payroll, CRM, and ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems.
Such integration projects are not always straightforward. While the technical obstacles can typically be overcome, operational adjustments can be more challenging. That’s why planning for the widespread use of GPS information beyond fleet management is critical.