iPad/Tablet versions now assumed to be standard offering, says Telogis in light of recent Service Management Expo 2012
Driver safety, green and environmental issues and productivity were the key topics for organisations upgrading/replacing Fleet Management solutions.
At the recent Service Management Expo, held at the NEC, Birmingham visitors were most interested in driver safety, reducing carbon emissions and boosting productivity according to Telogis. At the event Telogis was showcasing its Platform for Location Intelligence solutions for managing mobile workers and assets which provides the industry’s only true end-to-end enterprise platform for strategic and dynamic routing, real-time work order management, telematics, navigation and mobile integration.
While visitors to the stand were interested to see demonstrations of the products, as Sergio Barata, Head of EMEA at Telogis explains; “This is a mature marketplace saturated with telematics and route optimisation systems. What people were most interested in was talking about how our customers are using the solutions, rather than seeing a demonstration of a vanilla product on the stand. In particular people wanted to hear about business benefits other organisations had achieved, particularly around increasing productivity, managing customer experience with planned v actual and driver behaviour and safety.”
Sergio Barata continued; “Intriguingly people were not so interested in seeing the system working on an iPad or tablet, they all assumed that any new system would work on the latest form factors. This is a prime example of a mature market where most organisations are looking to optimise their operations with a more integrated approach to their mobile assets. Rather than keeping silos of information separate, many of the organisations we have been speaking to are looking at a fleet management system that is fully integrated with route and traffic ensuring that vehicles are used most efficiently. When this is combined with job allocation and workforce planning, and with powerful reporting and dashboards that deliver an ‘at a glance’ live situation, organisations can really start to make huge improvements to the customer experience, while improving productivity and ensuring compliance with environmental and staff safety legislation.
“This approach has been the norm for several years now in the US, we are delighted to see that the UK and EMEA markets are now starting to approach the management of mobile assets looking to leverage location intelligence in the same way.”
Telogis, a Verizon Company, is a leading global, cloud-based Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software company based in Aliso Viejo, California. Many of the world’s largest and most well-known commercial fleets connect their vehicles, assets, people, customers and the work that’s being done outside the four walls of their business through the Telogis MRM platform. Once connected, Telogis software will optimize and automate work and processes to drive safety, productivity, efficiency and sustainability in businesses of all sizes. Leveraging Verizon’s expansive scale and assets, Telogis is able to deliver opportunities to improve every aspect of technology deployment and implementation. To learn more about Telogis, visit www.telogis.co.uk, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Telogis, like us on Facebook or call toll free on +44 (0) 203 005 8805.