GPS Insight Telematics Buyers Guide Looks at Cost Savings and Configurations

GPS Insight is now offer­ing a com­ple­men­tary pub­li­ca­tion, 2013 Buy­ers Guide, which offers fleet man­agers a method for acquir­ing telem­at­ics right for their oper­a­tions. The guide starts with “Top 5 Cri­te­ria to Keep in Mind Dur­ing the Buy­ing Process.” One of these meth­ods is tak­ing a good look at your return on invest­ment when mak­ing the telem­at­ics pur­chase. Cal­cu­lat­ing how much the tech­nol­o­gy will reduce your fleet costs is a start­ing point. Find­ing appli­ca­tions that are high­ly con­fig­urable and that look at the widest range of fleet met­rics is anoth­er part of the analy­sis. Your fleet may need to access and ana­lyze met­rics that are insignif­i­cant else­where, such as an urban deliv­ery fleet ver­sus a sales force sedan fleet.

Anoth­er sec­tion of the whitepa­per offers ques­tions to ask that typ­i­cal­ly come up for fleets these days – such as mobile appli­ca­tions acces­si­ble from smart phones and tablets. Anoth­er issue is find­ing out if the sys­tem allows for pre­cise land­mark cre­ation – a crit­i­cal part of the process for fleets to inte­grate a new tech­nol­o­gy that fits their dri­ver rou­tines. With that comes the alerts spe­cif­ic to your fleet, and they need to be con­fig­urable to effec­tive­ly man­age for dri­ver safe­ty and effi­cien­cy. Anoth­er good ques­tion when ana­lyz­ing telem­at­ics is how well the GPS sys­tem inte­grates with your fuel card provider. What data is need­ed, and how is dri­ver iden­ti­fi­ca­tion man­aged and pro­tect­ed?

GPS Insight also made anoth­er announce­ment recent­ly – the com­pa­ny has upgrad­ed its dash­board map­ping and brows­er-based map­ping to Google Maps. Users now have access to more func­tion­al­i­ty and faster load times. Through Google Maps, GPS Insight users can now access best of class maps, address­ing, traf­fic, satel­lite imagery, as well as a new “Street View” option for cus­tomers which pro­vides actu­al pho­tographs of a vehicle’s loca­tion.

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