Fleet management through the vehicle monitoring system

Fleet management through the vehicle monitoring system

Fleet management by vehicle monitoring system – a guide for beginners
GPS monitoring platforms are almost basic office equipment of many companies that use company vehicles. For large and medium transport carriers, forwarding offices or logistics companies, functioning without it is unimaginable.
Despite the many advantages of vehicle fleet tracking software, not every company has invested in its implementation. As in every case, so in this case, the investment is associated with many doubts, which inhibit or significantly delay the decision to implement telematics. So what is worth paying attention to when deciding to install a GPS monitoring system?
Be specific. Write down everything you expect from a GPS monitoring system!
The most important thing is to know what you want. The telematics market is so richly diversified that the number of functionalities, the richness of packages and variants, financing methods and terms of contract can effectively cause a headache. This is the only thing you can gain by browsing through several powerful offers. You need to know your needs and know exactly what elements in your fleet need to be improved. Consultants and sales representatives will be encouraging to present the vastness of additional features, their technological advancement, effectiveness in action and hundreds of references of customers with whom they work. This will only increase the confusion and inability to make a quick decision many times over. Write down your needs and stick to them closely, only in this way you will be able to compare offers and choose the most advantageous of them, if each one concerns exactly the same.
Don’t buy your cat in a bag. Before you implement GPS monitoring, test it thoroughly!
The dependencies in the telematics market are the same as in the electronics, automobiles and automotive parts market. They are worse and better. They are cheaper and more expensive. They differ in many elements, which despite precise requirements are hard to compare. If you still can’t decide after reading the suppliers’ offers, test two or three of the most promising bidders. Fleet management systems companies allow you to test their products on your own vehicles free of charge. This will allow you to test the beauty of the theory in the offer for a ruthless, unmasking practice. Only in this way can you get to know the complex functionalities of GPS monitoring system.
Keep a wide perspective. Evaluate the profile of your GPS monitoring provider!
When collecting offers, pay attention to the presentation of the bidder. How it fulfills its promise to send an offer to a specific date. Whether he spent a moment of his time preparing a dedicated offer for you or sent a template in PDF format. Read reviews online or ask questions yourself on popular forums in your industry. Check the website of the provider or blogger carefully. Search the Internet for information about how many people work for a company with which you may sign a contract. Try to find archival information about how the system you are planning to buy has changed and whether the company is active in sectors other than business – charity, supporting education, supporting athletes, etc… All this reconnaissance is designed to show you what is the policy and approach to the business of the chosen company. This will allow you to assess how your cooperation may proceed. You will assess whether it focuses on people and, apart from making money, it creates social values. Try to see in the offer those non-product features that you appreciate and those that you condemn. Signing a contract is connected with long-term cooperation, choose wisely.
The product, its features and price is easy to compare. Just create a table in the spreadsheet, complete the values and choose those that look best in a given category. This is obvious and everyone does it before buying – it compares prices and parameters. However, this is not always enough, each industry is governed by its own laws and as far as possible, you need to get to know them in order to make the right decision.

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