As a busy business owner, the idea of using fleet management software to increase the efficiency and profitability of your operation seems appealing. But, you may think to yourself – how do I even get started? I don’t have the time, staff or resources to learn complex new technology.
The solution is simple – find a fleet management provider that specializes in simplicity.
Along with GPS-based tracking combined with powerful software that transforms Big Data into insight and reports you can use to improve driver safety, get more jobs on the books and reduce overhead, it should be easy to get the system running smoothly and integrated with your daily operations.
Most importantly, you should be able to see results and a return on investment right away, without lag time due to learning a complicated new system. Here are four things to look for when evaluating the simplicity a fleet management solution:
Installation & Training
Your relationship with a provider shouldn’t start and end with the purchase. Right out of the gate, they should be able to send a trained, certified, bonded and insured technician to your location to install your devices with minimal disruption and downtime. And if you plan to add more vehicles and GPS devices to your fleet and wish to handle future installs, the tech should be able to walk you through the process.
Intuitive SaaS Software
When it’s time to get started, you need a tracking system that’s simple to use, and is delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology. That means you don’t need to install software or build out a lot of complicated infrastructure in order to get benefits from the system. All your tracking data should be served up in real-time via the cloud, allowing you to view data and reports from a simple, web-based interface that you can access anywhere, on any device you use for your business – even a smartphone.
You also shouldn’t have to spend hours training to understand how the system works or how to access the data you need to run your business more efficiently. The GPS-based fleet management system you choose needs to utilize a web-based interface that is simple and intuitive.
As your business grows and changes, your system should be able to adapt quickly and add new features and functionality. There should be no further need to purchase, implement, and learn an all-new system every time your business needs change. A modular system with different feature packages is ideal, so you only pay for the features you’ll use.
Once your devices are installed and your system turned on, you shouldn’t have to wonder when you’ll start seeing improvements and a return on investment. With access to GPS tracking data immediately upon starting to use the system, you should be able to use it to improve costs, operational efficiencies, and customer service right away, resulting in a fast ROI.
Spireon FleetLocate was designed with a busy business owner in mind. Our goal is to deliver a fast, simple experience so that our fleet management software customers can quickly and easily make improvements across their operations. You don’t have the time to deal with complicated, so we’ve taken it out of the equation.