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How To Compare GPS Fleet Tracking Software

By Taylor Fasulas2020-02-02
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Today’s best GPS fleet tracking software does more than just monitor vehicles. The best tracking systems give business owners tools and information that can help them identify hidden problems, coach their mobile workers for better performance, reduce fleet expenses and improve visibility into essential business functions that can lead to higher efficiency and profitability. 

So if you’re comparing GPS fleet tracking software, it’s important to consider how easy the system makes it to access information and translate vehicle monitoring data into insights you can use to run a more efficient, safer by improving driver performance and more profitable business. In this blog we’ll show you four important areas to consider when it comes to comparing fleet tracking software!

Dashboards

You need to evaluate a dashboard just as you would any other critical capability within the solution. Pay close attention to what’s shown and the value it delivers. This is where you’ll measure how well your team is performing on metrics like idling, speeding, harsh driving, miles driven, hours worked, and more. If it isn’t easy to use and understand, it can make it difficult to get real results from the system.

Alerts and reports

There are a lot of ways to ask and answer the question ‘how is my fleet performing’ – and getting information that’s easy to understand at the right time is critical. Watch out for fleet management solutions that include configurability of alerts and reports so that performance information is easy to understand, instead of an avalanche of detail.

Administration and setup

Getting new software up and running can be a big problem - but it shouldn’t be. Make sure to ask your potential vendor to show you the details about how setting up your account works, as well as what settings there are that you can change.

Map quality and functionality

For many customers and for large fleets the map will be one of the most frequently used capabilities within the solution. Because of how much time you will spend in this area of the solution, keep an eye out for how easy it is to navigate, how many clicks it takes to dig into detail, and how intuitively you can find what you’re looking for.


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Taylor Fasulas

A regular contributor, on a mission to help businesses of all sizes, overcome challenges associated with managing fleets.


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