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Real world examples of digital transformation

By Simon Austin2020-02-02
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Digital transformation is a buzz term that has been doing the rounds for a few years now. At its core, it is about harnessing digital technology and integrating it into your business to transform the way you work.

Exactly what that looks like in the real world will differ depending on the nature of your business. For many fleet-reliant businesses, digital transformation takes the form of harnessing the masses of data collected on a daily basis and leveraging it to improve working processes.

Again, exactly how this is done will differ from business to business. So, rather than explain the benefits of the concept of digital transformation, let’s instead look at some real world examples.

Below are four Irish fleet-reliant businesses that have embraced digital transformation and, through the use of GPS technology, made company-wide improvements – boosting productivity, improving safety and much more.

Grange Builders Providers
Grange Builders Providers operate a fleet of trucks, making nationwide deliveries to the building trade in County Dublin and beyond. Since harnessing its fleet data through the use of GPS vehicle tracking, the company has reported improved productivity and response times. Idling alerts have also helped to lower fuel consumption.

Colkar Transport
Colkar Transport run a warehousing and distribution service throughout Ireland, concentrating on 'special attention items'. Since implementing GPS fleet tracking technology, the company has seen a reduction in idling times and fuel consumption, improved customer service and delivery times and lower mileage, among many other benefits.

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Storefit
Storefit has delivered shop fitting and refurbishment services to a wide range of retail outlets for over 30 years. Since installing the Verizon Connect solution across its fleet, the company has improved productivity and customer service. Managing Director Eamon Breen said of the solution: “Through the use of Verizon Connect truck tracking reports, we have greater measurement of our business. This management tool has enabled us to save over €18,000 per year.”


Cagney Contract Cleaning
Family owned firm Cagney Contract Cleaning provides cleaning services to large organisations across Ireland. The company installed the Verizon Connect solution to better leverage fleet performance data on speeding, idling time, mileage and more. Since implementing the system, the company has improved driver behaviour, lowered its insurance premiums and reduced fuel consumption.
 

As these examples go to show, digital transformation is not just some abstract concept. It has real-world implications and benefits, many of which are already being seen by fleet-reliant businesses like yours.

For a more in-depth look at how Verizon Connect’s GPS technology is helping businesses across Ireland to work smarter, read our latest Customer Success Stories.  


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Simon Austin

Simon is the Marketing Manager for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With over 12 years marketing experience in the IT software and business analytics industry, Simon believes passionately in the power of data and how it can help business realise their full potential.


Tags: Cost control, Customer service, Data & analytics, Dispatching & scheduling, Payroll, Productivity & efficiency, Safety, Team management