These days, there’s just no good way to manage a working fleet without a good Geotab fleet management system. Margins are too tight, and costs are too complicated, to keep track of by hand. You need a quality software tool to maintain oversight of your fleet and look for opportunities to optimize your costs.
There are numerous fleet management solutions on the market, with or without Geotab integration. Without extensively demoing systems for months, how can you tell which ones will be best suited for your needs? These are some of the major features you should look for.
3 Must-Haves in A Geotab Fleet Management System
1 – A software focus
Fleet management systems will always have some hardware, such as Geotab, which is necessary for pulling information from your trucks and other vehicles. However, the main focus of the system should be on the software. Hardware can only provide data; software provides insights and solutions.
A system that focuses too much on hardware may leave you with too much data, and too few resources for sorting it.
2 – Deep configurable reporting
On the topic, data is only as useful as the insights that you can pull from it. A great Geotab fleet management system should offer a range of pre-made reports, as well as the ability to generate custom reports which are based on your own goals and needs.
Ideally, the system should be able to report on vehicles and drivers. After all, a driver’s on-road habits can have a huge impact on costs, such as drivers wasting fuel by accelerating and braking too hard. The best fleet management solutions allow you to oversee both the mechanical and human sides of your operation.
3 – Systems integration and interoperability
Your business undoubtedly has many existing data streams. A quality fleet management system should be able to integrate easily with your existing software and pull in data from other sources with minimal trouble.
Beware of “all-in-one” solutions that want to lock you into a single ‘walled garden’ that won’t work with other software. This is a one-way street to vendor lock-in.
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