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GPS tracking helps you control excess mileage and reduce speed to save fuel costs

GPS helps save fuelLast time we looked at how GPS tracking can improve field productivity. Now we’ll review the impact that GPS tracking of mobile computers can have on fuel savings.

When you track vehicles using installed GPS tracking devices, fuel savings are easy. You can immediately make a difference by monitoring engine idling and eliminating the excess.

With mobile computer tracking, the fuel savings are still  substantial, but you have to go about achieving them in different ways. Read more…

The matter is proven: adding GPS tracking to a mobile solution increases field productivity. The open questions are “how?” and “how much?”

GPS and Field Worker ProducityIn this blog, I review the ways GPS tracking for mobile computers improves productivity and then what the financial benefits can be. Considering how easy it is to add GPS tracking to any mobile computing solution, it’s a no-brainer for VARs and ISVs to offer it and end-user customers to adopt it.

How?

The typical sales pitch for GPS tracking focuses on saving fuel. While saving fuel is always a good thing (for both profitability and the environment), it’s just the tip of the ROI iceberg. Think about it, when a worker goes off-route or engages in side-trips when he/she should be working which cost is higher, fuel or time? The answer is time of course. Why? Because the benefit of cutting fuel use is a savings, but the benefit of reclaiming time is potential profit. Read more…

Originally published as a guest column in Business Solutions Magazine.

SaaS-based GPS tracking services offer VARs and MSPs tasty new recurring revenue opportunities, but what is the current state of the art?

GPS tracking solutions provide VARs and MSPs with an attractive source of recurring monthly revenue, but if you haven’t taken a look at tracking systems lately you’ll find a lot has changed in terms of features, flexibility, and pricing. Read more…