Are You Ready to Test GPS Tracking & Telematics Systems?
Preparing for testing a GPS Tracking and Telematics system feels overwhelming. One option offered by Fleetistics is a pilot program. Pilots are a short-term test to confirm what has been presented to small fleets or fleets with fewer needs. Another option we offer is the SEP, or Solution Evaluation Process. This option is attractive and beneficial for large fleets with complex GPS Tracking and Telematics needs.
The 60 day SEPs process ensures total clarity on all aspects of the deployment. Clients are guided through everything from installation, to configuration, to training and support. By the end of the SEP process, customers know what issues can be resolved and the potential ROI to be captured by implementing GPS Tracking and Telematics. This process ensures a good decision is made. Don’t worry, a business analyst with over 20 years of experience and a highly trained sales team lead you through the process.
Customers that complete the SEP process are about 80% trained and have the knowledge to change their organization in significant ways using the fleet management data generated by GPS Tracking and Telematics. Moving into a production deployment is easy since most of the fleet configuration is handled during the SEP process. Examples of configuration include alert and reporting groups, functional area groups, rule creation and tuning, and zone import.
Quantify GPS Tracking & Telematics Systems Effectiveness
Generally, enterprise-class fleets preparing to make a major investment appreciate the SEP process and are willing to commit the time and resources needed to avoid costly mistakes. The SEP results make the business case for you by quantifying the expected return on investment. The SEP process is not just for private company but is also great for government agencies. Government agencies can significantly enhance the quality of an RFP after engaging in this process.
In the video below, CEO Eron Iler and Senior Business Analyst Kim Thoman discuss the benefits of initiating a SEP into a fleet business and importance with the tools and expertise to understand the data which be used to change a customer’s processes to drive ROI with GPS Tracking and Telematics.
A complete SEP takes about 75 days from installation to final evaluation. In some cases it requires a limited financial investment. Be prepared to invest some time and man-hours. A timeline is outlined by our business analyst and agreed to by the customer prior to starting. Regular meetings are held to review the project progress, and access to vehicles and field personnel is required to study operations, processes and implement change after the 30 day mark. Be willing to commit the time for upper management to keep up with the progress on an ongoing basis.
For more information on how Fleetistics can get your company started on a SEP, be sure to read more about it here and check out our Sample SEP Timeline below.