Lone worker safety is a critical issue for any company, but when your field operators work in remote job sites and travel to areas where there is no cell coverage, keeping them safe is a big challenge. This demo shows you how lone worker technology can be used to increase field operator safety and help companies comply with work-alone legislation.
In today’s transit environment, passengers are increasingly demanding instant, real-time information available anytime, and from anywhere. Implementing a Passenger Information System is a way to make this happen and increase rider satisfaction at the same time. We’re pleased to present an informative webinar on Passenger Information Systems. If you want to learn about what a Passenger Information System does, what the benefits of having one are, and the technology that makes it work to seamlessly transfer information from your agency to your passengers, don’t miss this opportunity. You will also learn what you need to do to open your transit data and make use of web services.
You probably know or have heard by now that M2M-based solutions such as remote monitoring, asset tracking and GPS/telematics can do great things for your company. They can save valuable time, money and increase worker safety, just to name a few. If you are still not convinced about the value and benefits your company could experience, read some of these success stories featured in the October 2010 issue of Integrated Solutions magazine. Here are some examples:
Lamar Advertising uses a cellular-based M2M remote monitoring solution to monitor the status of each of their billboards and control lighting from a remote location. As a result, Lamar is saving an average of 25% in energy costs, as well as seeing savings in overtime and fuel costs.
Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is using a cellular-based fleet tracking solution to track their fleet of over 1,600 vehicles and more than 3,000 employees. The solution allows the Department of Streets and Sanitation to more efficiently dispatch vehicles and helps them achieve its environmental initiatives.
Namasco Corp., a distributor of steel products, uses a web-based telematics solution to save more than $500,000 in fuel costs, per year. They can discover when their drivers are idling unnecessarily or getting off routes, and take steps to eliminate these costly behaviors.
Click here to read the full article and learn about other companies realizing savings from M2M-based technology solutions. If you want to learn more about how you can track driver behaviors to reduce excessive speed and minimize idling time, go here.
Is your company considering transitioning to automated field service technology? Eliminating time-consuming, paper-based manual processes in favor of an automated system can save your company a lot of time and money, but the transition can be a challenging one. Integrated Solutions magazine (October 2010) wrote a handy article covering the challenges your company might face when implementing an automated system, and offers tips to ease the transition. Here are a few tips to help you out, from the article:
Establish clear and measurable KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to evaluate current operational performance and establish goals for the new system.
Develop a change management plan. Transitioning from manual processes to an automated system will affect everyone’s job in some way, so it is important to make sure every department understands how their processes affect the entire organization.
One of the biggest challenges will be in mapping the business process changes required by the new technology. Employees might find these changes difficult, so in order to minimize this, quickly address any issues that come up in a transparent fashion.
Click here to read the entire article and get more advice on handling field service integration challenges. To learn more about the benefits of field service automation, go here.
Every fleet manager would like to increase efficiency, improve safety and streamline work order management. Easier said than done, right? You may have heard of mobile workforce management, but have you ever wondered exactly what a mobile workforce management solution is and how it can help your company’s bottom line?
In this two-part podcast series, Kurtis McGeachy, Mentor’s Oil and Gas Sales Manager, demystifies mobile workforce management and explains how your company can benefit from technologies such as mobile computing, electronic work orders, and automatic vehicle location. Click here to listen to part one, where Kurtis details the ROI customers have experienced with a solution including quicker billing cycles, reduced labor costs, and more jobs completed per day.
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