The Voice of an Intern: FleetMatics’ GPS Tracking Software Release
As previously mentioned in my last blog, I intend to discuss the enhancements that were made to FleetMatics with the 9.0 software release.
Luckily, I was given the opportunity to see the software in action during a Live Demo given by one of FleetMatics’ very own sales representatives, Gerard Gallagher. It was astonishing to see the technology live from my very own desktop in the comfort of my office chair situated in the middle of the Finance department.
The GPS Tracking Demo is certainly an approachable, convenient and effective demonstration of FleetMatics’ gps tracking software. Using just a WebEx link and an office phone, every feature was confidently revealed. Gerard guided me through the FleetMatics system explaining its advantages and highlighting the new modifications that make the product what it is today. The demo is as simple and easy as that and it is certainly a great opportunity to see FleetMatics’ product at work. It will most definitely assist any interested person in understanding the proficient software.
Without hesitation, I am more than happy to discuss my view of the FleetMatics 9.0 release!
What is the Timecard?
This feature is used to automate manual timecard processing to ensure time paid is the same as time worked. Additionally, it follows on-the-clock time based on vehicle location data to certify that payroll is accurate using daily timecards, weekly timesheets and a payroll summary report. In other words, the daily timecard is accurate, streamlined and can be automatically emailed to the driver. As a result, payroll data is compiled fast and effectively to make the life of fleet owners easier.
What are Hotspots?
You know where your vehicles should go, and with the aid of the hotspots feature, you will know where they really went! In every report, any addresses that the drivers frequently visits will be highlighted and ranked in accordance to the number of times the vehicle is idle at any particular address. By clicking on the hotspots as they appear, details become readily available to indicate to the user the number of visits, average time spent at the locations, and the average time spent getting there.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, this is my favourite enhancement for many reasons previously mentioned but, moreover, it is incredibly efficient. A dedicated Hotspot Report allows the owner to easily tag Points of Interest (POIs) and to report further on the activity at these locations.
I hope you found my perspective on these new features helpful. What do you think about these features? Please comment below! Stay tuned for my next blog post in which I’ll discuss Driving Style and the Fleet Tracking Dashboard.