Drive Down Fleet Management Costs by Tracking Vehicles Using Smartphones

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Fleet management focuses on making changes that lower costs and boost efficiency. It is a sum of many parts: extending vehicle life, optimizing fuel consumption and minimizing downtime. In particular, fleet managers have been exploring technologies to address issues with downtime and drive better productivity. Smartphones and cloud technologies have emerged as effective, cost-efficient solutions to improve performance and drive down fleet management costs.

track vehicles and fleet with qr codesWhy is web based asset tracking an economical option?

Smartphone-enabled vehicle tracking doesn’t require you to download expensive software and plan for perpetual or term licenses.

Unlike the traditional GPS tracking approach, you don’t need to send your assets to a service center to have them installed with GPSs.

A mobile cloud solution allows you to start right away – there is no question of expending time or costs on training users or planning for deployment.

You still have full control over your smartphone data costs and they are unlikely to swing wildly with a smartphone-based asset tracking software.

Subscription models allow you to manage costs flexibly; you can scale up or down as required, no questions asked.

Setting up a mobile fleet management solution is economical. To maximize long-term benefits, it is best to go with a software that supports your growth goals and has the ability to evolve in a changing logistics environment.

How does smartphone-based asset management work?

GoCode’s smartphone barcode scanning works off a a powerful yet simple, user-friendly approach to fleet and inventory management. As a subscriber to the asset tracking software, you get a globally unique digital ID/serial number for every asset you want to track. You have a choice of three options : QR codes or markers such as small datamatrix barcodes for smaller items and electronics, RFID tags, or custom barcode symbols like Code 39, EAN 128, UPC and others.

Scan the QR code label to track and confirm incoming or outgoing assets and check inventory on a scheduled basis. Your field staff can scan the codes using any publicly available scanner to request for service – upon scanning, an email or text message alert along with pertinent details are sent to the system administration.

The QR codes also enable GPS tracking of your assets using a smartphone or tablet. You can capture and log data about each asset for efficient logistics and inventory management. As the unique identification markers act as a digital signature, there is no risk of confusing two assets and data on each asset is accurate for that asset.

Potential savings from asset tagging software

Identification labels deter theft. In case of accidental loss, labels can still be scanned, a secure notification sent to you, with GPS guidance facilitating the safe return of your assets.

Smartphone-based asset tracking software simplifies the identification and validation of assets. It empowers your staff to be more productive and saves them time for innovation-related or profit-generating activities.

Real-time information on assets allows you to take timely action and improves overall decision-quality. It also allows you to relay information to stakeholders without delay, contributing to better partner relations and/or customer experiences.

Web-based inventory tracking software that automatically records and updates asset details is helpful at the time of audit, providing not just the latest data but also the change history of each asset.

To examine the potential for fleet management cost savings, try out our demo for free.

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